An Introduction to Middle Eastern Literature

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May 292011
 
An Introduction to Middle Eastern Literature

By Tanya B. Avakian & Erzebet YellowBoy This is perhaps the most political piece of writing that will ever appear on Cabinet des Fées. We chose long ago to take a stance of showing, not telling, our respect for authors and literature from all corners of the globe. However, in this case we felt a

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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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Drawing out the Dragons

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Apr 232011
 
Drawing out the Dragons

I’d like to take a minute to draw your attention to this most remarkable book, written by James Owen of Coppervale International. This is quite possibly the most inspiring and empowering book I will read this year, and I’ve blogged about it already over on my website, so I won’t repeat myself here. Instead, I’m passing along a message from James himself, which you can read in full on James’ own blog in a post called Making Sure That Kids Have The Books They Need To Read…

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Scheherezade’s Bequest Opens to Submissions

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Mar 012011
 

We have opened Scheherezade’s Bequest to submissions. We are using a new submission system, so please be sure to read over our guidelines as some things have changed. Our reading period will remain open until August 1, or until four issues are full — whichever comes first. Please help us get our fill of fairy tales by sending us your work!

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The 12th issue of Scheherezade’s Bequest

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Jan 312011
 

The 12th issue of Scheherezade’s Bequest is online! Scholars say that one of the qualities of a fairy tale is its sense of wonder, that thing the reader feels when they realise that here, in this story, anything at all might happen. As you read the stories and poems we’ve collected for this issue, we think you’ll experience just that. From the love imbued in a simple hat, to the terror of a contraption known only as ‘the beast’, through locked doors and across marble threshing floors, you’ll know that in these tales, magic happens, and you’ll wonder, just like we did, if it might one day happen to you.

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Nov 102010
 

How would you like the opportunity to win an eReader full of fantastic fiction by such wonderful authors as N. K. Jemisin, Nisi Shawl, Alaya Dawn Johnson, Terence Taylor, Ted Chiang, Shweta Narayan, Chesya Burke, Moondancer Drake, Saladin Ahmed, Rochita Loenen-Ruiz, Amal El-Mohtar and many more? That chance can be yours! The Carl Brandon Society is holding a prize drawing of five loaded eReaders starting on November 5th and ending November 22nd, 2010. The funds raised will benefit the Octavia E. Butler Memorial Scholarship, a fund that sends two emerging writers of color to the Clarion writers workshops annually.

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Oct 212010
 

Papaveria Press is running a contest of interest to the fairy tale community. Remember the Snow White, Blood Red Series edited by Terri Windling & Ellen Datlow? Or Brian Froud’s Faerielands How about Patricia A. McKillip‘s collection of wonderful novels, notable for their cover art by Kinuko Y. Craft, their gorgeous prose and their perfect size? Papaveria will be producing a series of fairy tale novellas inspired by the literary and visual aesthetics of these best-loved books. The only thing we are lacking is a name for the series itself!

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Daniel A. Rabuzzi’s The Choir Boats

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Jul 262010
 
Daniel A. Rabuzzi's The Choir Boats

Daniel A. Rabuzzi, who first graced our pages in September 2008 with Four and Twenty and again in March 2009 with Before St. George Came, saw the release of his fantasy novel The Choir Boats in 2009. Published by ChiZine Publications, The Choir Boats was selected by January Magazine as a Top Ten Young Adult Novel for 2009.

For just a few more days, The Choir Boats is available as a free download from Wowio, where it was selected as their July Book of the Month.

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Update on the state of submissions

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Jul 232010
 

As our reading period for the 11th issue of Scheherezade’s Bequest draws to a end, we are happy to report that we have responded to most of the submissions we’ve received. If you submitted something to SB and have not yet heard from us, that means we are strongly considering your work. Queries are welcome, as always, and all submissions will have been responded to by the time the reading period closes on July 31. As always, thank you for your patience with us.

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Terri Windling is having a big art sale!

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Jul 122010
 
Terri Windling is having a big art sale!

Terri Windling is currently having a half-price sale to help offset the medical costs of a family member in distress. Please read her post about the sale, and then visit Terri’s Etsy shop where you’ll find the painting displayed here as well some other incredible work on offer.

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Good Things Come in Threes

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Jun 282010
 
Good Things Come in Threes

And we have three good things to announce today. The first thing we have to share is the long-awaited release of our third issue in print. This is the last issue of the first volume, published by Prime Books. With cover art by Charles Vess and twelve short stories by some of today’s finest authors in the fantasy genre, we’re sure there will be something about this issue to delight you. Please visit Cabinet des Fées 3 for more information and to order a copy for yourself.

The second announcement we have to make is that this will not be our final issue in print.

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Folkpunk 101

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May 182010
 
Folkpunk 101

A Reading List by Tanya B. Avakian In the spirit of a college syllabus, I am offering a reading list of what I consider to be basic materials pertaining to the modern world’s creative struggle with its folkloric heritage. An acquaintance with these works will not only provide a real grounding in the topic, but

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May 182010
 

The tenth issue of Scheherezade’s Bequest is now live, offering stories and poems by Eric Marin, Claire Massey, Joshua Gage, Sonya Taaffe, Bruce Woods, Alex Dally MacFarlane, Patricia Russo, Rachel Manija Brown and more. In this issue we introduce you to the art of Lucy Campbell, whose work illustrates Olivia V. Ambrogio’s The Handless Maiden

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The Wild Hunt: Trailer Released

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Apr 282010
 
The Wild Hunt: Trailer Released

In last week’s interview with Lisa Stock concerning the production of her mythic webseries The Wild Hunt, I promised to let you know when the trailer for this independent production became available. That time is now! You can view it directly on InByTheEye Films’ YouTube channel or by clicking on the poster below.

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