Thursday, March 20, 2014

March Madness Writing Contest

Update - Sadly I didn't make the finals, but you can check out the finalists and vote for your favorite here - .  I already cast my vote.

Thanks to everyone who read and commented on my story.  If you keep reading down the post you will notice my story has been removed.  I was told that agents and editors frown upon having your submissions published anywhere - even online.  And since I plan on revising and possibly submitting the story to a few agents in the near future, I thought it was best if I removed it.

I decided to enter Susanna Leonard Hill's March Madness Writing Contest and write a PB Fractured Fairy-Tale in 400 words or less.

The MarcMadness Writing Contest!

The Contest: Write a children's story, in poetry or prosemaximum 400 words, that is a fractured fairy tale.  Feel free to add a theme of spring, or mix in one of the spring holidays if you like - St. Patrick's Day, April Fools Day, Easter or Passover, Arbor Day, Earth Day...  Have fun with it!  The madder* the better! :)
*as in wild and wacky, not angry :)

You do not have to include spring - that is optional.

The story can be a picture book or a short story - whatever you like.

If it's a picture book, you may NOT include art notes, because we get into a weird area of whether that's fair in terms of word count and added description etc.  So if you write a picture book that's wonderful, but make sure art notes aren't necessary to understand it.
"Fairy Tale" apparently turned out to be a very debatable term, so my fellow judges and I will do our best to handle whatever you've come up with.
Title not included in word count.
For more info you can see contest details here.