Literary contest: Once Upon a Time

Created : 29.08.2019 / Number of participants : 22 / Finished

Booknet Authors/The Writers Club is sponsoring a Short Story Contest here on Litnet!

We’ve all grown up with classic fairytale stories, but what story would you tell if you had a chance to pen your own fairytale? Would you set it in the time of knights and dragons or would it take place in say… New York City? Would it be a love story of a zombie princess finding her one true love? Or would it give you the shivers like a classic Grimm tale? No matter your genre, we encourage you to be as imaginative and as creative as you can.

Contest Rules

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Acceptance

L.M.A

Swan lake is the beautiful garden where princess Odette lives with her animals, white swans, and unexpected flightless mallard. One morning, Odette went to the center of the lake to give her animals a song. But it was cut by a cry of a brown mallard. That the swans dislike. Will Odette stop the comm... more info

543 23 26

Rating: 9

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A Royal Disguise

Ciana Frost

A prince with a choice that can determine life and death. A princess that defies everyone around her. A thief whos origins are unknown. A blind man who knows more than anyone could suspect. And a power-hungry king. But what if there was something deeper, a wicked scheme brewing beneath the surface.... more info

4146 60 34

Rating: 10

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For A Risk Of Darkness

N.J. Harlow

Meet Persephone, a bright, witty, nature photographer with a secret. She is the Goddess of Spring. Unknowingly to her, she has captured the eye of Hades, god of the underworld. Moody and sharp around the edges, Hades was in no mood for love, he only came to earth to look for his dog...... more info

1932 40 7

Rating: 6

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Rainbow Rising

Holley Dovetail

This little fairy-tale short story dedicated to a pet-friend gone chasing the rainbow. For kids their first lost and challenge in life is letting go of their pet friends that once became part of their world. This little story will help in times they have to say good-bye without falling into despair.... more info

310 7 3

Rating: 3

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A Royal Gift

Roza Csergo

Read about a young Prince, unprepared to rule a kingdom and unprepared to fall in love - a feeling that would cost him a monstrous sacrifice. WINNER OF THE "ONCE UPON A TIME" LITERARY CONTEST. Hey guys, Thank you so much for reading my work. If you like it, please give it a star, add it to y... more info

15615 216 146

Rating: 92

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Duchess of the Dunes

MD JAU

Two lives. Two identities. One secret. One destiny. Near the Egyptian Western Desert called the Great Sand Sea, a story of love had begun. There lived a woman whose life was put in danger when she married a young Nobleman, and was forced to live under a new name and identity. Meanwhile, a foster... more info

1392 27 20

Rating: 6

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Hiwaga and Alfonso

Plume Alter

Waiting can be a very painful process. Will someone endure the process of waiting in exchange for the glory of love? Discover a one of a kind mythical love story that will surely melt your heart away. ... more info

413 20 23

Rating: 13

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A Girl and Her Dragon

Girl Between Stars

A girl lives with her dragon... and then a knight comes along.... more info

2311 52 14

Rating: 10

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Path to Crown

K.R Webber

Queen fears what might happen to her children when she dies. Little does she know that someone is plotting for her murder. A witch and power hungry people want her dead at any cost. And she can't do anything about it. Neither can the King. The conspiracy has very big consequence. From dethroning a... more info

580 14 12

Rating: 10

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The Secret of the Guardian of Dreams

Оксана Кириченко (Aillin Ai)

It’s a story about a Guardian of Dreams who lives in two worlds: one is the land of Guardians, other belongs to humans. The hardships she faces while taking care of people’s dreams bring her to some thoughts that change the two worlds. All rights reserved. ... more info

239 13 13

Rating: 16

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Ring of sorrows

Michael romain

A short story that begins and ends with a supernatural ring. A grim tale about sacrifices. ... more info

770 8 14

Rating: 3

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Angel's Advice

Vijay Kerji

Parvathi and Manohar, a married couple having a son Krishna, finds it difficult to meet both the ends. But everything changes in their lives when they find a treasure in their backyard. But Parvathi dreams of an angel who advises her what to do with the gold. Parvathi shares the news with her husban... more info

1648 14 12

Rating: 7

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Wolf and pigs

simon 1982

What if the three little pigs planed to kill the wolf for revenge ... more info

1232 20 4

Rating: 12

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Hades Untold

Cherine Olivier

A myth, a legend, a story as old as time, what could possibly be told that hasn’t been heard once before? The ruler of hell, master of the underworld, sovereign to the dead, what more could there be to this being? What if Hades wasn’t the burly gruff male the myths tell of but a small feminine w... more info

1191 46 23

Rating: 15

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The Winter's Tale

Крися

The Winter's Tale. This story about good witch Baba Yaga and a girl from our world, and about some magic.... more info

438 7 2

Rating: 5

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The Death Wash

Joscelyn R. Green

Faeries, folklore, myths and legends. All stories are true in some form or another. Ghosts or demons, who really knows? Caitir was a human woman, lovely in face but less so in heart. Her life so full of promise and wonder. Tragedy and heartache, two monsters of their own. Who knew that they would al... more info

527 34 17

Rating: 13

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Moonchild

MD JAU

On her 12th birthday, when Gabriela Munoz’s was given a gift by her now deceased grandmother, she never had thought that her life would make a dramatic change and will lead to something magical that once she accepted it, there would be no turning back. Through her esoteric gifts, she will embark ... more info

2587 57 16

Rating: 9

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The magician

Крися

This is a love fantasy story, what with the prince and the witch Baba Yaga are going to their little adventure. The witch Baba Yaga helped to him.... more info

754 9 9

Rating: 8

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Small World Problem

K.R Webber

What if Jack ate the beans given by the gypsy and now has to find a way to defeat a giant? Imagine if King Midas was a wicked dictator and was bed ridden in starvation because of his golden touch. Ever wondered what his last wish will be if he can't do anything other than turning things into gold? ... more info

1052 26 15

Rating: 11

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Grim

Brad Emshwiller

"Round here, we know better than to follow fires we see at dusk, on the hills and in the forest. 'Ol Grim is always hungry and ready to trap the unwary. So we make the sign and leave our offerings, and we pray that we never come under his eye or fiery sword."... more info

654 48 29

Rating: 20

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Comments on a contest:

Total number of threads: 24

Junior Batley 01.12.2019, 15:08:51

some amazing works; all the best people!

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Junior Batley 02.12.2019, 11:55:08

Ruechari, :)

Lilian Dipasupil Kunimasa 24.11.2019, 15:11:38

May I ask for some parameters? Such as number of words/pages min to max. Font size. Images allowed or not, paper page, info needed about writer, etc.
Thanks

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Booknet Authors 29.11.2019, 15:38:07

Lilian Dipasupil Kunimasa, So sorry I have not seen this until now. All those questions are answered in the contest rules, but it's a Max of 50,000 characters (characters not words). There is no minimum. No issue with font size as the story is posted here on litnet. No issue with info about the writer for the same reason. Images are allowed.

Best to scroll through the rules to make sure you're fully compliant.

Jayamery Jeremiah 14.11.2019, 08:13:44

I love to submit my own motivational fairy tale!

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Ruechari 16.11.2019, 21:29:37

Jayamery Jeremiah, Please do. The contest ends on NOV 30th. So your short story would need to be submitted and completed by that date.

Rabia Khan 20.10.2019, 09:11:45

I want to write a story which is 100percent based on my own imagination.It's about the concept of reincarnation.I hope you guyz will like my creative story

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Ruechari 26.10.2019, 16:29:43

Rabia Khan, Hello if this is a story you wish to submit for the contest. Be certain to annotate in the description of your story how your story relates to a fairytale, folklore, myth or legend. We look forward to your submission.

Mahnoor Khan 07.10.2019, 00:41:41

hey? so can i write a story based on folklore !! its a love story.

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Mahnoor Khan 08.10.2019, 22:03:47

Litnet Authors, Oh okay thank u

Крися 06.10.2019, 07:52:49

Goood day!
I will write another short story about good witch Baba Yaga and a girl from our world. It will be a story with three small picture in it. Is it suitable for this Contеst?

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Booknet Authors 08.10.2019, 20:39:09

Крися, So long as it meets the rules of the contest it will be accepted.

Cluadine Grinker 25.09.2019, 02:32:29

Who do I submit to

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Ruechari 03.10.2019, 14:00:55

Cluadine Grinker, You need to create a story and publish it on Litnet first. Your story does not have to be complete to enter but does need to be completed by the deadline Nov 30th. Once you have your book posted come back to this link and you will see next to contest rules, the link "Add work to the contest" click the link and add your story.

You will have to have Short Story listed as 1 of your genres, you book description will have to show how the story is connected to the theme, and you have to Follow and Like Litnet Authors Facebook Page for your entry to be accepted.

Any other questions let me know.

MD JAU 27.09.2019, 13:03:42

Hi. I need help. Is there a way to change or edit the name of the book once published? I cannot enter my work to the Once Upon A Time contest because of this mistake. Thanks.

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MD JAU 27.09.2019, 14:45:41

Крися, Thank you so much. I found it.

Cherine Olivier 23.09.2019, 20:13:05

what is the size setting of the covers?

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Ruechari 23.09.2019, 22:36:10

Cherine Olivier, Cover size for Litnet is 500 x 725 pixels.

Fiza Iftikhar Malik 23.09.2019, 08:19:27

Super idea. I love it

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Ruechari 23.09.2019, 22:34:45

Fiza Iftikhar Malik, You have 2 more months to get your completed entry in.

Boakye D. Alpha 22.09.2019, 14:41:48

Will start reading the entries ??

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Ruechari 23.09.2019, 22:34:04

Boakye D. Alpha, As stories are marked COMPLETED we will start reading and judging them for the contest so be sure NOT to mark your book COMPLETED if the story is done but you plan to go back to edit it. If you mark the book COMPLETED we will assume this is the final, most polished version of your story that you are offering for the contest and judge it accordingly.

Booknet Authors 21.09.2019, 16:36:46

ANNOUNCEMENT:

As stories are marked COMPLETED we will start reading and judging them for the contest so be sure NOT to mark your book COMPLETED if the story is done but you plan to go back to edit it. If you mark the book COMPLETED we will assume this is the final, most polished version of your story that you are offering for the contest and judge it accordingly.

Thank you!

- Litnet Authors

Mister E 13.09.2019, 09:36:08

Do i need to devide the story by Chapters? Seeing it being only 10k words long.

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Ruechari 13.09.2019, 21:01:04

Mister E, Good Luck, looking forward to reading your story.

Крися 13.09.2019, 20:39:54

Good day! Could you say why my story was forbidden?
"Travel with the red haired witch"
https://litnet.com/en/book/travel-with-the-red-haired-witch-b106150
It is about fantasy world and Babaya Yaga is a character from Ukrainian Slavic mythology.

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Ruechari 13.09.2019, 21:00:11

Крися, Yes. Your story was rejected because it was written previous to 8/29/2019. Only new stories are being accepted, nothing previously published on Litnet or another profile can be submitted.

Saba Malik 11.09.2019, 04:36:57

How I can add my story

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Ruechari 13.09.2019, 18:48:47

Roza Csergo, Thanks, Roza for responding to this question.

Mister E 13.09.2019, 09:36:00

Do i need to devide the story by Chapters? Seeing it being only 10k words long.

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Ruechari 13.09.2019, 18:41:53

Mister E, Answered in your duplicate post.

Emma Swan 31.08.2019, 00:08:42

Hi, everybody!!!!!
If you are interested to participate in the writing contest "Once Upon A Time", PLEASE, READ THE RULES.
Litnet Authors will offer you all the info. It's not a long reading, I can assure you.
Thank you!

Booknet Authors 30.08.2019, 15:42:46

To answer the most Frequently Asked Questions about the contest... please take a look at our blog. https://litnet.com/en/blogs/post/103106

Mahnoor Khan 30.08.2019, 12:18:50

It can be about anything ? like if i am writing a story in this period of time will it be accepted? or do i have to write the story in an old time period?

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Mahnoor Khan 30.08.2019, 14:28:58

HypGothic, thank u

AnnaRCase 29.08.2019, 15:10:44

Ok. Rules are up here too.

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Booknet Authors 29.08.2019, 15:54:30

AnnaRCase, Maybe your phone has a stutter? *giggles*

AnnaRCase 29.08.2019, 13:57:31

For a full list of rules follow the link and head on over the Facebook page :)

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AnnaRCase 29.08.2019, 15:44:53

Litnet Authors, I saw it after

HypGothic 29.08.2019, 14:05:39

ok I'm here. Found the link too.

AnnaRCase 29.08.2019, 14:04:15

Ok sorry for so many comments. I deleted most of them. :)

AnnaRCase 29.08.2019, 13:57:22

For a full list of rules follow the link and head on over the Facebook page :)

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