I mentioned in a previous post that I want to start a regular fairy tale prompt exercise, in which I post a photo, image, word, phrase, or song for inspiration. People can then link the fairy tale creations that result, and all participants will be encouraged to enjoy each others' work and give feedback, if desired.
To launch this exercise and get the word out, I am hosting a contest.
Two entries will be picked to each win a $15 Barnes & Noble gift card. That should do for a crisp, new soft-cover (but you can spend it on anything).
One winning entry will be picked at random. That's right, all you have to do is try and you stand a chance at winning. I don't want people to be discouraged because of lack of writing experience or because they feel that they don't stand a chance against competition.
That being said, I do want people to make an effort to write to the best of their ability.
Therefore, the other winning entry will be picked by me, based on originality, style, use of language and imagery, storytelling, and execution.
How to Participate
Here is the prompt:
|copyright Lissie Elle Laricchia|
Follow the instructions bellow carefully. Failure to follow the guidelines may disqualify.
- Write a short fairy tale story or poem inspired by this photograph. It must be fantastic or mythical in nature. Other than that, the domain is entirely up to the author. Please no stories longer than 3,000 words. Must be suitable for young adults.
- Post the direct link to your entry using inlinkz below. Then comment to let me know you have entered.
- I retain the right to add to or alter the rules as needed.