Win a copy of the beloved Grandmaster Jane Yolen’s THE MIDNIGHT CIRCUS

With the help of the fine folks at GOODREADS, we’re giving away Jane Yolen’s collection that sings with magic, darkness, and wonder, THE MIDNIGHT CIRCUS.

Look this way, look that; blazing her consummate imagination against the shadows of human sorrow, Jane Yolen has done it again. She has produced a set of spectacles designed to keep us awake in the darkness. THE MIDNIGHT CIRCUS delights, confounds, and challenges. We read all the night long; we are not the same come dawn.

—Gregory Maguire, author of Wicked and A Wild Winter Swan

Welcome to the Midnight Circus—and watch your step. The dark imaginings of fantasy icon Jane Yolen are not for the faint of heart. In these sixteen brilliantly unnerving tales and poems, Central Park becomes a carnival where you can—but probably shouldn’t—transform into a wild beast. The Red Sea will be deadly to cross due to a plague of voracious angels. Meanwhile, the South Pole is no place for even a good man, regardless of whether he is living or dead.

Wicked, solemn, and chilling, the circus is ready for your visit— just don’t arrive late.

Introduction by Theodora Goss
Afterword by Alethea Kontis

THE MIDNIGHT CIRCUS sings with magic, darkness, and wonder–perfect for anyone who has ever loved a fairy tale. Thrilling and chilling all at once, this collection of stories will keep you riveted long after your bedtime, no matter your age. This is exactly the kind of dark, lovely book to keep close to one’s heart while facing down darkness in the wider world.

—Meagan Spooner, author of the Starbound Trilogy


Foreword | Welcome to the Midnight Circus
By Theodora Goss

Introduction | Who Knew I Was a Writer of Dark Stories


  • The Weaver of Tomorrow
  • The White Seal Maid
  • The Snatcher
  • Wilding
  • Requiem Antarctica (w/ Robert J. Harris)
  • Night Wolves
  • The House of Seven Angels
  • Great Gray
  • Little Red (w/ Adam Stemple)
  • Winter’s King
  • Inscription
  • Dog Boy Remembers
  • The Fisherman’s Wife
  • Become a Warrior
  • An Infestation of Angels
  • Names

Story Notes and Poems

  • The Weaver of Tomorrow  | The Wheel Spins
  • The White Seal Maid  |  Ballad of the White Seal Maid
  • The Snatcher  |  Lou Leaving Home
  • Wilding  | Dear Dancing
  • Requiem Antarctica (w/ Robert J. Harris)  |  Vampyr
  • Night Wolves  |  Bad Dreams
  • The House of Seven Angels  |  Anticipation
  • Great Gray  |  Remembering the Great Gray
  • Little Red (w/ Adam Stemple)  | Red at Seventy Four
  • Winter’s King  |  If Winter
  • Inscription  |  Stone Ring
  • Dog Boy Remembers  |  The Path
  • The Fisherman’s Wife  |  Undine
  • Become a Warrior  |  The Princess Turns
  • An Infestation of Angels  |  Work Days
  • Names  |  What the Oven is Not

Afterword | by Alethea Kontis