The Stepsister’s Tale: Another POV Writing Contest

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Time to kick off our June writing contest — and inspired by our Book of the Month, The Stepsister’s Tale, we’re asking you to consider a well-known story from the villain’s perspective. Sort of like Disney just did with Maleficent, too – The Stepsister’s Tale examines the well-known Cinderella story from the perspective of the “evil” stepsister. And as you might imagine, this new narrator makes you think twice about the story you think you know so well.

stepsister's tale high resThe Contest

Choose a well-known story (it does not have to be a fairy tale, but it certainly can be) and write a 250-500 short story (or partial story) that re-tells the plot from the villain’s perspective.

Be sure to consider how the story might be different when told from the villain’s side – and how the original narrator may have gotten the story “wrong.”

Submit your story using the entry form here.

The Prize

One winner will receive a copy of The Stepsister’s Tale

The Rules

  • One entry per person
  • U.S. only
  • Use the entry form
  • Use proper grammar & spelling
  • Be sure to identify which story you are re-telling

The Deadline

All entries are due by midnight (PT) on Monday, June 30th.

Questions? Leave ’em in the comments & we’ll reply.

5 thoughts on “The Stepsister’s Tale: Another POV Writing Contest

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  1. If I enter, can I still share my entry with other people like on figment or something? Or should I wait?

  2. I love this contest, alternate points of view are some of my favorite writing prompts. I love this .I told my alternate point of view from Medusa’s point of view.

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