The Winners of the 2017 Fairy Tale Review Awards
Our heartiest congratulations to Eric Schlich, winner of the prose contest, and Mary Haidri, winner of our poetry contest!
The phrase “Gothic church umbrella” doesn’t convey grotesquery, yet this was the gargoyle’s original purpose, their spouted heads diverting rainwater from building walls. We have France’s St. Romanus to thank for the legend itself, as he drove the horrific Gargouille out of his homeland. Accounts of Romanus’s methods fall between the solo (aided only by a […]
Unlikely to star in a fairy tale anytime soon, flies nonetheless play a role in the Grimm Brothers’ “The Brave Little Tailor.” A breakfast annoyance, seven flies are felled by the meek clothier with a single swat, his personalized belt which reads “seven in one blow” leading to a series of adventures in the garment-maker’s […]
No tour of fictional turtles is complete without mention of the Chinese Bixi
let white rush in
in the display
We have decided to dedicate The Charcoal Issue to fairy tales as forms of resistance and protest.
Scruple convinces Gargamel to locate the quill, which is protected by fire-breathing griffins in Castle Quill
We’re thrilled to announce our Pushcart Prize nominations, all from The Ochre Issue. Poetry: Christopher Citro, “We’re Actually Fabulous” Laura Grothaus, “Pinocchio Revisited” Rebecca Perea-Kane, “The Kunstkamera, St. Petersburg” Prose: Courtney Bird, “The Diamond Girl” Muriel Leung, “How to Fall in Love in a Time of Unnameable Disaster” Rachel Richardson, “The Bear’s Wife” We wish […]
Sometimes, house-dwelling bears and house-dwelling humans can actually seem to get along.