The value of the fable lies not only in its ability to simplify the complex terrain of lived experience, but is manifest in the form itself: brief, direct, accessible.

Fablesque is a challenge. It asks writers to stretch the currency of language in ways that much of contemporary fiction fails to do. It asks readers to consider the fable as a style of flash fiction.

The Guidelines:
Submissions must be written in a fablesque tone
Submissions must conclude with a maxim
Submissions cannot exceed 400 words

All submissions and inquiries:

Payment: You will receive $6 if your fable is published.

Rights: Fablesque retains non-exclusive rights to your fable, and reserves the right to publish it in other Fablesque mediums (e.g. Fablesque chapbooks, anthologies, etc.).