Fairy Tale Review

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

We are currently closed to all submissions as the mice that operate this journal begin issue production in earnest.


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

  • All work must be previously unpublished (translations exempt; see the category for other rules).
  • 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, make a note on Submittable and send us an email at ftreditorial@gmail.com.
  • Only one submission per genre during any reading period (except contests, with multiple contest fees). For example: You may submit one piece of prose and one packet of poems, but not two pieces of prose, within a single reading period. Additional submissions will be returned unread.
  • If you were published in the most recent print issue, please wait one year after publication of the issue to submit again; you are still welcome to submit to our contest or to the digital platform.

We hope to respond to submissions within 3 months, except for contest submissions, which take longer due to contest judging.