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Monday, June 1, 2015


It's that time of the year, again -- that's right, Rooglewood press has just announced their next creative writing contest! I am happy to present to you...

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.

--Rooglewood Press

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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.
--Rooglewood Press

Quick Advice... from a Blogger

Having entered last year's creative writing contest, I have learned from my experiences, and discovered that it is absurd to attempt to publish a story when you have not even bothered to write a second draft. So, don't be afraid to get into drafting! The more drafts you do, the better your tale will be!

Secondly, you want advice from others. Select a group of five to ten people, and ask them to read your novella and help you proofread it. Publishers (and everyone, at that) prefer a writer who is willing to spend time on their work.

Thirdly, have fun with your work! The point of writing as a career is not necessarily for the money, but for the fun of it all. So enjoy yourself and don't get to stressed out about it.

Lastly, remember that this story is yours. If Rooglewood Press does not accept your novella, then (at least in the past) they will allow you to publish the story as your own through another company. In other words, if you don't make it with this company, you can always publish it with another!

I hope you're stoked about the creative writing contest, and that you enjoy it and are seriously considered as an applicant! :)



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