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Gothic Fantasy | Successful Submissions | Compelling Science Fiction

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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

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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 With a foreword by Mike Ashley, the anthology includes new, previously unpublished fiction, recent work by modern authors, and older classic tales exploring the roots of this fascinating genre.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

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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

Terrifying Ghosts | Author Q&A | Favourite Tales & Writing Practices

Posted by Gillian Whitaker

Terrifying Ghosts Short Stories, available to buy now, is the newest addition to our range of Gothic Fantasy collections. In the book, classic ghost stories join a selection of fantastic tales by modern authors, designed to spook and entertain. In last week’s Author Q&A, which you can read here, the anthology’s living authors spoke about the inspiration behind their included work. They return now below to discuss favourites from the genre, as well as giving insight into how their own writing comes together!

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Terrifying Ghosts | Author Q&A | Story Inspirations

Posted by Gillian Whitaker

Our new release Terrifying Ghosts Short Stories is the latest instalment in our thriving series of Gothic Fantasy anthologies! The collection combines tales by modern authors with classic fiction from the genre, so fresh perspectives and frights accompany work by M.R. James, Edith Nesbit, Lafcadio Hearn, E.F. Benson and other such greats. Here to give a sneak peak of what to expect on the modern side, authors from the book share the inspiration behind their contributions...

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Topics: gothic and fantasy, Gothic Fantasy, Short Stories, short fiction, ghost stories, horror, Horror Fiction

Black Sci-Fi | Author Q&A | Favourite Tales & Writing Practices

Posted by Gillian Whitaker

Black Sci-Fi is our latest anthology to feature new and recent fiction alongside stories by writers from a much older tradition. On the classic side, the book includes thought-provoking work by Martin R. Delany, Sutton E. Griggs, Pauline Hopkins and Edward Johnson, as well as ‘The Comet’ by W.E.B. Du Bois. Last week, the collection’s modern authors discussed the inspiration behind their stories in the book, in Part 1 of the Author Q&A. Now, they return to offer more recommendations in the genre, as well as providing details on how they bring their own stories to fruition!

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Black Sci-Fi | Author Q&A | Story Inspirations

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Our latest anthology Black Sci-Fi combines thrilling new and recent stories with early speculative and proto-science fiction by Black writers of an older tradition. With a foreword by Alex Award-winning novelist Temi Oh and an introduction by Sandra M. Grayson, alongside invaluable promotion and editorial support from Tia Ross and the Black Writers Collective, this is an anthology we’ve been especially excited to share! In celebration of the book’s hotly anticipated release in the US, authors from the collection reveal the inspiration behind their stories below.

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Topics: Short Stories, short fiction, Science Fiction, anthologies

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