Imagine that you can have a magazine full of magic, faeries and other mythological creatures.Would you like that? Well, Carolyn Turgeon, author of the Fairest of Them All among other fairy tale retellings, along with Kim Cross and Anna Vorgul have an amazing magazine full of magic!
Check them out and see for yourself! And don't forget to enter the giveaway below to win a Mermaids magazine!
by Carolyn Turgeon
So Faerie Magazine is a lush, quarterly print magazine that has been around since 2005 and has always focused on the magical and extraordinary. I came on board for the special "Mermaids" themed issue that came out this past winter. It was a long time in the making and it's pretty stunning! There's original fiction and poetry from authors like Tera Lynn Childs, Alice Hoffman, Aimee Bender, Keith Donohue, Francesca Lia Block, Sarah Porter, Matthea Harvey, Jane Yolen, and more. I profiled cover model Hannah Fraser, who talks about swimming with whales and sharks, Tim Gunn (about mermaids and fashion!), mermaid tail maker Eric “The Mertailor” Ducharme, legendary artist Michael Kaluta, Mami Wata expert Henry Drewal … and there’s a ton of gorgeous photography and art. All the mermaidliness anyone could want! After writing my novel Mermaid and running my I Am a Mermaid blog and doing plenty of mermaiding myself (I have an essay in this month’s Allure about my experience at Weeki Wachee’s mermaid camp!), I loved being able to showcase all these amazing ways that mermaids have inspired people.
It was so fun, bringing all this beautiful writing and art and photography together, and to profile these amazing personalities, that I’ve stayed on as editor-in-chief and we just finished the Spring issue, which has all kinds of lovely stuff: fairy fashion, sweet spring umbrellas, berry pie recipes, a profile of a female knight, several featured artists, fiction from Joanne Harris and Kate Forsyth, an interview with fairy tale expert Maria Tatar, an essay by Jeanine Cummins explaining why she teaches her daughters to believe in fairies, several stunning pieces by authors talking about their favorite magical destinations … and more. It’s really, really beautiful. It’s at the printer right now and we’ve just started on summer!
Do you like the idea of having this bundle of magic in your hands? Well, now you can have it in digital version, too! And since the Faerie Magazines are on sale you can have them all only for $2.50! Here are all the magazines you can buy. Click on the image to buy them:
Want to see what you can find inside? Check out a few pics of the MERMAIDS magazine:
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Carolyn Turgeon is the author of five novels: Rain Village (2006), Godmother: The Secret Cinderella Story (2009), Mermaid (2011), which is being developed for film by Sony Pictures, the middle-grade The Next Full Moon (2012), and her latest, The Fairest of Them All (2013). She edits Faerie Magazine and teaches fiction writing at the University of Alaska at Anchorage's Low-Residency MFA program.
Visit Carolyn's website at http://carolynturgeon.com. Visit Faerie Magazine at http://faeriemagazine.com/. Visit Carolyn's mermaid blog at http://iamamermaid.com/.
Win (1) of (5) a Faerie Magazine: MERMAIDS (INT)