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

  • The lost card banner
    • 4
    • 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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  • Nashville-boat-skyline
    • 60
    • 13

    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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  • Taken[1]
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    • 28

    Taken

    After-birth abortion? How about way after. In a world where you aren't considered a "person" until the age of 16, a 15 year old girl…

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  • Running
    • 0
    • 0

    Running

    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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  • Rain-girl
    • 3
    • 0

    And So I Ran

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  • Dscn0471
    • 2
    • 0

    Missing

    When Shana's best friend, Alyssia, goes missing, the town mobilizes to find the lost teen. But as days pass and the trail runs cold, s…

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  • Sad love stories1
    • 4
    • 2

    Home is Where The Heart is

    A sibling wonders about running away to desire a place where she can call home and plans to take her fragile little brother with her s…

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  • Movingawayimages
    • 1
    • 0

    Always For You

    I took in the room around me—bare walls, clear floor, only a few brown boxes stacked on top of each other, shuffled neatly in a corner…

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  • Deployed
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    • 0

    Deployed

    For the Springsweet contest. Leaving home is hard no matter where to or why. Leaving the people you love behind, however, can be the …

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  • Missed
    • 6
    • 0

    Missed

    13 year old Tanya Cae just moved away from home. Her friends email her everyday, but who she really misses is her boyfriend, Tyler.She…

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  • Ghosttown
    • 3
    • 0

    Frostbite

    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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  • Befunky_boot camp
    • 1
    • 1

    Boot camp

    Ian needs a job, and his older sister is trying to help him.

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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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