The Mauve Issue

We have announced the cover and contributors of The Ochre Issue, or twelfth, which will be released at AWP 2016 in Los Angeles.

We continue our Fairy-Tale Files feature with three ways to get rid of ghosts, from the bodily to the absurdly high-tech.

We are now open year-round for submissions of fairy-tale prose and poetry in translation. See Submittable for more information. We will open for general submissions to our next issue on January 1, 2016.

Our Pins & Needles series of author interviews is now on its 37th iteration, this time with Mauve Issue poet Majda Gama: “In the Arabic language a word in a poem can operate on a couple of different levels, it can create a triple entendre instead of a double. Although I write in English I often try to use the aesthetics of Arabic poetry when placing words in a sentence. The Old Norse root word for tool is “taw” and means “to transform the skin of an animal into white leather by the application of minerals, emulsions, etc.””

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.”

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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