Call for Submissions, Spring 2021, Themed

Myth and Reality
Where we fit between the cradle and the grave: Fairy Tale as Metaphor

Environmental: Climate Change
Conditioning: With a lean towards FB algorithm

Our Prompts
Rumpelstiltskin: Translated into present day form:

A: Present day government as King: As the fairy tale myth repeats emotions become entangled with conditions that push buttons to get reactions.

B: The value and power of using personal names and titles is well established in psychology, management, teaching and trial law. It is often referred to as the "Rumpelstiltskin principle)

C: Hansel and Gretel: Who are the Ogres?
Folklorists Iona and Peter Opie indicate that "Hansel and Gretel" belongs to a group of European tales especially popular in the Baltic regions, about children outwitting ogres into whose hands they have involuntarily fallen.)

Micro Fiction: Up to 500
Flash Fiction: Up to 1000 words
Poetry: Up to 3 poems, 30 lines per poem and any style
Short Stories: Up to 2500 words

Please upload to our Submission area on and add the word fairy tale to your title: We will download your submission from our end and pass it on to an editor.

Our submissions area is open on 5th March, 2021, and it will close on 28th March, 2021
While we have selected prompts, please feel free to choose any well known fairy tale, but let us know in Sub's comments.

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