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Taking Submissions: Corvid Queen

December 31, 2019

Deadline: December 31st, 2019
Payment: $5


Submissions to Corvid Queen are open four times per year: March, June, September, and December. We publish one piece every Friday.

We’re looking for original feminist tales, feminist retellings of traditional tales, and personal essays related to traditional tales. We like work based on fairy tales, folklore, myths, and legends. We accept fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, and pieces that are in-betweeen. We generally publish pieces that are 1,000-2,500 words, although we will consider shorter or longer pieces if we really love them.

Please note that you do not need to be female or femme to submit a piece; writers of any gender identity and expression are welcome.


To submit a piece, please fill out this submission form. You may submit one piece every reading period.

If your piece is accepted, you’ll receive an email with a publication date & a contract. After the contract has been digitally signed, we’ll send another email with payment confirmation, any suggested edits to your piece, and options for a featured image.

We offer an honorarium of $5 for each accepted piece.


We encourage you to read through the journal to get a sense for the stories that speak to us. If you’re curious about what we consider to be a feminist fairy tale, we also encourage you to read this conversation about subversions of fairy tale femininity.

General Policies

We accept simultaneous submissions. We only accept reprints from defunct blogs, magazines, and presses, or reprints of work authors have chosen to re-home for ethical reasons.

We will not accept anything that promotes racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, or other oppressive and harmful viewpoints, or anything that uses sexual violence for shock value. We will not read anything submitted by abusers, and we reserve the right to remove any published piece from our site.

Each reading period, we choose a charity we want to support. This month’s charity is Polaris, an organization that combats human trafficking. If you provide proof of a donation of at least $10 to Polaris, you can upgrade your submission: you can choose to receive your submission decision within 24 hours, or receive 200 words of editorial feedback on your submission.

We aim to respond to all submissions in the month after the reading period ends. However, if you don’t hear from us in that time, please feel free to send a follow-up email!


Via: Sword and Kettle Press.


December 31, 2019