I don’t do much (any) creative writing, but I do love fairy tales, so wanted to pass this on. Stephanie and Simcha are hosting a writing contest.


So the prince has rescued his princess… the beautiful maiden has been saved from the curse…the wicked witch has been vanquished once and for all…and then what?

For all those of you who have wondered about what comes after the Ever After, or how the fairy tale might have turned out differently with just a few adjustments to the plot, now is your chance to find out.

For this contest we are going to focus on the story of Cinderella and all of the myriad of ways this popular fairy tale can be told. You can re-imagine any aspect of the Cinderella story or even choose just one of the story’s themes to play around with. Perhaps you might retell it from a different character’s perspective or revisit Cinderella and her Prince Charming several years later to see where life has taken them.

So let your imagination loose and see where it takes you.

The writing contest will run from January 1, 2011, until January 31, 2011, 8:00 p.m. PST. Entries should be no shorter than 500 words or longer than 1,500 words.

The first place winner of the contest will receive $50 USD, to be paid through Paypal. The runner-up will receive a copy of My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me edited by Kate Bernheimer.

For full details, visit the website Shattering the Glass Slipper.


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