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Our 2021 Pushcart Prize nominations

Each year The Fabulist makes nominations to the Pushcart Prize, which publishes an annual "best of the small press" anthology. We're limited to six, so, tough choices ...  These stories tend to be a bit ...

Wow, Our Open Call Was Insanely Epic

Just a quick note to express our astonishment at the sheer volume of manuscripts — 350! — we received through The Fabulist's Fall 2021 open call for short fantastical fiction. That's more than twice as ...

Here is the Future You Requested • November 2021

Here we are, it’s the future now, and it kinda reads like a science-fiction novel: Global pandemic, fascistic kleptocracy on the rise in the U.S. along with a burgeoning militia movement, surveillance states, border-crossing impacts ...

Word count UPDATE for Fall 2021 short-fiction submissions window

Attention writers: We've raised the maximum word count for our submissions window closing Nov. 12. We prefer stories up to 3,000 words, but will consider up to 5,000. The main reason for the lower limit ...

‘Here is the Future You Requested’: The Fabulist at Lit Crawl ’21

The Fabulist's fifth annual Lit Crawl reading was hosted last night at the fabulous Adobe Bookstore on 24th Street in San Francisco's Mission District. It was a smash. Standing room only, as usual, though entry ...

Support The Fabulist on Patreon

Hey, we launched a Patreon page for The Fabulist. Check it out, and why not sign up? Our website is and always will be free, free, free — but as a Patreon subscriber you'll also ...