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Publishing Opportunities for Fairy Tale & Folklore Writers

Let's take my usual quarterly round-up of publishing opportunities and make it 100% folklore friendly. I know from personal experience that it can be quite tricky to find places to publish folk tales, so here’s a list of online and in print literary anthologies and presses that are dedicated to publishing folklore and fairy tales. Original stories or retellings, your work might find a home in one of the presses on this list.

Corvid Queen -

An online journal of feminist fairy tales, folklore, and myths.

Crow & Cross Keys -

A new, online literary journal that “seeks to be a haven for all things speculative.” They publish fairy tales, fables, horror, gothic and weird fiction and poetry.

An independent magazine about magic, folklore, mythology and the occult. They publish non-fiction pieces in their print magazine and occasionally do a call out for fiction submissions online.

Cunning Folk's online literary magazine devoted to work that draws on the occult, mythology, folklore and magic. They publish stories centred around chosen themes.

An annual journal of contemporary fairy tales.

An independent UK-based publisher that "make beautiful things from the margins" They publish stories on nature, folklore, alchemy, poetry, art and storytelling.

You can find more fantasy presses and publications to submit to here, in my March 2022 list, September 2021 list and December 2021 list.

Angie Spoto is an American fiction writer and poet living in Edinburgh. In 2020, she completed a PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow. Her doctoral thesis was a fantasy novel, called The Grief Nurse, and a collection of essays on grief, madness and language. The Grief Nurse has been shortlisted for the First Novel Prize 2021 and The Bridge Awards Emerging Writer Award in 2020. Angie is represented by Robbie Guillory from Underline Literary Agency.

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