Saturday, 21 October 2017

Christmas Carol Competition

Thanks to Carol Bevitt for pointing out this competition. Amazon would like to us to 'reimagine' Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. (Hmm, I can see why she noticed this one!) To take part you must be UK based and complete the story in up to 1,000 words.

Gosh. Add a modern twist to an entire novel and do it in a short story? Good luck with that. If you manage it, you stand a chance of winning a £2,000 Amazon voucher and a Kindle Fire.

20 comments:

Teresa Ashby said...

So many possibilities :-) Thanks Carol and Patsy. Sounds like fun!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Patsy - certainly an interesting subject ... and what a prize - cheers Hilary

Julia Thorley said...

I shall ponder on the possibilities while I tidy up my allotment this afternoon. Goodness, it's windy here today!

Sharon at A Quick Read said...

I've seen this everywhere, but this is for a children's story isn't it? That's me out.

Elizabeth Seckman said...

Good luck with it!!!

Patsy said...

It does - but such a tight word count to fit it into.

Patsy said...

A very tempting prize indeed.

Patsy said...

It's been windy here too - and rainy.

Patsy said...

Children's stories are hard, aren't they? I've not mastered them.

Patsy said...

I'm not sure I'm entering, Elizabeth - but I will if I come up with a suitable idea.

Fay Knowles said...

How lovely! Sorry I'm overseas.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

I just saw that yesterday - sounds a big challenge!

The Happy Whisk said...

Happy Writing to all who enter!

Carolb said...

Anything with Carol in does tend to draw my attention, and I'm always happy to share potential opportunities with fellow writers, so thanks for spreading the news onward Patsy.

Good luck to all who enter.

Patsy said...

I don't know if they run competitions for other ares? You'd think they would.

Patsy said...

Yes. I'm sure they'll get lots of entries though.

Patsy said...

And from me - think I'll sit this one out.

Patsy said...

I can see how you'd notice, Carol.

Fay Knowles said...

I substituted .co.uk with .com but none came up!

Patsy said...

Oh. That's a shame.