May 4, 2012

Enchanted Conversation Is Gearing Up Again

 As some readers know, Enchanted Conversation: A Fairy Tale Magazine, almost died about six months ago. Costs, time and a change in my interests nearly caused the end of its little story. But for reasons that did not include a desire to continue on my part, EC kept going. It's true that publication has been fitful so far this year, and I have had trouble keeping up with the whole project. But I am glad I hung on. Because keeping EC alive allowed me to stay connected to fairy tales and writing in a way that is now proving to be most gratifying. I am in the process of making some major, voluntary changes in my life. I will remain mysterious about those, but what it means is that EC will continue in better form than in the last six months or so.

I plan to post more, have more contests and use EC a bit more as a blog as well as a zine. I ran the blog Diamonds and Toads for years, and miss the joys of regular blogging. I miss visiting other great blogs and commenting. I miss looking for art on a regular basis. I miss the great community of fairy tale lovers that thrives online.

Enchanted Conversation will continue to hold monthly writing contests. That is not changing. And prizes will remain small. The changes in my life will not include having more money. But there will be some more giveaways.

You will also see some new features here involving fairy tales and food and fairy tales and the home. These posts will be an effort to bring the other side of my writing to the fairy tale side. For more years than I care to count, I have been writing about food and home care issues. I actually get paid to do it! The articles currently only appear in a weekly newspaper popular with the Amish and Mennonites, but I get a real pleasure out of the job. So, from time to time, you will find a recipe from Cinderella or a home keeping tip from, hhhmmm, maybe Cinderella.

No matter what, the mission and tone of EC will remain the same. Thank you for sticking with Enchanted Conversation. Let's make some more magic!

Image by Virginia F. Sterrett.

1 comment

  1. I'm very happy you decided to stick with it, as you can see I've just arrived!