March 17th, 2013
We are very pleased to say that we have finished reading for Black Apples. We have replied to all the authors as well, but – we have had a few bounces, so if you haven’t heard from us yet, please let us know (e-mail: email@example.com).
Left in the basket of fine black apples are 19 outstanding stories that puts a new spin on old tales, or make up new princesses from scratch. All of the stories are unique, some of them are sassy, some edgy, some sensual and dark, they are spanning a wide range of themes – and none of them have fluffy ponies, singing rodents or rainbows in them… Black Apples will be everything that we hoped it would be, and then some – we can’t wait to share our findings with the world!
We have chosen not to take into consideration previous publication credits, gender or nationality while reading, neither have we been overly concerned with the mixture of fairytales (for retellings), our only aim has been to find the stories “right” for Black Apples. As a result – to our utter astonishment – while all the other classics are represented (some even twice), not a single Sleeping Beauty story made the final cut. There is also a distinct lack of little mermaids in the line-up.
The final cut was promptly celebrated with pink champagne and a very sweet drink made of pear – the closest thing we could get to apples.
TOC to be announced very soon.
The new princesses?
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