I am a writer in Boston, Massachusetts. My work has been published in The Bitter OleanderPloughshares blog, Zizzle Literary Magazine, CleaverSmokeLong QuarterlyTin House blog, Essay Daily, Real Simple, and more. I review books on occasion for SmokeLong Quarterly. I’ve also published stories about the streets of Florence for The Florentine, an English-speaking newspaper in Florence, Italy. I am the editor at the Harvard Art Museums and freelance editor for the Advancing Women Artists Foundation, which publishes books dedicated to raising awareness regarding women artists active in Italy, both past and present. I hold an MFA in Fiction from Bennington Writing Seminars.

To get in touch, write me at fabulistpappas (at) gmail.com, and you can find me on Twitter @fabulistpappas.

3 thoughts on “About

  1. Madeline Veitch

    Hi Cheryl, I’m an academic librarian at SUNY New Paltz working with a patron who is doing research on Jane Fortune. She would like to be able to cite your article in Index Magazine, “Brushing off the dust on women’s artworks, in Florence” but has been having trouble locating a volume and issue number for the publication. Does the magazine use a volume and issue system or simply the date of publication? Thanks!

    1. Dear Madeline,

      Thanks so much for writing. Index was once a print publication, with volume numbers. Once we started publishing all stories online, and posting stories on a rolling basis, we did away with volume numbers. She is fine to simply cite the online article.

      Kind regards,


      1. Madeline Veitch

        Dear Cheryl,

        Thank you for your quick reply! This is great information to have – the patron will be very pleased to know that she has a complete citation. It does make a lot of sense – no need to retain an organizational convention that references printed objects!


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