The Fractal was a small press publication edited by Sean Newborn.
The Fractal was published in Fairfax, Virginia, U.S.A. in the 1990s. It was subtitled, "Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy", and seven issues appeared. The first issue was released in Fall 1993, with #2 following in Spring 1994, #3 in Fall 1994, #4 in Spring 1995, #5 in Spring-Summer 1996, #6 in Fall-Winter 1996 and #7 in Summer 1997.
The art work for the covers was done by Margaret C. Muller (#1), Nybor (#2), Karla Miller (#3), and Sophia Kelly-Shultz (#4). James Zimmerman and Walt Simonson (#5), James Zimmerman (#6).
Articles were contributed by Hal Clement, Ed Ingebretsen, Earl Jackson, Jr., Stephen King, George W. Latimer, Jr., Robert S. Lightsey, Gregory L. Morris, Tom Moylan, and Amelia A. Rutledge.
Illustrations were by Marcy Springett.
Poetry was contributed by Mike Allen, Ross S. Armstrong, Cathy Buburuz (Champagne Horror), Donna Taylor Burgess (The Blue Lady), Bob Cook, Todd Eckjardt, Theodora Fair, Robert J. Gaurnier, Nad Gomain, John Grey, Edgar Hahn, Heather Hanna, David Mark Jenkins, Jerry H. Jenkins, Lyn McConchie, Ann K. Schwader, Anne Shaw, Amber J. Smiley, and Nathan Whiting.
Fiction was by Mike Allen, Mike Coombes, Mark Costis, Blad Falconer, Joey Fortuna, Heather Hanna, D.F. Lewis (Nemonymous), Lelia Loban, Francis J. Matozzo, Danith McPherson, Joelle Mellon, Leland Neville, Alfredo Perez, J.F. Peterson, Catherine Quayle, E.L. Risden, James Sallis, Kiel Stuart, A.Y. Tanaka, and Ralph E. Vaughan.