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

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    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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    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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  • Chained
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    Of the Beholder

    If Beauty and the Beast were realistic...

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    Insomnia By Pea

    THINKING SIDEWAYS CONTEST FINALIST! THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH! Adelaide was a pea-hair away from the emerald-and-pearl tiara. But she'd f…

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    A Girl's Journey to Learn of Fear

    My re-telling of The Brothers Grimm's "The Story of a Youth Who Went Forth to Learn What Fear Was" for the Thinking Sideways contest. …

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    Hook

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    Dreamlike

    Sleeping Beauty from the eyes of Aurora :) For Thinking Sideways

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    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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    Lestranged

    For the Thinking Sideways contest. Bellatrix Lestrange's death told from her POV. IF YOU LIKE IT - PLEASE PLEASE HEART IT.

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  • Scarlet
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    Scarlet's Moon

    Think you know the story of Red Riding Hood? Think again. [Red Riding Hood Re-imagined] *Thinking Sideways Contest*

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    echo

    My entry for the thinking sideways contest. The story of Echo and Narcissus set at a high school party. I left out the story of their …

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    The Wind's Current

    The Hunger Games through the eyes of Gale. For the Thinking Sideways Contest! Hey, why not? (:

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