Vote in the Springsweet Contest!

In The Springsweet by Saundra Mitchell, Zora’s life is ruined by the death of her fiancé. She doesn’t want to go into society. She doesn’t want to meet a new man. She wants to run away.

Inspired by the idea that a new place can bring about renewal, we challenged you to write a story about a character who leaves his or her home and moves.

The entry period is now over, but you can still vote on your favorite stories for another week! Voting will run until 6:00 p.m. ET on May 9 at which point the ten most-hearted entries will be sent to The Springsweet author Saundra Mitchell who will choose the three winners.

First place will receive of copy of The Springsweet, a copy of The Vespertine, and a $15 Amazon gift card. Second place will receive a copy of The Springsweet, a copy of The Vespertine, and a Figment tote bag. Third place will receive a copy of The Springsweet and a copy of The Vespertine.

Get voting, and good luck to everyone who entered!


Contest Entries

  • Ghosttown
    • 3
    • 0


    Hunted in the desert. Frostbite = anyone who was put in a stasis pod before the war. Named for how extremely cold the pods are. *a tie…

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  • Inthefield
    • 104
    • 26

    In the field...

    so i placed 6th in the contest so thanks for all the hearts in the contest :) Ruth ran away and fell in love. With a field. When a str…

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  • Pizap.com10.42269948497414591335477590558
    • 2
    • 0

    My Bittersweet Soul


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  • Is it worth it bookcover1
    • 8
    • 4

    Is it Worth it?

    Her name is Lulu, her dad is abusive, she runs from home. First she has to ask herself knowing if her dad catches her she will be dead…

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  • Fly
    • 32
    • 7


    Finally fed up with the neglect and abuse, Hanna flees her home. For the Spring sweet contest! A big thanks to Jillian K. for the cov…

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  • Tc1-1
    • 0
    • 0


    Blanche Vedette is leaving everything she knew and loved back in France to begin a new life in America. But with horrible English, a t…

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  • Jez-fifteen
    • 12
    • 1

    Fifteen - Contest Version

    ©Property Of Deck Jezebel 'Jez' Kappel was born in Germany. She's lived there her whole life. But during the one summer, after a Fa…

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  • Run
    • 1
    • 0

    Goodbye Sally

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  • Lakehousecover
    • 31
    • 5

    Lake House

    My entry for the Springsweet contest.

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  • Girl-1
    • 19
    • 2


    Goal of 50 hearts!!! *For the spring sweet contest* Please <3 !!! She is running, from what? From Death. She escaped it once before. B…

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  • Running to cover
    • 10
    • 1

    Running To

    'So if you run make sure you run to something and not away from , 'cause lies don't need an airplane to chase you anywhere.' ~The Avet…

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  • Pen pal
    • 1
    • 0

    Pen Pal

    Allie has to move away from her home town, having to deal with the death of her father and leaving someone she loves behind.

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4 thoughts on “Vote in the Springsweet Contest!

  1. I wrote a story but my computer does not allow me to comment… for some reason anything besides this page. Please if you would read my entry “To Run” It would mean a lot!

  2. Okay, I tried recopying my story into a new writing and re-posting it and I still don’t see it. What am I doing wrong?!

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