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Winterfest Online 2014 February 1 - 9
An annual week-long celebration of the 1987-1990 tv show, Beauty and the Beast, and its fandom


WRITING: Whether you are an old hand at crafting a tale or whether this would be your first attempt, we encourage you to create a Beauty and the Beast story, poem or song parody/filk. How about teaming up with someone to write a story, alternating paragraphs - a duel, if you will. Try the same idea with a poem. It could be a group of 4 taking turns writing a drabble (exactly 100 words). Or if you prefer, write an essay on a particular topic that intrigues you about Beauty and the Beast. The stories can be as short as a vignette, but we do ask that they be limited to no more than 25,000 words in length. If you can't figure out how to make your word processor give you a word count, you may want to try this tool: http://www.wordcounttool.com/.

ART: Do you have a flair for the artistic? Then dust off your pens & pencils, paints & brushes, chalk, modeling clay or any other medium and let your creative side out to play. Pictures or scans of your work should be sent in any web compatible format.

CRAFTS: How crafty are you? Be it made of fabric, yarn, clay, or paper. Be it jewelry, wearable crafts, toys, or decoratives. Make, photograph, and email us a jpg of your tunnelish creations.

COMPUTER GENERATED ITEMS: A whole world of imagination is waiting for you to explore: photomontages, wallpapers, animated gifs, cards, slideshows, videos or anything else you and your computer can design.
How about BATB ads? Grab some screen caps or photos, throw in some text, mix well, and create your own poster ad. For you vidders out there, create a 30-second ad video for the series as a whole or a specific episode.

Or how about creating a cartoon or a comic strip depicting a short exchange between the various BATB characters? Vincent and Father. Jamie and Mouse. Catherine and Joe. Any combination that tickles your fancy.

Audio recordings: Read aloud and send to us in an audio format a favorite short story, a poem or the lyrics to a song that captures something of the spirit of the tunnels. We would also love to receive recordings done by children. Children were a large part of the tunnel family and we are sure that their voices would have been heard often in the tunnels reciting some best- loved poem or favorite tale.

WEBSITES OR WEBPAGES: Consider building a new Beauty and the Beast website and introducing your new “chamber” during WFOL 2015. Or if you have a website, construct a Winterfest themed page.

Submission Guidelines

  • All submissions must be "original" - entirely your own (although, we recognize that all B&B works are derivative. If your submission incorporates someone else's work, be sure you have their permission and that you have put your unique touch on it.) Your entries should not have previously appeared on any other websites or in any zines.
  • Winterfest themes are encouraged, but anything with Beauty and the Beast as the predominant focus will be welcome.
  • Submissions for all seasons and of all ratings are welcomed.
  • Submissions in any languages are accepted.
  • We reserve the right to label all submissions in whatever way we deem necessary or not to post anything we deem inappropriate.
  • Remember that stories should be limited to 25,000 words.
  • Entries must be received by January 10, 2015.

How To Submit Your Work

Send your submissions to:  wintercandlemakers2@yahoo.com
Include the following:
    1. The file, URL, or text of your entry
    2. Your email address
    3. Your name as you would like it used to identify your work

We hope we have made the above guidelines clear and complete, but if you have ANY questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

Contact us at wintercandlemakers2@yahoo.com.