We love that author Kenneth Oppel used the classic novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley as inspiration for his latest novel — so we’re asking you to do the same in our new writing contest! Keep reading for details …
Think of this as a literary version of fan fiction. We want you to write your own short story inspired by Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. It can be a prequel, a sequel, an alternate ending, or maybe a missing scene from the original book.
Feel free to get creative — but be sure to reference the original text (and we do mean the BOOK, not any of the movie versions).
When you’re ready, submit your entry using the Novel Novice This Dark Endeavor Contest Entry Form.
Up to five (5) winners will each receive a finished copy of This Dark Endeavor by Kenneth Oppel, courtesy of Simon & Schuster!
- U.S. only
- One entry per person
- Use the entry form
- Use proper grammar & spelling
- Story must reference/be based on the original Frankenstein text
- Limit entries to 250-500 words
All entries are due by midnight (PT) on Monday, October 31st.
Questions? Leave ’em in the comments & we’ll reply!