Fall '22-Spring '23 Short Fiction Submissions

The Fabulist will be open for short-fiction submissions from the first Sunday through the following Saturday of every month from October 2022 through April 2023. A submissions link will appear below during these periods. Please review our submissions guidelines for more details and an exact monthly schedule. 

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Submissions are welcome and encouraged from contributors regardless of ethnicity, faith, continental ancestry, national origin, gender, sexuality, academic achievement, or lack thereof. Please do not feel constrained; we value the opportunity to review your work. 

Welcome to The Fabulist Magazine's December 2022 submissions window for short (3,000 words max) works of fantastical and speculative fiction.

  • This window will close on Dec. 10 at 11:59 p.m. Submissions of all sorts are welcome, across and beyond all speculative-literature genres. 
  • You're also encouraged to respond to our optional monthly thematic interest, which this December is in holidays and seasonal celebrations. Learn more about what we mean by that.
  • But again, all fantastical fiction submissions are welcome, regardless of whether they're responding to our monthly theme. 

Please be sure to read our writer guidelines thoroughly before submitting, as they provide details about what we're looking for, our review process, why we never charge reading fees, and a link to our short-fiction contract.
We have switched to an anonymized review process. Please make sure all identifying details have been removed from your manuscript. Submissions that fail to meet this requirement will be automatically declined, though the author will be welcome to resubmit an anonymized manuscript during any open call.
At this time we're fine with simultaneous submissions, but please inform us promptly if your work has been accepted elsewhere.  
Please, NO MULTIPLE SUBMISSIONS. One per open call.

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