ICL Fractured Fairy Tale Winners Workshop


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Discover the essentials of writing Fractured Fairy Tale for kids!

Plus, hear the winning entries from the ICL Fractured Fairy Tale Contest!

Join the Winners Workshop for Institute of Children’s Literature Fractured Fairy Tale Contest and get ready to look at your stories with a new eye. Get tips and guidance for writing fractured fairy tales from our judge and ICL Instructor Sue Ford. She’ll critique the top 5 prize winning entries in this 1 hour live Zoom webinar. We’ll cover how to make a fractured fairy tale stand out including:

  • Using unexpected settings to the fullest
  • Unique dialogue vs. dialect
  • Giving your character agency
  • Crafting a cohesive beginning, middle, and end
  • Infusing your story with rereadability
  • Considering the age of audience

Plus, we’ll announce and read the winning entries from the Fractured Fairy Tale Contest!

This webinar is scheduled for July 27th at 8pm ET/5pm PT.

A replay will be made available for two weeks if you can’t make it live!


Sue Ford – Author and ICL Instructor

Sue Ford has been an instructor at the Institute of Children’s Literature since 2009. She’s also a graduate of ICL courses! I love seeing other writers understand concepts and grow in their writing skills.

Ms. Ford writes for children under her maiden name, Susan Uhlig. She has written for a diverse range of magazines for children and adults, selling more than 160 pieces. She has written both fiction and nonfiction for publications such as Highlights for Children, Cricket, Jack and Jill, Ladybug, plus religious magazines including Encounter, Guide, and others.

Her books include Hector’s Test, Songkran, The Traditional Thai New Year, and Things Little Kids Need to Know, which was chosen as a Read, America! Collection Selection.

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