Cover And Contest Reveal (Rooglewood Press)


June 1, 2017


   Been waiting for June 1st, 2017 for over a year - and now I get to be a part of telling you guys why!



 

THE FINAL FAIRYTALE CONTEST 

Rooglewood Press invites you to join the adventure of the Five Poisoned Apples creative writing contest




Five Poisoned Apples Website Banner

   If you've known about this contest (*cough* or waited for it FOREVER like I have *cough*) then you know what this means - but if you don't, I ought to explain it to you, huh? ;)

   Five Poisoned Apples is the fourth (and final) Rooglewood fairytale retelling contest, in which hundreds of writers will be vying to get their name and their story in this gorgeous anthology. You'll gave seven months - the contest starts today, and your novella must be sent in by the last day of December (though your form has to be sent in earlier) - to write a novella retelling of Snow White. You'll send it in to the Rooglewood Press publishing house, and on April 2, 2018, the five stories that won and will be published into the Five Poisoned Apples will be announced. And (should you win) your editor will be author Anne Elisabeth Stengl, and it doesn't get much cooler than that. ;)

   Anyways, enough of my rambling! Click here for more details and rules on the Five Poisoned Apples contest. It's going to be epic, and it's going to be the last contest like this, so you definitely don't want to miss it. And if you want to take a gander at the other anthologies that were done in Rooglewood Press contests like this (retellings of Cinderella, Beauty And The Beast, and Sleeping Beauty), go ahead and check out Five Glass Slippers, Five Enchanted Roses, and Five Magic Spindles.

   And the full, gorgeous cover of Five Poisoned Apples ... 

Full Cover For Five Poisoned Apples

   I'm out-of-this-world excited about all of this contest - all of the novellas that have won in the previous contests have been AMAZINGLY unique (people have managed to change fairytales into historical stories, pirate stories - you really should just read the anthologies for yourself and see :D). And - it's pretty obvious by this post - that "new project" I was telling you about is a new Snow White retelling for this contest. I'm so excited to see if my writing can hold a candle next to the writings of the people who have won this contest before! Will you be joining me? ;)

~ Savannah Grace 

So, what say you - are you entering the contest? What do you think of the cover?

50 comments :

  1. What. This looks really cool. Something I'll think about doing xD

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    1. Doesn't it just? I think you'd rock at writing a retelling xD.

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  2. Are you entering with Killing Snow?
    Oh, never mind XD

    I'm so excited! This is going to be AMAZING!

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    1. Well, I WAS considering it, but seeing as Killing Snow is halfway to being a novel right now, it would be a really weird situation to have its novella win. So nope xD. A new project, it is!

      IT'S GOING TO BE EPIC *highfive*.

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  3. This looks fun! I will definitely think about it.

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    1. Do tell me if you decide to! This contest is going to be so fun. :D

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  4. Oh my goodness, I'm so EXCITED for you! I'm thinking about entering a story as well, but I'm not sure yet...I love Snow White though! Such a fun story to explore! <3

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    1. Have you ever written a retelling before? They're SUPER fun - except when the plot bunnies start coming in droves xD.

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    2. I have done a few retellings, yes! I don't know how good they were, but, yes. XD Yes, the plot bunnies do seem to multiple. And as a result, my 'short stories' don't really stay very short. XD

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  5. SHOW ME ALLLLL THE STORY THINGS. ALLLL OF THEM. *cackles* I wish you all the luck in the world, and I probably won't see you till next year cuz you'll be holed up writing, so byyyyye. xD
    -Ariel

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    1. GOOD LUCK WITH THAT, SISTER xD. Thanks a billion! I'm super excited to write more of the "new project". *scrambles back into my hobbit hole* Bye xD.

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  6. I CAN NOT BELIEVE WHAT I HAVE JUST READ!!! This is SOOOO exciting!!!! <3 Thank you for telling me about this!! The cover is just magnificent!!

    - Lilly Shyree (alillyingodsgarden.blogspot.com)

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    1. You're so welcome! I'm super glad that I was able to help get the word out about Five Poisoned Apples :D. And isn't the cover beautiful? I'm excited to see whose names end up on it!

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  7. YUP, WE WON'T BE SEEING YOU UNTIL ETERNITY!! *adds to Ariel's cackling*
    Awesome post!! You're gonna win this competition this time, Sav! =D
    BTW, good luck! YOU. WILL. CONQUER. THIS. THING.
    Jaidyn Elise

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    1. HOPEFULLY it won't take me an eternity, but WE SHALL SEE.
      I'm going to try my best! Thanks for commenting ;)

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    2. It probably won't....but, yeah, we'll see. xD lol
      YUP!! =)
      Jaidyn Elise

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  8. Oh wow. I want to buy that just for the cover!!
    So excited to see what you do!!

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    1. So do I - it would be so gorgeous as a physical copy!
      I'm excited to let you read it! :D

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    2. I get to beta then?! Good. =)

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  9. FINALLY!!!! I'm so excited! I'll definitely be entering, and I cannot wait to see what you write for this contest! =D

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    1. I thought you would be! :D I can't WAIT to hear about what you write for the contest!

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  10. THE COVER THO.
    I COULD STARE AT IT FOR DAAAAAAYS.
    These stories have the BEST. COVERS. Just...I can't.

    AND SAVANNAH. YOU'RE WRITING A NEW SNOW WHITE RETELLING. (Which...I already guessed from your last post. *grins* BUT STILL.)
    YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!! I WANT TO HEAR MORE ABOUT IIIIITTTTTT.

    Even though I'm proooobably not going to join in on the contest this year, I absolutely LOVE sitting on the sidelines and watching all the new retellings come into existence and cheer everyone on. MEEP. It's so exciting!

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    1. I've ALREADY stared at it for daaaaaaays xD. It's SO gorgeous! I need to buy the physical copies of the other anthologies so bad.

      I DON'T KNOW HOW IT HAPPENED, BUT SOMEHOW IT HAPPENED? I had NO plans to write another Snow White retelling this year xD. And you will definitely be hearing more about it - once my plot bunnies sort themselves out into neat and orderly rows. It's a wreck over here right now ;P.

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  11. EEEK OH MY GOODNESS SAVVY.
    a) that cover is GORGEOUS
    b) YES WRITE A NEW SW RETELLING AND OMW I WANT TO READ IT ALREADY AND EEP.

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    1. a) I KNOW I can't stop staring at it!
      b) YOU WILL HEAR ABOUT ALL THE THINGS - once I figure out what "all the things" are xD. *goes back to sorting out my story*

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  12. I'm not much of a fantasy writer, but this sounds exciting.
    I won't be doing it because I never can meet deadlines. It drives me NUTS!!! Good luck, Savannah!
    I thought the same things as Florid Sword. I was thinking..."Is she entering Killing Snow?" Lol
    That cover is so pretty. <3

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    1. Yeah, deadlines are hard sometimes - but I find that I can't write without them, so I'm glad the contest has one! :D
      Thanks for commenting, LHE! ;)

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    2. I hope you win! <3
      I'd love to read it though. Maybe you could tell em when it comes out? *clasps hands*
      Thanks for the post! :)

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    3. YES LHE I'M WITH YOU I REALLY WANT HER TO WIN.
      -Ariel

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  13. I'm super excited for this! Retelling Snow White in a new way presents itself as a challenge, but I'm super pumped and am defintely trying this. xD

    xoxo Abigail Lennah

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    1. Ooh, yay! another writer entering this contest! *highfive* I've been pumped for the last WEEK about it xD. This is going to be so epic!

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  14. Wow, I love that cover! I wish I had known about these before. Sleeping Beauty is my favorite fairy tale, and my mom's is Beauty and the Beast. I've got an idea and half an outline, so hopefully I can enter this one! Good luck to you, Savannah, and to everyone else trying.

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    1. An idea and half an outline already? GO YOU, Lillian! You're ahead of the game for sure :D. Good luck to you as well!

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  15. DO IT. Just do it.
    THAT COVER THOUGH. *dies* #blackhairedbeauty

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    1. I'M GONNA. And trust me, you'll hear all about it xD.
      #agreed ;P

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    2. I get to read it, right?????

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    3. 'Course! I'll make sure to send it to you whenever I send it to Hanna ;)

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  16. Wait? How did you know about the competition before hand? Is the publishing company owned by young authors? Do you know if at publishing company is at all Christian? There are just a lot of questions I have on my mind. ;)

    - Lilly Shyree (alillyingodsgarden.blogspot.com)

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    1. I knew about the contest beforehand because Anne Elisabeth Stengl (the wonderful lady that runs these contests) had talked about it before, and I knew what the contest was going to BE (Snow White) beforehand because I signed up for the cover reveal ;). The publishing company is owned by Anne Elisabeth (I'm pretty sure), and she's a Christian. You can check out the company's site if you'd like! (http://www.rooglewoodpress.com/)

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  17. OOOOH! That cover is so pretty! <3
    I really want to enter, but I set myself a goal to finish my book by the end of the year! I think I might, though. I guess I'll have to set aside some time for the contest!

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    1. It'd be super cool if you enter, Gracelyn! The maximum wordcount your novel can hit is 20k, so I'm probably going to set aside a few months for it, too ;).

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  18. Ah, that cover has got to be the most GORGEOUS one yet. O.o

    Are you entering? I think I remember that you had plans for Killing Snow before the last contest was canceled, but now that it's a full novel, I'm interested in what your plan is now. :) (I, personally, am not entering. *shivers* No, not brave enough for that. ;)

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    1. Lol I was busy and neglected to read the whole post, I guess. :P But now I see that you indeed ARE entering the contest. I want details! So excited!

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    2. I KNOW, I love it so much! If I don't win, I'm DEFINITELY still buying it, just so that it can sit on my bookshelf and be beautiful xD.

      Haha, yup, I'm entering! :D I've already got multiple plot bunnies coming at me from every direction, but there's two that I'm going to focus on right now - and I'll be able to tell y'all more about that when the story starts behaving xD. Thanks for commenting, Emily!

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  19. OH. MY. GOSH. This is amazing??? LIKE I WANT TO GET AN EDITOR!!! I really want to enter... but I already have so many story ideas that I don't think I can take on another! Thanks sooo much for telling us about this, though, it looks seriously awesome and good luck! <3

    may @ forever and everly

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    1. I LOVE Anne Elisabeth's books, so it would amazing to be able to work with her, even if it is only for one novella xD. And YOU'RE WELCOME! I'm glad you enjoyed hearing about this, even if you aren't going to enter :D.

      Thanks for commenting, May!

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  20. WOW I have heard so much of this contest! Good luck with it!

    - andrea at a surge of thunder

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