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Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Enchanted Conversation - The Sleeping Beauty Issue

Enchanted Conversation is a new blogazine dedicated to fairy tales. Each of the quarterly issues will be dedicated to a particular fairy tale and feature an eclectic mix of fiction, poetry, articles, essays, art and reviews.

In The Sleeping Beauty Issue there's lots to enjoy, including recipes to feed a castle full of people who've just woken up from a 100 year sleep (A Royal Awakening), the real bad fairy confesses - and it isn't the one you'd expect (The Twelfth Fairy Confesses), one princess is starved of stories (Apathy), and another questions the fairy tale ending (Happily Ever After), we learn about Steampunk + Fairy Tales and there's much, much more.

The issue also looks beautiful, I love the way editor Kate Wolford has included a mix of classic and contemporary illustration, along with fabulous etsy buys.

The magazine is based on a blog to encourage participation, readers are encouraged to comment on the contents and enter the conversation about the featured tale, there are contests you can enter too.

The next issue will be focused on Beauty and the Beast and you can find the submissions info here.


  1. Loved your sleeping beauty poem Claire, which was (obviously!) in the sleeping beauty issue - thought it was fantastic.