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2015 July | Yearning for Wonderland

Yearning for Wonderland

There is such a place as fairyland - but only children can find the way to it...until they have grown so old that they forget the way. Only a few, who remain children at heart, can ever find that fair, lost path again...The world calls them singers and poets and artists and story-tellers; but they are just people who have never forgotten the way to fairyland. ~ L.M Montgomery

Dark Fairy Queen Midsummer Night’s Dream Prizes

DFQMNDFirst, I should say that I’m adding a week to the deadline, so for those of you palpitating over your stories, you have a bit extra. Linkup closes August 7, 11 pm EST.

You have all been so patient, waiting to hear about these magnificent prizes. We all know you do it for the guts and the glory, but it never hurts to win some snazzy prizes too!

There will be two winners to this contest. I’m doing a Dreams Prize Package (for the best light story) and a Nightmares Prize Package (for the best dark story).

So go on…make it difficult for me 😉


Dreams Prize Package

First chapter and/or 3000 words review from editor Miranda Kate

One digital copy of Beneath the Old Oak by Lisa Shambrook

One digital copy of Orison by Daniel Swensen

One digital copy of Edgar Wilde and the Lost Grimoire by Paul Ramey

Featured on CultNoise Magazine‘s website, an exciting cultural and lifestyle e-magazine in the UK


Nightmares Prize Package

First chapter and/or 3000 words review from editor Miranda Kate

One digital copy of Dead Sea Games by J. Whitworth Hazzard.

One copy of the Veil & Subdue rock opera deluxe edition by Paul Ramey and Anna Meade

Featured on CultNoise Magazine‘s website, an exciting cultural and lifestyle e-magazine in the UK

Bonus: Eric Martell has offered to do a fun, personalized TBD for the Nightmares Prize Package. Who knows what hijinks you will work out with him – stay tuned!


Thanks to all the kind creatives who offered prizes for this contest. I reserve the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value, if necessary. Prizes are giftable and transferrable, upon arrangement with me.

Dark Fairy Queen Midsummer Night’s Dream Writing Contest

I know a bank where the wild thyme blows,
Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows,
Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine,
With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine:

There sleeps Titania sometime of the night,
Lull’d in these flowers with dances and delight;

– A Midsummer Night’s Dream, II.1

I was woken from a dream to a shocking realization. It has been nigh on two years since my last flash fiction contest (see Behind the Curtain). How can this be??

Clearly this must be rectified immediately. And, in classic DFQ fashion, in the midst of full-time job and life and…but if I waited for things to slow down, I would never do ANYTHING.

Thus it is my pleasure and privilege to announce my latest flash fiction writing contest, the Dark Fairy Queen Midsummer Night’s Dream.










So here are the details:

It is summer, a faint breeze blows, and the leaves are rustling. As dusk falls, the fireflies glow in a distant meadow. Have you not felt the magic of a summer night? Your story should.

Let us celebrate a midsummer night by creating 400 words.

For your theme, your story must take place, at least in part, on a summer evening. Also, choose one from the following list:

  • Dreams
  • Fairytales
  • Myths

Your story should be posted on your personal blog or a friend’s and linked up below with the Inlinkz tool (which opens July 15).

Need more inspiration? Check out the Faerytaleish Pinterest Board. Our Twitter hashtag to talk about the contest is #DFQMND. If I feel so inspired, there may be another #FanFav contest on Twitter.

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No fan fiction (original worlds only) or erotica, please.

Prizes will be announced in a future post. You only have two weeks once the contest opens on July 15, what are you waiting for?



Need the code to link up on your blog? Here it is!

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