Fabula Argentea 255

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Fabula Argentea (FA for short) is Latin for “silver story” and the name is pronounced FAH-boo-la ar-GEN-tee-ah (where the “g” is hard as in “grape”). FA is a paying market. Our goal is to bring its readers the best writing we can find. Period. We accept a wide variety of material: genre, literary, humor, the grit of life, happy endings, sad endings, and perhaps the occasional spicy story.

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Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2012


Open to a broad Audience, including: Adults. Excluding: Children.

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 4 x per year.

Fiction Open

Rolling Deadlines: Check cut-off dates.
General General
Open to all/most Genres Open to all/most Genres
Open to all/most Styles, including: Humorous, Literary, Mainstream.
Open to all/most Topics.
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 7,500 words.
Novelette Novelette7,500 - 8,000 words.
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Token payment (under 1 US cent per word) Token payment (under 1 US cent per word).
OK No OK OKText format submissions
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Fabula Argentea Submission Statistics — Free Preview!

The statistics in this section are compiled from submission reports sent to us through our submission tracker. They are not provided by the publication's editors/staff or by Duotrope's admins. Information in this section is updated a few times per day.
This market ranks among the Most Personable Fiction Markets in our database.
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AccuracyWe have received 158 reports from 117 different members within the past 12 months, not including pending responses (see below). The more responses reported, the more accurate the information.
Days Reported4 min | 15.0 mean avg | 14.0 median | 33 max days (7.6 std dev)
Responses96.84 %
Acceptances3.80 % of submissions accepted (17.5 avg. days per acceptance) | 4.27 % of submitters accepted Rejections are often underreported, which skews the statistics in favor of acceptances. Most markets have a lower acceptance rate than indicated here.
Rejections93.04 % (15.1 avg. days per rejection) | 87.1 % personal, 4.8 % form, 8.2 % unspecified | 0.6 % shortlisted
Non-Responses3.16 %
Never Responded-
Withdrawals3.16 % (11.6 avg. days per withdrawal)
Pending8 responses are pending (0 min | 62.8 mean avg | 8.0 median | 298 max days waiting | 110.4 std dev) from 8 different members This only includes pending reports of users who have been active on this site within the past 30 days

Other Information

The editors will try to make a decision within 21 days. (5.7 % of the responses reported to us for this market have taken longer than 21 days.)
Most submissions are acknowledged on the same day.
Most recent response reported was received on 16 Jan 2021.
Responses have been received for submissions sent as recently as 01 Jan 2021.

Work submitted here was also submitted to...

Fiction Typehouse Literary Magazine; The Masters Review: New Voices; New World Writing; Pithead Chapel; The Forge Literary Magazine; CRAFT; AGNI; The /temz/ Review; Crack the Spine Literary Magazine; The Dark Magazine; Gone Lawn; Typishly

Members accepted here also had work accepted by...

Fiction Fractured Lit; PULP Literature; The /temz/ Review; Daily Science Fiction; Dark Moon Digest; After the Pause; Analog Science Fiction & Fact; Kzine; Flash Point SF; Fictive Dream; The Weird and Whatnot; Novel Noctule

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Last Updated: 15 Dec 2020
Last Checked: 10 Jan 2021 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 15 Dec 2020 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 21 Aug 2012

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