Scheherezade’s Bequest is now an annual print journal of fiction and poetry in the fairy tale tradition. We publish both original fairy tales and revisions of old favorites, and are particularly interested in the more obscure fairy tales that are often overlooked in our Disney-saturated culture.
It was in the 19th century in Western Europe that the fairy tale was normalized into the form in which we best know it today, but that doesn’t mean we limit ourselves to that time or place, to the stories of the Brothers Grimm, Charles Perrault, or Andrew Lang in our retellings. We refuse to overlook the wealth of stories that have their origins elsewhere, and are proud to follow in the footsteps of collectors and anthologists like Angela Carter, Jane Yolen, and Terri Windling in publishing tales inspired by far-flung cultures and diverse sources.
If you are interested in submitting fiction to Scheherezade’s Bequest, you can find our guidelines here.
As You Wish: The Loathly Lady Issue
Scheherezade’s Bequest Vol. 1 Issue 1
Eds. Donna Quattrone & Virginia M. Mohlere
Published by Papaveria Press
ISBN 978 1 907881 34 3 (Paperback)
ISBN 978 1 907881 36 7 (Digital)
128 pages, full colour.
Thanks to the generosity of our authors, previous online issues of Scheherezade’s Bequest are archived here:
Issue 15 (September 2012)
Issue 14 (December 2011)
Issue 13 (May 2011)
Issue 12 (January 2011)
Issue 11 (Sept 2010)
Issue 10 (May 2010)
Issue 9 (January 2010)
Issue 8 (September 2009)
Issue 7 (March 2009)
Issue 6 (Sept 2008)
Issue 5 (March 2008)
Issue 4 (July 2006)
Issue 3 (March 2006)
Issue 2 (Nov 2005)
Issue 1 (July 2005)