Vote in the Thinking Sideways Contest!

Printz Award-winning author Meg Rosoff wrote her latest book, There is No Dog, by doing what she calls “thinking sideways.” To do this Meg says, “You have to train yourself to tilt your head a little bit to the side and squint at the world; to see it from a slightly different angle.” For the Thinking Sideways Contest, we challenged you to turn one of your favorite stories upside-down.

The entry period is now over, but you have another five days to vote! Voting will run until April 23, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. EST, at which point the 10 most-hearted entries will be judged by the Figment editorial team.

One grand-prize winner will receive a class set of 30 copies of There is No Dog for his or her school and a personal set of 20 awesome YA titles from Penguin. Nine runners-up will each receive smaller (but still super exciting) sets of 4 teen titles from Penguin.

So check out the stories below, and get voting!

Contest Entries

  • Grumpybysarah
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    • 54

    Grumpy

    *****Second place in the Thinking Sideways Contest***** Thank you Sarah Brown for the cover. :) Everyone knows the story of Snow Whi…

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  • Cover-normal
    • 1
    • 0

    Trouble, From Black Dog's Point of View

    This is the devastating story of Black Dog, from Trouble, by Gary D. Schmidt. He was a minor character as a dog, with a painful backg…

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  • Goodnitemam
    • 1
    • 0

    Goodnight Ma'm

    twist on "Goodnight Moon" a classic children's book :) i had fun writing it, hope you have fun reading it :) let me know in the commen…

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  • Vaimatea-the-mermaid-by-benacek-eric
    • 6
    • 2

    Enchanted

    It was enchanting to meet you~ A modern rendition of "The Little Mermaid". Prom has a lot in store upon the seas! (Picture Courtesy to…

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  • Tumblr_lru4h1ubzp1r08mbbo1_400
    • 1
    • 0

    After Hours

    This is my contest entry for Thinking Sideways. I chose to re-write a scene from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in Neville Long…

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  • The dark mark
    • 1
    • 0

    The Boy Who Just Wouldn't Die

    A tale of Harry Potter, just with less, well, Potter!

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  • Draco
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    • 1

    He was a pest, but he was my pest

    Draco Malfoy's sister, Michelle Malfoy. She discovers something is up with Draco and it's nothing good. For Thinking Sideways conte…

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  • Cholla cactus
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    • 2

    Cholla

    PLEASE READ. For the Thinking Sideways contest. What if Rapunzel had been set in the desert? Well, her name would not have been Rapun…

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  • Falling
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    • 0

    Falling

    PLEASE READ "THE FEAST"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This story makes a whole lot more sense if you read my previous story, "Time," becaus…

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  • Tree_from_cover_of___speak___by_srwvague13
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    • 0

    He Spoke

    Something happened to Max. From the book SPEAK for the Thinking Sideways, This is the one cover that is not mine. It is the tree from …

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  • Annabel_lee_painted_by_mirrorcradle2
    • 2
    • 0

    Eldorado

    For the ThinkingSideways Contest. Based on Edgar Allen Poe's "Annabel Lee." (I do not own the picture. I found it on http://thehougefa…

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  • Avlgttg cover
    • 2
    • 0

    A Victorian Lady's Guide to the Galaxy

    For the "Thinking Sideways" contest: One fateful Thursday morning, Mrs. Jane Rochester wakes to find that everything has changed. …

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