The Little Mermaid – Our Fairy Tale for February

Little Mermaid

Jennie Harbour, 1932 – Hans Anderson’s Stories

Good morning fairy tale enthusiasts,

It’s Fairy Tale Ring time again!

Well, our Fairy Tale Rings have been buzzing away with inspiring discussions around the country. Our local branch discussion groups have brought fairy tale lovers together for some wonderful exchanges of ideas.

Our chosen fairy tale for February is “The Little Mermaid.” Even if you can’t manage to get to a Fairy Tale Ring, you are always welcome to send in stories or artwork inspired by the tale.

We’ve compiled a reading list to get the mental juices flowing! View it here: Little Mermaid Bibliography

For details of individual Fairy Tale Rings in your state, see our Events page.

No Fairy Tale Ring in your state? Why not start your own? Contact us for more information.

I hope you are all having a magical 2015 so far … and be on the lookout for mermaids…

Belinda Calderone
The Australian Fairy Tale Society

Call for Papers – Extended Due Date

Hello fairytalers!

Well, I don’t know about you, but those videos from last year’s conference got me excited for our next one in June this year.

I’d like to announce that our Call for Papers has actually been extended until Friday 27th February. We already have some wonderful submissions – exciting! We’ll announce the 2015 program in March.

For all the details, see our updated call for papers below:

Updated Call for Papers 2015

Keep spinning those submissions!



Magical regards,

Belinda Calderone
The Australian Fairy Tale Society

Videos of Last Year’s Conference Presentations!


AFTS Conference


Happy New Year Fairy tale lovers!

We are delighted to begin the year by finally releasing the videos from our inaugural conference last year!

One of our valued committee members, Thang Luong, has worked tirelessly to get these videos ready for you all. Thank you, Thang!!

As the conference was in June last year, feel free to refresh your memory by reading a re-cap of the day and those who presented at the Monash Fairy Tale Salon blog here.

And without further ado, here they are:

View the presentations here.



Magical regards,
Belinda Calderone
The Australian Fairy Tale Society