Sunday, June 1, 2014

Dose up the Enchantment

Speculation has been running high ever since Anne Elisabeth Stengl announced that Rooglewood Press is hosting another fairy tale collection contest. With the advent of the Five Glass Slippers collection very soon to come out from the Press, speculation was still deep. What fairy tale would be chosen next? What will the cover look like? Well, I'm here today to spill all the beans.

Much to the delight of most everybody, it seems, Anne Elisabeth and the editors at Rooglewood have chosen ...

Beauty & 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 theFive 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 HEREand 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!
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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:

I (Rachel) was so thrilled to hear that this is the theme for the new collection from Rooglewood entitled, Five Enchanted Roses. I cannot wait to see the ways people twist my favorite fairy tale. I haven't decided if I will enter again this year--we'll wait and see! But one thing is certain: I'm even more excited about this book than I am about Five Glass Slippers ... and my own story is in the latter! Speaking of, it is only a very very short while until you may purchase Five Glass Slippers for your own collection and enjoy The Windy Side of Care and the other stories to your heart's delight. But good heavens. You want to see the cover for the new fairy tale collection, don't you? Ahhh, she's a beauty:

Well, have at it! I want to see Beauty & the Beast in every style before the new year. ;)


Chloe M. Kookogey said...

So, so excited about this year's contest! I just may have to enter this time around. ^.^

Emily Chapman said...

This is just about one of the most gorgeous covers in the history of Ever After. I'm slightly disappointed that it is not Sleeping Beauty, for that is what I was hoping it would be... but Beauty and the Beast is a beautiful story as well.


Rissi said...

This cover sure is a pretty! Love the mysterious vibe - and how exciting to know they are hosting another competition! So fun they are fairytale retellings too. :)