The upcoming issue of Yellow Medicine Review: A Journal of Indigenous Literature, Art, and Thought is devoted to re-imagining the fairy-tale genre in poetry and fiction and they are calling for submissions: “The role of fairy-tales, folk-tales, and myths has always been to explain the unexplainable and to open the door to the treasury of our imagination. They still play that role today. Maybe more so than ever, we need new myths, new tales that help us to recapture the fantastic moment in the routine of everyday life. We welcome creative works that rediscover the magic through the use of fairy-tale and mythical motifs, images, fantastic events and descriptions.”
Guest edited by Natalia Andrievskikh (Binghamton University), the submissions notes are as follows:
“We are not looking for stories and fairy-tales written for children: rather, we would like to see writing that appeals to broader audiences, while playing with fairy-tale motifs and aesthetics and tapping into the oral traditions of indigenous communities. Such works can blend the magic and the real, take a modern twist on a classic tale, or revisit the rich heritage of half-forgotten folk legends. Think Angela Carter, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Italo Calvino, Haruki Murakami, Marina Warner, Kate Bernheimer, and Nail Gaiman, among others. We are especially interested in multi-national submissions across marginalized cultures and ethnicities. Please send your best work. Translations are accepted if you can provide the original and the translation and you hold all rights to the work and its distribution.”
The deadline is March 1, 2013, so if this is a market that interests you, please send your work in now. Questions should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.