For all of you creative writers out there, a couple of Inkpop.com contests are going on right now that you might want to check out!
1.) The weekly writing contest this week, inspired by Desires of the Dead by Kimberly Derting.
The challenge? "Write a story, poem or essay that uses a heightened sense (touch, sight, sound or smell) to influence a protagonist relationship? Maybe your heroine can not find anyone to date because men smell noxious to her, or maybe you have a poem about a feeling a pain so great, your body aches. Let your sense drive your writing in the Dark Days Supernatural Writing Challenge #4: Desires of the Dead."
The winners receive Desires of the Dead as well as their choice of 3 other HarperTeen books. You can find all of the details about how to enter HERE. The deadline is Mar. 17th.
2.) Shakespeare fans (and anyone who wants a shot at getting published), listen up! Inkpop is also holding Your Midsummer Night's Dream Writing Contest at the moment.
From their website:
"Reimagine a scene or act of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream from the perspective of the lovers, tricksters, or the faerie royalty—Hermia, Helena, Lysander, Demetrius, Titania, or Puck—and enter for your chance to be published.
Twenty of the highest ranked entries in the Your Midsummer Night’s Dream will be reviewed by a HarperCollins editor. Five of the top twenty entries will be selected by a HarperCollins editor as a top projects and will be considered for publication in A Midsummer Night’s Dream published by HarperTeen in September 2011."
This one sounds like a lot of fun! You can find all of the details and requirements HERE. The deadline for submissions is April 19th.