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.
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.
We offer an honorarium of $5 for each accepted piece.
We accept simultaneous submissions.
We 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!