Monday, June 1, 2015

sleeping beauty

Not long ago, you heard me mention a fairy tale contest hosted by Anne Elisabeth Stengl and Rooglewood Press. I discussed it with another blogger, Ana, in the comments of that post and we speculated that it might be Snow White. I was hoping, however, that it would be Sleeping Beauty. You see, I have had an idea for a Sleeping Beauty retelling for over a year now. Well, readers ...

Rooglewood Press is delighted to introduce their second fairy tale novella contest—

a collection of “Sleeping Beauty” stories

The challenge is to write a retelling of the beloved fairy tale in any genre or setting you like. Make certain your story is recognizably “Sleeping Beauty,” but have fun with it as well. Make it yours!

Rooglewood Press will be selecting five winners to be published in the Five Magic Spindles collection, which will be packaged up with the phenomenal cover you see here. Maybe your name will be one of the five listed?

All the contest rules and information (how to enter, story details, deadline etc.) may be found on the Rooglewood Press website. Just click HERE and you will go right to the page.

Rooglewood Press’s first collection, Five Glass Slippers is available for purchase, and our second collection, Five Enchanted Roses is scheduled to launch on July 27, and is currently available for pre-order. Be certain to get a copy of each and see what previous winners did with their wonderful retellings.

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Will you be entering?! I know I'm going to at least attempt to pound out that Sleeping Beauty retelling at last! And isn't the cover gorgeous?


  1. Isn't the cover absolutely gorgeous? I am ridiculously excited about this contest, and I have this one idea that's really nagging at me right now. I'm still going to stew over it a little bit to make it sure it withstands the time test, but my mind is absolutely whirring with possibilities for this story. It's great that you've had your idea for so long, and you got your wish! Good luck with your entry!

    1. The cover is STUNNING. I'm in love. ^.^ Thank you for your best wishes, Ana! And best wishes to you, too. I hope to read your story one day! I'm getting really excited to start working on mine. We'll see how the summer plays out. :)