The editors of Fairy Tale Review are pleased to offer more information about this year’s contest, our third annual, in both poetry and prose. Each winner will receive $1,000 and publication in The Translucent Issue of Fairy Tale Review, forthcoming in 2017, and all non-winning submissions will be considered for publication. The contest will be open for submissions between April 1, 2016 and July 15, 2016, and the reading fee is $10.
Kelly Link will serve as this year’s prose judge, and Traci Brimhall will judge for poetry.
Full guidelines can be found here: http://fairytalereview.com/submit/contests/.
Kelly Link is the author of the collections Stranger Things Happen, Magic for Beginners, Pretty Monsters, and Get in Trouble. Her short stories have been published in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, The Best American Short Stories, and Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards. She has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. She and Gavin J. Grant have co-edited a number of anthologies, including multiple volumes of The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror and, for young adults, Steampunk! and Monstrous Affections. She is the co-founder of Small Beer Press and co-edits the occasional zine Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet.
Traci Brimhall is the author of three collections of poetry: Saudade, forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press; Our Lady of the Ruins (W.W. Norton, 2012), selected by Carolyn Forché for the 2011 Barnard Women Poets Prize; and Rookery (Southern Illinois University Press, 2010), selected by Michelle Boisseau for the 2009 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award and finalist for the ForeWord Book of the Year Award.
Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, New England Review, Ploughshares, Slate, The Believer, Kenyon Review, and The New Republic.Her essays have appeared in or are forthcoming in Prairie Schooner, Gulf Coast, TriQuarterly, Copper Nickel, Seneca Review, and Brevity. Some of her work has also been featured on Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, Best of the Net, PBS Newshour, and Best American Poetry 2013 & 2014.