Fabulist News

Email newsletter restored

September 26, 2020

Just a quick note to let you know that we’ve resolved the service interruption with The Fabulist’s email newsletter, and weekly updates of our latest publishing activities will return to your inbox. In the email interregnum, we’ve published a heap of great poetry, fiction and art. Please browse and enjoy! And, as always, thanks so […]

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Open Call for Short Fiction, Fall 2020

September 11, 2020

[NOTE: This open call has been extended through Oct. 24.] Who?You, dear writer, you. We are open to submissions of all sorts from anyone; please do not feel constrained by any considerations of identity, age, race/ethnicity/creed, gender, sexuality, politics/philosophy. These matters may or may not factor into your fiction — what counts is the vision […]

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Where There’s Smoke: September 2020

September 6, 2020

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

August 6, 2020

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

July 4, 2020

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

June 5, 2020

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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