September 20, 2021

Reminders For Halloween and Thursday

Hello Enchanted Friends:

I’m reposting the original Halloween info with a quick reminder about the upcoming mediation—all the info about Thursday is here. I’m very excited about this meditation, which will be brief, for those of you who don’t love long meditations. 

There’s a clue in this post about what it fairy tale character the story/meditation will feature. I’ll leave it to you to figure it out.


There’s a terrific story coming your way tomorrow, but today I am announcing two big Halloween events:

There’s a fairy tale writing contest for Halloween with a witches theme. I’ll pick two winners: The overall winner and an honorable mention. The first will receive a $100 prize and the second a $50 prize. Both will be published. (The submissions should be stories only, no poems for this particular contest.)

Although “Midwives, Healers, and Cunning Folk” is the theme for 2021, you do not need to include it as part of these submissions (but it is still the focal point for the rest of the year). You may if you wish to. But the stories must have a witch theme.

The stories should be between 1000-2000 words. Those are firm length requirements.

The submissions window opens at 12 a.m., EST, Oct. 20 and closes at 11:59 p.m., EST, on Oct. 23.

All other rules about submissions apply, except pay amounts. No exceptions. Find the rules HERE. Just put your last name and Halloween in the subject line.

The Halloween Zoom Social is Oct. 21 at 7 p.m., and there will be so many highlights that I can’t wait. I’m currently working on the possibility of a special guest in keeping with the witch theme. Fingers crossed. Also, there will be a witch hat decorating contest, and giveaways, and printable bookmarks. And we’ll share favorite Halloween stories, poems and more. More to come, but please mark your calendars! (As with the summer social, this event is for financial supporters of EC. To learn more about doing that, here’s a link.)

To help get us in the mood, and to create some fabulous Halloween Social swag, the super talented Amanda Bergloff created the glorious image you see below, using a vintage illustration by Emily Hand. I just love it, and know you do too.

Much more to come.

Stay Enchanted,


Black and white image from Pixabay.

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