Tiny Donkey was created by Wren Awry during her time as an undergraduate editorial assistant with Fairy Tale ReviewWe see Tiny Donkey as a compliment to Fairy Tale Review, with similar goals but different means of accomplishing them. Tiny Donkey is not Fairy Tale Review's blog; rather, it is an independently-operated literary journal devoted to fairy tales in essay form. For the time being, Fairy Tale Review acts as a patron to help facilitate Tiny Donkey's growth.

For more information, visit http://tinydonkey.fairytalereview.com/about/.


Tiny Donkey publishes short essays (up to 400 words in length) that explore fairy tales through scholarly, personal and cultural lenses. Tiny Donkey has a strong focus on original thought and dexterous, polished writing.

You can write Tiny Donkey essays from a lot of different angles (our first three posts include a piece that analyzes a film in relation to Bluebeard, one that ties in wolf re-introduction in New Mexico to wolf tropes in fairy tales, and a personal essay about hollow mountains, Jack Tales and the coal industry in Appalachia). You might come up with an entirely new idea, or turn a class paper in to a polished micro-essay. We’re open to challenging and unique form and content, just get in touch!

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