If you visit here often, you know that I love fairy tales. I fell in love with the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen once upon a time and long ago. When the Junior Halls came along, I loved revisiting my old friends and making a few new ones. And now, I try my hand at writing a tale, or putting a new spin on an old one.
That's why I love this market, Enchanted Conversation: A Fairy Tale Magazine. I've been hard at work on the latest issue's call out for Rumplestiltskin stories. And I cannot tell a lie. I've spelled Rumplestiltskin about 27 different ways in the last week. But I think I finally have it down. I just call him Rump in my story.
This market has recently upped its pay-and the editor's throwing a swell contest to increase its readership. Now, if there's one thing I like as much as fairy tales, it's contests. (Although technically, I like winning contests.) You can have a chance to win EC's contest if you spread the love about this wonderful market.
Whether you enter the contest or want to try writing a story for the next issue, you'd best hurry. Contest ends February 18th and submissions are accepted February 21 through the 24th only. But I can get you started on that story with a surefire opening.
Once upon a time...