Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Writing Contest for Adults!

Are you over the age of 18? Yes? Great! Well, let me tell you, the Fairfield Library is having a short story writing competition for all adults in celebration of the birthday of Wilhelm Grimm. Mr. Grimm is one of the two Grimm Brothers famously known for writing fairy tales.  Some of their fairy tales are:

That is not a flag, it's Rapunzel's hair!

Snow White
Who can resist the heart warming illustrations of Disney's Snow White? 

Hansel and Gretel
Did you ever read A Little Golden Book version of "Hansel and Gretel"?  We librarians still love this classic children's tale.

The rules of the writing competition are:

1. The story must take place in Fairfield, NJ.

 The historical time period, castles, talking owls and wicked step-mothers are all fair game for your story. Just make sure it takes place in Fairfield.

2. The story should be between 3-5 pages, typed in normal font (12).

3. The deadline for stories is February 18, 2013. 
Email your story to or bring it in to the library

4. You may use a pen name if your heart desires.

The top three winners will announced on February 22, 2013 as Grimm Award Recipients and be published on this lovely blog, the Fairfield Library's Facebook Page and possibly read for story time to children between the ages of 3-8 years old (depending on how scary it is).
"Once upon a time, in a magical village called Fairfield, there lived a gnome named Mike."

Creativity is highly encouraged so please feel free to use your imagination!
Is there a secret castle in Fairfield? I think there is.

Is this little magical cottage a place where Fairfield bunnies make delicious muffins?

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