December 22, 2010
So the prince has rescued his princess... the beautiful maiden has been saved from the curse...the wicked witch has been vanquished once and for all...and then what?
For all those of you who have wondered about what comes after the Ever After, or how the fairy tale might have turned out differently with just a few adjustments to the plot, now is your chance to find out.
For this contest we are going to focus on the story of Cinderella and all of the myriad of ways this popular fairy tale can be told. You can re-imagine any aspect of the Cinderella story or even choose just one of the story’s themes to play around with. Perhaps you might retell it from a different character’s perspective or revisit Cinderella and her Prince Charming several years later to see where life has taken them.
So let your imagination loose and see where it takes you.
The writing contest will run from January 1, 2011, until January 31, 2011, 8:00 p.m. PST. On January 8, 2010, we will start posting entries to Shattering the Glass Slipper as they are received.
Entries should be no shorter than 500 words or longer than 1,500 words.
On February 7, 2010, we will announce the top ten finalists we have selected. We will then open up the voting to everyone. On February 21, 2011, 8:00 p.m. PST, the voting will close and the contest winner will be announced on February 28, 2011, along with the runner-up.
The first place winner of the contest will receive $50 USD, to be paid through Paypal. For a list of countries which can access Paypal, go here. The runner-up will receive a copy of My Mother, She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me, edited by Kate Bernheimer.
Please e-mail submissions to glasslipperproject [at] gmail [dot] com. In the subject line of the e-mail put SUBMISSION: [YOUR TITLE].
Please do not send attachments. Include your story within the body of the e-mail. E-mails with attachments will be deleted.
All submissions must be original and previously unpublished material.
Shattering the Glass Slipper will retain the world publishing rights to the winning entry.
Shattering the Glass Slipper will archive all entries online unless the author requests that it be withdrawn.
Simcha and Stephanie
Simcha can be found at her Science Fiction/Fantasy book review blog, SFF Chat.
Stephanie blogs at Misfit Salon and is the editor of Misfit Magazine.