We’re delighted to announce that our tenth-anniversary issue—The Emerald Issue—is now available for purchase at Wayne State University Press.
Co-edited by Kate Bernheimer and Timothy Schaffert—alongside the editorial staff of University of Arizona MFA students in new fully funded positions—the issue contains stories, essays, poems, and artwork inspired by fairy tales, the theme of “emerald,” and the Oz series by L. Frank Baum. These magical and throttling new works show us the imagination’s great breadth—here you’ll find tin cyborgs and dreamers, poignant monkeys, a desultory Aunt Em. And, of course, you’ll encounter Dorothy herself, again and again, twisted and turned by our visionary authors.
“What has always thrilled me about The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is its horror and mystery, not only its witches and their vicious, deadly rivalries, but also in the less obvious anxieties.” ~ Timothy Schaffert, Guest Co-Editor.
Fairy Tale Review, founded in 2005 by Kate Bernheimer, is an annual literary journal dedicated to publishing new fairy tales and to helping raise public awareness of fairy tales as a diverse, innovative art form. Work from Fairy Tale Review has been selected for inclusion in The O. Henry Prize Stories Anthology, Best New American Voices, Best American Fantasy, and listed as “Notable” in Best American Short Stories, among other honors.
To request a desk copy of The Emerald Issue, please contact Colleen Stone at Wayne State University Press: http://wsupress.wayne.edu/desk-examination. The editorial staff at the University of Arizona retains a limited number of review copies. Please send requests for review copies—along with a brief introduction to yourself and your interests—to ftreditorial (at) gmail (dot) com.