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Describe the First Time a Book Transported You to Another/Magical World: From Our Readers (Comment for a Chance at Publication)

This post announces our latest From Our Readers ask: Describe the First Time a Book Transported You to Another/Magical World. Comment for a chance at publication in a future issue of Writer's Digest.

Our upcoming November/December issue is focused on the magical. So, we would love to know about the first time that a book transported you to another (possibly magical) world!

From Our Readers

Our formal ask: Describe the first time a book transported you to another/magical world.

I think most people have heard their parents complain about one book that they'd been begged to read over and over; my mom never really complained about it, but to this day, she has Where the Wild Things by Maurice Sendak memorized all these years later. There was something about Max leaving the safety of his bedroom to engage with the wild things and then come home at the end to a hot bowl of soup that really captured me. The first tattoo I ever got was of Max's crown with the words "I'll eat you up, I love you so"; it's a book I still love dearly to this day.

What about you? Share your answers with us in the comments below for a chance to be published in the November/December issue of Writer's Digest.

Here are the guidelines:

  • Provide an answer to the ask "Describe the first time a book transported you to another/magical world” in the comments below.
  • Answers can be funny, weird, poignant, thought-provoking, entertaining, etc.
  • Remember to include your name as you would like it to appear in print.
  • Deadline for commenting this time around is August 13, 2021.
  • Only comments shared below will be considered for publication, though feel free to share your answers on social media with the following hashtags: #WDReaders and #WritingAchievement.

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