Fabulist Staff

Ian McKellan reads Shakespeare backed by the Fleshtones on Andy Warhol’s TV show

There's so much '80s in here — and it's Sonnet No. 20, BTW. This little cluster of pop-cultural flotsam and jetsam is exactly what the Internet exists for ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vP_RPe0JdQY

Oct. 23: The Fabulist at Lit Crawl 2021

The Fabulist presents: “Here is the Future You Requested” Featuring readings by Rona Fernandez, Russell Gonzaga, Claire Light, Nick Mamatas & Annalee Newitz Part of Lit Crawl, Saturday, Oct. 23, 8-9p.m., FREEAdobe Books, 3130-24th St., San ...

Open Call, Short Fiction, 10/8-11/12

Heads up — The Fabulist Words & Art will be opening a submissions window for short fiction from October 8 at 12:00 a.m. through 11:59 p.m., November 12, 2021. Check out our Submissions Policies page for ...

Looking back at 9/11 and ‘The Bus Drawings’

It was just another day at work for Thomas Haddad. September 11, 2001. "I was on the 89th floor of WTC 1 on 9/11. My office faced north," he says, "which put me 30 feet ...

Poetry Editor Russell Gonzaga takes to the stage on Friday, September 10

Russell Gonzaga isn't just The Fabulist Magazine's poetry editor — he's also an accomplished slam poet and spoken word artist. This Friday, if you happen to be in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, stop ...

Book launch: ‘Dangerous Visions and New Worlds: Radical Science Fiction, 1950-1955’

Our friends at PM Press have another socko book launch currently live on Kickstarter that we commend to your attention. "Dangerous Visions and New Worlds: Radical Science Fiction, 1950-1955," edited by Andrew Nette and Iain ...

Reader Survey: Patreon vs. Kickstarter?

We're exploring Patreon and Kickstarter as income sources that will enable us to pay the writers and artists whose great works make The Fabulist come alive. (We'd also like to cover some of our own ...

Try to Remember • September 2021

We're closing in on the end of the year, and moving past a summer both sweet and sour. Here are some news and updates, as well as a few words on the science-fictional futures that ...

Video: J.G. Ballard on sex, violence, surrealism and Shanghai

James Graham Ballard, one of the most singular and bracing authors of science and speculative fiction writing in English, is the subject of a very British half-hour interview via the old BBC talk show Face ...

Call for Applicants: The Rin Kelly Scholarship for Fiction (deadline 9/1/21)

In memory of journalist and fiction writer Rin Kelly, her family is offering up to three $350 scholarships in her name to emerging fiction writers for use in enrolling in Writers Grotto fiction classes during ...

Video: Ursula K. Le Guin reads from “Lavinia”

The great author reads from one of her many masterpieces. "Lavinia" is a gorgeous, vivid, tragic and wild retelling of Virgil's "Aeneid" from the point of view of Lavinia, the otherwise marginalized wife of the ...

Video: Neil Gaiman’s “The Mushroom Hunters,” read by Amanda Palmer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ak6sdSAcNkw

Video: Samuel R. Delany profile, interview and readings

Samuel R. Delany is a unique force in science fiction, fantasy and literature whose output over the decades includes early pulp adventures, epic science fiction, philosophical works of fantasy, memoir, criticism, and commentary. Here's a ...

Video: Harlan Ellison on NBC’s Today Show

In which the inimitable Mr. Ellison talks about one of his storefront storywriting marathons, this one based on a prompt from NBC news anchor Tom Brokaw. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SREoQQ2XUh4

May 15: Book Launch, “Here Is A Game We Could Play,” by Jenny Bitner

Fabulist Magazine is excited to co-present a BOOK LAUNCH for "Here Is A Game We Could Play," by Jenny Bitner. WHEN: Saturday, May 15, 5:00 p.m. Pacific, via Zoom. FEATURING: Jenny Bitner in conversation with ...

It’s Flowering Time • May 2021

Welcome back to The Fabulist, where our May issue is in bloom with fantastical fiction, poetry, art, plus some new nonfiction reviews and essays. We're still figuring this "issues" thing out, so our lineup may ...

Spring 2021: New poetry, fiction, art, and a book launch

Hello friends ... without much fanfare, The Fabulist has launched its 2021 publishing schedule. We currently have new works of fiction and art in the queued up through the end of this year, plus reviews, ...

Pause & Breathe: January 2021

Dear Fabulist friends and family ... We're taking a break in January 2021 to pause, breathe, plow through a giant heap of administrative tasks, and plan for the year ahead. January plans at The Fabulist ...

Winters of our Discontent: December 2020

There's only so long the before the return of the sun. But until then the nights will be long and dark, and the viral tide that sweeps our world brings a surge after every ebb. ...

Our 2020 Pushcart Prize nominations

It ain't easy picking out six nominees for the Pushcart Prize from The Fabulist's 2020 lineup — we'd have selected more if the rules permitted, but such are the constraints before us. We're honored to ...

Remember, Remember: November 2020

Memory is a type of storytelling. And there is a knife-edge to telling such stories. In one hand, the story becomes a means of provoking understanding. In another, it becomes a tool for deceit. Beware ...

Animation: “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” by C.S. Lewis (1979)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CP5uXoNf7Nc This animated take on the classic fantasy tale dates back to 1979, and was produced by the Children's Television Workshop.

Rikki-Tikki-Tavi (Chuck Jones animation)

A rare treat — an animation team led by the legendary Chuck Jones, taking on Rudyard Kipling's classic tale from "The Jungle Book." Rikki-Tikki-Tavi is a fierce young mongoose battling a ferocious family of lethal ...