Monday, June 1, 2015

Writing Contest and Cover Reveal: Bonus GIVEAWAY

Hey Bookworms,

Here is an exciting opportunity for those who are interested in writing and get published. Today, I'm helping out Ann Elizabeth Stengl with announcing the new writing contest and cover reveal of Rooglewood Press's third fairy tale anthology.

If you are not familiar with their previous two, Five Glass Slippers, released in 2014, and Five Enchanted Roses, releasing this month, read up now.

Five retellings of classic fairy tales. And now I will share the information for the newest contest to be part of the next fairy tale retelling collection!

Rooglewood Press is delighted to introduce their third fairy tale novella contest—
Five Magic Spindles
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.
Ann Elizabeth Stengl would also like to thank Julia Popova or “ForestGirl" for her work on the cover. I have to agree, it is beautiful. I hope she keeps making covers.
This is something I am planning on working on because I love fairy tale retellings and this seems like a cool project. Hope some of you also write and submit your work. Write a good story so others can chew on it, readers!
Of course, it is best to read previous work published by the group you are submitting too so I am offering a giveaway to get you studying. You can either win Five Glass Slippers or the soon to be released Five Enchanted Roses. Please use the Rafflecopter below to enter.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. Thanks for the sweet givaway, Rachel! I'm very familiar with "Five Glass Slippers"....but I would love to win "Five Enchanted Roses"!

  2. You did a wonderful job Ann with the cover, it is absolutely beautiful. I am so glad that they decided to do Sleeping Beauty. I am already writing down ideas for a story to enter in the contest. Win or lose, I am going to have fun with this story.

  3. The cover is gorgeous. I have to remind myself to stop daydreaming about seeing my friend's (and mine, too) names up there!
    And thanks for the giveaway! What an awesome idea. :D

  4. Anonymous01 June, 2015

    I love the new cover! It's so different from the first two, but no less beautiful! I can't wait to start working on my story :).

  5. I'm SO excited about this contest! Ann picked a wonderful fairy tale, and the cover is incredible!!! Ahh I just love it so much!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  6. The cover is gorgeous--I love the autumn-themed colours! :D

  7. I totally guessed that it would be Sleeping Beauty this year! :) Thanks for being part of the reveal!

  8. Love this cover! I can't wait for this anthology!

  9. Ooooh! This sounds like it will be a great book. I'm already looking forward to Five Enchanted Roses!

  10. That is my favorite cover so far.

  11. This cover is so dreamy!! I adore it!! :) <3

  12. Anonymous02 June, 2015

    Thanks for doing a giveaway. Like the covers.


  13. I love these contests, and the cover is so rich and magical!!!

  14. Thank you for the contest! Excited to read the next installment :)

  15. So excited!!! I can't wait to get started. And the cover is absolutely gorgeous!


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