• CLASSIC REWRITE

  • CLASSIC REWRITE Contest – OV-NWA WV Division.

    Let’s make June 9th National Gregory Maguire Day!  It’s his birthday.  Gregory Maguire is famous for his re-writes of classic stories.  He took classics like The Wizard of Oz, Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella and rewrote them from a different Point of View, stating them as the true tale of what really happened.  Some of his novels include Out of Oz and Wicked, Mirror, Mirror and Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister.  Chose any of the famous classic fairy tales or fables and re-write it from a different POV.  Convince us that this is the real tale. 10,000-word count (a bit flexible).  Prizes: First Prize: $100, Trophy and Offered Announcement in winner's local newspapers. Second Prize: $75, Trophy and Offered Announcement in winner's local newspapers. Third Prize: $50, Trophy and Offered Announcement in winner's local newspapers. No minimum or maximum for Honorable Mentions. HM Prizes: Plaque and Offered Announcement in winner's local newspapers.  Deadline: Post Mark must be no earlier than first day of June and no later than last day of July.  Judges Deadline: August 15.  Awards will be mailed out no later than August 20.  To enter, click on the link below to go to the entry form.  Make sure to have your story, your entry form and your $15 money order (no checks) in your envelope before mailing.

    Tips:  Read several classic fairy tales and fables to get a feel of what we want.
    Options:  Can be Juvenile or Adult.  Story can have implements of a GHOST or CHRISTIAN influence/POV.

    Judges:  3-member panel and Guest Judge: (to be determined, check back)

    Classic Rewrite Contest Entry Form