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The Rainbow Issue
Our new annual volume of Fairy Tale Review.
Features Work From:
Shastri Akella, Mary Angelino, Clayton Bradshaw, Robert Carr, Anna Graeme, Hannah Grieco, Allegra Hyde, Catherine Kim, Kyle Marbut, Mike McClelland, Christopher Nelson, Reuben Gelley Newman, Carolyn Oliver, Cat Powell, Val Rigodon, Zak Salih, Alysia Li Ying Sawchyn, Timothy Schaffert, JD Scott, Preston Smith, Addie Tsai, Michael Vargas, and Jae Towle Vieira.
THE RAINBOW ISSUE | EDITOR’S NOTE
Fairy tales, with their intuitive logic and normalized magic, have always been at odds with a certain school of literary realism, and yet I would argue they remain humanity’s longest-standing storytelling tradition precisely because of their ability to render lived human experience despite their apparent detachment from reality. They are both themselves queer and a place where queerness can speak and thrive and live.
THE RAINBOW ISSUE | POETRY
and I found you, sniffed you out on the path with your basket, your cape, your soft hair, your pink-orange freckles lit by the sun piercing the canopy, and if I jumped out, held up my thick paws and clipped nails, opened my mouth wide, to show not teeth but hunger, not teeth but patience, as you walked this forest over and over
THE RAINBOW ISSUE | PROSE
Kartik makes a decision the day his father strikes him: on workday evenings and weekends he’ll pretend he’s a tourist in his hometown. His real home—where he belongs—is a place, he imagines, where it’s safe for him to love men.
Founding Editor Kate Bernheimer will edit the twentieth annual issue of Fairy Tale Review. Vol. 20 will not have a theme. We are looking for your best new work.
Submissions will be accepted March 8, 2023 – July 15, 2023.