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Myths, Gods & Immortals | Contents Announcement | Medusa

Posted by Gillian Whitaker

We’re delighted to announce the list of stories in our new book on Medusa! Launching our series of Myths, Gods & Immortals along with Odin, Medusa explores this fascinating mythological figure and the various interpretations of her from ancient times to the present day. Selected from open submissions, 17 captivating tales by modern authors feature alongside a foreword by Miriam Robbins Dexter and an introductory essay by Liv Albert. We can’t wait for this one, publishing in September 2024, and available in North America from October! Our thanks, once again, go to everyone that submitted stories for consideration on this theme, and many congratulations to the below.

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New Mythologies in Space Flash Fiction | Call for Submissions

Posted by Leah Ratcliffe

CALLING ALL SCIENCE FICTION WRITERS! SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION NEWSLETTER FOR WORLDCON 2024!

Artwork is an extract of Moon, © Broci 2024 broci.net

Flame Tree Fiction are excited to announce that after the success of previous years, we will be printing another A5 fiction newsletter with 10 science fiction flash fiction stories of 1,000 words as a special edition for WorldCon 2024, 8th-12th August in Glasgow, which will be alongside our usual monthly newsletter.

We have the new addition of a guest editor and beautiful cover art for this one-of-a-kind newsletter.

The programme will include the chosen stories and the author’s bio, where it is read by hundreds of writers in the UK Science Fiction Community. It’s a fantastic, paid opportunity for authors! Please note that the monthly newsletter will run as usual.

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Topics: short fiction, Call For Submissions

Myths, Gods & Immortals | Contents Announcement | Odin

Posted by Gillian Whitaker

We’re very excited to reveal the list of stories in our new book Odin! One of the first two titles in our Myths, Gods and Immortals series, Odin includes a foreword by Carolyne Larrington, an introductory essay by Charlie Shotton exploring the cultural and mythological roots of Odin, and 17 fantastic tales by modern authors selected from open submissions. The book publishes in September 2024 and is available in North America from October 2024. Many thanks to everyone who submitted stories for consideration on this theme, and huge congratulations to the below!

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African Ghost Short Stories | Author Q&A | Best Stories & Writing Practices

Posted by Gillian Whitaker

African Ghost Short Stories is our latest anthology release! Packed with classic folktales as well as new stories by modern authors, it’s a treasure trove of African supernatural writing, with an introduction by Prof. Divine Che Neba, a foreword by Nuzo Onoh and editorial support from Chinelo Onwualu. In the first part of this Q&A, some of the book’s authors spoke about the inspiration behind their story. Now, they return with recommendations of other books, films, TV and short stories on the theme, as well as revealing the various writing methods they use for their own work…

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African Ghost Short Stories | Author Q&A | Story Inspirations

Posted by Gillian Whitaker

Our latest release, African Ghost Short Stories, explores the deep-seated supernatural element in African storytelling, from ancient tales and folklore to the vibrancy of today’s African horror. The anthology includes a foreword by award-winning Nigerian-British writer Nuzo Onoh and an introduction by Prof. Divine Che Neba, and was created with invaluable editorial support from writer and editor Chinelo Onwualu. We also worked with the wonderful Conscious Dreams Publishing to help get the word out on submissions for this theme. To celebrate its publication, some of the modern authors tell us more about the inspiration behind their story – so read on for a fascinating glimpse of the book’s contents!

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Circe | 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.

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

Elemental Forces | Horror Anthology Announcement

Posted by Leah Ratcliffe
We’re delighted to present the  contents list for our upcoming  FLAME TREE PRESS Horror anthology, Elemental Forces, the fifth title in collaboration with editor Mark Morris. The follow-up to last year's Darkness Beckons, which Booklist called "Highly recommended for longstanding horror fans and those readers who may not think horror is for them. There is something for everyone in this one."  This new anthology contains 20 original horror stories, 16 of which have been commissioned from some of the top names in the genre, and 4 of which have been selected from the 100s of stories sent to Flame Tree during a 2-week open  submissions window.

Previous titles in the non-themed horror ABC series, all still in print are After Sundown, Beyond the Veil, Close to Midnight and Darkness Beckons.

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Topics: Short Stories, submissions, Horror Fiction, anthologies

Sun Rising Short Stories | Call for Submissions

Posted by Leah Ratcliffe

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.

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Topics: Gothic Fantasy, Short Stories, myths and legends, short fiction, Call For Submissions, anthologies

Moon Falling Short Stories | Call for Submissions

Posted by Leah Ratcliffe

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.

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Topics: Gothic Fantasy, Short Stories, myths and legends, short fiction, Call For Submissions, anthologies

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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