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Christmas Gothic | Author Q&A | Best Stories & Writing Practices

Posted by Gillian Whitaker

The festive season is upon us, and we have been celebrating the release of Christmas Gothic Short Stories, our latest anthology packed with tales from modern and classic writers. In Part 1 of this Q&A, authors from the book spoke about the inspirations behind their contributions. Now, they offer recommendations of other stories, films and artworks, as well as giving us insight into the many different ways a writer’s work comes together!

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Christmas Gothic | Author Q&A | Story Inspirations

Posted by Gillian Whitaker

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and we’ve got just the thing for it: our new book Christmas Gothic Short Stories! This beautiful hardback anthology collates brand new stories and work by modern authors with older, classic fiction on the theme. Get set for a spooky festive season with this first part of the Author Q&A, where we learn about the inspirations behind the modern tales in the book…

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Compelling Science Fiction | Author Q&A | Best Stories & Writing Practices

Posted by Gillian Whitaker

Available to buy now, Compelling Science Fiction is our latest popular hardback anthology! In keeping with the style of the series, it combines new and recent fiction with classic works from the genre. A fascinating foreword is provided by Joe Stech, publisher of the Compelling Science Fiction magazine. In last week’s Q&A, some of the modern authors shared the inspiration behind their tales in the book. Now, they cast light on their various writing processes, and recommend other compelling science fiction stories – so you might want to prepare your TBR piles for some more additions!

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Compelling Science Fiction | Author Q&A | Story Inspirations

Posted by Gillian Whitaker

Our recent release Compelling Science Fiction is packed full of fascinating stories on the plausible side of the SF spectrum. The story selection, consisting of new and recent stories by modern authors alongside classic fiction from the genre, was formed in collaboration with Joe Stech, foreword writer and consultant editor of this anthology and publisher of the Compelling Science Fiction magazine. In this first part of a Q&A with some of the book’s authors, they reveal the inspirations behind their contribution…

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Lost Atlantis 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.

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

Spirits and Ghouls 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.

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

The Goblets Immortal Series | Recap

Posted by Leah Ratcliffe

With the final book in The Goblets Immortal series coming out on the 15th of November, we thought we’d give you a quick recap of the previous two books in the series to get you prepared. Death’s Key is going to be the epic conclusion of this magical trilogy, so make sure you get a copy. If you haven’t yet read The Goblets Immortal or Holes in the Veil, it’s not too late to snag a copy of both and end this blog post here.

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Topics: fiction, epic fantasy

Darkness Beckons | 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.

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

Gothic Fantasy | Successful Submissions | Hidden Realms

Posted by Gillian Whitaker

We’re very pleased to announce the list of authors in our upcoming Hidden Realms anthology! With enchanting tales from modern authors sitting alongside older, classic fiction on the theme, the book is due for publication early next year (Jan 2023 for UK, on-sale March in the USA and Canada). As well as our regular submission process, we’re delighted to have collaborated with the award-winning online magazine DESIblitz, and Danni Blechner of Conscious Dreams Publishing, in order to seek out stories and authors beyond our usual channels. Our thanks go, as always, to everyone who submitted stories for consideration, and many congratulations to the below:

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Topics: Short Stories, short fiction, anthologies

Gothic Fantasy | Successful Submissions | Alternate History

Posted by Gillian Whitaker

We are delighted to present the list of authors in our Alternate History book! Featuring classic stories on the theme with new and recent work by modern authors, this is an exciting anthology exploring reimagined histories and ‘What If?’ scenarios. Alongside our regular submission process, we teamed up with both the award-winning online magazine DESIblitz and Danni Blechner of Conscious Dreams Publishing, reaching out for stories and authors beyond our usual channels to ensure a wonderful variety of all the genre has to offer. We’re very pleased with the results, and our congratulations go to the below:

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Topics: Short Stories, short fiction, anthologies

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