What is an Australian Fairy Tale? This is a question South of the Sun explores. We are challenging assumptions that fairy tales are for children, are European, and must contain fairies and pale, passive heroines. Through stories, flash fiction, poetry and illustrations we are producing inventive, intercultural new Australian fairy tales for young adults and older fantasy readers.
We are also soliciting work from new and emerging writers and illustrators, with submissions from writers closing on 13 December and from illustrators early next year. We plan to pay all contributors. If you are interested in participating, please see further details on the anthology website: https://australianfairytales.com/
Spring is stirring, along with our forthcoming Anthology, South of the Sun – Australian fairy tales for the 21st century. Due on Serenity Press (in WA) in 2020, it’s suitable for YA + adult readership, rated G.
Featuring original contributions by internationally acclaimed guest authors, with a sprinkle and twinkle of illustrations, it reflects vibrant, intercultural inventiveness.
Stay tuned for our general call for submissions opening 17th September, and crowdfunding campaign on Pozible commencing 15th October, both concluding together on 14th November, to top up the generous seed funding from The Australian Fairy Tale Society.
Congrats Dr Robyn Floyd on winning the 2019 Australian Fairy Tale Society’s national Fairy Tale Award! The prize acknowledges contributions to the fairy-tale field in Australia. Robyn is an expert on Australian fairy tales, exploring the history and impact of their publication, with her PhD thesis and blog, Early Australian Fairy Tales: https://robynelainefloyd.blogspot.com/
She’s served on our Committee, presented seminars and frequently contributed to our Ezine.