Monday, June 1, 2015

Five Magic Spindles Reveal

I have a thrilling announcement to share with you! I've been looking forward to this for half a year, and now that it's finally been revealed—well, I'll share the news with you first, then blabber.


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

Five Magic Spindles

a collection of “Sleeping Beauty” stories

Cover created by Julia Popova (aka ForestGirl)
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.
Isn't it exciting?! I had the pleasure of writing entries for the first two contests, and I'm eager to start brainstorming ideas for this one. And seriously, that cover is gorgeous. Can you imagine your name on it?
Whoever winds up winning, I know it will be a delightful collection. Five Glass Slippers, which I have on my bookshelf, was amazing. (If you haven't read it yet, what are you waiting for? Shoo!) And from the glimpses I've seen of Five Enchanted Roses, it's going to be another delicious installment. Now we have this to look forward to! I have a feeling you'll hear more about it here in the future, as I dream up my own retelling.
So have you heard of the previous two contests? Have you entered? Do you think you'll enter this one? What do you think of that cover? Share your thoughts!


  1. I am so excited, I have a tentative idea. I am worried it will be to sad. Can't wait to start my Pinterest board. Are you entering?

    1. Ooh, really? And it's a sad one? D: I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with sad stories. I love the feels and bittersweetness and general soul-crushing-ness, but at the same time it's so painful! XD But if that's the idea you have, go for it! (It was interesting to see that the rules this year mentioned a bit of a preference toward happier entries, though... :/)

      Hey, you should do a blog post linking to your board once you have it set up! That'd be cool to see.

      I certainly hope to enter, yes! No ideas yet, but I'm planning on perusing the original tale to glean some inspiration. :) (And yikes, I've blabbered on today, haven't I?)

  2. THE TIME HAS FINALLY COOOOME! No more wondering, we've finally know. I'M SO EXCITED!!!

    Though Beauty and the Beast and Cinderella happen to be my top favorite fairy tales, I'm particularly excited about this one for some reason. Sleeping Beauty has always had so much potential for some fascinating retellings to me. I don't know what it is about it, but I just feel like it's one that a lot of cool things can be done with. So I cannot wait to see what kind of stories people come up with. Eeeee!!! It's going to be so fun!

    I cannot wait to see what kind of tale is brewing inside your brilliant mind. :D

    1. Yikes, somehow I forgot to reply to some comments here! >.<

      I'm so excited too! And today I *may* have settled on an idea... *wiggles eyebrows* You're right, there is so much potential. Partly because there are a number of holes in the original. XD

      Oh, you flatter me, Christine. I'm the one who can't wait to see what you're concocting!! :D


    Ooh, send me yours, Tracey!

      Thanks for your enthusiasm! I'll let ya know once I have something started and ready to beta. ;)

  4. I want to read your story!! It's going to be so awesome. ;D You are such a great writer! :)