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Fairytale Friday: Super Action Hero Princess, SAHP

Friday, July 19th, 2013

In the Black Apples submission pile we found quite of few specimens of this aggressive, new breed of fairytale princesses, hereby named SAHP (Super Action Hero Princess), that has been crowding the silver screen for a while. We think this new species is very interesting, but we haven’t quite decided if we like her or […]

Fairytale Friday: On the Perils of Marriage

Friday, July 12th, 2013

“The version of the story most of us know from childhood can be unpacked in so many ways, but the unpackings that ring truest for modern life lie somewhere between a moralistic “don’t judge a book by its cover,” and the recognition of the moment that comes to nearly all long-term romantic relationships, where you […]

Fairytale Friday: Psyche, The Ultimate Fairytale Princess

Friday, July 5th, 2013

While editing Black Apples, I constantly stumble upon topics that deserve their own blog post – and tonight I was supposed to write about the perils of marriage, as found in Beauty and the Beast, The Frog Prince and Bluebeard (I’ll write that one too), but then I got sidetracked by Pysche… While rereading the […]

Black Apples: Table of Contents

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

It is time for the grand drum roll… Here are the 19 new fairytales chosen for the Black Apples anthology: A Winter Evening – Sarah L Byrne And Gold in Her Eyes – Maigen Turner Bluebeard’s Child – Alison Littlewood Bunny’s Lucky Slipper – Pat R Steiner Citizen – David Turnbull Cloaks and Hoods – […]

Black Apples: The Very Last Update

Sunday, 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: submissions@belladonnapublishing.com). Left in the basket of fine black apples are 19 […]

Black Apples: Another Update

Sunday, March 3rd, 2013

Yes, we’re still reading. Sorry for the wait! At this point all the submissions have been read and we have rejected about 4/5 of them. The reason for rejection varies, and does not always reflect the quality of the story. Some common reasons are: ~ It is not a fairytale, neither in a traditional or […]

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