I’m looking forward to being one of the editors for the Twist Fate Challenge! Let me quote from the press release:
Two popular apps that support young artists and writers are calling on teens to create works, twisting the fate of heroes and villains. â€œTwist Fate,â€ an art and writing challenge for 13 to 17 year olds, is being hosted by DeviantArt, the worldâ€™s largest community for visual art, and by Wattpad, the worldâ€™s largest community of readers and writers.
â€œWattpad and DeviantArt are home to some of the most active and inspiring creative youth communities on the net. They offer a rich and motivating context for young people to connect, learn, and get feedback from others who share their interests and passions,â€ said Mimi Ito, co-founder of the Connected Learning Alliance and UC Irvine cultural anthropologist who specializes in learning. â€œThis challenge is an opportunity for more educators and youth to tap into this creative energy and experience how social online platforms can fuel learning and engagement in the arts.â€
Young people are invited to submit entries on the website of either DeviantArt or Wattpad from March 6 through April 6. The best stories, comic panels, illustrations or other creations will be chosen as finalists that will be reviewed by a panel of editors who will decide which ones to publish in a book. And, the book will be made available to the public in libraries across the country.
The editors are: writers Sara Ryan (author of â€œBad Houses,â€ â€œThe Rules for Heartsâ€ and â€œEmpress of the Worldâ€) andÂ Lauren Kate Morphew (author of â€œFallen,â€ Torment,â€ â€œPassion,â€ â€œRapture,â€ â€œFallen in Loveâ€ and â€œThe Betrayal of Natalie Hargroveâ€), Disney/Pixar artist and animator Brian Kesinger and Antero Garcia, assistant professor of English at Colorado State University.
I’m excited to see what heroes and villains the writers & artists choose, and what forms the entries will take!