Fabulist News

Remembering Rin Kelly

March 26, 2021

Remembering a brilliant journalist and fiction writer that we lost much too early.

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Pause & Breathe: January 2021

December 31, 2020

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 • We’ve got a stack of 179 submissions from our most recent open call for short fiction that still need to […]

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Winters of our Discontent: December 2020

December 8, 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. Even our political culture, so full of acrimony and denial, seems capable of only faltering steps toward a better future. […]

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Our 2020 Pushcart Prize nominations

December 8, 2020

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 have supported the authors of these fine, fantastical stories. They represent a cross-section of what The Fabulist is all about […]

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Remember, Remember: November 2020

November 6, 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 memory’s pitfalls, deceptions, and false pieties! Beware its abusers and false prophets! We live in a mediated society where what […]

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Once in a Blue Moon: October 2020

October 3, 2020

There are two full moons this month. October 1 brought us the harvest moon, a haunted orange beauty peering down at us through the wildfire smoke that shrouds The Fabulist’s hometown of San Francisco. Halloween, October 31, will bring us a hunter’s moon, the second of the month, and therefore a blue moon — a […]

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