Fairy Tale Review Archive
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The practice of retelling fairy tales in the form of literary fiction is, if not quite hallowed, certainly established. The great Angela Carter’s revelatory 1979 story collection, “The Bloody Chamber” — a brocaded work of heady sensuality, intelligence and violence — remains the benchmark, but Kate Bernheimer’s Fairy Tale Review and the several excellent Bernheimer-edited anthologies spun off from it carry the standard forward. Those are just some of the more overt homages; Western literature owes as much to fairy tales as it does to Greek myth and the Bible.
-The New York Times
There are wolf objects scattered throughout my house: a canis lupus Beanie Baby named Howl, a carved wooden ornament, a snowglobe with a wolf pup...
It’s a clear case of alternative facts over objective reality
Each winner will receive $1,000 and publication in The Charcoal Issue of Fairy Tale Review
Here's a wonderful interview about fairy tales and writing with Kellie Wells, whose story "Rabbit Catcher of Kingdom Come" will appear in Fairy Tale...