Fantasy & Gothic Blog

FLAME TREE PRESS | PRESS RELEASE

Posted by Maria Tissot

FICTION WITHOUT FRONTIERS

London, New York and Ohio based Flame Tree Publishing has just announced the launch of its new trade fiction imprint, FLAME TREE PRESS. With a focus on high quality novels in the horror, crime, science fiction and fantasy genres, FLAME TREE PRESS’ first list will feature award-winning storytellers alongside debut authors.

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Topics: announcement, flame tree press, press release

Gothic Fantasy | Lovecraft Short Stories

Posted by Laura Bulbeck

Today’s blog is the first in a series delving into our companion titles to our popular, and ever-growing, Gothic Fantasy short story anthologies. Whilst the latter combine classic fiction with exciting contemporary writers; these companion titles focus on one key author from the history of the genre; carefully selecting and editing a range of tales, and presenting them in beautiful collectable editions.

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Topics: Gothic Fantasy, H.P. Lovecraft, short stories

Short Story Submissions: Lost Souls | Robots & Artificial Intelligence

Posted by Gillian Whitaker

UPDATE: SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED FOR THESE ANTHOLOGIES

Lost Souls and Robots & Artificial Intelligence Short Stories 

We're pleased to announce the addition of these two new anthologies to our successful Gothic Fantasy collection. As with the previous books in the series, we're looking for around twenty to thirty short stories by contemporary writers to complement a selection of classic tales. We are keen to encourage new writers, without prejudice to age, background or previous publication history. It’s the story that matters, and the quality of writing.

Submit by email to 2018@flametreepublishing.com

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Topics: Gothic Fantasy, creepy stories, short stories

Gothic Fantasy: Successful Submissions: Endless Apocalypse; Alien Invasion

Posted by Gillian Whitaker

Due for release next March, Endless Apocalypse and Alien Invasion are the newest additions to our series of short story anthologies, and we’re excited to already share the list of authors chosen for inclusion in each book. In keeping with the format of the rest of the series, the two new anthologies consist of a selection of contemporary tales as well as classic authors, and the last few weeks have been busy with the careful process of selecting this new fiction, reading through the 800 stories received in response to our call for submissions. Endless Apocalypse is shaping up to be a thrilling exploration of the struggle for survival in the aftermath of destruction, presenting imaginative visions of the end of life as we know it. Alien Invasion, too, brings to the mix otherworldly horrors and the threat of the unknown, and introduces our first translated story from China as part of a long-term co-operation with Science Fiction World: a magazine dedicated to the genre with around 100,000 monthly readers. 

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Topics: Gothic Fantasy, short stories, short fiction

Pirates & Ghosts | Author Q&A | Favourite Tales & Writing Practices

Posted by Gillian Whitaker

The final instalment of this year’s Author Q&As sees the Pirates & Ghosts authors sharing the tales they like best from the genre, and shedding some light on how their own stories come together in the writing process. As ever, this latest anthology in the Gothic Fantasy collection features a selection of classic tales from the genre – from the likes of Robert Louis Stevenson, Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, William Hope Hodgson, W.W. Jacobs and Joseph Conrad – complementing the work of the contemporary authors in their exploration of treacherous waters and the horrors that lurk beneath…

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Topics: Gothic Fantasy, creepy stories, short stories

Pirates & Ghosts | Author Q&A | Story Inspirations

Posted by Gillian Whitaker

The eerie depths of the sea form the theme of our latest short story anthology: Pirates & Ghosts. With the publication date sailing into view, we turned to the authors to hear what inspired their stories in the collection, in the same way that the Agents & Spies discussed their story inspirations here. Completing this year’s set of short story anthologies, Pirates & Ghosts promises a haunting mix of adventure, monsters and mystery – and the responses below help give a glimpse of what’s in store!

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Topics: Gothic Fantasy, creepy stories, short stories

Agents & Spies | Author Q&A | Favourite Tales & Writing Practices

Posted by Gillian Whitaker

The authors from our upcoming Agents & Spies short story anthology are back this week, answering questions this time on the tales of deadly espionage they love best, and the ways in which they set pen to paper for their own work. With the anthology’s release date nearly upon us, it’s been fascinating to find out more about the authors behind the stories that we chose!

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Topics: Gothic Fantasy, creepy stories, short stories

Agents & Spies | Author Q&A | Story Inspirations

Posted by Gillian Whitaker

October brings the release of two fresh books in our Gothic Fantasy anthology series: Agents & Spies, and Pirates & Ghosts. Following the tradition of the last 4 books in the series, we decided to ask the authors about the inspiration behind their story, as well as quizzing them about their own writing methods, and their favourite tales from the genre. The Agents & Spies anthology promises a stealthy mix of espionage, duplicitous dealings and secret liaisons: below, the authors divulge details about their contributions.

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Topics: Gothic Fantasy, short stories, short fiction

Short Story Submissions | Alien Invasion and Endless Apocalypse

Posted by Maria Tissot

UPDATE: SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED FOR THESE ANTHOLOGIES

Continuing the success of our previous call for submissions, we’re looking for around twenty to thirty short stories by contemporary writers to complement a selection of classic tales in two new anthologies. We are keen to encourage new writers, without prejudice to age, background or previous publication history. It’s the story that matters, and the quality of writing.

Submit by email to 2017@flametreepublishing.com 

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Topics: Gothic Fantasy, creepy stories, short stories

Gothic Fantasy: Successful Submissions | Agents & Spies; Pirates & Ghosts

Posted by Maria Tissot

 Our 2 newest short story anthologies, Agents & Spies and Pirates & Ghosts, are due for release in October, and we’re delighted to now announce the list of names that will be featured in each book. As with the previous titles in the series, contemporary short stories sit alongside a selection of classic tales from the genre, and once again, the good response to our submissions call ensured we were kept busy with the careful process of reading and selecting the new fiction. With its variety of intriguing cases and daring assignments, the Agents & Spies tome promises a feast of thrilling tales, and, not for the faint-hearted, our nautical themed anthology Pirates & Ghosts drags deep sea horrors out into the open with a smattering of singing mermaids and sinister apparitions to boot.

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Topics: Gothic Fantasy, short stories, short fiction

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