The Fabulist publishes fables, yarns, tales, and fantastical verse and art, in digital and print editions. Our interests include but are not limited to science fiction, fantasy, myth, folk traditions, comics, magic realism, “literary fiction,” pop culture, film, maybe even nonfiction.
- Our website serves as a curiosity box of original works by diversely talented writers and artists from around the world, and also collects digital ephemera from our Twitter and Facebook feeds.
- The Fabulist’s print books, chapbooks, posters and art prints have been featured in conventioneer book bags at several World Fantasy Conventions and Nebula Award Weekends. They are available at the bookstore, along with fine printed works by our friends at Manic D Press, PM Press and Tachyon Publications.
- Want to get involved? The Fabulist is taking applications for slush readers and social-media curators.
- The Fabulist’s submissions pages are hosted by Submittable, and include full contributor guidelines for writers and artists.
THE FABULIST words & art
Fables, yarns & tales in print and online — since 2007
We welcome your feedback, comments and/or questions via the linked email address below:
Please be aware that the only way to submit work is through the online submissions form. Do not email your submissions. You will not receive a response.
Recommended — Reading & Otherwise
Here’s a list of some of the authors and creators whose work inspires us. It should in no way dissuade you from submitting work, nor from reading and enjoying the site, and if it does, forget you ever saw it.
Contrariwise, if something or someone is missing, please make your recommendations in the comments section below … include a link and a comment!
Douglas Adams, Margaret Atwood, J.G. Ballard, Iain M. Banks, Mr. William Blake, printmaker, James P. Blaylock, Alfred Bester, Ray Bradbury, Pieter Breughel (Elder and Younger), Octavia E. Butler, Italo Calvino, the utopian muralist Mona Caron, Angela Carter, Clarkesworld, Guy Davis, D’Aulaire’s Greek and Norse mythologies, Samuel R. Delany, Philip K. Dick, Colleen Doran, Lord Dunsany, Electric Velocipede, Harlan Ellison, Neil Gaiman, Gabriel Garcia-Marquez, Nikolai Gogol, Gong, Hawkwind, Robyn Hitchock, Robert Hunter, The Inklings, Diana Wynne Jones, Jack Kirby, Damon Knight, R.A. Lafferty, Ursula LeGuin, Mr. Lovecraft, China Mieville, Mike Mignola, Hayao Miyazaki, Michael Moorcock, John R. Neill, Arthur Rackham, Pearls Before Swine, Philip Pullman, Robert Silverberg, Dan Simmons, Cordwainer Smith, Theodore Sturgeon, street art, Sir John Tenniel, Nikola Tesla, James Tiptree Jr., Robert Wyatt, Roger Zelazny, science fiction’s New Wave, and a universe of folklore and mythology.