Sword & Kettle Press

Now seeking: feminist fairy tales.


Open Call: The Last Petal

01. Call for Submissions

Announcing The Last Petal: a zine about fairy tales, nostalgia, girlhood, and growing up. Submissions are open from February 1 - March 31, and the zine will be released in print in the spring. The Last Petal is curated by Erin Moran of Suburban Springtime and Kayla Allen of Sword & Kettle Press.

02. Submission Details

To submit your writing, artwork, or photography, send one email to both Kayla at swordandkettlepress@gmail.com and Erin at suburbanspringtime@gmail.com. That’s it! We’re keeping it simple.

03. Further Reading

We encourage you to read both Surburban Springtime & Corvid Queen to get a sense for our tastes.


Send us your heroes & your monsters.


Open Call: Corvid Queen


01. Call for Submissions

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

We have two main categories: 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.

We offer an honorarium of $5 for each accepted piece.


02. Submission Details

To submit a piece, please fill out this submission form. Then, email us with the subject line Corvid Queen Submission: Name, Title, Category. (Example: Corvid Queen Submission: Leigh Bardugo, The Language of Thorns, Original.) Paste your piece into the body of the email.

You may submit one piece in each category every three months. If you want to submit to more than one category, please fill out a separate form and send a separate email for each submission.


03. Further Reading

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.


We can't wait to read your stories.


General Policies

We accept simultaneous submissions. We only accept reprints from defunct blogs, magazines, and presses.

We will not accept anything that promotes racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, or other oppressive and harmful viewpoints, or anything that uses sexual violence for shock value. We will not read anything submitted by abusers, and we reserve the right to remove any published piece from our site.

We aim to respond to every submission within a week. However, if you don’t hear from us after three weeks, please feel free to send us a follow-up email!


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