Rewrite the Fairy Tale Contest

Apex Protection Project & Plan B to Save Wolves

Join in our effort to change the way people see wolves by entering our Rewrite the Fairy Tale Contest. It is free to enter and selected stories will be published where proceeds from book sales will be donated to Apex Protection Project and The Plan B Foundation to continue our missions of supporting wolves. Good luck!

Official Rules

• Submitted stories must meet the following criteria:

  1. Rewrite the fairy tale of Little Red Riding Hood.
  2. The characters Little Red Riding Hood, the Wolf, and Grandma must be in the story in some capacity
  3. The Wolf is the hero rather than the villain.
  4. The story may take place any time, any era.

1. No entry fee is required, and all rights in the story remain the property of the author. All genres of writing are accepted.

2. By submitting to the Contest, the entrant agrees to abide by all Contest rules.

3. All entries must be original works, in English. Plagiarism, which includes the use of third-party poetry, song lyrics, characters or another person’s universe, without written permission, will result in disqualification. Excessive violence, sex or profanity, determined by the judges, will result in disqualification. Entries may not have been previously published in professional media.

4. To be eligible, entries must be 5,000 words or less in length.

5. Entries submitted in hard copy must be typewritten or a computer printout in black ink on white paper, printed only on the front of the paper, double-spaced, with numbered pages. All other formats will be disqualified. Each entry must have a cover page with the title of the work, the author’s legal name, a pen name if applicable, address, telephone number, e-mail address and an approximate word count. Every subsequent page must carry the title and a page number, but the author’s name must be deleted to facilitate fair, anonymous judging.

6. Entries submitted electronically must be a PDF, double-spaced and must include the title and page number on each page, but not the author’s name. Electronic submissions will separately include the author’s legal name, pen name if applicable, address, telephone number, e-mail address and approximate word count within the body of the email.

7. We accept only entries that do not require a delivery signature for us to receive them.

8. There shall be one prize: to attend Sedona Wolf Week April 20-23rd and have the winning story read by Vernon Wells (or another actor) at a fundraising event. Prize also includes two nights’ stay at a hotel. Winner must pay for their own travel expenses such as airfare, taxis, shuttles, fees, taxes, room incidentals and per diems. Winning story, as well as other selected stories from all submissions, will be printed in a published book which will be made available for sales. Revenue from the sale of the published stories will go directly to Apex Protection Project and The Plan B Foundation, both of which are 501c3 organizations. Details of publication and availability are to be determined.

9. To be eligible for judging, an entry must be postmarked or received electronically no later than 12 pm noon PST on March 30, 2017.

10. Each entrant may submit more than one story however each story must be submitted separately.

11. Entries will be judged by representatives of Apex Protection Project and The Plan B Foundation. The decisions of the judges are entirely their own, and are final.

12. Contest is open to all ages.

13. Participants accept all responsibility for late, lost, misdirected or illegible entries. Entries sent with insufficient postage will be disqualified. Entries cannot be acknowledged or returned; they become property of  Apex Protection Project and The Plan B Foundation upon receipt. Submissions cannot be published without written permission from The Plan B Foundation and Apex Protection Project.

14. In consideration for the opportunity to enter the Apex Protection Project and The Plan B Foundation Rewrite the Fairy Tale Contest, participants agree to allow Apex Protection Project and The Plan B Foundation to use their names, photographs and essays for promotional and publicity purposes and will sign a release acknowledging these rules. Any participant selected for publication will need to sign a release giving Apex Protection Project and The Plan B Foundation the right to publish the submitted story where all revenue from the publication will go to Apex Protection Project and The Plan B Foundation, both of which are 501c3 organizations.

15. By entering, participants agree to be bound by these rules and the decisions of the judges and Apex Protection Project and The Plan B Foundation. Apex Protection Project and The Plan B Foundation reserve the right to update and alter contest rules and may cancel the contest without notice at any time. The contest is void where prohibited, taxed or restricted by law.

16. Submit your entry by email to B@PlanB.Foundation with subject title “Rewrite the Fairy Tale Contest” & your last name.

17. For questions regarding the contest please send your inquiries to B@PlanB.Foundation.