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

  • 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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  • Fly
    • 31
    • 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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  • Lunapic_133479993899642_6
    • 71
    • 23

    My Daughters Words

    DO NOT READ PLEASE READ 18 People before you instead thank you:)

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  • Way
    • 8
    • 1

    The Wayfarer Who Stayed

    My entry for the Springsweet Contest :)

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  • Running from the wind
    • 0
    • 0

    Running from the wind

    Louis and I are leaving. Memories are being brought and remembered as we leave my home.

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  • Taken[1]
    • 98
    • 28


    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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  • Images
    • 0
    • 1

    She's Broken

    When her father dies, something in seventeen-year-old Naveah snaps. She doesn't feel so sweet, and she doesn't feel like the little gi…

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  • 7270710670_66127c8164_m
    • 50
    • 16

    Don't Look Back

    For the Springsweet contest. PLEASE READ! this is part of a larger story that i will begin posting after the contest. Amazing cover …

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  • Shattered_by_waketosleep_edited-1
    • 1
    • 1


    PLEASE READ!!! Lilic is taken from her home and forced to move into enemy territory.

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  • Img_5400
    • 35
    • 17

    The Windmill

    this is my story for a contest but i didnt make it so it doesnt matter.... its about a girl and you'll have to read it to know what ha…

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  • Carved heart
    • 10
    • 2

    Farther From You

    *for the Springsweet contest! goal of 200 hearts! (thanks to my friend who modeled for this cover.)* a girl moves from Annapolis, Mary…

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  • Blah,
    • 1
    • 0

    Running Home

    Arianna ran away but didn't expect to find herself running home. Cover photo taken by my sister and edited by me. I plan to ex…

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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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