Friday, May 31, 2013

Five Glass Slippers Writing Contest!

How would you like this to be the cover of your story?
In another year it just might be!
I am excited to announce the Five Glass Slippers Contest. For this contest, you talented writers will compete to see your short story or novella featured in this collection to be produced next year by Rooglewood Press.
Here are the rules:
The Story:
1. Your story must be based on the fairy tale "Cinderella." While you are at liberty to retell the story in all sorts of exciting and original ways, the core of the tale must be recognizable. Include as many of the classic themes as you can, though you may feel free to switch them up and surprise us!
2. Your story must be between 5,000 and 20,000 words long.
Write to me at to request a submission form. I will send you the form, which you will fill out and return to me with the submission fee of $10. Upon receiving the form and fee, I will let you know so that you may email me your story in a Microsoft Word document.
If you get several great ideas and decide to submit more than one story for consideration, you will need to fill out and send in submission forms and fees for each story.
Because I want you to have plenty of time to prepare your best work, I am giving you until December 31 to send in your manuscripts. (Feel free to send them in as soon as they are ready, however . . . so I'm not deluged all at once!)
The Winners:
I and the other editors at Rooglewood Press will read each submission and select five winners to be announced by author name and story title on March 1, 2014. Each winner will receive:
1. A $50 cash prize
2. The opportunity to work one-on-one with Rooglewood Press editors to polish and perfect the selected story.
3. An individually designed title page within the volume to match the selected story.
4. An author-bio feature within the volume with links to professional blogs and/or websites.
5. The opportunity to feature advertisements in the back of the volume for other published works of fiction.
6. A print copy of the complete book for her/his bookshelf!
The Book:
The Five Glass Slippers collection will be available in print, e-book, and (I hope!) Braille copies by June 2014. It will be for sale online at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
So there you have it! I am tremendously excited to see what all of you come up with.
This is also the announcement of our new little Rooglewood Press, through which I hope to produce many fun titles from many talented authors. This Five Glass Slippers collection is only the beginning . . .
Feel free to go have a browse of our website (but remember that it's a work-in-progress!).
For you bloggers, please share the grab-button below along with the link:
And tell everyone you know about this contest! I'd like to get the word out as far as possible. 


Lady Enide said...

This is fabulous! What a wonderful idea, Anne! Sharing the news with my writerly sisters-in-law... and I may well take a stab at it myself! :)

BookLuvr said...

This sounds incredible! I don't think I'll win, but I'd like to try, and certainly read the stories after they come out!

Sarah Pennington said...

Oh my pumpernickel. This sounds amazing. I'm definitely going to try to come up with something to enter!

Molly said...

Sounds very exciting!!

Sarah Holman said...

I think I will do this! Sounds like so much fun

Unknown said...

I love Cinderella stories! Can't write, but I would read this.

Hannah said...

I think I died and went to heaven!!! Oh my goodness, this is incredible!

And you have your own publishing company now? Wow! The icon is so cute. I know it's destined for great things!

Grace said...

This is wonderful! The good LORD willing, I am planning on doing it!


Imblest said...

Anne Elisabeth, this is such an incredibly sweet and generous opportunity you have given to other writers. I will gladly purchase and read this book.

Congratulations on Rooglewood Press! May God bless it and all you precious people within!

Gwen said...

What a wonderful contest! The story of Cinderella cannot be told enough times! And this is a wonderful opportunity for aspiring writers!

Meredith said...

Oh, my! This sounds so very exciting. Congratulations on the publishing company. What a wonderful way to introduce new authors. Thank you for the opportunities to hone writing skills and have fun. God bless you.

J. L. Mbewe said...

Wow, this is so cool! Thank you for all you do to help out other authors!

Anonymous said...

This is such an amazing opportunity!! I would love to try write a Cinderella story for it! What a lovely idea! Can't wait to see how everything turns out and READ Five Glass Slippers!! :) :)
Thanks for this!

Beka said...

Wow, I am so excited for this!!! Thank you so much for this amazing opportunity--I'm going to start on something post-haste! :D

Kendra E. Ardnek said...

If I can justify the entry fee to my dad, I'll enter! I've been working a Cinderella short story retelling the last few months, and I think it would be fun to enter it.

Unknown said...

This is a wonderful idea! I'm putting the banner on my blog and who knows, if enough time permits me, I can join in the competition.

And I hope your dad lets you enter Kendra. It will be a wonderful experience I'm sure.

Clara said...


I am literally hyperventilating right now.

Hannah! Is this exciting or what?!
Molly! We must write soon!!!

Hannah said...

I concur, Clara!!! This was bigger then I ever expected. I was like dizzy when I first saw it!

Faith King said...

Fun! Best of luck to all the participants, and I can't wait to hear more about Rooglewood Press! :-)

Kathleen said...

Can it have Christian things in it

Emily K said...

That sounds Awsome!!!
what agegroup should this be pointed towards?

Anne Elisabeth Stengl said...

@Emily Kopf: I'm thinking more YA. Nothing too "adult," though I don't mind if it gets quite adventurous/scary in places! But keep them clean. :)