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- Submissions | FairyTaleMag
The following is relevant to all submissions for 2024 for The Fairy Tale Magazine. Please read it in its entirety before considering submitting here. Writing opportunities for 2024 include: New Fairy Tales: Fairy tales that are inspired by classic tales are what we are seeking. Mashups of classic fairy tales are welcome as well. Submissions must follow the theme below to be considered. Poetry: Poetry inspired by fairy tales and that follows the theme is also welcome. We are not seeking art or nonfiction. The theme for the year is simply classic fairy tales—more below. HERE IS HOW YOU SUBMIT AND FORMAT AND WHEN Only the kind of submissions outlined below will be accepted at The Fairy Tale Magazine (FTM) in 2024. Here are the submission periods for both stories and poems: We will be opening the submissions window for the SPRING/SUMMER Issue on Jan. 22, 2024 at 12 AM, EST., and closing it on Jan. 29, 2024 at 11:59 PM., EST. The FALL/WINTER submissions window will be June 17, 2024 at 12 AM, EST ., and closing on June 24, 2024 at 11:59 PM, EST. There will be two issues. (There will be one contest this year, during the summer. Details will be announced later in the year.) No submissions will be considered or acknowledged if received outside of the windows stated above. You submit through email only. Please use this address only: firstname.lastname@example.org . That is for submissions only. Your last name, the publication month you are submitting for, and the year should be in the subject line of the email of your submission. You must be 18 years old or older, but may be from any country. Only works in English, please. You should try to use American English word forms and punctuation. Do not send attachments. They will not be opened or considered. Paste your work in the body of an email. No fancy spacing or characters, please. Do not indent for new paragraphs. Just do an extra return between them. Please, single space between lines and after sentences. And please include a title. A bio in the third person and no more than 50 words should be in the submission email below the story. Even if you have been published in our magazine before, we need a new third person bio every time. You should include a word count below the story. A Paypal address must be included. Without one, work will not be considered. (Please do not email or message anyone at FTM asking what PayPal is and how to use it.) Only previously unpublished work, please. Only one work per writer per submission period. Simultaneous submissions are fine, but once we have accepted a story or poem for publication, we expect authors to withdraw their submissions from other publications. RIGHTS First and all electronic and digital rights are being sought, as are rights to use the work for promoting and to benefit FTM in perpetuity, although you will retain the right to withdraw consent for using your work in promotional efforts after one year from publication. We are also buying the first podcast, YouTube, and all potential digital media rights to your work. Once a work is digitally published in FTM, you are free to shop it elsewhere—meaning electronic and digital rights revert to you immediately after publishing, but The Fairy Tale Magazine will continue to sell or publish your work as part of the digital magazine, on media platforms such as YouTube and on podcasts platforms indefinitely. THEME AND CONTENT The theme for 2024 is Classic Fairy Tales. You can take a lot of license with the work, but there must be a clear connection to a specific old fairy tale in the work. We are also very open to the stories and poems focusing on seasonal holidays, like solstice celebrations, Halloween, Hanukkah, etc. Stories must be PG in terms of content. A lot of young kids find our site, even though it’s not a kids publication. We have to bear that in mind. (See below.) Remember, stories and poems must have the theme in them, even though it needn’t be a huge part of the story. Do bear in mind that all fairy tale related fiction and poetry needs an element of the supernatural—as well as transformation. The essence of classic fairy tales should be maintained when you write these stories and poems. Kate tends to prefer things to end happily, but it's not absolutely essential. Absolutely none of the following for any submissions: Sci-fi, lengthy grossout descriptions of bodily functions or injuries, dystopian, descriptions of people’s bodies through the objectifying eyes of the protagonist, erotica, high fantasy, stage magic, excessive world building (a.k.a., info dumps) war or battle as a major plot device, time-travel, extreme horror/gore, futuristic, space travel, western, love triangles and any form of romance that is not between humans or human-like creatures like fairies. Also, The Fairy Tale Magazine is NOT a young children's publication. Period. We see this as a 15 years of age and older publication. Yes, we know young children will see our work, but it’s definitely for teenagers and older. The Fairy Tale Magazine prefers “own voices.” Follow this link to learn more about what “own voices” means. It's essential that you read past stories, poems, and nonfiction to see what we will publish. We publish older stories or poems every week on Thursday. People who don’t bother reading our content have virtually no chance of being published. WORD COUNT Length of stories is 1,000 to 2,000 words. Poems must be no longer than 500 words. NOTIFICATION OF SUCCESS & PAYMENT Please read the following completely before submitting: You will receive a response telling you Kate has received your submission. You will not receive a notice of rejection. No editorial feedback of any kind will be provided. We will not justify editorial decisions either. We just do not have the time. We get well over one thousand submissions a year and are a tiny staff. Only emails of acceptance will be sent. Also, the chosen authors will be announced on the blog at fairytalemagazine.com. The authors whose work will be featured in the spring/summer issue should be announced on the site blog on or around March. 1, 2024. The authors whose work will be featured in the fall/winter issue should be announced on the site blog on or around July 24, 2024. If your work is not chosen and announced on the site, then FTM has no claim on it. Payment for all works is $25--US dollars only. There will also be a contract for you to sign. A Paypal address must be included. Without one, work will not be considered. All things being equal, authors who support The Fairy Tale Magazine will get greater consideration of their work. FTM depends on its fans, and deeply appreciates them. We are a community, not just a magazine. However, quality always takes precedence over all other considerations. A great way to get started with supporting our site is to sign up for our newsletter. It’s free and filled with goodies you’ll probably appreciate, so sign up and read it! For questions only, but not for submissions, contact Kate at katewolford1@gmail.
- Home | FairyTaleMag
Cinderella's Hearth Cinderella's Hearth Weekly Tips for an Enchanted Lifestyle! THIS WEEK - The Lydia Bennet We Didn’t Know Normally, we reserve our reviews for Thursdays here... Recent Posts 2 days ago 4 min Throwback Thursday: Wolf at the Door by D. Avery Once there was a girl who lived in a humble home with her father and her stepmother, a pair weathered gray no matter the season. The... 3 days ago 2 min Review by Madeline Mertz: The Butcher of the Forest by Premee Mohamed Award winning author Premee Mohamed strikes again in The Butcher of the Forest, a new thrilling tale of magic, monsters, and survival.... Nov 23 1 min Throwback Thursday: Dancing with the Faerie King by Sara Cleto & Brittany Warman Though I prefer the kitchen cauldron, Rosemary, basil, and sage - Maidens all must take their turn Dancing with the Faerie King.... Nov 22 2 min Review by Kelly Jarvis: A Study in Drowning by Ava Reid A Study in Drowning is a novel that explores several dark themes. Effy Sayre is a young woman who has suffered trauma in her life. She is... Nov 16 4 min Throwback Thursday: How the Cunning Folk Got Their Magic by Daniel Allen Editor’s note: This charming Throwback Thursday fable surprised and delighted us. IWe think you’ll find it as enjoyable as we did. Read... Nov 15 2 min Review by Lissa Sloan: The Bleeding Tree by Hollie Starling The COVID-19 Pandemic marked a period of loss for so many. But while losses directly attributed to COVID made up a huge part of this,... ALL POSTS "November comes And November goes, With the last red berries And the first white snows. With night coming early, And dawn coming late, And ice in the bucket And frost by the gate. The fires burn And the kettles sing, And earth seeks to rest Until the next spring. " ~ Clyde Watson We Love Fairy Tales... This is a site for fairy tale lovers, creators, and dreamers. If you love entering the imaginative world of Charles Perrault, The Brothers Grimm, and Hans Christian Andersen, this is your place. If you love reimagining classic fairy tales and putting the results into stories, this is your place. If you want to write and read all-new fairy tales, this is your place... Read More Mini Art Gallery
- Advertise With FTM | FairyTaleMag
Advertising Info & Rates Just published a book or story collection? Are y ou working on a project or podcast and want to get the word out? The Fairy Tale Magazine offers a great way to reach your target audience. Let us help! You can send in a pre-made ad or we can work with you to put one together with the picture and copy you want to place into our newsletter, magazine, or on our website. It's an inexpensive way to support FTM and also reach a fairy tale loving target demographic. As always, we will forever be focused more on content than advertising, so space is limited and filled on a first-come, first-served basis. RATES BELOW: The price difference range below reflects whether or not the staff at FTM has to prepare some or all of the ad. If the ad comes to us completely finished and usable, we’ll charge the lowest price. The increases will depend on the amount of work we do, but will not exceed the highest number quoted below. NEWSLETTER $5.00 to $15 .00 per newsletter WEBSITE AD paired with a post $5.00 to $15.00 THE FAIRY TALE MAGAZINE DIGITAL ISSUE Quarter-Page A d: $5.00 to $15.00 per issue Half-Page Ad: $10.00 to $25.00 per issue Full-Page Ad: $15.00 to $35.00 per issue Front Inside & Back Inside Cover Ad: $18.00 to $40.00 per issue Back Cover Ad: $20.00 to $45.00 CONTACT U S email@example.com So we can start working together on your ad! Payments are made via PayPal once ads are confirmed to firstname.lastname@example.org ANY QUESTIONS? Drop us a line at email@example.com
- Past Issues | FairyTaleMag
Past Issues Sales for both individual copies and subscriptions for 2023 have ended. We’ll be announcing how we’ll be offering issues in 2024 in the very near future. The Fairy Godparents Club is also closed for 2023, but stay tuned for how to join in 2024. If you have any questions, just email Kate at firstname.lastname@example.org .
- Contests | FairyTaleMag
The Fairy Tale Magazine's Writing Contests NOW CLOSED The information below is for the Flash Fiction and Poetry Contests ONLY The Fairy Tale Magazine is a non-profit magazine dedicated to paying writers and bringing original and classic fairy tales, art, interviews, articles and more to our readers through the magazine. So, to continue to pay authors and artists for their amazing work, we’re holding two contests to raise funds for FTM at $5.00 per entry (and unlimited entries) with the Grand Prize being $100. USD for each contest. All money raised through these contests will go towards paying the authors and artists for the upcoming 2023 issues of The Fairy Tale Magazine, so check out the details below! FLASH FICTION CONTEST COST TO ENTER: $5.00 per entry (and unlimited entries per author) THEME Any subject as long as it is within the fairy tale or folktale genres WORD COUNT Up to 1,000 words SUBMIT Send a brief cover letter along with your story pasted into the body of the email. Must be 18 to enter. TO ENTER Send $5.00 per entry to email@example.com via PayPal. Unlimited entries. Send story to firstname.lastname@example.org Subject Line in email: FLASH FICTION Contest - Author Name GRAND PRIZE $100. USD + publication on our website and in a digital issue of FTM PLUS publication in the printed yearbook. Payment is ONLY MADE THROUGH PAYPAL (So you must have a PayPal account or you are ineligible for this contest.) Submissions will be acknowledged, but notices of rejection will not be sent for either contest category. Only the one winner from each category will be contacted and announced. Remember that all normal submissions standards apply. RUNNERS UP 2 runners up will receive publication on our website and in a digital version of FTM PLUS publication in the printed yearbook. ANY QUESTIONS? Drop us a line at email@example.com CONTEST CLOSES JUNE 30th CONTEST NOW CLOSED POETRY CONTEST COST TO ENTER: $5.00 per entry (and unlimited entries per author) THEME Any subject as long as it is within the fairy tale or folktale genres WORD COUNT Up to 500 words SUBMIT Send a brief cover letter along with your poem pasted into the body of the email. Must be 18 to enter. TO ENTER Send $5.00 per entry to firstname.lastname@example.org via PayPal. Unlimited entries. Send story to email@example.com Subject Line in email: POETRY Contest - Author Name GRAND PRIZE $100. USD + publication on our website and in a digital issue of FTM PLUS publication in the printed yearbook. Payment is ONLY MADE THROUGH PAYPAL (So you must have a PayPal account or you are ineligible for this contest.) Submissions will be acknowledged, but notices of rejection will not be sent for either contest category. Only the one winner from each category will be contacted and announced. Remember that all normal submissions standards apply. RUNNERS UP 2 runners up will receive publication on our website and in a digital version of FTM PLUS publication in the printed yearbook. ANY QUESTIONS? Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org CONTEST ENDS JUNE 30th CONTEST NOW CLOSED
- Shop | FairyTaleMag
THANK YO U for shopping on our page! Every purchase helps keep The Fairy Tale Magazine around and helps us continue to be a paying market to writers. ZAZZLE Check out all the new products we've added to THE FAIRY TALE MAGAZINE ZAZZLE STORE HERE From apparel to home decor, there is a wide range of products available in the FTM store featuring classic and custom art . Whether you’re looking for a unique gift or a way to bring a touch of magic to your own home, getting something from our FTM store is the perfect way to do it! Remember to check the store for sales, and buy when you need something. Like all of FTM's fundraising efforts on this page, all proceeds go to the magazine. Check out the gallery below to get a peek at some of the products available in our store! MUG Adalmina's Pearl Vintage illustration mug perfect for fairy tale fans! WOMEN'S TEE I Binge Fairy Tales Women's t-shirt available in multiple sizes MUG Queen of my Own Fairy Tale Vintage illustration mug MUG Adalmina's Pearl Vintage illustration mug perfect for fairy tale fans! 1/8 BOOKS DIGITAL DOWNLOADS For personal or commercial use - copyright free with no restrictions for $2.00 each. Click on pictures for more details. MORE PRODUCTS COMING SOON! ANOTHER WAY TO HELP OUT Don ations help keep The Fairy Tale Magazine around and help us stay committed to our mission of keeping submissions free, paying our contributors, and doing all we can to support talented emerging writers and artists. We hope you’ll consider being part of this mission. Note: D onations are not tax deduc tible. Whether you donate $3 $5 $10 $25 or more as a one time donation to The Fairy Tale Magazine through PayPal, please know that any contribution is generous and makes a big difference. Sign into PayPal with this button and send donations to the PayPal email address email@example.com THANK YOU! PayPal
- About | FairyTaleMag
This is a site for fairy tale lovers, creators, and dreamers... If you love entering the imaginative world of Charles Perrault, The Brothers Grimm, and Hans Christian Andersen, this is your place. If you love reimagining classic fairy tales and putting the results into stories, this is your place. If you want to write and read all-new fairy tales, this is your place. If you want reader-friendly analysis of fairy tales, this is your place. If you love Golden Age of Illustration art, this is your place. We hope you'll visit this site often & Let the enchantment begin! Meet The Team Founder & Publisher KATE WOLFORD I’m a fairy tale lover since the late 1960s, when I first read an Oz book (there are many). I was immediately hooked, and nowadays, I try to be something of a fairy godmother to 21st century fairy tale lovers. When I’m not immersed in the world of fairy tales, I’m a wife, mother, grandmother, gardener and music lover. I’m also a certified meditation teacher. Art Director & Managing Editor AMANDA BERGLOFF Amanda is a mixed media artist and writer of modern fairy tales and folktales. Her stories have appeared in various anthologies, including Frozen Fairy Tales, After the Happily Ever After, and Uncommon Pet Tales. Her cover and interior art has been published in the Extraordinary Visions Anthology, Tiny Spoon Literary Magazine, Turbulence and Coffee, Mud Season Review, Firefly Magazine, The Horror Zine, Utopia Science Fiction Magazine, and others. Contributing Editor KELLY JARVIS Kelly's an editor and writer whose stories have appeared in Eternal Haunted Summer, Blue Heron Review, Forget-Me-Not Press, Mermaids Monthly, The Chamber Magazine, and Mothers of Enchantment: New Tales of Fairy Godmothers. She also teaches at Central Connecticut State University. Editorial Intern MADELINE MERTZ Madeline is a Truman State University student with literary journal experience. She will be working on getting FTM's presence on TikTok started. Tech Coordinator KIM MALINOWSKI Kim is a poet and writer who dabbles in archeology and historical literary research. She is a differently-abled advocate and her email is open to the public. She writes because the alternative is unthinkable. Check out her website: https://www.kimmalinowskipoet.com/