Cover Reveal + Fairy Tale Contest! "Tale as old as time, song as old as rhyme"
Monday, 2 June 2014
Dear Fullness of Joy blog-readers, I have an exciting writing-related event to share with you all! Around last year, Anne Elisabeth Stengl hosted through her Rooglewood Press, a fairy-tale novella contest for Cinderella retellings. It was a big event, and there were a lot of contestants, seemingly. I recall being greatly intrigued by the contest, and wishing very badly to enter. I wasn't able to write up anything last year, but in the past few months, with the release of Five Glass Slippers anthology on its way and with the news that there will be another contest coming, it has been a curious wait to see what the new fairy-tale selection the new contest would feature. I was so very thrilled, though, because they have chosen my absolute favourite fairy-tale! Aye, dear readers, 'tis Beauty and the Beast.
Rooglewood Press is delighted to introduce their second fairy tale novella contest—
Five Enchanted Roses
a collection of “Beauty and the Beast” 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 “Beauty and the Beast,” but have fun with it as well. Make it yours!
Rooglewood Press will be selecting five winners to be published in the Five Enchanted Roses collection, which will be packaged up with the gorgeous cover you see displayed here. Perhaps your name will be one of the five displayed on this cover?
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 pre-order now and will be released on June 14. Do grab yourself a copy and see what these talented writers have done with the timeless “Cinderella” tale!
Please post the blog button on your sidebars so that others will learn about this contest! Invite your readers to share it as well. Here is the link to include: http://www.rooglewoodpress.com/fairy-tale-collections
This link will take readers directly to the contest information.
Cover Illustration Credit:
This cover illustration was rendered by Julia Popova, “ForestGirl.” You can find out more about this gifted artist on her website: www.forestgirl.ru
I must say I am so thrilled by this fairy-tale contest, and that it is the story of Beauty and the Beast! So thrilled in fact, I have the greatest temptation to try and enter the contest if I can somehow muster the time, inspiration and courage. We'll see! But, don't you think the book-cover is beautiful and so. . . so, enchanting?
Tale as old as time
Tune as old as song
Bittersweet and strange
Finding you can change
Learning you were wrong.
Certain as the sun
Rising in the east!
Tale as old as time
Song as old as rhyme
Beauty and the Beast. . .
Are YOU excited about this contest? What do you think about "Five Enchanted Roses" cover?
Lovingly penned by Joy at 10:18 pm