In conjunction with the publication of their third title, Modern Grimmoire: Contemporary Fairy Tales, Fables & Folklore, Indigo Ink Press has partnered with ArtsinStark, the County Arts Council, to produce an exciting SmArts educational program for Stark County students.

This project, the Modern Grimm Student Anthology, will include reimagined versions of traditional fairy tales, or new, original tales as told by local students. Students may submit their fairy tales in the form of short stories, poems, one-act plays or other short drama, and artwork through Friday, Feb. 22.

“Modern Grimmoire is an anthology that celebrates the tradition of the fairy tale through the works of emerging contemporary authors and artists around the country. Similarly, this student anthology project will help our local students explore their creativity through one of the most foundational storytelling constructs,” said Jess Bennett, executive director.

The Modern Grimm Student Anthology is open to any students, grades six through 12, who attend a Stark County school, are homeschooled in Stark County, or attend a school affiliated with the Stark County Educational Service Center. Students can submit individually, or teachers can enter a group submission of their students’ work. Each student may submit up to three pieces of writing or artwork.

The deadline to submit is Friday, Feb. 22. Student and classroom submissions may be submitted online at or by mail to Indigo Ink Press, 150 35th Street NW, Canton, Ohio 44709. For teachers interested in introducing the Modern Grimm Student Anthology project to their classroom, a teacher guide is available online.


On First Friday, May 3, 2013, all participating students will be invited to a student exhibition celebration in downtown Canton. Student work will be exhibited at this free event, and all students, parents, educators and friends are welcome to attend.

During the event, first, second and third place prizes will be given out for each grade and category, along with honorable mentions. All student submissions will be included in a student anthology ebook, available the evening of the event.


Founded in 2009 in Canton, Ohio, Indigo Ink is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 literary press. The organization’s mission is to publish the work of new and burgeoning writers and artists. In 2010, Indigo Ink published the first edition of Stark ARThology, a hardcover art volume. The book is the first art anthology dedicated exclusively to the art and artists of Stark County, Ohio, bringing together in one book the work of many eclectic, talented and creative visual minds. In 2011, Indigo Ink published the first of its poetry titles, Paper Covers Rock & Triplicity: Poems in Threes, a dual, flip-edition chapbook by two West Coast poets. Ultimately, Indigo Ink aims to publish between two and three titles per year in fiction, poetry and artistic non-fiction, with the potential to grow even more over time with community support and literary acclaim.