Have you ever noticed that, despite the name, there is often a conspicuous absence of fairies in fairy tales? So begins the description of editor Rhonda Parrish's newest project, Fae, an anthology of original fairy tales -- no, not Snow White or Little Red Riding Hood, but the tales of fairies -- with an open submission period starting on September 1 and closing November 30, 2013. Keep an eye out for the release of this dazzling project in summer 2014.
Historically speaking fairies have been mischievous or malignant. They’ve dwelt in forests, collected teeth or crafted shoes. In Fae, we want stories that honor that rich history but explore new and interesting takes on fairies as well. We want urban fairies and arctic fairies, steampunk fairies, time-traveling and digital fairies. We want stories that bridge traditional and modern styles and while we’re at it, we want stories about fairy-like creatures too. Bring us your sprites, your pixies, your seelies and unseelies, silkies, goblins or gnomes, brownies and imps. We want them all. We’re looking for lush settings, beautiful prose and complex characters.
For more details about submitting to the anthology see our submission page, Calls for Anthologies. And while you're there, check out the details of the Krampus anthology if your writing bent runs more toward devils than sprites.
About the anthologist: Rhonda Parrish is a master procrastinator and nap connoisseur but despite that she somehow manages a full professional life. She has been the publisher and editor-in-chief ofNiteblade Magazine for over five years now (which is like 25 years in internet time) and is the editor of the forthcoming benefit anthology, Metastasis. In addition, Rhonda is a writer whose work has been included or is forthcoming in dozens of publications including Tesseracts 17: Speculating Canada from Coast to Coast and Imaginarium: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing. Her website, updated weekly, is at http://www.rhondaparrish.com
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