briars lit

is creating a Queer Fairytale Anthology
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"Magic" Beans
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Jack's mother may have underestimated the power of magic beans, but here at briars lit, we don't underestimate the power of our donors.

All donors will be recognized on the "Donors" page of our website at

Magic Beans
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Of course we don't have real magic to thank for this project (unless you count coffee), but we do have all of you to thank.

Donors in this tier will have access to a monthly blog update where the editors of briars lit talk about the process behind starting a literary anthology including the struggles and joys, as well as tips for starting your own. Donors in this tier will also receive all previous tier rewards.

Magic Bean Sprouts
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Jack and his mother may have missed seeing sproutlings grow in the middle of the night, but we won't miss out on seeing the excitement donors have for this project.

Donors in this tier will recieve a handwritten letter thanking them for their contribution when we publish each issue of briars lit (twice annually). Donors in this tier will also receive all previous tier rewards.




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About briars lit

briars lit is a new anthology for queer fairy tales, whether short fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, or hybrid work. briars lit publishes these queer tales in each of the various forms that they may take.

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!
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Meeting this goal will allow us to purchase the domain name for briars lit. It would also help us commision a logo from a local art student.
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