So Sam's Dot Publishing is releasing my second full-length poetry collection The Handless Maiden and Other Tales Twice Told this month. This book (a whopping 100 + pages!) collects many of my fairy tale and fantasy poems published between 2005 and early 2008 and is beautifully illustrated by my dear friend (and fellow 2008 Bram Stoker nominee) Marge Simon. To celebrate, I'm offering you your very own chance to get one of three prizes: a free copy of the book, a neklace based on a poem from the book or a handwritten copy of one of the book's poems on high quality paper and signed.
How do you enter? All you need to do is comment here with an answer to the following question: Why retell fairy tales? Your answers can thoughtful, sagacious, audacious, just plain silly or anything else. Just go easy on the profanity, please. Not because I object to profanity (I swear like a sailor after seven pints and seven verses of "Friggin' in the Riggin'") but because I want to keep this blog civil and professional. You don't even need to adhere to a word count ... though please be reasonable and don't post responses that are two words or Tolstoyesque. You have until 11:59 p.m. Mountain Standard Time on July 31 to post. My partner and I will then pick the three winners and announce them here by August 5.
OK, people. That's it. So get posting!
Causes JoSelle Vanderhooft Supports
disability rights, GLBT rights, rights for mentally ill people, disaster relief, suicide prevention, sustainable energy