Showing posts from August, 2011

Hello There!

Well, it has been awhile. Lost Internet for over a week, but at last, I am back on and reading submissions. Of course, I have jury duty next week -- oh, it never ends.

But we are reading Cinderella submissions, so fear not!

In the meantime, I'd doing a little promo for my daughter's new start up. She didn't ask and doesn't know, but I am proud of her. The business, which is personal-shopper related, is in no way fairy tale related, but I love her and am proud of her. So here is the logo. The company is just getting started and hasn't fully launched, but check it out, if you so desire.

Here's the blog link: Cake Style.

Back On At Last!

I have been without internet access for -- hhmm, close to a week. I will be responding to submissions and questions ASAP. Please be patient. It has been a tough week.

Enchanted Conversations: The Reverse Adaptation of Fairy Tales in Online Culture, by John Patrick Pazdziora (University of St. Andrews)

Editor's Note: John P. Pazdziora is a talented scholar and writer, who is a good friend of EC's and a boon to current fairy tale scholarship. His paper, given last January at a conference in Ghent, sheds light on current online fairy tale journals. Those who wish to be published in EC should take note of his comments on this publication. He shares concerns that are my own. (KW)

Andrew Lang, in his classic Victorian fairy tale Prince Prigio [1889], tells of a fairyland king and a rationalistic queen. The queen determines that their son, Prigio, should grow up undeceived by silly tales of fairies and wonders and magic; she makes sure he has a good, sensible education to leave no room for such fancies (5-9).  Prigio, however, is the great-grandson of Cinderella, and receives at his christening dozens of magical gifts from the fairies: seven league boots, a wishing cap, the purse of Fortunatus, and so on. The queen sees only old boots, a battered felt cap, and a worn-out purse, an…