Fairy Tale Review is a literary journal dedicated to publishing new, inclusive, and innovative fairy-tale prose and poetry.

Founded in 2005 by Kate BernheimerFairy Tale Review is an annual literary journal dedicated to publishing new fairy tales and to helping raise public awareness of fairy tales as a diverse, innovative art form. Work from Fairy Tale Review has been selected for inclusion in The O. Henry Prize Stories Anthology, Best New American Voices, Best American Fantasy, and listed as “Notable” in Best American Short Stories, among other honors.

In 2012, Wayne State University Press approached Fairy Tale Review with interest in acquiring the journal; their office now deftly handles all production, subscription, and distribution services for us. We were honored to join Wayne State University Press’s other fairy-tale publications, including titles in the prestigious Series in Fairy-Tale Studies and Marvels & Tales: The Journal of Fairy-Tale Studies. In early 2014, through Wayne State University Press, Fairy Tale Review joined an amazing line-up of peer review journals on JStor.

Kate Bernheimer remains Fairy Tale Review’s editor and keeper.

For more information about the journal and to view tables of contents for each issue, visit the WSU Fairy Tale Review website at: http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/fairytalereview/

Subscriptions and back issues are also now available at the Wayne State University website: https://commerce.wayne.edu/wsupjournals/fairy-tale-review.html

Our people

Founder & Editor

Kate Bernheimer has been called “one of the living masters of the fairy tale” (Tin House). She is the author of a novel trilogy and the story collections Horse, Flower, Bird and How a Mother Weaned Her Girl from Fairy Tales, and the editor of four anthologies, including the World Fantasy Award winning and bestselling My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me: Forty New Fairy Tales and xo Orpheus: 50 New Myths. She is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Arizona in Tucson, where she teaches fairy tales and creative writing.

Managing Editor

Joel Hans has fiction in Caketrain, West Branch, Redivider, Yemassee, Booth, and other journals. He received his MFA in fiction from the University of Arizona. Find him online at joelhans.com.

Prose Editor

​Benjamin Schaefer is a writer and editor​ from upstate New York. He is a graduate of Bard College and the MFA program at the University of Arizona, where he taught as an instructor in the UA Writing Program and Department of English. H​is fiction is forthcoming in Guernica, and he is currently revising a collection of stories.​

Poetry Editor

Jon Riccio is a PhD candidate at the University of Southern Mississippi's Center for Writers. The poetry editor for Fairy Tale Review, he received his MFA from the University of Arizona.

Associate Prose Editor

Rowan Hisayo Buchanan is the author of Harmless Like You. She has a BA from Columbia University, and an MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her writing has appeared in, among other places, the Guardian, Granta, Guernica and The Harvard Review. She received a Margins fellowship for the Asian American Writers Workshop.

Associate Poetry Editor

Nadia Choudhury is a second-year poetry candidate at the Rutgers-Newark MFA program and looks forward to graduating May 2017. She is recipient of the Truman Capote Fellowship at Rutgers University and has been published in Four Chambers Press. As both reader and writer, she hopes for poetry to stretch beyond every day comforts and look at details often overlooked. She is very much interested in what happens behind the closed doors of bathrooms, pantries, garages, and even eyes.

Associate Poetry Editor

Mikko Harvey's poems appear in places such as FIELD, Gulf Coast, Iowa Review, Kenyon Review, and Pleiades. He graduated from the MFA program at The Ohio State University, where he served as a poetry editor for The Journal. He currently lives in Berkeley, California.

Associate Prose Editor

Jessica C. Malordy received her MFA in fiction from the University of Arizona, and is a founding editor of Misadventures, the adventure magazine for women. You can follow her on Twitter at @macontedefees.

Associate Prose Editor

Kristen Renee Miller is a poet, playwright, and educator. Her work has received recognition from the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, the Humana Festival of New American Plays, The Phyllis Smart-Young Poetry Prize, and Publishers Weekly, and she was a 2016 writer in residence at Blackacre Conservancy. She lives in Louisville, Kentucky, where she serves as director of educational programming for Sarabande Books.

Associate Digital Editor

Sarah Murray hasn’t lived in the same place longer than eight months for a very long time. Originally from Los Angeles and a recent graduate of the MA creative writing program at UC Davis, she is a Chicana femme obsessed with roads, fairy tales, and horizons that elude her. Oh, and she loves dogs and whiskey.

Associate Prose Editor

Wendy Oleson’s stories, essays, and hybrid works have appeared in The Journal, Carve, Quarterly West, Copper Nickel, and elsewhere. Her chapbook, Our Daughter and Other Stories, won the 2016 Rachel Wetzsteon Chapbook Prize. She’s the recipient of a fiction fellowship from the Vermont Studio Center and the storySouth Million Writer’s Award. Wendy teaches online for the Writers’ Program at UCLA Extension and is an assistant editor for Memorious: A Journal of New Verse and Fiction.

Associate Prose Editor

Cat Powell is a writer and teacher based in New York City. She will complete her MFA at Columbia University in spring 2017.

Associate Digital Editor

Joshua Riedel is an MFA candidate at the University of Arizona. He can be found on Instagram and Twitter.

Associate Poetry Editor

Michelle Rosquillo studies poetry in the MFA Creative Writing Program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her creative work has appeared in UNCG’s student-run magazine Coraddi, and in digital publications Elephant Journal, Hennen’s Observer, and storySouth. She lives in Greensboro with her wife.

Associate Poetry Editor

Matthew Schmidt is working on a PhD in English at the University of Southern Mississippi. His poems have been published in Hobart, indicia, Word For/Word, and elsewhere.

Associate Digital Editor

Nix Therese is a sonically-driven, compassionate poet from New Orleans. Their latest project, Snow Black, has earned them support from VONA/Voices and the Women's Voices mentorship program. This retelling of "Snow White" is set in southern Louisiana and prioritizes racial tension, gender exploration, and the processes of trauma. Updates, publications, and a full bio can be found at artistecard.com/nixtherese.

Associate Poetry Editor

Rebecca Valley is a poet and editor from Saint Albans, VT. She currently serves as the poetry editor for The Drowning Gull and the editor-in-chief of Drizzle Review, a book review site with a focus on under-represented authors. Her chapbook, The Bird Eaters, will be published by dancing girl press in the summer of 2017. You can find her online at www.rebeccavalley.com.

Associate Digital Editor

Brandi Wells is the author of This Boring Apocalypse (Civil Coping Mechanisms) and Please Don’t Be Upset (Tiny Hardcore Press). She is pursuing her PhD in creative writing and literature at the University of Southern California and has an MFA in creative writing from the University of Alabama.

Our advisory board

Donald Haase, Wayne State University
Maria Tatar, Harvard University
Jack Zipes, University of Minnesota

Contributing Editor: Timothy Schaffert, University of Nebraska

How to reach us

For editorial queries, please contact us at ftreditorial@gmail.com.

We can accept mail at our mailing address, but as of 2017, we do not accept postal submissions.

Kate Bernheimer
Department of English
Modern Languages Building
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ 85721