Just a quick update to share something fun with fellow writers who may went to step away from their current project for a bit and stretch their word-wings with something a little different.
A while back, I mentioned discovering Fairy Tale Magazine. Each issue is a theme-based collection of stories and poetry based on a particular fairy tale. Browse some of the older issues, and you’ll be amazed at just how many directions talented and imaginative writers can take when starting out with the same age-old set of characters and events. I first read their “Hansel and Gretel” issue, and was completely immersed. Their short submission window for the “Cinderella” issue opens next week.
In addition, there’s currently a mini writing contest taking place. Think you can give a character sketch of Snow White’s Prince and tell people what’s really going on in his head in 300 words? Then go ahead and give it a try.
Or scroll down to the bottom of the entry and click on the Diamonds and Toads graphic to visit the editor’s blog, where there’s a similar contest asking for your description of a summer fairy.
These contests close soon – June 18 for your prince and June 17 for your summer fairy. But even if you don’t have time to meet the contest deadline, explore Fairy Tale magazine. It definitely provides a bit of magic dust for the imagination.