Literary contest: Once Upon a Time

Created : 29.08.2019 / Number of participants : 20 / Open

Litnet 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.

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Works:

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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

651 25 22

Rating: 6

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Ongoing: 18 Oct 17 pages

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Wolf and pigs

simon 1982

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

42 4 4

Rating: 3

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Complete 8 pages

Free

Reality

Junior Batley

Landon Ashby used to dream a lot when he was a kid, even to the point of believing he had friends. Imaginary friends. After enduring all the hardships of the rejection that came with childhood, he finally let go. Now, thirty years later, he sees glimpses of the other world, the very same world he ... more info

124 10 7

Rating: 5

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Ongoing: 16 Oct 8 pages

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A Royal Gift

Roza Csergo

A tale as old as time itself of a land you never heard of. 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. Hey guys, Thank you so much for reading my work. If you like it, please give it a star, ad... more info

2206 33 49

Rating: 39

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Ongoing: 12 Oct 10 pages

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Akari, Meri Ra

Esraa Nuriko

A girl wakes up in an unknown magical place, then she starts watching and living in strange scenes like a transparent ghost in them. Things turn into an entangled supernatural story involving more characters. That girl is amnesiac, so what is the link between her and the scenes she's forced to watch... more info

211 6 15

Rating: 3

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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

286 20 19

Rating: 12

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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

59 4 2

Rating: 3

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Complete 6 pages

Free

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

99 18 14

Rating: 13

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Deadly Relations

Veronica S. Lawson

"Sasha you have to run. The Queen is jealous and wants you dead. She has hired an assassin to kill you." My brother pleaded as I stared in shock up at him. *** Hey guys this is for the Once upon a time contest, so leave a like and a comment if you are enjoying t... more info

468 19 15

Rating: 7

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Ongoing: 08 Oct 24 pages

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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

683 19 14

Rating: 5

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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

162 9 6

Rating: 7

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Royalty Within

Tiana Munguti

Royalty within Mala is a young girl with strange abilities and this causes all to dislike her immensely. She is sold but the trader she is sold is ambushed in the middle of the forest. She is taken and everyone else is killed. She soon realizes that all happens for a reason and she may finally have... more info

281 26 13

Rating: 7

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Ongoing: 28 Sep 7 pages

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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

256 17 14

Rating: 9

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The Legend of a Lone Prince

Umm e Yusuf

This story is inspired by Children's Fairytales. It is a Story of a Handsome, Brave and Wise Prince who will suffer deceit, exile, face consequences, unveil secrets and will win his Kingdom and hearts of his people.... more info

376 14 11

Rating: 7

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Ongoing: 25 Sep 5 pages

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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

159 13 6

Rating: 8

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Angelic Sword

Mister E

Once upon a time, a War started off between Angels and Demons? Where? Well, on our amazing Planet Earth. The Demons, wanted to turn Earth into another Dimension of hell. Their plans made possible once they got their hand on the Angelic Sword, a Sword powerful enough to open a portal. A portal whi... more info

65 13 7

Rating: 7

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Ongoing: 14 Sep 3 pages

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Venin

Mahnoor Khan

Crystal is an orphan in this dangerous and cruel world. When a mysterious handsome man shows her a new world, a world anyone is unaware about. Will she accept the man and his world ? OR She would live her boring life?... more info

962 21 -45

Rating: 18

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In a land long away

simon 1982

In land before men had spread around the world like rats animals ruled let's see where this goes on a distant planet... more info

343 13 16

Rating: 11

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Complete 15 pages

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Coal Dust

Nessa2131

Aria sets out to find a job to honor her struggling parents, instead is left hopeless until she helps an old woman collect her newspapers and is rewarded one for being so generous. Aria's surprised when she discovers the newspaper is magic and grants her one wish. In order for her wish to come true,... more info

101 24 9

Rating: 11

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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

139 12 20

Rating: 6

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Ongoing: 31 Aug 4 pages

Comments on a contest:

Total number of threads: 20

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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Litnet 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.

Litnet 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!

Litnet 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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Litnet 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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