30 LGBT+ Retellings with guest poster Louise from Foxes and Fairy Tales! (Plus you could win one of these!)

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My name is Louise and I’ve been running my blog, Foxes and Fairy Tales for two years. I’m a UK blogger, living in Scotland.

I mainly read and review YA Fantasy but I also like adult, science-fiction and historical fiction.

I love reading all types of retellings, but have a special soft spot for fairy tales.

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30 LGBT+ Retellings

The very best retellings are always full of suspense and intrigue: secret identities, unknown surprises and forbidden romances. Queer retellings of classic stories allow these 'universal' stories to connect with a wider audience, with a community that has often been ignored by such narratives. Luckily, through a combination of a trend for retellings and a move towards more diverse storytelling, there are plenty of LGBT+ reimaginings to pick from.

Here are 30 to pick from.

I'd love to know if you've managed to find a queer version of your favourite tale.

Traditional Fairytales

Snow White
Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust

Sleeping Beauty (and Snow White)
The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman

The Snow Queen
The Raven and the Reindeer by T. Kingfisher
Winterglass by Benjanun Sriduangkaew

Hansel and Gretel
Gretel: A Fairytale Retold by Niamh Murphy

The Little Mermaid
The Seafarer's Kiss by Julia Ember
Sea Foam and Silence by Lynn E. O'Connacht

Ripped Pages by M. Hollis

Little Red Riding Hood
Hunting Monsters by S.L. Huang

Beauty and the Beast
The Beast That Never Was by Caren J. Werlinger
Beast by Brie Spangler

Cinder Ella by S.T. Lynn
Ash by Malinda Lo

Jack and Jill
Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire

Greek Mythology

Outrun the Wind by Elizabeth Tammi
The Dark Wife by Sarah Diemer
Alcestis by Katharine Beutner
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
Love in the Time of Global Warming by Francesca Lia Block
Lyra (in the Polaris Awakening anthology) by Erica Crouch

Plays, Ballets and Novels

Robin Hood
Greenwode by J. Tullos Hennig
Lambs Can Always Become Lions by Charlotte Anne Hamilton

Swan Lake
Blanca & Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore
A Lake of Feathers and Moonbeams by Dax Murray

The Nutcracker
Winterspell by Claire Legrand

Peter Pan
Peter Darling by Austin Chant
Lost Boi by Sassafras Lowrey

The Tempest
Gale: A Sci-fi Novella by Lyssa Chiavari

Sherlock Holmes
A Study in Honor by Claire O'Dell & Beth Bernobich
My Dearest Holmes by Rohase Piercy



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