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.
I am so excited about this collection! There are many awesome possibilities to explore with the Sleeping Beauty story. What if Sleeping Beauty were the villain? What if it took place in modern times WITHOUT magic? What about ye olde gender-swap and the story became Sleeping Handsome instead? Geez, now I'm looking forward to summer of NEXT year just so I can read all of the epic stories that haven't even been written yet!
So what do y'all think? Do you have any ideas bouncing around in your brain yet? And most importantly, on a scale of 10 to 10, how excited are you? I think I'm somewhere around a 98, but I could be underestimating myself there. :P
Be sure to check back later today for the start of a fun tagging game! ^_^