Our submission period has now ended. Any new submissions will be deleted.
Thank you to everyone who has submitted to Out of the Green: Tales from Fairyland. We are hard at work sifting through submissions and making decisions. Please be patient as these are not easy choices.
Due to an abundance of flash fiction and poetry, we have decided to reopen our doors Nov. 1, 2013-Jan 1, 2014, for SHORT STORY SUBMISSIONS ONLY.
Please be aware that this is a themed anthology.
Out of the Green: Tales from Fairyland
Where do you find fairyland? Is it down the path? Is it on the top floor of an abandoned warehouse? Have you left the Green, or do you escape it?
Give us fairies, pixies, nymphs, sprites, gnomes, and goblins. We want stories of romance, mischief, torture, and maybe a little bit of revenge. We’re not looking for fairytales, though, so leave the damsels in distress behind. Push the limits. Mix genres. Give us something new. (We accept young adult!)
We are particularly interested in mixed genres and unusual, unexpected characters. Think Steampunk, Victorian, or Sci-fi (with fairies!). Think good turning evil or unlikely villains. We’re partial to dark stories that make you think and stories with strong, witty characters. We’d love to see LGBT characters.
Stories should be 2,000 – 4,500 words, with longer and shorter stories considered on a case-by-case basis. Please visit our SUBMISSIONS page for guidelines.
Flash fiction and poetry will be deleted.
What we are NOT looking for: Vampires, werewolves (unless you can prove them to be fey), fairytale retellings (Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, etc.), or erotica.
Any submissions that do not contain at least one member of the fair folk will be deleted. Sorry! If you are unsure whether your story contains a fairy, please contact us BEFORE submitting. We will no longer respond to submissions that fall outside of our guidelines.