11 Jun 2016

Print & Art Illustrate a Grimm Fairy Tail Competition

Reading Room Cafe Project PublishingLondon, England, United Kingdom


Opportunity Description

International Deadline: November 11, 2016 – Reading Room Cafe Project Publishing’ is proud to announce our new spring competition. The top prize is publication in a collection of fairy tales, cash and 5 copies of the book.

We want you to send us 2 -4 A4 portrait illustrations for your chosen fairy tale (see below).

Because of the amount of time and effort this can take we will be marking next to each story the number of entries we’ve had for each, you’ll have a better chance of choosing one with less entries. Don’t worry if you’ve already done your illustrations and the story has loads of entries already, we’ll still judge them all together.

If you want to read the story before you start, the full text of these stories look on tha back page or you can find the stories online (make sure you find the Grimm version)

Emma has a love for Arthur Rackham, but we are looking for a mixture of styles, retro, classical, manga, vector, comic, line drawing, you draw it, we’ll consider it.

While we can’t offer an exhibition, we can offer something tangible, something to point at and say look! I did this! And it will be yours.

The top prize here is publication in a collection of fairy tales, £100 in cash and 5 copies of the book. On top of that we’re adding 5% of profits from any copies sold.

Runners up will be classed as contributors and receive 2 free copies of the book and 0.5% of profits from any copies sold.

All contributors will have the option to buy more at a reduced rate.


Jorinda And Jorindel
The Travelling Musicians
Old Sultan
The Straw, The Coal, And The Bean
Briar Rose
The Dog And The Sparrow
The Twelve Dancing Princesses
The Fisherman And His Wife
The Willow-Wren And The Bear
The Frog-Prince
Cat And Mouse In Partnership
The Goose-Girl
The Adventures Of Chanticleer And Partite: 1. How They Went To The Mountains To Eat Nuts
The Adventures Of Chanticleer And Partite: 3. How Partlet Died And Was Buried, And How Chanticleer Died Of Grief
The Adventures Of Chanticleer And Partite: 2. How Chanticleer And Partlet Went To Vist Mr Korbes
The Queen Bee
The Story Of The Youth Who Went Forth To Learn What Fear Was
King Grisly-Beard
The Valiant Little Tailor
Hansel And Gretel
The Mouse, The Bird, And The Sausage
Little Red-Cap [Little Red Riding Hood]
The Robber Bridegroom
Tom Thumb
Clever Gretel
The Old Man And His Grandson
The Little Peasant
Frederick And Catherine
Sweetheart Roland
Snowdrop [Snow White]
The Pink
Clever Elsie
The Miser In The Bush
The White Snake
The Wolf And The Seven Little Kids
Iron Hans
Snow-White And Rose-Red
The Turnip
Clever Hans
The Golden Bird
Hans In Luck
The Three Languages
The Fox And The Cat
The Four Clever Brothers
Lily And The Lion
The Fox And The Horse
The Blue Light
The Raven
The Golden Goose
The Water Of Life
The Twelve Huntsmen
The King Of The Golden Mountain
Doctor Knowall
The Seven Ravens
The Wedding Of Mrs Fox
First Story
The Wedding Of Mrs Fox
Second Story
The Salad

It’s £10 per fairy tale (2-4 illustrations) to enter.

Visit website for instructions on how to enter. We accept submissions by email only.

Reading Room Cafe Publishing is the publishing and fundraising offshoot of the Reading Room Cafe Project. We aim to offer affordable publishing to talented writers. Using competitions we intend to find the best writers we can and offer them hard copies of their books.

Opp Categories: + Open to One Medium and Draw/Illustration Only. Opp Types: Print & Art. Opp Tags: Deadlines 11 Nov thru Dec and Open to Artists Worldwide. Income: Cash or Value Awards and Publication. Opportunity expires in 22 days.

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