My story Sealskin is published in the current issue of Enchanted Conversation magazine. I’m grateful to the team at Enchanted for their continuing support. Thank you, Amanda!


The table of contents is here

and you can read my story here


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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

32 thoughts on “Sealskin”

  1. That was a great story and certainly a creative one. I will spare comparisons with Song of the Sea given that both involve selkies, but this one was obviously different and more engaging.

    1. Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s a magazine that takes stories written in the same vein as the old fairy tales. Suits me ๐Ÿ™‚ What’s Song of the Sea? Pardon my ignorance…

      1. You’re welcome. That looked like an interesting magazine. I should try to get more of my works out there in other publications. Song of the Sea wasn’t a major hit in America, but I know it was huge in it’s native Ireland and the UK. It was a great animated film and puts a lot of stuff from Disney, Dreamworks, and Warner Brothers to shame.

      2. I have bouts of submitting to magazines but it’s time consuming. I don’t give my stories away any more and only submit to paying publications. If you don’t want to be paid, same as for poetry, there are lots of places will take your stuff, but I’m not interested in writing just for the glory ๐Ÿ™‚

      3. I can see how that would take so much time. Iโ€™ve only submitted to one magazine, but that was for a Twiction piece a long time ago for fun. Paid publications would certainly be nice.

      4. They’re very picky and tend not to mix different styles. It’s a bit of a lottery. Your story has to fit in with all the others they’ve chosen.

      5. I don’t think it’s a question of ‘good’ or not. They look for more of the same, and if you don’t write in the style they like, they won’t be interested. There’s a lot of weird/bizarre/gore writing around that a lot of the fantasy magazines love.

      6. Fair enough. I’m still trying to get over my self-doubt issues when it comes to my works. Ever thought about making your own literary magazine online? I’ve also debated about doing so, too.

      7. Makes sense. I feel like there would have to be so much management going on and one would need multiple hands on deck to take care of submissions, cover designs, editing, etc.

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