Fantasy & Gothic Blog

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, short stories, creepy stories

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, short stories, creepy stories, Q&A

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, short stories, creepy stories, Q&A

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, short stories, creepy stories, Q&A

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: short stories, Gothic Fantasy, creepy stories

Short Story Submissions | Pirates & Ghosts and Agents & Spies

Posted by Maria Tissot

UPDATE: SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED FOR THESE ANTHOLOGIES

Pirates & Ghosts and Agents & Spies Short Stories

Continuing the success of our previous call for submissions (we received almost 2000 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: short stories, Gothic Fantasy, creepy stories

2017 Short Story Submissions

Posted by Nick Wells

UPDATE: SUBMISSIONS are now CLOSED for Lost Worlds, Supernatural Horror, Time Travel & Heroic Fantasy. Thanks to everyone who submitted.

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Topics: short stories, Gothic Fantasy, creepy stories

Gothic Fantasy: Successful Submissions | Murder Mayhem; Crime & Mystery

Posted by Laura Bulbeck

 

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Topics: Gothic Fantasy, short fiction, creepy stories

2016 Short Story Submissions

Posted by Nick Wells

UPDATE: SUBMISSIONS are now CLOSED for Swords & Steam and Dystopia UtopiaThanks to everyone who submitted. 

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Topics: Gothic Fantasy, creepy stories, short stories, killers,, crime,, detective fiction

Gothic Fantasy: Successful Submissions

Posted by Nick Wells

Our three collectable Gothic Fantasy anthologies, deluxe hardcover editions on Horror, Ghosts and Science fiction, each carry a potent mix of classic tales and new fiction, tracing the path of the thrilling tale from the early gothic to the modern fantastic. The range and high quality of entries forced us into a slight deviation from our original path, allowing us to include more of the new stories, at the expense of a few of classic writers. However, as you'll see below, we've selected a wide range of pioneer literary giants, from Henry James to E.M. Forster, Arthur Conan Doyle to Mark Twain, and, focussing on great reads, included some other fascinating contributions from the Golden Age of Pulps.

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Topics: Gothic Fantasy, creepy stories, short fiction

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