January 5, 2016

10 Valentine Story and Poem Submission Ideas

The window is open for submitting Valentine stories and poems with a fairy tale twist (or vice versa). Remember, the idea of Valentine's Day, long ago or today can be a main theme or just somewhere in the background. You also do need to have the spirit of fae and/or fairy tales in your work. Submission guidelines are HERE.

But how you work that out as a writer or poet is entirely up to you. The following are some ideas you might build upon, but by no means do you have to use them!

* Snow White and her creepy prince have their first Valentine's Day together. What ensues?
* Beauty and Beast experience Valentine's Day during their courtship. What happens?
* A lonely hero or heroine gets to make three romantic wishes, courtesy of a Valentine Fairy. What happens?
* Tell a story or write a poem from a Valentine Fairy's point of view.
* Make up your own full-fledged fairy tale about the holiday.
* Have Valentine's Day be the day Cinderella goes to the ball.
* Is there a Valentine's Day disappointment lurking in the background of a fairy tale villain? Explore.
* Tell a story or write a poem from the point of view of a Prince Charming.
* Write something with Cupid as the hero or villain.
* Rescue a hero or heroine through a tale told about Valentine's Day. Example: Bluebeard's wife is rescued by a new love (not her family) on Valentine's Day.

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  1. Thanks for the story hints, Kate. I do have an idea but may use these for future story practice.

  2. I was glad to see EC is accepting submissions again and I'm working on mine right now. Thanks for opening the submission window! We writers appreciate the opportunity.

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    1. I have no idea whatsoever what you mean.