Fairytalez Writing Competitions


Come Tell a Magical Tale!

Have you always wanted to write your very own fairy tales, or are you an aspiring writer who wants a chance to shine? Then, this is the page for you! By participating in our competitions you have the opportunity to win great prizes, get recognition for your stories, and most importantly, have fun! Become a part of our user story library today and join in our writing competitions. Below you can see the themes of our current and previous competitions.

Current Competition

We haven’t announced a new writing competition yet, check back for updates!

Past Competitions

Best Phenomenon Fairy Tale

We wanted to hear your pourquoi story, an original fairy tale or folktale that explains a how and why behind a natural phenomena – from the stars to the appearance of animals for this writing competition. The competition ran from August 28, 2019 to October 9, 2019. The winner was Mother Death by Srebrenka Peregrin.

Best Little Red Riding Hood Tale Competition

Let’s go on a journey with a familiar cloaked girl. For this writing competition, we want to hear your retelling of the famous tale of Little Red Riding Hood. The competition ran April 26, 2019, and will run until June 7, 2019. The winner was The Thief and the Wolf by Hope Mullinax.

Best Winter Tale Competition

There’s a chill in the air and frost on the windows which only means one thing: winter is here. The season has inspired many beloved fairy tales and folktales. Write a fairy tale or folk tale themed around winter and its elements, such as snow, ice, frost, blizzards, etc. The competition ran from December 11, 2018 to January 22, 2019. The winner was Talvi and the Stars by E.C. Gibbs.

Best Gender Swap Fairy Tale Competition

We all know the classic fairy tales like Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White and The Little Mermaid. This time we asked writers to put a new twist on stories like these by changing the gender roles with a gender swap fairy tale. Did a merman fall in love with a princess? Did the king save the queen? Fairytalez heard great reverse takes on some beloved stories. This writing competition ran from February 26, 2018 to April 6, 2018. The winner was The winner was Ash, or Gowns from a Tree by Elizabeth Hopkinson, a new twist on the old favorite Cinderella about a boy, Ash.

Best Villain Fairy Tale Competition

Are you tired of only reading about the “good guys”? Well here is your chance to turn the spotlight on the villains of fairy tales and folk tales.  This competition encouraged writers to join the dark side (and our competition) – and embrace the villain/villainess within.

The contest ran from November 22, 2017 to January 3, 2018. The winner was The Lone Wolf by Antonia Tomaszewski, a look at the big bad wolf’s real story in The Three Little Pigs.

Best New Fairy Tale Competition

We celebrated the launch of the user story library with our first competition, Best New Fairy Tale. The winner of this competition was Karina Kamelia by Victoria Rivas, who wrote a lovely fable about a girl who loves flowers.


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