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The Lilac Issue
Our new annual volume of Fairy Tale Review.
Features Work From:
Joy Baglio, Georgia Cook, Dana Curtis, Jadyn DeWald, Kaily Dorfman, Augusta Funk, Ryan Habermeyer, Anna Maria Hong, Grey Wolfe LaJoie, Kat Lewis, Jane Morton, Emi Noguchi, Nina Pelaez, Jessica Poli, Michelle Midori Repke, H.E. Riddleton, Nay Saysourinho, Indrani Sengupta, Marcela Sulak, Kaj Tanaka, and Keith S. Wilson.
THE LILAC ISSUE | EDITOR’S NOTE
This Editor’s Note has three parts. As with all of my Editor’s Notes, I ask that you daydream while you read it. My students are often delighted that I encourage them to daydream during my lectures, even to sleep. I stand by this policy with intellectual rigor. There is a fairy tale theory hidden inside it. And besides, sleep and dreams are the themes of this year’s issue.
THE LILAC ISSUE | POETRY
Curled on a couch, wrapped in
seaweed and crystalline pastimes,
the alkali like so many horses
dead in the dry reservoir, I turned
the weather away from the fingers
THE LILAC ISSUE | PROSE
Let’s talk about the fairy godmother, before. At this point, she is just a woman, still relatively young, approaching her life’s precipice, fairy-status undiscovered, role of godmother yet realized.
“We gays cast our nets out into the mythic sea, searching for our own lost archetypes…those symbols of the human psyche which we may claim as emblematic of our own particular way of being.” –Stanley Johnson, “On the Banks of the River Time Looking Inland”
The Rainbow Issue of Fairy Tale Review will be dedicated to queer fairy tales written by queer writers. Prose Editor Benjamin Schaefer will serve as Editor for the issue.
Submissions to The Rainbow Issue will be accepted March 21, 2022 – June 30, 2022.