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The Fabulist

Literary Magazine



Pushcart Prize-nominated and Utopia Award-shortlisted publisher of fantastical fiction, poetry & art. New creative works posted each Friday.

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  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    3 weeks - 3 months*
    Editor reported data
    71 days*
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  • Acceptance rate:  / 
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Find more details in the Genres section


  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

    What's that?

    When you can submit your work to multiple magazines at the same time

  • Accepts previously published

    What's that?

    When the magazine wants to publish your previously published work. Requirements vary

  • Nominates for prizes

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee

Fiction - 3000 words max

Max words: 3000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: Crime, Fantasy, Fairy Tales & Folklore, Gothic, Historical, Horror, Magical Realism, Mystery, Romance, Science Fiction, Speculative, Thriller

Payment: $ 25

We do love science fiction, fantasy, intelligent horror, speculative fiction, literary fabulism, magic realism, mythic/folkloric works, near-future speculations, solarpunk/cli-fi, hopepunk, and genre subversions (crime, mystery, romance, westerns, thrillers, sea adventures, gothic, and quasi-realist works) that are anchored by some element of the fantastic.

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    This magazine does not list any details on their website for this section.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    Shunn format works, though if it’s a hassle to get your text editor to comply, what’s most important is that your ms. is double spaced, uses simple serif fonts, and has NO IDENTIFYING DETAILS — we read each submission anonymized.

  • Author's rights

    The Fabulist Magazine requests first serial rights for 6 (six) months; non-exclusive electronic archival rights on our website in perpetuity and in quarterly ebook anthologies; and an option on print and audio rights, to be negotiated separately. Authors, poets and artists are otherwise the exclusive owners of their work.

  • Additional info

    Please, only one submission at a time per open call. Only. One.

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

71 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

16 days

Fastest response time

92 days

Slowest response time

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The Submissions Grinder Statistics


12-month average acceptance rate

71 days

12-month average response time

Submission calls

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The Fabulist has published short fiction, poetry and art, in digital and print editions, since 2007. We began publishing nonfiction in 2019, including online reviews, previews and pop-cultural news blogging. Our interests include, but are not limited to, science fiction, fantasy, myth, folk traditi...

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    Editor Josh Wilson avatar

    Josh Wilson


    Editor J. Phantizorn avatar

    J. Phantizorn

    Managing Editor

    Editor Russell Reza-Khaliq Gonzaga avatar

    Russell Reza-Khaliq Gonzaga

    Poetry Editor