The Fabulist

Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction
Online, Digital, Print
Reading Periods: 
Nov 6 to Nov 12
May 7 to May 13
Response Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
One per week
Issues per Year: 
1,000 to 2,500

Editorial Focus

November 6-12, 2023: The Fabulist Flash

The editors are pleased to announce that their new flash fiction project, The Fabulist Flash, will open a submissions window from November 6 to 12 for short, fantastical fiction of up to 1,000 words. For details on the editors’ interest, rate of pay, and to review their flash fiction contract, visit their website.

Tips From the Editor

We value:

  • Great writing (attention to sentence construction, an awareness of the poetry inherent in prose).
  • Vivid settings that influence and engage the plot and character arcs.
  • Revelations of the self and the world we live in.
  • Sensitivity and alertness to the significant issues of our times.
  • Escapism.
  • Endings that are not punchlines.

Contact Information

Joshua Wilson, Editor and Publisher
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Last updated: Jan 31, 2024