briars litis creating a Queer Fairytale Anthology
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Briars are traditionally cut away, from the thorns off of roses to branches slashed back in forests. In the same sense, queer people and queer tales have been historically cut out of narratives, including fantastical narratives such as fairy tales. At briars lit, we value the beauty in what has been seen as dangerous, and hope to create a space where the importance of briars in nature can be re-emphasized.
At the same time, when not trimmed, briars can be powerful forces—the stolen rose for Beauty and the forest of brambles surrounding Sleeping Beauty are notable examples, and there is the same amount of power in queer tales.
Whether you're a writer, a reader, or have you just have a strong interest in the queer community and fairytales, we'd like to thank you for taking a journey through the woods with us. For more information, please check out our website at briarslit.wordpress.com!