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

  • Tunnel
    • 2
    • 0

    Upwards

    Alice, a Clock Keeper, has jumped into Wonderland once again.

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  • Dal
    • 5
    • 0

    Dreamlike

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

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  • S.w.
    • 16
    • 7

    My Friend Snow White

    PLEASE READ AND HEART!!!! I AM AIMING FOR 100 HEARTS!!!! Here is Snow White from a new direction. And Snow White afterwards.

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  • Tempest1
    • 0
    • 0

    Before The Tempest

    The events that transpired before and a little bit after Prospero arrived on that desolate, as told by Ariel.

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  • Journal of greece cover
    • 2
    • 0

    Journal of Greece

    A journal of a farm boy of ancient Greece that witnesses the Titan War from Earth.

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  • Gossamerdress
    • 70
    • 18

    Épine

    The love story of a boy and a rose. Is it possible for your love to cross the line between reality and imagination? Or do you ever won…

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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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  • Sleeping beauty
    • 0
    • 1

    Comatose

    A version of Sleeping Beauty. ~ I'm finally posting the full version. WOO!

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  • Prussian-blue-smoke1
    • 4
    • 0

    Confusion and Dreams

    **Please Read!** For the Thinking Sideways Contest. A very confused and eerie tale about a sixty-three year old woman who becomes Pr…

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  • Cover swapw 2
    • 0
    • 0

    She Wasn' A Pretty Woman

    Uncle John reflects on his wife, his life, and his past while drunk. This is for anyone who has felt terrible, for not feeling sad. …

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  • Cinderella
    • 2
    • 0

    Newly Mute Princess

    She was a mute who lived with her wicked step-mother. She never thought she could leave, until her prince came along to save her. Wi…

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  • Tree_from_cover_of___speak___by_srwvague13
    • 2
    • 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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