Sorcery & Cecelia: or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot, by Patricia C. Wrede and Caroline Stevermer, is like a fantastic cross between Harry Potter and Pride and Prejudice—and the premise is as delicious as the title.
Their letters grow interesting as potential beaus are introduced. Their letters grow even more interesting as magical events (and sinister intrigue) begin to unfold around them. Kate and Cecilia’s letters may just be the key to understanding the strange mysteries happening around them—like, who tried to poison Kate at the Royal College of Wizards? And why is Cecelia’s plain-looking visitor suddenly catnip to every man who meets her?
The novel began as a letter-writing exercise between the two authors: each chose a character, and then—without knowing where the plot would go—they began writing back-and-forth in those characters’ unique voices. In honor of the novel (and Patricia and Caroline’s game) we’re asking you to take a crack at the epistolary form yourselves.
Your challenge: Write a letter (as yourself or as a character) in which you recount a strange happening in 200 words or fewer.
How to enter:
1. Read the full rules.
2. Create an account on Figment.com.
3. Start a new writing of 200 words or fewer.
4. Tag your writing with SorceryandCecelia on the Details tab.
5. Press “Publish Now.”
6. You should receive a pop-up confirmation of your entry, and in about two hours or so, your piece should appear among the submissions.
You’ve got until 11:59 p.m. ET on May 27 to publish and tag your entry. The Figment editors will choose three winners, each of whom will receive an ebook copy of Sorcery & Cecelia: or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot . . . and a bonus Reader’s Group Guide to the book!