"Archetypes of the genre--- the innocent heroine, the charming prince, the terrorizing witch--- offer clearly drawn gender roles. But Christina Bacchilega considers the ideological dimension of this clarity fundamental to the genre's facade and a trap for the complacent reader, 'What distinguishes the tale of magic or fairy tales as a genre [...] is its effort to conceal its work systematically---to naturalize its artifice, to make everything so clear that it works magic, no questions asked.' By relentlessly questioning, deconstructing and posing alternatives to this 'naturalized artifice', post-modern fairy tales rigorously hold these transparent stories up to the light."
---Soman Chainani, The Politics of Content Revision in Angela Carter's "Snow Child"
Marvel & Tales 17.2 (2003) 212-235
You will find all the information you need to submit a story (sidebar, just scroll down), inspiration for a story, and why we need an anthology of revisioned, contemporary feminist fairy-tales and myth (blog posts). You will also find my story, serialized, "I am Snow White," as an example of how this could work--- and I hope I find many, many dark, funny sexy stories from you. Deadline: October 30, 2010.
Nationally and internationally produced playwright, award winning producer and author for NPR and WBAI. Published in Salon.com, USAtoday.com, dumbonyc.com, by Cleis Press, Seal Press, Heinemann Press. Reviewed in NYTimes, Art in America, Village Voice, The London Sunday Times. MA from NYU.
What I'm looking for
Stories that radically revise stereotypes of "bad women" in the Bible, in myth and in fairy-tales. Stories that aren't afraid to be literary, transgressive, dark, and sexy. Think: Lilith, Medea, the Wicked Stepmother, the Evil Witch, Pandora, Eve, crones, sibyls, fates, muses. Contemporary adaptations are fine. Mythical adapations equally welcome.
The spine: We begin to see these women through another lens.
How to submit
Email story in word attachment to email@example.com Subject line: Submission. Documents should be double-spaced, 12 pt. font, Times New Roman. Paragraphs should be indented five spaces. Bio (necessary) and contact information in the upper right hand corner. Stories should not exceed 5,000 words. Please do not send work-in-progress. Final drafts only.