A Journal of Feminist Fairy Tales
In this journal, feminist fairy tales reexamine pretty princesses and distressed damsels, spiteful stepmothers and wicked witches. They repurpose the ideas and imagery of traditional fairy tales in meaningful ways. They responsibly represent a wide range of cultures and identities, and they embrace complexity.
Most importantly, whether they are original stories or retellings of classics, whether they happen in real or fictional lands, whether they take place in historical eras or our modern time, they show us how to fight the dragons that wander our wild world.
(After all, fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.)
cocytus by Rebecca Kokitus, based in Greek mythology
Our Time of Telling by Meena Rakasi, a queer Rapunzel retelling
The Gift of Baba Yaga by Catherine Kyle, inspired by Slavic folklore
Submissions to Corvid Queen are open year-round; we accept and publish on a rolling basis.