Visual Arts Blog

Painting Techniques | Perspective

So often people look at a picture – the end-product of an artist’s endeavour – for the form and...Read more

Top 10 Flame Tree Calendars | Illustrations | Rupert Bear and Others

Intricate, beautiful, detailed, charming and nostalgic – this selection of illustrated 2017...Read more

Top 10 Desk Diaries and Year Planners | Moomin, Josephine Wall and Others

As well as our beautiful calendars, we also produce a range of diaries and year planners, perfect...Read more

Top 10 Flame Tree Calendars | Photography | RSC and Others

This week it’s the turn of our photography calendars to take the spotlight. From spectacular...Read more

Music & Entertainment

Top 10 Blues Guitarists | Eric Clapton

The most famous living guitarist in the world, Eric Clapton’s (b. 1945) career has passed through...Read more

Top 10 Blues Guitarists | Stevie Ray Vaughan

No best blues guitarist lineup would be complete without a mention of Stevie Ray Vaughan (1954–90)....Read more

Top 10 Blues Guitarists | Buddy Guy

Heading back to the Chicago blues classics, this week we take a look at George 'Buddy' Guy (b....Read more

Top 10 Blues Guitarists | Freddie King

Last of the 'Three Kings,' but not least, this week we have the short-lived hard-party musical...Read more

Fantasy & Gothic

Gothic Fantasy: Successful Submissions | Lost Worlds; Supernatural Horror

We're delighted to announce the full list of successful submissions for the first...Read more

2017 Short Story Submissions

UPDATE: SUBMISSIONS are now CLOSED for Lost Worlds, Supernatural Horror, Time Travel &...Read more

Utopia Downloads

Our new publication Dystopia Utopia Short Stories includes a wide range of original stories to...Read more

Gothic Fantasy: Successful Submissions | Dystopia Utopia; Swords & Steam

Continuing the successful format of our Gothic Fantasy deluxe hardcover anthologies, we’re...Read more

Cooking & Lifestyle

Christmas | Lime & Sesame Turkey Recipe

If you went for the classic turkey recipe on Christmas day you're probably looking for something to...Read more

Christmas | Gingerbread Recipe & Pomander Craft Project

The presents are sorted, the Christmas cake is ready for decorating, and the festive celebrations...Read more

Christmas | Mince Pies Recipe & Christingle Craft Project

The holiday season is upon us! Whether for you Christmas is a time to remember the birth of Christ...Read more

6 Reasons to Opt for a More Plant-Based Diet This Year | Expert Advice

The health benefits of plant-based diets are well reported, but there are also other advantages for...Read more