Thursday, May 6, 2010

Once Upon A Time Project Begins!

Hello everyone!  Welcome to the launch of the Once Upon A Time Project.  After some thought we have finally got this up and running.  So here's what you need to know.

What Is 'Once Upon A Time'?
Once Upon A Time is an ongoing project.  You have 3 weeks to email me your stories.  Between myself and two other book bloggers (who aren't submitting their own stories) we will agree on a Winner and 2 runners up.  I will then post the 3 stories up within a few days of the close off date and prizes will be sent off. (unless winners have stated they do not wish to have their stories posted)  This will happen every 3 weeks until otherwise stated.  Once there enough stories picked I will put together a book and have this published, and given away as a SUPER Prize.    I will do my best to supply each winner and runner up with a copy of this book but this may take a little time (depending on funds)  The book will be available for all entrants at the end of the project.

Down the track we will have a Cover Contest where you all can enter your designs and the winner that is chosen will have their cover placed on the front of the Once Upon A Time Project.  There will also be a Name Contest as well. 

Entry Rules
Word Count: Between 500 - 1000 words
Time To Complete: 3 Weeks
Genre: Whatever tickles your fancy!
Stories sent to me must be the entrants original work!
Entries must be in english.

Conditions of Entry
All work posted for Once Upon A Time Project is (c) copyrighted and no work is to be reproduced in any way (e.g. copying, broadcasting, making available on another website etc) without the Authors permission.
I will not be held responsible if this does occur, but I will do everything I can to ensure this does not happen.

 Warnings will be in bold red text at the beginning of the winning entries post if any of these stories include sexual content, swearing etc (depending on the words I may also *** out some)  and if you continue to read this is your choice.  Obviously any *** that are entered will be taken out before the book is published.

Okay so now that stuff is out the road let's get to the PRIZES!!

1st Prize

Read, Remember, Recommend: A Reading Journal For Booklovers
Writing Great Books For Young Adults by Regina Brooks
Edgar Allan Poe Manuscript Journal 

Runners Up Prize

$10.00 Online Gift Certificate for Barnes & Noble for each Runner Up.

Every few days I will post up inspirational quotes, writing tips etc to keep you all motivated.

Please have your stories in by 27th May 2010 10:00pm AEST.  You can email me your stories at spellboundbybooks{AT}gmail{DOT}com

If you have any questions, suggestions (or if I've left anything out on this post) etc for future Once Upon A Time Giveaways, you can either use my contact form on the side bar or email me.

Look forward to reading the entries!!


  1. Cute banner Melissa! Good luck with the project! :-)

  2. This is such a good idea Melissa! I'm really excited to see how it turns out :D

  3. I love this concept. I will try to write my story and submit.. Thanks..

    misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

  4. I keep saying I'm so excited BUT I really am...great job getting this started Melissa!

  5. Oh so excited I'm going to submit something ;)

  6. I'm definitely going to submit something!

  7. Wow! Guys thanks for the overwhelmingly positive response! I'm looking forward to reading the entries. I will be sending emails to a a few book bloggers asking if they'd like to co-judge! So will let you know who we have closer to deadline date

  8. This is a wonderful project, as well as a major undertaking. Happy reading, writing, and blogging.



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