We craft and tell stories because we’ve stood on the uncertain edge between the waking world and our imagination, between enchantment and fear. And we remember other stories that help us build our own stories, scraps of lumber and fragments of narrative we gather together to make stories for ourselves.

Call for Submissions: Issue 1

We are now accepting submissions for Vol. 1 Issue 1, which is themed on the folk motif of Wonder Voyages. There’s a treasure of wonder voyage tales enough to please the greediest buccaneer. But a great place to start for any would-be treasure hunters, or retellers, might be Joseph Jacobs’s Book of Wonder Voyages. Please read through our submission guidelines (tab 3 above) before sending anything.

Artists interested in illustrating for the issue should send an inquiry in the first instance to info(at)unsettlingwonder(dot)com.

Submissions close 1 December 2012.

The formal CFP can be viewed and downloaded here.

Unsettling Wonder is a new literary journal that publishes both creative and academic work on fairy tales, folklore, and mythology. We welcome original writing that deals honestly with such topics as worthwhile in and of themselves: new stories, retellings, and imaginative appropriations. We are both an online and a print publication.

We invite submissions for our inaugural issue, Wonder Voyages. Please send your poetry, prose, flash fiction and abstracts to submissions(at)unsettlingwonder(dot)com by 1 December 2012.

For information about submission guidelines, please visit: http://www.unsettlingwonder.com/submissions.

Reader Comments

    1. Great question, actually. We buy First World Serial rights, exclusive for three months after first publication, and the option to include the work in the end-of-year anthology. Payment for works in the zine is $0.01/word for fiction, and $10/poem.

      I’ve updated submissions page is update to include payment information. If you have more specific questions, ping us an email via the contact form.

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