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

  • Lakehousecover
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    Lake House

    My entry for the Springsweet contest.

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  • Jez-fifteen
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    • 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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  • The_heart
    • 2
    • 0

    Kicked Out

    For the springsweetcontest a girl is kicked out I her home.

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  • 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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  • Run
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    • 0

    Goodbye Sally

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  • Fly
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    • 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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  • Breakingagain
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    • 2

    Breaking Again

    "Home. I've heard the word before. But it's never been much more than just a thing I never had." --AVPS Remembering something this be…

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  • 1342514893_5_a3a8_large
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    • 10

    The Beef

    What if you had to suffer the consequences of a crime you didn't do? Would you take it, or would you runaway?

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  • The lost card banner
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    • 0

    The Lost Card

    For the Springsweetcontest, please read! Jack has no choice but to leave, if he didn't, he would surely die. If it wasn't the abuse th…

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  • Images
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    • 0

    Don't Look Back

    PLEASE READ AND HEART! THIS IS FOR THE SPRINGSWEET CONTEST! Isabel has lived in so many places that she doesnt really know what to ca…

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  • Running
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    When small town resident Mara Sheely finds out she's terminal she refuses to stand still, let alone stay in the same place she's lived…

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  • Nashville-boat-skyline
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    Music City

    My bags were packed, my guitar in its case. I was ready to go and take my chances in the city Jason Aldean called the "crazy town."

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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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