Member-Sponsored Subverted Fairytales Contest
|March 23 (31 days left)
A subverted fairy tale is a traditional fairy tale where the story is changed to alter the theme, moral, or plot of the traditional fairy tale. That’s a broad definition providing authors plenty of room to create imaginative stories.
For example, subverted fairy tales based on Snow White can include a story where Snow White doesn’t find a happy ending, or a story where the fairy tale occurs in modern Manhattan and Snow White and the seven dwarfs are young professionals unhappily sharing an office, or a story where Snow White and the dwarfs are space explorers, or a story written from the PoV of the dwarfs and presenting their struggles with a demanding Snow White, or a story where Snow White has a passionate crush on Grumpy but Grumpy is secretly in love with Dopey. The possibilities are endless and credit will be given for imagination and originality.
To enter this contest, submit a subverted fairy tale of under 3,000 words. At the top of your story, please identify the fairy tale on which your entry is based.
Prize money for this contest is provided by the Scribophile Writing Contest Prize Fund.
|$100 cash via PayPal
|$75 cash via PayPal
|$50 cash via PayPal
Entries must be no more than 3,000 words per Scribophile’s count. There is no minimum.
Novel chapters are not allowed.
Poetry is allowed.
Your work must have public visibility on Scribophile until the winners are announced.
Only new, previously unpublished work will be accepted.
Only one entry per person is allowed; multiple entries will be disqualified.
All genres are allowed.
To enter the contest, post your work on Scribophile and check the box that says, “Enter this work into the Member-Sponsored Subverted Fairy Tales Contest.” The checkbox will be visible until the contest deadline.
Entry is free, but you'll need karma points to post your work. You can earn karma points by writing critiques of work by other members.