What kind of story should you write?
This contest is for a collection of six stories of Jane Austen retellings, Second Impressions. You can pick any setting or genre (except erotica and horror. If you choose fantasy, keep it light and little to no magic). It can be set in any time period, and told from any character perspective.
All the stories should have classic, timeless feel to them. While you can take some liberties with the story, major changes to original plots are discouraged (i.e. making villain out to be good guy, changing who gets with who, etc.).
Christian themes welcome (though as long as the story is morally good, not necessary), but should not be preachy, they should come out as a natural part of the story. Scripture quotes should be very limited.
Who will be judging and how it will work.
This contest will be judged by Hannah, who will be overseeing the collection.
Hannah Scheele is a Texas native and college graduate. She loves dogs, cats, and movies. She enjoys any genre if the book is worth reading. She feels there is no such thing as a badly written book--there is only a good story and a bad story.
(See what she likes to read on her Goodreads page)
To enter, send your short story to thedestinyofone(at)yahoo(dot)com (replacing (at) with @ and (dot) with .). Your story will them be assigned a number then anonymously sent to Hannah. She will not know who wrote what stories until after final selections have been made.
The boring (but important details)
Did we mention no erotica or horror? Well, it is worth repeating.
The contest is open to ALL writers, not just those who were/are homeschooled.
Your story should me no more the 15,000 words.
Each author will be given an author page within the collection and 1 physical copy.
You should submit a Microsoft Word document if at all possible.
Your name should not be anywhere in the document you submit, only in the email.
The Fun Stuff
Here is the cover with sample story names. Will your name be there?
What to tell others about the contest?
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