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Gothic Fantasy | Successful Submissions | Detective Mysteries and Epic Fantasy

Posted by Gillian Whitaker

We’re very pleased to announce the author lists for our upcoming short story collections Detective Mysteries and Epic Fantasy, due for publication in November 2019. As the latest in our flourishing series of Gothic Fantasy anthologies, the new books continue to pair contemporary takes on the themes with classic tales that have helped shape the genres as we know them today. We received a great response to our recent call for submissions, and we’re delighted to now share the results of a selection process that has been both tough and rewarding: congratulations to the below and many thanks to all who submitted!


9781787556942Detective Mysteries

The Case of the Disappearing Body by Daniel Brock

Murder Is My Middle Name by Elliott Capon

No Head for Figures by Philip Brian Hall

A Cat with a Gat by Tina L. Jens

Vandergiessen’s Daughter by Tom Mead

Argent by Marshall J. Moore

Nobody Special by Pat Morris

Welcome to Paradise by Amelia Dee Mueller

A Problem with Threes by Trixie Nisbet

The Case of the Mislaid Plans by Patsy Pratt-Herzog

The Lady in Black by Michele Bazan Reed

The Hollow Man by Lesley L. Smith

The Murder at Karreg Du by Cameron Trost


These contemporary authors will appear alongside the following classic and essential writers: Margery Allingham, Robert Barr, Anthony Berkeley, Matthias McDonnell Bodkin, William Evans Burton, G.K. Chesterton, Carroll John Daly, Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Eustace and Edgar Jepson, J.S. Fletcher, R. Austin Freeman, Jacques Futrelle, Susan Glaspell, Anna Katharine Green, Thomas W. Hanshew, E. and H. Heron, Herbert Jenkins, Maurice Leblanc, L.T. Meade and Robert Eustace, Arthur Morrison, Baroness Orczy, Catherine Louisa Pirkis, Melville Davisson Post, Edgar Wallace, Hugh C. Weir, Mrs Henry Wood.


Epic Fantasy9781787556935

Faith in the Flame by Brian Bogart

The Pit of Wings by Ramsey Campbell

The Longest Night by Evey Brett

Neko Brushes by Leah Cypess

A Marvelous Deal by Kate Dollarhyde

Diplomatic Ties by Lucinda Gunnin

Naked Villainy by Joshua K. Haarstad

The Stones in the Garden by Anne Leonard

The Miller's Daughter by E.H. Mann

Chains of the Past by Alison McBain

Frozen Meadow, Shining Sun by Emily McCosh

A Runeprayer for Bjarvi by Dan Micklethwaite

The Tracks of the Pi Nereske by Wendy Nikel

Dragon's Moon by Mary O'Donnell

A World Without by Aimee Ogden

A Division of Six by Cassandra Taylor

Scars of Sentiment by M. Elizabeth Ticknor

Weave Us a Way by Nemma Wollenfang


These contemporary authors will appear alongside the following classic and essential writers: William Beckford, Ernest Bramah, Eric Rücker Eddison, Richard Garnett, Robert E. Howard, C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne, Andrew Lang, George MacDonald, William Morris, Edith Nesbit, Howard Pyle, Clark Ashton Smith, Chrétien de Troyes.


Once published, the books will be available to buy via our website book pages for Detective Mysteries and Epic Fantasy!




Topics: Short Stories, submissions, epic fantasy, American Gothic, Detective Mysteries

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