Special Report: The Enchanted Quill

In “The Enchanted Quill,” a recently-discovered Bavarian fairy tale from the 1850s, a crow enlists the help of a woman, the youngest and most open-minded of her sisters. She migrates to the city; employed as a royal servant, it is implied her work will help him return...

Our 2016 Pushcart Nominations

We’re thrilled to announce our Pushcart Prize nominations, all from The Ochre Issue. Poetry: Christopher Citro, “We’re Actually Fabulous” Laura Grothaus, “Pinocchio Revisited” Rebecca Perea-Kane, “The Kunstkamera, St....

Special Report: Animal Romance

Interspecies romances, or animal brides and bridegrooms, are a staple of fairy tales. Often, the animal object of affection is actually a human who has been transformed, and this animal guise unsurprisingly makes romance difficult. Above: An interspecies courtship in...