Grab a cup of tea or coffee (oh what the heck, get a danish too!) and sit a spell. You might want to grab your notebook and pen because you never know when you will be inspired to write down a quote, or jot down a poem of your own. Words are like that, they take you on a journey and the next thing you know you are breathing life into your own magical world of words.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Fantasy Fiction Writing Contest I - Day 27

The Count Down has begun! Fanciful and daring, sweet and magical, what Teen Fantasy Fiction will you write? Join the Fun!
Great News! 10% of the profits from this anthology is going to Arts Corps A fantastic organization that helps teens through creativity and art programs. Keep submitting your fantasy fiction stories and make dreams come true: getting published and helping troubled teens. Know that your stories are helping to change lives.
This is the twenty-seventh day of the Writing Contest here at A Writer's Universe and not much time left to participate. If you haven't sent in your story now is the time to get those fingers tapping and send it in. If you have longed to be published and like writing short stories, fantasy fiction or want the challenge to write it; if you aren't published and would like to be, this could be the best place to start!  You want to reach your writing goals for this year as do I. We can make this happen together. Join the fun and let's make our dreams and goals come true!

I will be posting new writing prompts every night  for 30 days at Midnight EST and you will have twenty-four hours to complete your story for the Teen Fantasy Fiction Writing Contest. Your story must be emailed before the next Midnight EST when that days prompts will end and the new writing prompts will be posted. Remember that there is sometimes a lag in email going through the web so don't wait until the last minute.  You can read the rest of the guidelines here. Grab the 30 Stories in 30 Days Badge to share on your page showing that you are participating in this Fantasy Fiction Writing Contest.

The Theme for this Writing Contest is... Shapeshifting/Shapeshifter Your story must have either a shapeshifter  or some kind of shapeshifting theme. This is the magical component spoken of in the guidelines. 

A Question that was asked - What classifies as Teen-specific fantasy?
Think of it as PG/PG13 and toss in some of the teen issues mixed with magic. Think about the angst and insecurities of teens and how much they do or don't want to fit in, how there is always someone picking on someone, and how the situations get resolved. The conflict can be something happening at home, at school or summer school (or any variation of the magical kind) or anywhere else you can imagine something magical happening with young people from 13 to 16 years old. (can go up to 18 yrs old) You can think of something you went through as a teen then put a magical twist. I am sure you can come up with lots of really great ideas. 

Now for the Prompts...


Prompt 2

She sang for herself and she sang for her dinner and she sang for the boy they say's a sinner

Prompt 3

Earth, Air, Fire, Water, & Spirit

Let the Writing Begin!

 and share with other writers.


  1. I would love to have a go at this fantasy writing competition, but I'm really not great with the whole teen/YA thing. It's like a wall standing between me and my inspiration. I think, perhaps because I write quite dark fiction? OR perhaps it's nothing to do with that at all? I will take a look at your instructions too as I am not fully aware. My in-laws leave me Tuesday morning, I might get a bit of peace to write something. Its a great idea, though. Bet you've got some great stories to read through. :) X

    1. Hi Shah, Just wondering if you have seen my Friday flash fiction... This month the theme is Women's History/Herstory. Any of my contests will have a fantasy theme and after this month long contest ends on Tuesday I probably won't do a thirty day contest again; too much work. I prefer the weekly challenge much better. I will always be on the look out for good fantasy stories for anthologies, it is a passion of mine. By the way you do realize that Twilight, a YA Fantasy, is dark fiction? It seems there was always someone getting ripped to shreds and the threat of death just around the corner. At least that is my opinion. I hope you decide to try your hand at it.



Thanks for sharing your thoughts.


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