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Ellen Datlow’s Best Horror of the Year volume 7

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

We are beyond thrilled that Black Apples: 18 new fairytales made it onto Ellen Datlow’s recommended reading list for┬áThe Best Horror of the Year volume 7. The included stories are: “Scar” by Elin Olausson “Bluebeard’s Child” by Alison Littlewood Congratulations, ladies! Well done! And thank you for writing these brilliant stories that we fell so […]

Fairytale Friday: Karen Heuler – Revising a fairy tale

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

REVISING A FAIRY TALE   In many beloved fairy tales, a girl or boy is discovered to be more than their appearances suggest. Cinderella, for instance, although a royal child in most versions, becomes a scullery maid because she is de-classed by her step-family. In Donkeyskin, a daughter escapes the lust of her father the […]

Fairytale Friday: Black Apples is here!

Friday, April 18th, 2014

We are thrilled to announce the release of Black Apples, 18 new fairytales. Now available in print from, and with Kindle- and e-book editions right around the corner. The collection features stories from eighteen international authors, each with their own take on the fairytale princess and the mythos surrounding her. In this book you’ll […]

Fairytale Friday: How do you like them apples?

Friday, March 28th, 2014

We are proud to let you know that we finally have all our delicious apples in the same basket! Black Apples will be released in April and available worldwide through Amazon. It’s been a pleasure to work with all eighteen authors and we are so happy to finally let the world read their wicked, weird […]

Fairytale Friday: Gingerbread Season

Friday, December 20th, 2013

Hurray! It’s back! The season where we celebrate the story of a little girl’s victory over a wicked witch in the forest:

Fairytale Friday: The Problem of Good and Evil

Friday, December 13th, 2013

More musings from the editing table: Fairytales would be nothing without evil: the dragon, the curse, the step mom or the wicked witch, there must be something there for good to battle. But what does evil want? In the older tales the motivations are often obvious, especially if read within the context of their time: […]

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