We’re very excited to announce the author lists for two new anthologies in our Gothic Fantasy series: Footsteps in the Dark, and Bodies in the Library. Combining contemporary takes on the theme with a range of compelling tales from classic authors, these books are due for publication in June 2020. Yet again, our call for submissions was met with a great response, so we have been kept very busy forming a final selection of excellent stories that best suit these intriguing themes: many thanks to all who submitted and congratulations to the below!
Footsteps in the Dark
The Long Way by Ramsey Campbell
Knock, Knock, Wolf by P.G. Galalis
Mrs. Courcy's Folly by Kevin J.J. Gallivan
The Blackdamp by Ali Habashi
It's Easy to Shoot a Dog by Maria Haskins
The Cure for Boredom by S.R. Masters
Under Barrow Downs by Damien Mckeating
Cold, Wet Hands by John Moralee
Bites by Aeryn Rudel
Chaneke by David Schmidt
Hunting the Howler by Cody Schroeder
Waking the Monster by Shana Scott
Rusalka by Anna Taborska
Restless Natives by D.A. Watson
You Think You Are Safe by Nemma Wollenfang
He Will Hear Us Coming by Anna Ziegelhof
These contemporary authors will appear alongside the following classic and essential writers: A.J. Alan, Gertrude Atherton, E.F. Benson, Ambrose Bierce, Rhoda Broughton, Ralph Adams Cram, Dick Donovan, Amelia B. Edwards, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, Théophile Gautier, Nikolai Gogol, E.T.A. Hoffmann, W.W. Jacobs, M.R. James, Vernon Lee, H.P. Lovecraft, Frederick Marryat, Guy de Maupassant, Edith Nesbit, Amyas Northcote, Barry Pain, Arthur Quiller-Couch, Saki, May Sinclair, Harriet Prescott Spofford, Robert Louis Stevenson, Bram Stoker, Hugh Walpole, Edith Wharton.
Bodies in the Library
Southern Charms by Steve Carr
The Big Steep: A Soft-Boiled Mystery by Deborah L. Davitt
Actions Louder Than Words by Lucy Ann Fiorini
A Recently Expired Corpse by E.G. Thompson
The Last of the Perivales by Philip Brian Hall
Home Sweet by Amanda Justice
Every Day Is Thursday by Felicia Lee
The Octagonal Room by Tom Mead
The Book of Futures by Wendy Nikel
The Case of the Expired Wizard by Patsy Pratt-Herzog
Pandora’s Book by Sahara Frost
Red Roses by Louise Taylor
These contemporary authors will appear alongside the following classic and essential writers: Wilkie Collins, Richard Harding Davis, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, R. Austin Freeman, Anna Katharine Green, Auguste Groner, Thomas W. Hanshew, E.W. Hornung, Gaston Leroux, Guy de Maupassant, L.T. Meade and Robert Eustace, Edgar Wallace, Oscar Wilde.
- Browse the full series of anthologies here.
- Our most recent anthology publications are Detective Thrillers and A Dying Planet: see the list of authors for those here.
- Watch out for future submission calls via our newsletter, website and social media pages (Facebook, Twitter)