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ANNOUNCEMENT: Once Upon a Rainbow Anthology Volume 2

Once Upon a Rainbow, Volume Two

QSFer K.S. Trenten has a story in a new queer anthology: Your favorite stories from childhood have a new twist. Eight fairy tales of old with characters across the LGBTQIA+ spectrum. Coming Home by Jennifer Cosgrove – No one ever expects to be Prince Charming. Snow Fox by Sara Codair – Jealous Queen E’s attempts on Snow Fox’s life are trending. Deathless by Emmalynn Spark – Love means finding new ways. At Her Service by K.S. Trenten – Dancing to her true desire. Shattered Glass by Lina Langley – The resistance was never ready for this. Finding Aurora by Rebecca … Read more

CALL: Timeless Tales wants Snow White and the Seven Dwarves retellings

Timeless Tales, an online print and audio magazine of fairytale retellings, is celebrating its five-year anniversary with an issue dedicated to short fiction and poetry inspired by the story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. They will accept submissions March 12–22 and pay $20 for stories of up to 2,000 words (1,500 preferred).

Read the full post on Dale Cameron Lowry’s blog for writers.

Enchanted Conversations seeks Baba Yaga retellings

Illustration of Baba Yaga

Kate Wolford of Enchanted Conversation: A Fairy Tale Magazine is compiling an anthology of stories based on Baba Yaga. Baba Who? Baba Yaga, a witch from Slavic folklore, lives in a house with chicken feet, flies around in a mortar while holding a pestle, and may or may not be a cannibal. Wolford is looking for stories of 7,500 to 20,000 words and will pay $50 per story. The submission period is January 1 to March 1, which means you can start writing now, but don’t email her the story until the new year. Find more submission details, plus lots … Read more

ANNOUNCEMENT: Once Upon a Rainbow Anthology

Once Upon a Rainbow

QSFer K.S. Trenten has an FF fairytale story in a new queer anthology book: FAIREST: On the eve of my sixteenth year, I’m cursed to prick my finger on spindle and fall into a hundred year sleep. This is what the witch with the snow white skin and haunting dark eyes promised me, as I lay in my cradle. I haven’t been able to get her out of my mind, since. She haunts my dreams, steals into my quiet moments, when I think I’m alone. Everyone thinks she’s my enemy. Everyone thinks I need to be protected from her. I … Read more

ANNOUNCEMENT: Fairy Tales and Folklore Re-Imagined Anthology

Fairy Tales and Folklore Re-Imagined

QSFer Aidee Ladnier has a story in a new flash fiction fairy tale anthology: You’ve heard about the prince who rescues a princess locked in a tower and guarded by a fire-breathing dragon. The little girl with the red hooded cloak or black dogs who prowl the forest and moors. Just beyond the hedge is another world full of magic, mystery, and wonder. The talented authors found within these pages challenge the traditional norms and accepted stereotypes through poetry and prose that will stay with you beyond the last page. Step through the door and leave this world behind. Note: … Read more

ANNOUNCEMENT: Witches, Princesses, and Women at Arms Anthology


QSFer C.B. Lewis is part of a new FF fairy tale anthology: In this sexy, erotic anthology of twisted fairy tales, the damsels are the ones doing the rescuing! Full of ancient, adapted tales that were changed to include female/female pairings and also some brand new stories of feminine heroics and sexual dominance, this collection of stories will leave readers under a spell of lesbian love! Cleis Press | AmazonExcerpt Author Bio A book-lover from infancy, C.B. has been writing and telling stories for as long as she can remember. Based in Edinburgh, she has diverse tastes and will quite … Read more

ANNOUNCEMENT: Forest Seclusion Anthology

Forest Seclusion

QSFer Dale Cameron Lowry is part of a new fairy tale anthology out: These five fairy tales feature LGBTQ characters, many of whom begin life in castles, yet make their way into the wild forests for love, truth, and a sense of themselves. This free anthology takes the classics and makes them ours. White Deer by Jess Martin – Curses, shape-shifting, and shrimp fairies: welcome to Jess’s version of Madame d’Aulnoy’s fairy tale where she gender-bends the cursed creation, takes liberty with the hero’s tale, and finds a princess who isn’t in a rush to get rescued. Snow White by … Read more