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Shadows on the Water | Author Q&A | Best Stories & Writing Practices

Posted by Gillian Whitaker

Out now, Shadows on the Water is a fascinating anthology filled with new and classic stories of water-based horror, fantasy and folklore. In the first part of this Q&A, modern authors from the collection told us about the inspiration behind their tale in the book. Now, they return to offer details of their own favourites on this theme, as well as casting light on their writing processes!

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Shadows on the Water | Author Q&A | Story Inspirations

Posted by Gillian Whitaker

Our latest anthology, Shadows on the Water, gathers together short stories selected from open submissions, along with classic fiction, myths and folklore from around the world. With tales of rivers, lakes, bogland and the sea, there’s a fascinating mix of mysterious creatures, guardian spirits and elemental forces at play in stories both old and new. In this Q&A, authors reveal the inspiration behind their contribution, offering a glimpse into the range of tales to be found in the book…

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Beyond & Within: Folk Horror | Anthology Announcement & Contents List

Posted by Leah Ratcliffe
We’re delighted to present the  contents list for our upcoming Beyond & Within anthology: Folk Horror. Edited by Paul Kane and Marie O’Regan, this new collection of stories covers a wide range of mythologies and dark corners from around the world, revealing tales from the shadows of isolation, creepy forests and horrors rising from the land itself. Award-winning anthologists Paul Kane and Marie O'Regan have commissioned an outstanding selection of stories with contributions from authors including Neil Gaiman, John Connolly, Adam L.G. Nevill, Alison Littlewood and Jen Williams. 5 stories were also selected from an open submissions round held last year, which attracted hundreds of submissions.

The Flame Tree Beyond and Within short story collections bring together tales of myth and imagination by modern and contemporary writers, carefully selected by anthologists, and sometimes featuring short stories from a single author. Overall, the series presents a wide range of diverse and inclusive voices with myth, folkloric-inflected short fiction, and an emphasis on the supernatural, science fiction, the mysterious and the speculative. The books themselves are gorgeous, with foiled covers, printed edges and published only in hardcover editions, offering a lifetime of reading pleasure.

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Topics: Short Stories, Horror Fiction, anthologies

Learning to Be Human | Author Q&A | Best Stories & Writing Practices

Posted by Gillian Whitaker

Our latest anthology Learning to Be Human features modern and classic fiction delving into the hot topic of machine learning, AI and what it means to be human. In last week’s blog, authors discussed the inspiration behind their tales in the book, and here they return with recommendations of other stories and insights into how their writing takes shape! Be prepared to come away with a list of more books, films and games to explore further…

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Learning to Be Human | Author Q&A | Story Inspirations

Posted by Gillian Whitaker

Already published in the UK and due for release this month in North America, Learning to Be Human is our latest anthology to combine classic and new themed fiction. In this compelling and timely volume, authors explore the many and various ways that the line between human and machine has been, is being, or could well be tested in the near future. We asked some of the modern authors to say a little more about the ideas behind their stories, so read on for a fascinating glimpse of the book’s contents…

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Gothic Fantasy | Successful Submissions | African Ghost Short Stories

Posted by Catherine Taylor

We’re very excited to announce the authors included in our upcoming anthology: African Ghost Short Stories! Earlier this year, we opened for submissions from writers across Africa and the African diaspora, in order to add contemporary voices to the rich seam of the supernatural that exists in African culture, folklore and storytelling. The book, due to be published in mid-April (UK) and mid-May 2024 (North America), combines new submissions, complemented by selected contemporary and modern stories, along with classic writing and folktales, exploring the many facets of African ghostliness and spirituality. With a foreword by award-winning Nigerian-British writer Nuzo Onoh, the 'Queen of Horror', a thoughtful introduction by Prof. Divine Che Neba, and invaluable editorial support from writer and editor Chinelo Onwualu, this latest offering in the Flame Tree Gothic fantasy series delves into the fascinating heritage of African ghostly lore. We’re delighted to have chosen the submissions and contemporary stories below for inclusion: 

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Odin | Call for Submissions | Deadline Extended!

Posted by Leah Ratcliffe

We are very excited to announce a new call for submissions which is now open! Please read through the details for submissions carefully before submitting your stories.

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Topics: Short Stories, Call For Submissions, Myths, Gods and Immortals

Anansi | Call for Submissions | Deadline Extended!

Posted by Leah Ratcliffe

We are very excited to announce a new call for submissions which is now open! Please read through the details for submissions carefully before submitting your stories.

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Topics: Short Stories, Call For Submissions, Myths, Gods and Immortals

Medusa | Call for Submissions | Deadline Extended!

Posted by Leah Ratcliffe

We are very excited to announce a new call for submissions which is now open! Please read through the details for submissions carefully before submitting your stories.

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Topics: Short Stories, Call For Submissions, Myths, Gods and Immortals

Elemental Forces | Call for Submissions

Posted by Leah Ratcliffe

We are very excited to announce a new call for submissions which is now open! Please read through the details for submissions carefully before submitting your stories and make sure to include the project name in the subject of your email.

 

**SUBMISSIONS WINDOW IS NOW CLOSED**

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Topics: Short Stories, horror, Horror Fiction, Call For Submissions

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