Your grandmother always told you not to venture near this dark, ruined house on the edge of the forest. At first she wasn't too particular why you shouldn't but when you asked her some years later she told you this tale of legend and superstition. I am interested in these stories and I know others will be as well.
About the "Tell me a Story"Project:
The project's goal is to collect enough fascinating, known and unknown folk tales from all over the world to fill an illustrated book. Instead of taking stories from books the project aims to 'collect' these stories directly from the source: the people, you. On a regular basis Isabella will illustrate a submitted story. He or she who submitted this story will receive a free print of the illustration. Eventually all these illustrations combined, of course accompanied by the original stories, will be published in a book.
Isabella will update her blog regularly on the progress of the "Tell me a Story" project.
How to participate in the project:
Participating in the project is rather simple: Send your story! Multiple submission allowed. As not all stories will be illustrated sending in more then one story will enlarge the chance of one of them being illustrated.
If your story is chosen you will receive a free print. Next to this, both story and illustration will be published in the book. Please state beforehand if you want your name and hometown to be mentioned or rather wish to remain anonymous.
What am I looking for:
Every story connected with folklore is welcome. This can be anything: maybe there is a haunted cemetery or mansion in your home-town, or you remember this fantastic story your grandmother told you when you were young. Is Bloody Mary haunting your mirror as well or do you know another urban myth which circulates at your school. Personal encounters, rituals or superstitions are very interesting as well. This story can be traditional or modern as well. I am looking forward to every story you will surprise me with, and not only me, the readers of the blog as well.
A few 'rules' and notes:
- When you are ready to submit the story send me an email.
- There is no word limit or anything but don't be too comprehensive, I intend to reserve a single page for each story.
- Please keep in mind this is no writing-contest, I am looking for folk tales, not stories made up.
- Everyone who submits will receive an answer, it might take a few days as I can be fairly busy now and then, but you will get a note in return from me for sure!
- Once I have picked a story to illustrate, you will receive a small 'contract', nothing fancy, nothing scary just to have everything sure for the both of us.
Isabella is a Dutch artist/illustrator who is hugely interested in...., no passionately about, portraying folklore, myths and legends. The "Tell me a story" project is thus something very close to her heart.