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Illustrator Spotlight: Broci

Posted by Leah Ratcliffe
Have you spotted the fantastic cover reveals for Brittle and Whisperwood? These gorgeous covers were designed by Finnish comic artist and illustrator, Broci. Find out the inspiration and process behind their works that have often been inspired by mythologies, horror stories and so much more.
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Ragman | Author Q&A | JG Faherty

Posted by Leah Ratcliffe

In 1882, a group of British soldiers plunder an Egyptian temple and kill the high priest. The priest vows revenge, and is finally revived in the present day. He finds the great-grandson of the man who killed him, but they form an uneasy partnership to get back all the stolen artifacts and send all the descendants of the other soldiers to the Underworld. Two police officers, former partners who had a falling out, must put aside their differences as they go from trying to solve gruesome, unexplained murders to risking their lives to stop the supernatural mummy the priest has called forth.

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Of Civilized, Saved and Savages | Author Q&A | Johnny Worthen

Posted by Leah Ratcliffe

Hyrax searches for new revenue to rebuild from its defeat. Maaraw revolts, Silangan is uprising. The occupied worlds bleed money. There is but one place left: Tirgwenin, Jareth’s world, wild and unclaimed.

His colony destroyed, Morgan returns to Enskari to beg for rescue. Ethan Sommerled, savior of the planet, Morgan’s one-time patron, is embroiled in court politics and cannot help. Morgan must find other allies if he is to save his family.

But another watches Jareth’s World. On Temple the prophet knows the secret, sees the threat, and rallies the Saved to defend civilization in holy and bloody crusade.

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Coronam Series | Recap | Johnny Worthen

Posted by Leah Ratcliffe

With the second book in The Coronam series coming out on the 10th of January, we thought we’d give you a quick recap of the previous book in the series to get you prepared. Of Civilized, Saved and Savages is going to be an epic sequel which is full of adventure and humanity, so make sure you get a copy. If you haven’t yet read Of Kings, Queens and Colonies, it’s not too late to snag a copy and end this blog post here.

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Topics: fiction

Advice for Aspiring Authors: Finding Your People

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Immigrant Sci-Fi Short Stories | Successful Submissions & Selected Stories

Posted by Catherine Taylor

We’re pleased to announce the authors included in our upcoming anthology: Immigrant Sci-Fi Short Stories! Earlier this year, we opened for submissions from writers with a variety of personal connections to the experience of immigration, migration and relocation, in order to give voice to those telling stories from the perspective of the incoming. The book, due to be published in mid-March (UK) and late April 2023 (North America), combines new 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. Award-winning author of Alien StoriesE.C. Osonduprovides the foreword, alongside an insightful introduction by Betsy Huang, Ph.D., and with guidance from author and educator Sarah Raphael García, this is an intriguing view of the conflict and anxiety between the settled and the unsettled. We’re delighted to have chosen the stories below for inclusion: 

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Topics: Gothic Fantasy, Short Stories, submissions, anthologies

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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