Some damsels don't want to be rescued. Some curses don't need to be broken. And some of the best happy ever afters won't be found in storybooks.
Think you know fairy tales? Think again. These twelve fairy tales have been spun through a queered lens to reflect our world in stories as old as time. From the furthest reaches of space and the darkest depths of the forest to the street just around the corner, this anthology will excite, challenge and move you. Featuring stories from some of the biggest names in young adult fiction, Everything Under The Moon is an illuminating celebration of queer love and identity.
Lushly illustrated by up-and-coming talent Kit Fox, this collection includes stories by Michael Earp, Alison Evans, Helena Fox, Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner, Will Kostakis, Jes Layton, Gary Lonesborough, Amber McBride, Abdi Nazemian, Maggie Tokuda-Hall, Alexandra Villasante and Lili Wilkinson.
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Publication Date: 10 October 2023
From 14 to 18 years
IF THE SHOE FITS by Lili Wilkinson (Cinderella)THE INSTANT I DIED by Gary Lonesborough (The Dog and the Sparrow) LUZ AZUL by Alexandra Villasante (Bluebeard) THE CHERRY BLOSSOM QUEEN by Maggie Tokuda-Hall (The Old Man Who Makes the Trees to Blossom) LET DOWN YOUR H.A.I.R. by Meagan Spooner & Amie Kaufman (Rapunzel) FAIREST OF ALL by Will Kostakis (Snow White) ALDA, AYSEL & THE EDISTO RIVER by Amber McBride (Mary Bell and the Mermaid) SEEING COLOUR by Jes Layton (The Old House) THE WOODEN BOY by Abdi Nazemian (The Adventures of Pinocchio) MORSEL by Helena Fox (Hansel and Gretel) THE KEYHOLE by Michael Earp (Donkeyskin) MOONFALL by Alison Evans (What the Moon Saw and The Wild Swans
Michael Earp is a non-binary writer and bookseller living in Naarm (Melbourne, Australia). They are editor of, and contributor to Kindred: 12 Queer #LoveOzYA Stories (2019) and Everything Under The Moon: Fairy tales in a queerer light (2023) with another anthology coming from Fremantle Press in June 2024. Their writing has also appeared in Archer, The Age, PopMatters, The Victorian Writer, Aurealis and Underdog: #LoveOzYA Short Stories (2019). For twenty years they have worked between bookselling and publishing as a children's and young adult specialist. In 2021, they were awarded the Australian Booksellers Association Bookseller of the Year for their role managing The Little Bookroom, the world's oldest children's bookstore. A passionate advocate for LGBTQIA+ literature for young people, they established the #AusQueerYA Tumblr to catalogue all Australian young adult fiction containing queer content and characters. Representation of all people in the literature available to readers of all ages is the ethos that motivates their entire career. They have a Masters in Children's Literature and a Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Teaching and previously served as committee chair for the #LoveOzYA campaign. Tea is the source of all their power.