Monday, February 2, 2015

FIVE ENCHANTED ROSES ~ Best Title Contest

As many of you know, Rooglewood Press announced the five winners of the Five Enchanted Roses creative writing contest, and we are so thrilled with those stories! However, there were many other fantastic stories sent in by so many talented authors. It's always a shame when we have to pick just five winners.

So the four judges and I thought we would offer a little extra contest. I had each of them send me their top five favorite titles, which I have compiled in a list below. You can see these twenty titles are excellent, intriguing hints of the stories they herald.

Here's the game: Each of you gets to vote on your three favorites. Email your picks to me (aestengl@gmail.com) listed in order of preference. Your top pick will get 10 points, your second pick will get 5 points, your third pick will get 3 points.

I will tally up the points on Friday, and the author whose title received the most points will win . . .

A certificate from Rooglewood Press guaranteeing her/him one free entry in any of our contests from now through 2017.

A personalized Best Title Mug to commemorate her/his achievement, featuring this banner:


Let it here be said: There were many more fun titles sent in as well. We simply thought these twenty were the very best of the best. It was difficult narrowing down to just twenty!


BEST TITLES: FIVE ENCHANTED ROSES


THE IRON CURSE
TIGER, TIGER
THE ROSE OF THE UNDERWORLD
THE CURSE OF EDENBERRY WAY
PHOSPHORESCENCE
THE BEAST IN THE MOOR
THE CAROUSEL IN CASIMIR GARDENS
THIS DARK LIT PLACE
HOUSE OF THE WANDERING WAY
ROSES OF PROPHECY
REPTILIAN ROMANCE
BOUND BY TATTERED WINGS
THE SCENT OF BLACK ROSES
THE MAGICIAN’S ASSISTANT
CRACKS IN THE MIRROR
WITCHY AND THE BEAST
FINDING THE MAGIC
ENGLISH FOR PARISIANS
THE WATERFALL’S WAGER

Which of these titles makes you the most eager to see the story that goes with it? Send in your votes by Friday! I will announce the winner on Saturday.

12 comments:

Rachel said...

I like Cracks in the Mirror

Platypus Pianist said...

The Carousel in Casimir Gardens!

Anne Elisabeth Stengl said...

You ladies both need to vote according to the rules! Email me with your top THREE picks. (aestengl@gmail.com)

Jenelle Leanne said...

Ooh, that's a tough one! I will have to think on these for a bit. They all sound so interesting!

Meredith said...

What intriguing-sounding titles! That's such a clever idea, and what a great prize, too. So excited about the book. The more I read over the summaries of the stories that were chosen, the more intrigued I become. Good job to everyone.

Savannah Jezowski said...

Oh how fun! Only giving us the titles is a terrible tease, however...I want to read the stories now!!! They're all so marvelous, how to choose!

Hannah Carter said...

I agree with Savannah! All these stories sound so interesting that I want to read them as well!

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Anne Campbell said...

My top three in order are

The Rose of the Underworld
The Waterfall's Wager
Bound by Tattered Wings

Anne Elisabeth Stengl said...

Remember, ladies, you're not supposed to post your votes here. You need to email them to me (aestengl@gmail.com) in private. Thank you!

Kaycee said...

Oh, how fun! I'm with Jenelle. I'm going to have to think about this. All of these sound wonderful!

Hayden said...

This is a hard decision!! There are so many great titles.