seeking: feminist fairy tales.

 

criteria

Corvid Queen is open for submissions. We publish feminist fairy tales, folklore, myths, and legends on a rolling basis.

We’re looking for both 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!


process

To submit a piece, please fill out this submission form. You may submit one piece every six months.

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.


Wish list

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


Policies

We accept simultaneous submissions.

We accept reprints 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!