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This is the blog of Fairy Tale Review, an annual literary journal dedicated to fairy tales as an art form.
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Pins & Needles No. 9: Sarah Shun-lien Bynum

Pins & Needles No. 9: Sarah Shun-lien Bynum

bad wolf

© A.T. Velazco

“Which path are you going to take,” asked the wolf,
“the path of needles or the path of pins?”

No. 9: Sarah Shun-lien Bynum

What do you look for in a contest entry?

Beautiful sentences. Inventiveness. Insight. Heart.

How would you describe your writing style?

This one is hard! I’’ll try to answer by describing what I’’m going after–though I don’’t regularly achieve it–which is…

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Pins & Needles No. 8: Katie Wudel

Pins & Needles No. 8: Katie Wudel

bad wolf

© A.T. Velazco

“Which path are you going to take,” asked the wolf,
“the path of needles or the path of pins?”

No. 8: Katie Wudel

What role do apocalypses play in fairy-tale writing?

I doubt many people would naturally connect the two (apocalypses seem more in the realm of sci-fi), but fairy tales are often set during dramatically hard times, which is why characters are in such desperate need of…

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Pins & Needles No. 7: Rochelle Hurt

Pins & Needles No. 7: Rochelle Hurt

bad wolf

© A.T. Velazco

“Which path are you going to take,” asked the wolf,
“the path of needles or the path of pins?”

No. 7: Rochelle Hurt

How does poverty affect your re-casted characters (Dorothy, Em, Henry)?

Poverty is degrading, and I think that inspires in each of my characters a desire to escape into a better life—one in which they might have some agency. Henry escapes through drinking, Em…

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