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Scheherezade's Bequest 58

A project of Cabinet des Fées

Do not submit here! This project is believed to be defunct.


Scheherezade’s Bequest is an annual print journal of fiction and poetry in the fairy tale tradition. We publish both original fairy tales and revisions of old favorites, and are particularly interested in the more obscure fairy tales that are often overlooked in our Disney-saturated culture. It was in the 19th century in Western Europe that the fairy tale was normalized into the form in which we best know it today, but that doesn’t mean we limit ourselves to that time or place, to the stories of the Brothers Grimm, Charles Perrault, or Andrew Lang in our retellings. We refuse to overlook the wealth of stories that have their origins elsewhere, and are proud to follow in the footsteps of collectors and anthologists like Angela Carter, Jane Yolen, and Terri Windling in publishing tales inspired by far-flung cultures and diverse sources.

Scheherezade's BequestUnited States


F Fantasy 


Poetry Forms:Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream.

Types & Lengths

Article Articleup to 3,000 words
Poem Poemno line limits known
Flash Fiction Flash Fictionup to 1,000 words
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 4,000 words

Media & Publication Frequency

P Print PublicationPublished 1 x per year


We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
F FictionS Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word)
N NonfictionS Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word)
P PoetryS Semi-pro payment (US$5-49 per poem)

Submission Types

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  ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousFormats Accepted
F Fiction OK No No NoText format submissions
N Nonfiction OK No No NoText format submissions
P Poetry OK No No NoText format submissions

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Date Added:
09 Dec 2005
Last Updated:
04 Apr 2015