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Gillian Whitaker

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

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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

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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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Gothic Fantasy | Successful Submissions | Compelling Science Fiction

Posted by Gillian Whitaker

It is with great excitement that we reveal the list of authors in our Compelling Science Fiction book! With new and recent stories by contemporary authors, as well as classic fiction from the genre, this is a collection not to be missed. We’re delighted with the line-up, which has been made in close collaboration with Joe Stech, foreword writer and consultant editor of this anthology and publisher of the Compelling Science Fiction magazine. Thanks again to all authors who submitted stories for consideration on this fascinating theme. The book will be available later this year from August (UK) and October (USA/Canada), featuring the following:

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Gothic Fantasy | Successful Submissions | Christmas Gothic

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We are delighted to announce the list of authors featured in our Christmas Gothic book! New stories from emerging and established modern writers join classics from the genre, in an anthology full to the brim with spooky stories for the festive period. Including a foreword by Dr. Jerrold E. Hogle, the book will be available to buy from this August (UK) and October (USA/Canada). We’re very grateful to all the authors who submitted stories for consideration, and our congratulations go to the below:

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Gothic Fantasy | Successful Submissions | Weird Horror

Posted by Gillian Whitaker

It is with great excitement that we reveal the list of authors in our upcoming Weird Horror Short Stories book! With a foreword by Mike Ashley, the anthology includes new, previously unpublished fiction, recent work by modern authors, and older classic tales exploring the roots of this fascinating genre. The collection will be able to buy from this June (UK) and July (USA/Canada). Once again, our thanks go to all authors who submitted stories for consideration, and congratulations to the below:

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Topics: Short Stories, submissions, horror, Horror Fiction, anthologies

Chilling Crime | Author Q&A | Favourite Tales & Writing Practices

Posted by Gillian Whitaker

Available to buy now, our anthology Chilling Crime Short Stories combines work by modern authors with older classic fiction from the genre! With new stories on the theme and a foreword by Margaret Murphy, the book joins our flourishing series of anthologies and is perfect for fans of the crime genre. In last week’s Author Q&A, which you can read here, authors from the collection revealed the inspirations behind their contribution. Now, they kindly return to cast light on their writing methods, and reveal their own favourite crime stories:

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Chilling Crime | Author Q&A | Story Inspirations

Posted by Gillian Whitaker

Our latest short story anthology, Chilling Crime Short Stories, is out today in the USA and Canada! In keeping with other books in the series, the collection combines new and recent fiction with work from classic authors of the genre. To celebrate its release into the world, we’ve been in touch with the modern authors to ask a few questions about their ways of working, influences, and their story in the book. In this first part of the Q&A, they share a little about the inspiration behind their contributions…

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Topics: Gothic Fantasy, Short Stories, crime fiction

Gothic Fantasy | Successful Submissions | Asian Ghost Short Stories

Posted by Gillian Whitaker

We’re very excited to reveal the list of authors featured in our upcoming anthology, Asian Ghost Short Stories! Due for publication in February (UK) and April 2022 (USA/Canada), the book focuses on the rich supernatural lore and storytelling that runs deep and wide through the whole region and history of Asia. With a foreword by novelist, screenwriter and bestselling author K. Hari Kumar, an introduction by ghostly expert and enthusiast Dr. Luo Hui, and an Associate Editor in the form of award-winning author-editor Lee Murray, this collection combines older works with retellings and fresh stories by contemporary Asian voices. As ever, many thanks to everyone who submitted stories for consideration, and congratulations to the below!

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Topics: Gothic Fantasy, Short Stories, ghost stories, anthologies

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