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Leah Ratcliffe

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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

7 Days of Folklore and Modern Myth Flash Fiction | Call for Submissions

Posted by Leah Ratcliffe

CALLING ALL FANTASY WRITERS! SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION NEWSLETTER FOR FANTASYCON 2022!

Flame Tree Fiction are excited to announce that we will be printing an A5 fiction newsletter
with 7 fantasy flash fiction stories of 1,000 words as a special edition for FantasyCon 2022, 17th-18th September, which will be alongside our usual monthly newsletter.

The programme will include the chosen stories and the author’s bio, where it is read by
hundreds of writers in the UK Fantasy Community. It’s a fantastic, paid opportunity for
authors! Please note that the Monthly Fantasy Newsletter will run as usual.


The theme is…
7 DAYS OF FOLKLORE AND MODERN MYTH

The days of the week are steeped in mythology and folklore, often told around firesides in
times past. A man-made construct that we base our entire lives on. Originating from a
Sumerian calendar around 2000 BC, the seven days follow the transitions into the phases of
the moon: full, waning half, new and waxing half.

It is fitting then that the week therefore begins with Monday, the day of the moon, and ends
on the day of the sun: Sunday. Western Hemisphere mythology gave us Thursday, or Thor’s-
day. In Latin, Saturday was named after Saturn (Saturni). Each day of the week is connected
to a healing crystal. Christian stories tell of the seven days it took to create the universe.
Choose one, choose all – and take up your pen.


7 days of the week
7 days of secrets and sorcery
7 days of elementals
7 days of night
7 gods and 7 demons
7 days of siege
7 days to write a fantastical story…


Guidelines:

  • Please note that all stories submitted should be within the Fantasy genre
  • Terms and conditions for the submissions here - https://flametr.com/submissions
  • Please send your 1000-word story to the Newsletter Editor:
    Zoë Seabourne
    zoe.seabourne@flametreepublishing.com
    IMPORTANT: Please note the new email address, do not use the 'zoe@'; as this is now
    discontinued
  • The deadline is the 1st September 2022
We look forward to reading your submissions. Happy writing!

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Topics: short fiction, Call For Submissions, anthologies

Immigrant Sci-Fi Short Stories | Call for Submissions

Posted by Leah Ratcliffe

We are delighted to announce a new call for submissions which is now open! We are looking for short stories for our latest anthology – full guidelines below.

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

Conscious Dreams Publishing | Writer's Weekender Workshop

Posted by Leah Ratcliffe

Our good friends at Conscious Publishing are holding a writers retreat...

Are you struggling with writer’s block?

Perhaps you’re halfway through writing your book and have lost momentum?

This weekend is a powerful weekend for both fiction and nonfiction writers who want to create an impact in the world. Writing a book can be an isolating activity and often we’re left wondering whether our book is good enough or if our message is even clear.
 
Every genre presents its own challenge.
 
Sharing our personal stories can be daunting and make us feel exposed. ‘How much do I share?’ ‘How will others perceive me?’ are questions I often hear.
 
Writing a novel can leave us wondering if our story is compelling enough or whether our characters are believable or even likable.
 
A nonfiction writer may question whether their manuscript connects successfully to their target reader. Connection is everything.
 
 
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Alternate History Short Stories | 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 ALTERNATE HISTORY at the beginning in the subject of your email.

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

Hidden Realms 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 submission details carefully before sending us your stories and ensure you include HIDDEN REALMS first in the subject of your email.

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

Close to Midnight | Horror Anthology Announcement

Posted by Leah Ratcliffe
We’re delighted to present the  contents list for our upcoming  FLAME TREE PRESS Horror anthology, Close to Midnight, the third title in collaboration with editor Mark Morris. The follow-up to his previous two titles Beyond the Veil and After Sundown, it will be available from October 2022 (in time for Halloween)! This new anthology contains 20 original horror stories, 16 of which have been commissioned from some of the top names in the genre, and 4 of which have been selected from the 100s of stories sent to Flame Tree during a 2-week open  submissions window.
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Topics: Short Stories, submissions, Horror Fiction, anthologies

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