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Shattering the Glass Slipper
Zombies Need Brains

SHATTERING THE GLASS SLIPPER is to feature stories of known fairy tales that have been upended, gender-bent, or twisted around in some way. Stories featuring less famous fairy tales, especially those from non-European cultures, will have a better chance of catching our eye. In other words, we don’t want 100 Cinderella stories. If we do, it’s likely that only one, at most, would be selected for the anthology. Take note of which fairy tales the anchor authors intend to use (listed in the description of the Kickstarter at, since their stories are already guaranteed to be in the anthology. It’s unlikely we’ll select a second story using the same fairy tale. And please note—this isn’t just a re-telling of a fairy tale: we want you to take the story and upend it. Give us a new moral lesson, tell us what happened to the other stepsister, or just surprise us. Be creative, choose something different, and have the fairy tale upended in an interesting way. We are looking for a mix of fantasy and science fiction stories in a range of tones, from humorous all the way up to dark.

This listing is permanently closed for submissions. This may mean one of several things:
  • It was always planned to be a limited-time project, such as a one-time anthology, and the limited-time submission window has ended.
  • The publisher has stated that they are permanently closed, or on hiatus with wording that makes it sound permanent.
  • The publication website is down in a way that appears to be permanent, and we haven't been able to find a new website for them.
  • The publication website is not down, but it appears to have been inactive for more than a year.

Market Genres
Science Fiction

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
0 to 1000 words
8 cents/word

Short Story
1000 to 7500 words
8 cents/word

Market Submission Types
AI Submissions?: Unknown Policy
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Multiple Submissions?: Yes
Simultaneous Submissions?: No
Translations: Original Language Only

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Listing added: 14 September 2021

Last officially checked: 27 September 2021

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