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Tuesday, 23 February 2010

New additions and call for submissions

Firstly, I want to welcome the newly expanded New Fairy Tales team:

Associate Editor for Fiction: Andy Hedgecock
Associate Editor for Poetry: Anna McKerrow
Art Director: Faye Durston

Andy, a freelance writer and researcher, is also the Co-Fiction Editor for leading UK science fiction and fantasy magazine Interzone. Anna is a poet, whose first collection The Fast Heat of Beauty came out in 2008. She's also recently been working on a writing project called Bookbite. Faye is a writer and children's illustrator whose first book is due out from Macmillan in September. She has also done some lovely work for the magazine before (the illustration above is one of hers as is my blog banner).

I'm incredibly excited about working with them all, and we're now looking for some fantastic new fairy tales for Issue 5.

The call for submissions is below:

New Fairy Tales call for submissions

We are currently seeking submissions for our fifth issue. We are looking for new fairy tales in short story format (max 3000 words), and in other formats such as poetry, flash fiction and comic strip.

We welcome works inspired by a love of traditional tales but we are not looking for retellings or reimaginings of existing tales. Show us what you think a new fairy tale can be.

For full submission guidelines please visit our website:

All submissions should be sent to the editors at

The deadline for submissions to our fifth issue is 20th April 2010.


  1. I'm having a bash at a fairy tale at the moment - lookng forward to finshing it and maybe sending it to you one day! I read the first edition of New Fairy Tales recently and I loved your story, Claire. I especially liked the awkward questions that the King's daughter asked in her incredibly loud voice!

  2. Thanks Carys. Looking forward to reading your tale!