Hullo and welcome to a small, indie and not-for-profit literary microzine,
Truancy, as the name suggests, allows for less conventional revisions and retellings of folklore, fairytales and mythology. Perhaps “retellings” is too specific a word. We want ambitious short fiction pieces, we want people to consider not just unusual folktales to retell.
This publication values stories that aren’t hegemonic or caught up with imperialism. We realise there’s a dearth of such venues and we need new venues for short stories that build off folklores, myths, and legends.
Each issue of Truancy will consist of a mixture of the following: interviews, round-tables, reprints*, reviews, articles and new stories.
*reprints do not have to be flash fiction — we are accepting reprints so that there’s an additional venue for diverse folk/fairytales that have not been traditionally published, or which deserve more attention.
** feel free to query us if you have non-fiction you think we’d be interested in, or if you have something you think I’d be interested in reprinting.
This project has grown stronger since we first envisioned it and we’re excited to see where we will go with it.
Editor-in-Chief, Truancy Magazine
Nin Harris is an SFF author and poet. In her day job she is a tenured literary academic with a focus on the Postcolonial Gothic. Nin writes Gothic fiction, cyberpunk, nerdcore post-apocalyptic fiction, planetary romances and various other hyphenated weird fiction. Nin’s publishing credits include: Clarkesworld, Strange Horizons, Lightspeed, Lackington’s, Uncanny and more.