welcome to corvid queen.


Welcome to Corvid Queen, a journal of feminist fairy tales & folklore from Sword & Kettle Press.

In this journal, our stories reexamine pretty princesses and distressed damsels, spiteful stepmothers and wicked witches. They repurpose the ideas and imagery of traditional tales in meaningful ways. They responsibly represent a wide range of cultures and identities, and they embrace complexity.

Most importantly, whether they are new stories or retellings of classics, whether they happen in real or fictional lands, whether they take place in historical eras or our modern time, they show us how to fight the dragons that wander our wild world.

(After all, fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.)

Thank you so much for stopping by. Make yourself comfortable; settle in with a cup of coffee, or a glass of wine. Browse through our stories. Meet our contributors. Think about your favorite fairy tale (and think about sending it to us). We’re so happy to have you here.

kayla allen, editor.