Calling all my writers out there!
Once upon a time...
The way every great story or tale usually begins. The way all of the fairytale princess movies have started out, until they famously end with "happily ever after."
It can be so easy to read these great tales and sigh as we close the book, wishing that we could have our own "once upon a time" tale of heroism, adventure, and romance.
But the truth?
Your once upon a time has already begun. Your great tale of heroism and adventure is awaiting you. Every day with Jesus is an adventure and the greatest romance of all time as you fall deeper in love with the great Prince who died for you. Your story is being written by the greatest Author of all time and your "once upon a time" began on the day your first cry entered this world.
Yet the story that fills your pages is up to you every day. Will you choose His path? Or your own? What will your great "once upon a time" tell?
Dear, writers, I have a special announcement for you! Today I am announcing my first "Once Upon a Time Story Contest"! The contest ends February 28th, 2017, so check out all the details today! :) If you're a writer who enjoys writing fiction, this is just for you! Ready for the details? Here we go...
Begins: February 1, 2017
Deadline for entries: February 28, 2017
Winner announced: March 18, 2017
Maximum of 2,000 words. Fiction story can be anywhere between that word count, but cannot exceed that amount.
Type your story in a Microsoft Word document in Times New Roman font and font size, 12.
Only include story title and story content in your first document.
In a separate document include story title, your first and last name, and your age. You may also include a short bio and picture for the blog to be used if you are chosen as a winner.
Our judge will not know the authors of the stories when she is judging, which is why we need two separate documents. Do not include your name in the document with your story, but do not forget to include the story title!
The story theme is what I wrote above! Use this to launch your story ideas and plot. Whether you want to write about princesses, or your very own once upon a time adventure, use the above paragraph to create inspiration!
Please submit all entries to: email@example.com
If you have any questions, contact me using my email address or the contact form here on my blog!
Grand prize: Winner's choice of 1 copy of either of my three books, "I Dare You," "The King's Princess," or "Worth it All." Winner's story featured right here on my blog and also featured in my monthly e-magazine, The King's Princess!
Runner up: The runner up will have their story featured on my blog and will also receive a PDF version of my first book "I Dare You."
Are you ready, dear writers? Get set...go!
Our Special Guest Judge for the Contest!
Our special guest judge who will be judging the stories for the Once Upon a Time Story Contest will be...MacKenzie Morganthal!
I'm so grateful, Kenzie agreed to judge for this contest! Kenzie has been a writer for over ten years and has authored her first debut novel, Not Abandoned which released on May 30, 2015. She has lots of wisdom to share regarding writing and I know she will do a great job as a judge for this contest!
Thank you, Kenzie!
Isabella Morganthal (20) is a homeschool high school graduate who loves Jesus with all of her heart. She is a drummer, writer, creative arts director, and modern-day abolitionist.