Scheherezade’s Bequest updated guidelines

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Nov 142013
 
Scheherezade’s Bequest updated guidelines

It was recently brought to our attention that our guidelines for the second print issue of Scheherezade’s Bequest did not include payment information! How embarrassing. We have since rectified that situation, but to make up for our error we are extending the submissions deadline and will be reading submissions through December 31, 2013. This means

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Issue Three of Demeter’s Spicebox

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Jul 292013
 
Issue Three of Demeter's Spicebox

The Aarne-Thompson-Uther (ATU) folktale type 2031C, The Mouse who was to Marry the Sun, is a deceptively simple story, with a message of understanding where you belong in the world. That sense of belonging may be considered intrinsic to our experiences, but it may not always come easy, not when you’re in-between the boundaries of

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Call for Submissions: Issue Three of Demeter’s Spicebox

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Feb 122013
 
Call for Submissions: Issue Three of Demeter's Spicebox

Demeter’s Spicebox has been on quite a journey since it first opened, but we are still going strong! In the interest of finding the right/best story for Issue Three of Demeter’s Spicebox, I am re-opening the call for submissions for Issue Three. We have already accepted Alicia Cole’s beautiful Flower of Flowers, Bird of Birds

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Call for Submissions: Yellow Medicine Review

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Feb 062013
 
Call for Submissions: Yellow Medicine Review

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.”

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Cinderella Jump Rope Rhymes

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Mar 122012
 
Cinderella Jump Rope Rhymes

One, two, three, four…

Cabinet des Fées is very excited to announce the release of Cinderella Jump Rope Rhymes, including seven full page, full color illustrations by Adam Oehlers. Cinderella Jump Rope Rhymes shows you what a childhood pastime looks like when you dial macabre up to eleven. If playground fun got married to the genetically engineered child of Joss Whedon and Neil Gaiman, their offspring would be Cinderella Jump Rope Rhymes. Curated by Francesca Forrest, these are not the rhymes you jumped rope to as a child.

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Discovering the Anti-tale

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May 092011
 
Discovering the Anti-tale

This past March, I had the pleasure of attending the Myths and Fairy Tales in Film and Literature post-1900 conference at the University of York. As well as being a sort of CdF reunion, with Helen Pilinovksy and I seeing each other in person for the first time in several years, I had the opportunity

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Being Fluid Yet True To Type: Introducing a Storytelling Experiment

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Jan 112010
 
Being Fluid Yet True To Type: Introducing a Storytelling Experiment

Demeter’s Spicebox has moved! “The microzine is now known as Delinquent’s Spice, to suit the evolution of this venue for hypertext fiction. However, DS remains true to its core ethos — to be a boundary-challenging venue for the retelling/re-envisioning of lesser-known folktale and fairytale variants.” Please visit Delinquent’s Spice, where you can find the first

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