March 27, 2011

Rapunzel Writing Contest Starts April 1! UPDATED 4-7

We promised a contest for this issue, and here it is! Your task is to do a retelling of "Rapunzel" in 2,000 words or less or write a poem. The normal rules for submissions guidelines apply in terms of content. You must also be a follower either through the Google system at left, or on Twitter. There is no fee to enter.

Up to four winners will be chosen -- stories and poems in any combination. The prize is a $35 Amazon gift certificate for each winner. NEW: We are not paying our ordinary rate, as the contest has made clear since day one. Also, we'd like writers and poets to note that our submission guidelines now state that we no longer accept multiple submissions.

The contest starts at 11:59 p.m. on April 1, EST, and ends at 11:59 p.m. April 8, EST.

Here's a link to "Maiden in the Tower" story types, to help inspire you.We decided to do a different fairy tale from this issue's theme just for fun!

We can't wait to read your submissions.


  1. Your rules state the entrant must be a follower. However, there doesn't appear to be a link here to your twitter account. Could you please post that?

    Graylin Fox

  2. There is a Blue Fairy at left, in a box, that says Follow Us on Twitter. Click on that and you will see the profile that indicates that it's the account for EC.

    The twitter box is right by the picture of Rapunzel, here on the site.

  3. I always thought Rapunzel would make a great movie--of the serious, dramatic kind. It'll be interesting to see what this contest produces.