Resources for Writers

Essays, commentary, strategies, tactics and contemplations on writing fantastical fiction.

Poetry in Prose: The Spark that Leaps Between

[These comments on style were originally collected in a tweet thread that was retweeted by Neil Gaiman, which is pretty darn neat.] In the course of editing prose fiction, I find myself continually returning to ...

Our Policy on AI in Writing and Art

Updated 1.22.23 We affirm to our readers and contributors that The Fabulist Magazine is, first and foremost, a venue for connections and encounters with unadulterated human creative works. • Unless otherwise specified in any given call ...

What do we mean by ‘Hopepunk’?

Our January 1-7 submissions window for short fiction is coming up fast. While we welcome all manner of far-out, fantastical, speculative and genre fiction with each monthly open call, we also want to emphasize particular ...

December Open Call: Holidays & Seasonal Celebrations

Our next open call for short fiction runs from December 4-10. We welcome fantastical and speculative stories of all sorts, and also would love to see fantastical works themed around holidays and seasonal celebrations. What ...

What Do We Mean by ‘Post-Colonialism’?

Our November 6-12 submissions window, while open to fantastical and speculative fiction of all sorts, has a special-interest theme of "post-colonialism." What the heck does that actually mean? Read as literally as possible: We are ...

Short Fiction Submissions, Fall ’22-Spring ’23

Starting in October, and running at least through Spring 2023, The Fabulist Magazine will be opening a new series of monthly submissions windows for short fantastical fiction of all sorts. Please refer to our submissions ...

Why We Never Charge Reading Fees

We launched a Patreon page to help us pay our contributors and cover our operating expenses. Thanks for signing up! While you ponder this, let's talk about another potential revenue stream, which seems like a ...