Sunday, February 3, 2013

Fairy Tale/ Folklore / Mythology: Passing Along a Call for Submissions

Natalia Andrievskikh (Binghamton University) contacted Lobster & Canary this week to say that she is guest-editing a special issue of Yellow Medicine Review devoted to fairy tale/ folklore/ mythology. 

She says: "We are not looking for stories and fairy-tales written for children: rather, we would like to see writing that appeals to broader audiences, while playing with fairy-tale motifs and aesthetics and tapping into the oral traditions of indigenous communities. Such works can blend the magic and the real, take a modern twist on a classic tale, or revisit the rich heritage of half-forgotten folk legends. Think Angela Carter, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Italo Calvino, Haruki Murakami, Marina Warner, Kate Bernheimer, and Neil Gaiman, among others. We are especially interested in multi-national submissions across marginalized cultures and ethnicities."

Submissions due March 1, 2013. Sub link:   Click here.

Yellow Medicine Review is new to Lobster & Canary-- here is how they describe themselves on their website: "Thanks to a generous grant from the Ford Foundation, on behalf of the Difficult Dialogues Initiative on the campus of Southwest Minnesota State University, a new publication, Yellow Medicine Review: A Journal of Indigenous Literature, Art, and Thought came into being.

The title Yellow Medicine Review is significant in that it incorporates the name of a river in Southwest Minnesota. The Dakota came together at the river to dig the yellow root of a special plant that was used for medicinal purposes, for healing. Such is the spirit of Yellow Medicine Review.

Yellow Medicine Review: A Journal of Indigenous Literature, Art, and Thought opens a new pathway for scholarly and creative expression. New paths lead to new places, into the territory where emerging voices and visions are beginning to take their places among already established indigenous writers, artists and scholars.

At this time, we encourage submissions from indigenous perspectives in the area of fiction, poetry, scholarly essays, and art. We define indigenous universally as representative of all pre-colonial peoples.

Contact us at: editor [at] yellowmedicinereview [dot] com"

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