GENERAL SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Specific guidelines for print and digital submissions to Fairy Tale Review can be found below. We ask that all submissions adhere to the following general guidelines:

  • All work must be submitted using our Submittable portal. We do not accept submissions via email or postal service. 
  • Submissions must be previously unpublished, both in print and online.
  • Writers should submit only once in a given genre per submission period, unless encouraged to submit again by our editorial staff. Multiple submissions will go unread.
  • Simultaneous submissions are welcome. Please note as such in your cover letter and withdraw the submission immediately if accepted elsewhere. Withdrawals can be done through Submittable. If you’ve submitted a packet of poems and must withdraw one but would like the rest to remain under consideration, please add a note to your submission in Submittable and send us an email at ftreditorial@gmail.com.

Fairy Tale Review is committed to contributor diversity and inclusive engagement. We strongly encourage submissions from women, indigenous writers and writers of color, LGBTQA+ writers, and members of otherwise marginalized or underrepresented groups in mainstream publishing.

Our editorial staff is small and entirely volunteer-based. We hope to respond to all submissions within 4 months.


THE CORAL ISSUE SUBMISSIONS

Fairy Tale Review will be accepting submissions for our sixteenth issue, The Coral Issue, from March 27, 2019 to July 31, 2019. The Coral Issue will not be themed. However, we invite with special interest environmental fiction, poetry, and essays. Flora and fauna, weather and aura, and so forth.

For prose: Writers may submit up to 8,000 words of a single piece or up to three flash pieces each under 1,000 words combined in a single document. We welcome short fiction and nonfiction, as well as excerpts of longer works. Prose submissions should be formatted with standard margins, double-spaced, 12-point serif font, and include page numbers.

For poetry: Writers may submit up to 5 poems, totaling no more than 10 pages. 


DIGITAL SUBMISSIONS  

Fairy Tale Review is currently open for submissions to our digital platform. If your submission is a prose/poetry hybrid, please submit to your preferred category.

For digital prose: Please submit up to 5,000 words of a single prose piece for our consideration, or up to three flash pieces of prose each under 1,000 words. We consider fiction, nonfiction, and drama, along with scholarly, illustrated, and hybrid works.

For digital poetry: Submit up to 5 poems, totaling no more than 10 pages. Query about longer or unusual projects that fit outside these guidelines.

Ends on May 31, 2019

This category is for submissions to our digital platform. Accepted work will be published on our website on a bi-weekly basis.


Please submit up to 5,000 words of a single prose piece for our consideration, or up to three flash pieces of prose each under 1,000 words. 


Manuscripts should be double-spaced, paginated, and in 12 pt. font unless the form of the piece dictates otherwise.


We consider fiction, nonfiction, and drama along with scholarly, illustrated, and hybrid works. If your piece is a prose/poetry hybrid, please submit to your preferred category—we like to let authors make that determination.

This category is for submissions to our digital platform. Accepted work will be published on our website on a weekly basis.

Submit up to five poems, totaling no more than 10 pages. Query about longer or unusual projects that fit outside these guidelines.

If your piece is a prose/poetry hybrid, please submit to your preferred category—we like to let authors make that determination.
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