Short fiction for Retropunks


September 2020

Submission Mini-Window Opening (Fairy Tales)

We will be open for punk’d fairy tales 7-14 October, 2020. We want them singularly grim and fractured. Do your worst.

DO NOT SEND variations of the following: Red Riding Hood, Bluebeard, Wizard of Oz, Pied Piper, Coppelia, or Pinocchio.

Manuscripts that do not appear to be related to some kind of fairy tale will be automatically rejected. We will read previous rejections which were on topic.

Please read the guidelines before submitting.

97 – Dorothea Defies Convention by A.J. Brennan


Sending a woman to war is most unconventional. Sending a hedgewitch, even more so. Jasmine Arch narrates.

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96 – The Night Bazaar by Shaun van Rensburg

Two misfit kids explore a mysterious market. Nat Titman narrates.


Author Shaun van Rensburg is currently studying creative writing at the University of South Africa. He has a strong interest in the fantastic and feels that monsters are usually misunderstood.

Narrator Nat Titman is an amateur illustrator, singer, songwriter, storyteller, lapsed podcaster, occasional public speaker and full-time IT professional based in Nottingham UK. Their band’s debut album Going through Changes is an eclectic mix of folk and synthpop, inspired by life’s struggles and the fantasy fiction that gets us through them. Find Nat on Twitter at @quarridors or find their creative works at

Music and Soundscapes:

Theme song: Ashes Ashes by Deus Ex Vapore Machina

Waterkeep Night, Desert Bazaar, March of the Faithful by Tabletop Sound

Martini with Dean by Matthew Creid/(

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