This year’s autumn issue, Dark Mountain: Issue 18 – FABULA, is our first book dedicated entirely to uncivilised fiction. In its pages you will find short stories, flash fiction, illustrations and artwork that attempt to navigate the troubled times we’re in, and the uncertain times ahead: from the bogs of a dystopian Ireland to near-future West Africa; from the drought-ravaged Australian Outback to the all-consuming Amazon. You will meet a vengeful river, litigious bears, a mythical forest guardian, the ghostly shades of America’s wars, and be exposed to a global pandemic – but not the one you’re expecting.
To celebrate FABULA’s release, we invite you to join us for an online launch on Friday 16 October, starting at 19:00 BST. While we’re sad that we can’t meet physically, we’re excited that it gives us the chance to hear the voices of contributors and editors from around the world – our contributors come from the UK, US, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Ghana and beyond. The event is free but you’ll need to register to ensure a place – just follow this link. We hope to see you there!
PLEASE NOTE: Due to high demand this live event is now sold out. We will be recording the launch however and it will be available soon afterwards. We plan to run further Dark Mountain online events in the future.