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. His fiction has appeared in Guernica, and he is the recipient of fellowships from The MacDowell Colony and The Millay Colony for the Arts. For more information visit www.benschaefer.com.

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.

Managing Editor, Digital

Emrys Donaldson is an MFA candidate and Prison Arts Fellow at the University of Alabama. Their work has appeared in Fairy Tale ReviewNecessary Fiction and Gigantic Sequins, among other venues.

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 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 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 Prose Editor

Leah Schnelbach is a staff writer for Tor.com and a fiction editor at No Tokens. Her work has appeared in Joyland, Volume 1 Brooklyn, Tin House Online, and Electric Literature. She holds an MFA in Fiction from Sarah Lawrence College and is the recipient of fellowships from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the I-Park Foundation.

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.

Reader, Prose

Latifa Ayad is a Libyan American writer who was born and raised in Sarasota, Florida. She was the 2017 winner of the Master's Review/PEN America Flash Fiction Prize and the Indiana Review 1/2K Prize. Her work is published or forthcoming in Prairie Schooner, North American Review, Crab Orchard Review, and others. She holds her MFA from Florida State University.

Reader, Poetry

Mary Haidri is a library ghost living in Portland, Oregon. She is the author of the play Every Path (La Jolla Playhouse & Moxie Theatre). Her work has appeared in Winter Tangerine, Portland Review, Nightingale, Bird's Thumb, and Fairy Tale Review. She is currently fascinated by botany and fabulism. Visit her at nettleworks.com.

Reader, Prose

Brianna McNish is an English (Honors) undergraduate at the University of Connecticut with concentrations in Teaching English Literature and Creative Writing. Her work has previously appeared in Hobart, Necessary Fiction, Split Lip Magazine, among others, including recognition in the Wigleaf Top 50 (Very) Short Fictions Longlist.

Reader, Prose

Laura I. Miller's fiction appears in Denver Quarterly, Passages North, Mid-American Review, Entropy, Psychopomp, Cosmonauts AvenueShirley, and elsewhere. She received an MFA in fiction from the University of Arizona where she served as co-editor-in-chief of Sonora Review and managing editor of Fairy Tale Review. She's contributed articles and book reviews to Bustle, Lit Hub, Electric Literature, and elsewhere. She lives in Denver where she's a program coordinator for Lighthouse Writers Workshop and is finishing up her novel.

Reader, Poetry

Lyana A. Rodriguez is a friendly anxious hermit that enjoys fairy tales, the fantastical, and the monstrous. Located in Miami, FL, she is a student at Florida International University and hopes to get her work published at Tor. When not writing in her cozy cave, she can be found frolicking with her pets, huddled in the corner of the bookstore, and searching for the mystery of life.

Reader, Prose

Originally from Buffalo, New York, Jasmine Sawers now lives outside St. Louis. Her work has appeared in many fine journals including Ploughshares, Fairy Tale Review, and Conium Review, and she is proud to serve as prose editor for Osedax Press out of Lexington, Kentucky. She received her MFA from Indiana University and can be found online at jasminesawers.com.

Reader, Poetry

Gale Marie Thompson is the author of Soldier On (Tupelo Press, 2015) and two chapbooks. She has received fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center and Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts. Her work appears or is forthcoming in Gulf Coast, American Poetry Review, Guernica, Foundry, jubilat, and Colorado Review, among others. She is the founding editor of Jellyfish Magazine and lives, writes, and teaches in Grand Rapids, MI. You can find her online at galemariethompson.com and @thegalester on Twitter.

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