Everything Under the Moon: Fairy tales in a queerer light

Everything Under the Moon: Fairy tales in a queerer light

Everything Under the Moon: Fairy tales in a queerer light is an anthology of stories, reimagined.


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.


Published by Affirm Press

October, 2023 – 9781922863645 – Hardback – ARRP $35.00


If the Shoe Fits – Lili Wilkinson
The Instant I Died – Gary Lonesborough
(The Dog and the Sparrow)
Luz Azul – Alexandra Villasante
The Cherry Blossom Queen – Maggie Tokuda-Hall
(The Old Man Who Made Trees Blossom)
Let Down Your H.A.I.R. – Meagan Spooner & Amie Kaufman
Fairest of All – Will Kostakis
(Snow White)
Alda, Aysel & The Edisto River – Amber McBride
(Mary Bell and the Mermaid)
Seeing Colour – Jes Layton
(The Old House)
The Wooden Boy – Abdi Nazemian
(The Adventures of Pinochio)
Morsel – Helena Fox
(Hansel and Gretel)
The Keyhole – Michael Earp
Moonfall – Alison Evans
(What the Moon Saw & The Wild Swans)

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Reviews and Interviews

  • Readings Review of Everything under the Moon
  • Q&A with Writers Victoria
  • Books + Publishing Review of Everything Under the Moon
  • Interview in QNews
  • Interview on JoyFM Breakfast with Dean and Rach
  • Interview on Triple R (Starts at 4:46)
  • ABC Victorian Evenings - Starts at 2h 30min
  • RTR FM - All Thing Queer - Starts at 31m
  • Good Reading Q&A
  • Interview with The Leaf Bookshop
  • Interview on 2SER
  • Queer Writes Sessions on Spotify
  • Review In Arts Hub
  • Review in The Age