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01-30-2013, 05:29 AM
Hello, writers!

The Golden Key (http://whatwonderfulthings.net) is a bi-annual journal of speculative and literary writing, inspired by the Grimm Brothers’ fairy tale “The Golden Key.” (http://www.whatwonderfulthings.net/main/about-us/)

We want fiction and poetry that is both literary and speculative. Realist work sensitive to the magical and strange. The fantastical. Slipstream. Fabulist. Gothic. Weird tales. Work that unlocks. Work that restocks. We love writers who see familiar things in unexpected ways, and writers who revel in playing with language.

For Issue #2, we are looking for things that are old.

Serve up your old tales, emblems, and creatures. Give us old words and customs, ancient stories passed down by word of mouth. We like places that have been forgotten, abandoned things now uncovered. The reunion of old friends, the return of old rivals. Dust off those inherited grudges, legacies, traditions.

Share something unremembered, or no longer made.

Send us your ancient, your aged, your superannuated. Send us things that bear the marks of time, and those that have survived the ages without change. Send us your worn things, the vintage, the golden, the ancestral…even the primeval.

The submission period for our old things issue is January 1 to March 31, 2013.

Check out our website (http://www.whatwonderfulthings.net/) for further details on submissions (format, word count, response times, etc.), as well as Issue #1 Sharp Things. You can follow us on Twitter @GoldenKeyLit (http://twitter.com/GoldenKeyLit) or Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/goldenkeyliterature) for slush updates.

Thanks very much for your time, and we hope to read something from you soon!

02-03-2013, 02:02 PM
For further insight into editor preferences, feel free to take a look at our interview with Duotrope here: https://duotrope.com/Interview.aspx?id=7519

Duotrope's Interview feature remains free to non-subscribers, and it's worth checking out (not just for our journal, but many others)!