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New Fairy Tale Contest from Rooglewood Press!

Be thrilled, O readers, for a great day has come to us. A day when Rooglewood Press reveals what we have all been waiting for: the cover of the third fairy tale contest.

Are you ready for this?

Five Magic Spindles

No… No, you probably weren’t ready for that sort of epic-ness. I certainly wasn’t.

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.

Cover Illustration Credit: This cover illustration was rendered by Julia Popova, “ForestGirl.” You can find out more about this gifted artist on her website:

Well? I, for one, am most excited. I haven’t had a chance to enter the past two contests for various reasons (though I do have one completed 50k word novel to show for my attempts, and an idea for a short story or novella), but the third time’s the charm, right?

Go, reader. Look at the official rules and details at That’s Rooglewood Press, dot com. Call now.

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6 thoughts on “New Fairy Tale Contest from Rooglewood Press!

  1. I REALLY want to do this, but since I’m a minor I need one of my parents’ signatures and I can tell you that they won’t do it. Good luck to you though! I may still write a story…

  2. Eek! So exciting! I’ll have to think about this one. 🙂

  3. I definitely plan on entering the contest this year-especially because I have an idea that’s really inspiring to me. I hope the third time really is the charm for you!

  4. Thanks for sharing! I’m not normally more into reading fairytale retellings than writing them, but I’ve been thinking about taking up a challenge recently.

  5. Rebecca on said:

    That cover is gorgeous!! It makes me want to write a story now! But I know I will epically fail. Is it crazy that even though I can’t really write, that I still get excited for all the other writers out there?

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