Author Margaret Atwood has been a long-time supporter of Wattpad and last month, she, along with her publisher and Wattpad, held a contest for one of her stories. The contest was simple: Write fan fiction based on The Freeze-Dried Groom, one of the stories in her latest book, The Stone Mattress. So I wrote my story, Miss Hazel Eyes, and entered it into the contest.
She would announce the grand prize winner on her birthday, which was yesterday. There would also be two runners-up, though there would be no announcement, since all three winners would be notified via email. I got my email on Friday. I was one of the two runners-up and I’m going to receive my own copy of The Stone Mattress – which is great because I have the audiobook, and I’m not much of a listener as much as I’m more a reader. So I’m pretty chuffed about that.
The winning entry is Sister of the Bride by @theattentivesoul, and the other runner up is @Fairytale_Fabler, who wrote Gwyneth’s Secret. If you haven’t read any of these stories yet, do give them a read!