Lit Mags Seeking Fairy Tales
Many writers love reworking fairy tales for the modern age, or from an alternate character's point of view. Joyce Carol Oates, Neil LaBute and Michael Cunningham are just a few well-known authors who have tackled this genre. If you've got prose or poetry that fits the form of a fairy tale, here are some lit mags looking for your work. All information is taken from the journals' websites.
Cabinet des Fées began in 2005 as a result of our love of fairy tales, from the folktales that preceded them through the modern literary offerings by such authors as A.S. Byatt and Anne Sexton. Our current staff hails from Malaysia, France, and the United States. We are a global journal. Cabinet des Fées has celebrated fairy tales in all of their manifestations: in print, in film, in academia, and on the web. We also host two fiction zines, Demeter's Spicebox and Scheherezade's Bequest.
Dante's Heart has no investment in being either traditional or avant-garde, in genre or trans-genre, academic or popular; our whole commitment is to discovery, to surprise or be surprised. Dante's Heart is designed as a venue. Here you are in the main room of our inn, where storytellers, poets, film-makers, artists, musicians,reviewers, and essayist share in the delight and wonder of each other's work. Dante's Heart publishes an issue in our online journal celebrating the creations of our mythworkers on roughly a yearly basis. You might find poetry there, paintings, a film featurette, a fiction piece. The journal is an online venue for art, fiction, and poetry dealing with the fantastic or the wondrous.
Enchanted Conversation: A Fairy Tale Magazine. No sci-fi, high fantasy, space travel, werewolves, vampires or zombies, unless I very specifically call for it. Dark is just fine, but always try to celebrate the human condition, even if the story or poem involves tragedy. No erotica. Retelling a classic fairy tale is not required. The publication has not has themes for some time. But your work should reflect the essence of classic fairy tales, even if they are current in setting, mood, etc.
Fairy Tale Review is an annual literary journal dedicated to publishing new fairy-tale fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. The journal seeks to expand the conversation about fairy tales among practitioners, scholars, and general readers. Contents reflect a diverse spectrum of literary artists working with fairy tales in many languages and styles. All issues are themed.
Goblin Fruit wants poetry that we can call "of the fantastical," poetry that treats mythic, surreal, fantasy, and folkloric themes, or approaches other themes in a fantastical way. Re-write a fairytale, ponder an old story, consider history from an unusual perspective---really, it's up to you, so long as the fantastical element is there. Since what qualifies as "the fantastical" is easily debatable, however, here's what we're not interested in: science fiction poetry (it's not you, it's us), horror for horror's sake, and poetry that's self-consciously gothic.
Gramarye. On Tuesday 29 May 2012, Issue 1 of Gramarye, the Sussex Folktale Centre’s new journal for folklore, fairy tales, and fantasy, was launched to the public. The journal is designed to appeal to both academics and the interested public.
The Lion and the Unicorn is a peer-reviewed journal that critically examines children's literature within the wider concepts of children's and adolescent culture. General issues and special issues are published. Interviews with children's authors and reflective essays are occasionally published. L&U aims to promote research within the international community of the interdisciplinary field of children's literature and culture.
Marvels & Tales is a peer-reviewed journal that is international and multidisciplinary in orientation. The journal publishes scholarly work dealing with the fairy tale in any of its diverse manifestations and contexts. Marvels & Tales provides a central forum for fairy-tale studies by scholars of literature, folklore, gender studies, children’s literature, social and cultural history, anthropology, film studies, ethnic studies, art and music history, and others.
New Fairy Tales is an online magazine dedicated to publishing new fairy tales. We are passionate about good writing, beautiful illustrations, and sharing fantastic new work. To keep up to date with New Fairy Tales news and future calls for submissions, please join our mailing list, or 'Like' us on Facebook.
Quantum Fairy Tales is a nonprofit, all-volunteer, all-donation, quarterly e-zine showcasing art and literature with elements of science fiction, fantasy, and the supernatural, with weekly website articles and author/artist highlights.
Born in Bloody Harlan, Kentucky, Rachel teaches college near Springfield, Ohio. Her academic adventures have led to an MFA in Poetry and MA in Religion. She also has had the good fortune to travel widely and participate in service work both in the US and abroad. A poem from manuscript is featured in Literary Imagination. More poems can be found in Arsenic Lobster, Midwestern Gothic, and The Los Angeles Review. “Elegy of the Gun,” published by LAR, was just nominated for Best New Poets.Photo credit: Stuck in Customs / Foter / CC BY-NC-SA