Fairy Tale Review

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

We are currently open to submissions to our fifth annual contest.

Due to an administrative error, submissions to the contest was closed on July 1, when in fact submissions should have remained open until August 1, per our contest guidelines page.

Because of this error, contest submissions have been reopened on July 25 and will remain open until September 1. We're really sorry for any inconvenience.

Read our contest FAQ/details page for more information about the fifth annual contest.

We are also currently open to submissions to our digital platform. This submission period will close on July 31, 2018.

Please see the prose and poetry categories for specific guidelines and instructions based on genre.

Our general guidelines, which apply to all submissions, are below.


We ask that all writers who would like to submit to Fairy Tale Review adhere to these guidelines.

  • All work must be previously unpublished.
  • Simultaneous submissions are welcome; please note as such in your cover letter, and withdraw the submission immediately if accepted elsewhere. Withdrawals should be done through Submittable. If you submitted a packet of poems and must withdraw only one but would like the rest to remain under consideration, send us an email at ftreditorial@gmail.com.
  • Send only one piece at a time, and wait until you've received a response before sending another.

We hope to respond to submissions within 3 months.

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