A Fairy Tale Contest

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.


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20 Responses to A Fairy Tale Contest

  1. Fairy tales are of course a rich source of inspiration for writers, and our new series of crime thrillers, Rose Red, explores them fully.

    Rose Red Book 1: Snow White is due for launch on Kindle next month. Detective Inspector “Red” Rose is a tough female cop showing the guys how its done. No prince and princess, but a heart in a box, The Hunstman and a wicked Queen to die for, if “she” doesn’t kill you first. Snow? Of course. Apples? Of course. Gripping story? Of course! It’s from the team that brought you Sugar & Spice!

    Readers will have great fun spotting the sly allusions to the seven dwarfs and all the other elements of the fairy tale classic, but this is strictly for adults. Uncle Walt would not approve!

    Rose Red Book 2: Rapunzel, Book 3: Beauty & The Beast and Book 4: Little Red Riding Hood will be following up over the following twelve months.

    Originally fairy tales were written for adults, not children. With the new Rose Red series we’re reclaiming our heritage and giving fairy tales back to the adults.

  2. littleoddme says:

    ^^^Well hello spam!!

    Now that I’ve got that off of my chest, I loved the entry by Memsy in which the prince has a fetish for glass. That one had me chortling in delight. 🙂 Thanks for sharing the link.

  3. littleoddme says:

    Ahaha…. I hadn’t noticed you’d added yours at the end! (Sorry was rushing around getting ready for work) – the p*ssywhipped prince! Serves him right, really. 😛

    • hawleywood40 says:

      Hee Hee. I actually posted this blog entry before adding mine. I wasn’t sure if one was going to come to me in time to put it out there or not, but it did. Happy Thursday : )!

  4. The T says:

    I’m not sure if they’d accept a rum drinking, hell raiser for a prince, but hey, between you and I, we both know that Snow White loves a bad boy… then again, what really great girl hasn’t had one or two of these guys who inspire a ton of fairy tales?


  5. Bleau says:

    Might give it a whirl just for the fun of it, Hawley, thanks for the heads up!

  6. akamonsoon says:

    Pam, I’ve been meaning to tel you that Real Simple magazine has a writing contest going on. The deadline is 9/15 and the grand prize is 3K. I think their website is just realsimple.com if you would like more info.

  7. L.S. Engler says:

    OooooOOOOoooooh! This sounds right up my alley! Well, not the current contests, because I know I could never put out something that fast by the time I’m reading this, but it sounds like a great magazine and I’m always looking for new ideas and new things to submit to. Fairy Tale is definitely now on my list. Thanks!

  8. tsonoda148 says:

    Absolutely will check out the fairytale site. Sounds deliciously fun!

  9. eof737 says:

    That sounds wonderful… Although, I can’t think of anything fairytale like to put in his head… LOL! 🙂
    I have gifted three Blog Awards to You! Feel free to post them on your blog and share them.
    Have a Happy Summer! 🙂

    • hawleywood40 says:

      Thank you Elizabeth! I just read the gratitude post and it helped me wrap up and tie together a post I’ve been thinking about for a while. Happy summer to you too : )!

  10. Marcia says:

    Sounds like a great magazine! Will check out and look for future contests! thanks

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