We’re very excited to announce the author list for Shadows on the Water Short Stories! This latest anthology will publish in January 2024 (on-sale February in North America) and joins our thriving list of beautiful Gothic Fantasy hardbacks. New fiction by modern authors appears alongside a selection of classic works and ancient myths & folk tales from around the world – we can’t wait for this one to hit the shelves! Thanks once again to everyone who submitted stories for consideration on this theme, and many congratulations to the below:
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We’re delighted to present the authors selected for inclusion in our upcoming science fiction anthology, Learning to Be Human Short Stories! This exciting new book publishes in January 2024 in the UK, and will be available in February in North America. With brand new and recent tales from open submissions sitting alongside classic fiction, this latest addition to our Gothic Fantasy series examines the interplay between automation, humankind, and what it is to be human. Many thanks to everyone who submitted a story for consideration to this project, and congratulations to the below!
CALLING ALL SCI-Fi FANTASY WRITERS! SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION NEWSLETTER FOR FANTASYCON 2023!
Flame Tree Fiction are excited to announce that after the success of last year, we will be printing another A5 fiction newsletter with 7 sci-fi fantasy flash fiction stories of 1,000 words as a special edition for FantasyCon 2023, 15th-17th September, which will be alongside our usual monthly newsletter.
The programme will include the chosen stories and the author’s bio, where it is read by hundreds of writers in the UK Fantasy Community. It’s a fantastic, paid opportunity for authors! Please note that the monthly newsletter will run as usual.
The theme is…
We're looking for stories that explore the gods, the machines and their relationship with each other, and with humankind. Are we hovering at the edge of the Machine Age? What happens when AI moves beyond interpreting the myths of the ancient, and human, and begins to create its own? Are we living in a Phillip K. Dick movie? Do machines dream of other machines, or explore at the edges of their own knowledge, just as humans have done. Is the human imagination now irrelevant? Are the stories of the gods merely ignorant tales of the ill-educated, or subtle prophecies of hidden truths consumed now by the very machines we created? And can those machines truly reflect the depths of ancient origins? Do the elder gods just laugh at our petty concerns? So many tales to explore...
- Please note that all stories submitted should be within the Sci-Fi Fantasy genre
- Terms and conditions for the submissions here - https://flametr.com/submissions
- Please send your 1000-word story to the Newsletter Editor:
- The deadline is the 27th August 2023
We're delighted to announce a new call for submissions which is now open! The theme is African Ghost Short Stories – a chance for African writers around the world to explore their culture of ghostly folklore and offer fresh stories. Please read through the submission details carefully as we’ve changed some of our guidelines and it could result in your submission not being acknowledged if you do not follow them.
We're delighted to let you know this new call for submissions is open! Please read through the submission details carefully as we’ve changed some of our guidelines and it could result in your submission not being acknowledged if you do not follow them.
Attention to all of our US customers: Our notorious 4th July promotion is back! This year we’re showcasing our fabulous ebooks. We've created 4 virtual sets of 4 fantastic ebooks for less than $4 for 4th July. Each ebook is available for 99¢, from Amazon, Apple, B&N Nook, Scribd and many more.
Our latest anthology Immigrant Sci-Fi, available to buy now, contains new, recent and classic tales that explore the world (and outer space) from the perspective of the incoming, examining visions of displacement and relocation in future and speculative settings. In last week’s Q&A, modern authors from the book described the various inspirations behind their included story. This week, they’re back to tell us how their writing comes into being, as well as to recommend other Sci-Fi and migrant stories that have left an impact.
We're very excited that our latest anthology, Immigrant Sci-Fi Short Stories, is available to buy now! The book combines new tales from submissions, complemented by selected contemporary and modern stories, set in future, interstellar, fantastical and alternative realities, with a foundation of older, realist narratives exploring the plights and adventures of immigrants. As part of this Q&A, some of the book’s modern authors describe the inspiration behind their story, offering a fascinating glimpse of what’s in store with this anthology…