I recently found out about two markets who are in search of work if you write speculative fiction or fairy tales.
Enchanted Converations: A Fairy Tale Magazine publishes retellings and mashups of multiple tales as well as modern stories told as fairy tales. These are tales of transformation and magic. They also publish creative nonfiction and essays about fairy tales.
Their theme for 2021 is Healers, Midwives, and Cunning Folk.
I’ve seen interviews with editor and she makes it clear. You need to visit the site and read the ezine before you submit. She can always tell when people see a listing and submit without studying Enchanted Conversations.
You can find out more about EC here.
Cast of Wonders
Cast of Wonders is a podcast that buys young adult speculative fiction. Not sure what speculative fiction is? That encompasses science fiction and fantasy. It is about fantastic worlds and events. As a pod cast they record your story but also make it available in print.
The pod cast began in 2011 and is considered a professional publication by both SFWA (Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America) and SCBWI (The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators).
Before submitting to Cast of Wonders, check out their publishing schedule. They periodically close to submissions and sometimes open only to work from certain authors or fitting certain themes.
NOTE: Both of these markets pay for your work. I’ll leave it up to you to read up on them and find out how much they pay as well as what rights they purchase. No matter where you see a market mentioned, it is up to you to check them out. I will never knowingly recommend a market that requires payment to publish or is otherwise a poor, unprofessional market.