seeking: feminist fairy tales.
Corvid Queen is open for submissions. We publish feminist fairy tales, folklore, myths, and legends on a rolling basis.
We have two main categories: original feminist tales and feminist retellings of traditional tales. We accept fiction, poetry, and pieces that are in-betweeen. We generally publish pieces that are 1,000-2,500 words, although we will consider shorter or longer pieces if we really love them.
Please note that you do not need to be female or femme to submit a piece; writers of any gender identity and expression are welcome.
P.S. We’re now listed on Duotrope!
To submit a piece, please fill out this submission form.
Then, email us with the subject line Corvid Queen Submission: Name, Title, Category. (Example: Corvid Queen Submission: Leigh Bardugo, The Language of Thorns, Original.) Paste your piece into the body of the email (please don’t send it as an attachment). You may submit one piece at a time.
If your piece is accepted, you’ll receive an email with a publication date & a contract. After the contract has been digitally signed, we’ll send another email with payment confirmation, any suggested edits to your piece, and options for a featured image.
We offer an honorarium of $5 for each accepted piece.
We encourage you to read through the journal to get a sense for the stories that speak to us. If you’re curious about what we consider to be a feminist fairy tale, we also encourage you to read this conversation about subversions of fairy tale femininity.
In addition, here are some things we would love to see:
non-European & non-Western stories
stories that end happily for queer, gay, lesbian, bi, trans, and ace characters
stories that explore mental illness & mental health
stories with very practical heroes
stories with anti-heroes
stories with complexity
stories with compassion
Here are some things that we do not want to see:
anything that promotes racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, or other oppressive & harmful viewpoints
anything that uses sexual violence for shock value
anything with extreme gore
We accept simultaneous submissions.
We accept reprints, but only from defunct blogs, magazines, and presses.
We reserve the right to remove any published piece from our site.
We aim to respond to every submission within three weeks. However, if you don’t hear from us in that time, please feel free to send us a follow-up email!