Joshua Wilson

Open Call for Short Fiction, Fall 2020

By Joshua Wilson / September 11, 2020 / 0 Comments

What? The Fabulist is open for submissions of short (up to 3,000 words) works of fantastical and genre fiction. When? From September 10 at 9:00am through 11:59 p.m., October 10, 2020.  How? The only way to submit work to The Fabulist is through Submittable. Do not email your submission; you will not receive a response. […]

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Where There’s Smoke: September 2020

By Joshua Wilson / September 6, 2020 / 0 Comments

This Month:Editorial • Publishing Schedule • Open Call for Short Fiction Editorial: “Where There’s Smoke” Labor Day weekend marks the end of summer in America with barbecues and weekend sales at the mall. This summer, the smell of smoke at The Fabulist’s San Francisco headquarters is not from the backyard grill. Rather, it’s the choking […]

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Ripening: August 2020

By Joshua Wilson / August 6, 2020 / 0 Comments

It’s high summer in a season of oft-cataclysmic change. A myriad issues of culture, politics, economy and environment, are ripening right now, if not coming to fruition. This August The Fabulist marks the season with a small farmer’s box of original fiction, fantasy, art and verse that reflect on these unsettled times — and also […]

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The Rockets’ Red Glare: July 2020

By Joshua Wilson / July 4, 2020 / 0 Comments

Welcome to July 2020 issue of The Fabulist, where we’re kicking things off with two Independence Day fictions that use fantastical storytelling to invert, subvert, and transform some central American myths and realities. Julieta Vitullo’s “Drone” puts an unnerving and eerie spin on an all-too-plausible tale of a young military family struggling with PTSD and […]

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Fantastical Fiction, Art and Social Change

By Joshua Wilson / June 5, 2020 / 0 Comments

Science fiction and fantasy are powerful vehicles for social critique. But that better future we all dream about occasionally requires a little real-world midwifery.

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Reading is Revolutionary: Welcome to The Fabulist, June 2020, Vol. 14, No. 3

By Joshua Wilson / June 5, 2020 / 0 Comments

We had other plans for June. But so, surely, did George Floyd, and instead, on May 25, 2020, he was murdered — by power, by prejudice, by the weight of 500 years of history bearing down on the neck of a man, a people, a nation, a world. A better world is not merely possible, […]

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