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Gillian Whitaker

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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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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

Weird Horror | Author Q&A | Best Stories & Writing Practices

Posted by Gillian Whitaker

Available to buy now, Weird Horror is the latest collection in our series of hardback anthologies. In keeping with the rest of the series, the book features classic fiction from the early days of the genre, all the way to brand new stories from talented authors writing today. With tales by the likes of Algernon Blackwood, Clark Ashton Smith, William Hope Hodgson and Ramsey Campbell, the book also includes a foreword by Mike Ashley. Earlier, in the first part of this Q&A, modern authors from the book shed light on the inspirations behind their story (you can revisit that here if you missed it). Now, they offer recommendations for all things Weird Horror, as well as revealing how their own fiction takes shape…

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Weird Horror | Author Q&A | Story Inspirations

Posted by Gillian Whitaker

Our series of beautiful hardback anthologies has a new addition in the form of Weird Horror Short Stories! Available to buy now, the book includes a foreword by Mike Ashley alongside over 40 stories on this fascinating theme. From unsettling visions and strange spaces, to lurking creatures from the beyond, the collection combines brand new and recent fiction with older, classic work exploring the roots of the genre. Here to introduce their tales of imagination, modern authors from the book tell us the inspiration behind their contribution, and offer a glimpse of what to expect…

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

Posted by Gillian Whitaker

Our latest anthology, Asian Ghost Short Stories, is available to buy now! With a mix of modern authors and older, classic works on the theme, the book focuses on the rich supernatural lore and storytelling that runs deep and wide through the whole region and history of Asia. The collection includes a foreword by bestselling author K. Hari Kumar, an introduction by Dr. Luo Hui, and a story selection formed with Associate Editor Lee Murray. To celebrate the book’s release, some of the authors join us here for the second part of this Q&A, to offer their own story recommendations and insight into their writing process!

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Topics: Short Stories, short fiction, Q&A, Flame Tree Press Authors

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

Posted by Gillian Whitaker

Asian Ghost Short Stories is the latest in our series of beautiful hardbacks that combine older classic work with new and recent takes on the theme. At 432 pages, the anthology is a treasure trove of fascinating tales, selected with award-winning Associate Editor Lee Murray, and including a foreword by K. Hari Kumar and introduction by Dr. Luo Hui. In this Author Q&A, some of the authors on the modern side of the book share the various inspirations behind their stories, so see below for a teaser of what’s in store…

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