Corvid Queen, our shiny new publication, is now open for submissions.
Corvid Queen is a journal of feminist fairy tales: fairy tales that repurpose the ideas and imagery of old stories in meaningful ways, fairy tales that responsibly represent a wide range of cultures and identities, fairy tales that embrace complexity.
We have two main categories: original feminist fairy tales and feminist retellings of fairy tales. Within these two categories, we accept fiction, poetry, and experimental writing. Pieces may be up to 2,500 words (although we will consider longer pieces if we really love them).
To submit a piece, please fill out our online 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.
Some general information: We do not accept unsolicited reprints—not even from personal websites or blogs. We do accept simultaneous submissions. We will not accept anything that promotes racism, sexism, transphobia, or other oppressive and harmful viewpoints, or anything that uses sexual violence for shock value. We offer a token payment of $5 for each accepted work.
In addition, if you’re curious about what we consider to be a feminist fairy tale, we encourage you to read Corvid Queen’s introduction, and this conversation about subversions of femininity. You do not need to be female or femme to submit a story; writers of any gender identity and expression are welcome. If you’re curious about how the stories will be formatted, please see our sample story.
Finally, we will do our best to respond to every submission within a week. However, if you don’t hear from us after two weeks, please feel free to send us a follow-up email.
We can’t wait to read your stories.