Introduction

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Welcome Darklings to our Frightful Fairy Tales contest. We're all about the fantasy and the horror here at _Dark_Fantasy and we do love our fairy tales.

We all know fairy tales have their touches of horror already, especially if we read the Grimms versions or look even further back to some of their origins (cutting off toes to fit in the glass slipper to name but one), but for this contest we want...

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We all know fairy tales have their touches of horror already, especially if we read the Grimms versions or look even further back to some of their origins (cutting off toes to fit in the glass slipper to name but one), but for this contest we want the horror to shine as much as the fantasy. Over the course of 5 days we are going to ask you to remix classic fairy tales with recognisable horror genres.

Ever wanted to see Prince Charming fighting zombies or Rapunzel to be a ravishing vampire? This is the contest for you!

And we want our readers to take part as well as our writers because we love you all and want everyone to have fun in our shadowy realm. There will be prizes for both writing fic and playing along in the comments.

For the first 4 days the profile darklings will be telling you which fairy tales to remix, but on day 5 we will be asking you to pick your favourite, so get your thinking caps on.

For the first 4 days the profile darklings will be telling you which fairy tales to remix, but on day 5 we will be asking you to pick your favourite, so get your thinking caps on

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DOS and DON'TS

► Please be respectful of other users. We may be a little dark, but this is all about the fun.

Only English stories will be accepted - we're very sorry, our Darklings can only judge in English.

► All stories must adhere to Wattpad's Content Guidelines.

► If you'd like your story to be considered for prizes, use the submission form provided. It will be linked in every chapter.

We encourage you to share your entry's link for the writing prompts in the comment section of the relevant day as well, but make sure you also submit it via the form. (If your story is mature, please make a note of this when sharing the link).

► Entries must be relevant to the prompt and use the designated fairy tale for days 1-4.

► Tag your entry with #Frightfulfairytales and #DarkFantasy. (optional)

► Pay attention to punctuation, spelling, and grammar.

► Please make sure you adhere to the word limit.

► All stories must be written for this contest. Stories published prior to the contest will not be considered.

► We strongly suggest you add this book to your library to ensure you don't miss out on any updates.

► We strongly suggest you add this book to your library to ensure you don't miss out on any updates

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SCHEDULE

Contest Posting: Monday 26th Nov - Friday 30th Nov

Submission Deadline: Friday 7th Dec

Entries received after Friday 7th December will not be counted, sorry.

PRIZES

Participation Sticker

Anyone who takes part in this contest as a reader or a writer may download this sticker and use it in their profile or in/on their contest book.

Anyone who takes part in this contest as a reader or a writer may download this sticker and use it in their profile or in/on their contest book

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download link: https://imgur.com/a/0WzhtKO

Winners' Stickers

There will be exclusive stickers for:

► Each day's writing winner

► The overall writing winner

► The winning reader who the profile darklings choose as the most engaged throughout the contest.

These stickers may be used in-book or on book covers or on the profile banner as the winners feel so inclined.

Winners Shout-Outs

All winners will receive shout-out from _Dark_Fantasy both on our wall and in the contest book.

Inclusion in Contest Winners Book

All winning stories will be included in our new Contest Winners Book.

Every Day Participation Shout Out

Those Darklings who participate in the contest every day, whether it be writing or commenting, will be given a shout-out in the contest book.

FAQ

1. Do I have to participate every day to enter the contest?

No, everyone can enter as many or as few days as they wish. However, Darklings who participate every day will receive a shout-out from the profile.

2. Are mature stories allowed?

Yes, but they must adhere to the Wattpad Guidelines. Also, if you link your mature story in the comments, please make a note with the link that is is mature - many thanks.

3. Do I have to put my entries into a stand alone book?

No, entries may be stand alone story books, or chapters in a dedicated book, or chapters in a contest entry book, we don't mind. Just, please, when filling in the form, link directly to the chapter if the entry is part of a longer book.

4. Can I co-write?

Sorry, no, individual entries only. Many thanks.

5. Can I only submit an entry on the day the prompt is posted?

No, you can submit a story, or comment on an entry right up until the closing date of Friday 7th December.

6. When will the winners be announced?

We hope to have the winners decided by mid to late December. Thank you for your patience.

If you have any questions about the contest, please do drop us a comment and the profile darklings will do our bests to answer them for you.

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