The Huntsman Writing Competition

Fairy Tales with Evil Queens 

Write your own version of how it ends...



What is so alluring about reading fairy tales? What makes them so magical? Is it perhaps because there's something sinister lying beyond the ivy-ringed gate, or the sunny forest meadow...or the gilded mirror? The Huntsman is a movie that comes from an equally powerful fairy tale we all know as Snow White. Why is she so beautifully unlucky? And what's with the diabolical queen set on destroying her? There are so many reasons why we love reading fairy tales and why we'll flock to the theaters in hopes of seeing anything that comes close to the thrill of the story we remember }:-) The themes of this movie and of the fairy tale in general have inspired us to make a writing competition. 


We encourage all of you to enter stories on one of the magical themes we've outlined below. Fancy forbidden love? Spend your time wondering what happens after the fairy tale ending? Make that your story and tell us about it.



How to Participate


In this competition you must write on one of the themes, but you may formulate your entry whichever way you deem best. You could write a poem, a one shot, a longer story, or an essay with your thoughts, it's up to you.


The themes for writing in this competition:


1. Write a story on forbidden love. 

We see a lot of this in movies. It doesn't have to be a tragedy, nor does the forbidden love have to be between your main characters, it could be part of the backstory as well, like in Snow White.


2. Write the prequel or sequel to the fairytale of your choice. 

The Huntsman is the story before and after Snow White. What's the 'after story' to your favorite fairytale? Think you have a better ending for Alice in Wonderland? We'd love to hear about it.


3. Write a story about evil queens.

At the center of The Huntsman is the reign of an evil queen. Write about a kingdom under the rule of an evil queen (or king) and however the power struggle may unfold. 


4. Create your own fanart for The Huntsman.

Draw or design your own fanart for the movie or the fairytale, whichever you prefer.




1st Place will receive the Snow White & The Huntsman dvd


2nd Place will receive a Snow White-Inspired Pencil Case from the movie (we're serious, it's awesome, check it out).


3rd Place will receive The Huntsman Winter's War original movie poster!


Best Fanart will receive The Huntsman Winter's War poster and a movellas-themed surprise...





Open globally

Multiple entries allowed (limit - 3)

No co-author entries

You may not update your entry/movella once the competition deadline has passed.

You may not use the same movella in future competitions.

You may not use a movella that has already been published in other competitions.

NOTE: Covers must use resources licensed under CC0, or Public Domain. 



Looking forward to reading your tales and seeing your fairy tale-inspired fanart...



The competition ends July 15, 2016 (20:00 PST)


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