The Mauve Issue

We are now open year-round for submissions of fairy-tale prose and poetry in translation. See Submittable for more information.

One of our editorial assistants, Breanna Manlick, has conducted a VIDA count of Fairy Tale Review‘s entire history. To quote Breanna: “Fairy Tale Review is a rarity among publications in literature: the journal has maintained a consistent female majority throughout its history.”

Our Pins & Needles series of author interviews is now on its 33rd iteration, this time with Mauve Issue poet Rachel Zavecz: “If a fairy tale can function as a mirror, what then do these images say about the nature of neural networks and artificial intelligence? Or, if we say that the fairy-tale form is more like a vessel to be filled with individual experience and identity, with what would an artificial intelligence fill this vessel?”

We continue our Fairy-Tale Files feature with the plight of the coyote, which includes a bit of trickery and a bit of, well, eating pet cats.

We have announced our six Pushcart nominations for the year, all from the Mauve issue, which debuted in late March. Read an interview with one of the nominees, Emma Bolden.

We have announced the winners of this year’s contest. The most resounding congratulations to Courtney Bird and Lindsay Lusby.

We are happy to announce that Joy Williams’ The Changeling will soon be back in stock is in stock at SPD books, after completing of the eighth print run of the 1978 novel, which Fairy Tale Review Press reissued in 2008.

General submissions of prose and poetry to The Ochre Issue are now closed, as are submissions to our second annual awards for poetry and prose. We will open again for submissions on January 1, 2016.

Read a review of The Mauve Issue from The Review Review.

Tiny Donkey, a collaborative project between our editorial staff and editorial assistant Wren Awry, is now live. Read more about the project here.

The Mauve Issue is now available for order from Wayne State University Press.

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