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Gothic Fantasy | Successful Submissions | Detective Thrillers & A Dying Planet

Posted by Maria Tissot

We’re delighted to present the author lists for the next two anthologies in our Gothic Fantasy series: Detective Thrillers, and A Dying Planet. Due for publication in February 2020, these latest books continue to pair contemporary takes on the themes with classic tales that have helped shape the genres as we know them today. Once again, we received a great response to our recent call for submissions, and we’re excited 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!

Detective Thrillers

DetectiveParameters of Social Dispersion in Domestic Lawn Populations by B. Morris Allen

Patience by Donald J. Bingle

The Deadly Sin of Sherlock Holmes by Tom English

Gator Bait by T.Y. Euliano

Down We Go Together by Tracy Fahey

A Case of Purloined Lager by Tina L. Jens

Heatwave by Tom Mead

Countdown by Jonathan Shipley

The Disappearance of Jeremy Meredith by Cameron Trost

Volatile Memory by Marie Vibbert

Water Bees by Desmond White

These contemporary authors will appear alongside the following classic and essential writers: Cleve F. Adams, Guy Boothby, Ernest Bramah, John Buchan, G.K. Chesterton, Carroll John Daly, Richard Harding Davis, Norbert Davis, Ramon Decolta, Arthur Conan Doyle, Mignon G. Eberhart, R. Austin Freeman, Anna Katharine Green, Augusta Groner, William Le Queux, Murray Leinster, L.T. Meade and Robert Eustace, Arthur Morrison, Frederick Nebel, Harriet Prescott Spofford, Victor L. Whitechurch.


A Dying Planet

Dying PlanetHow to Reclaim Water by Barton Aikman

The Hollow Journal by V.K. Blackwell

Power Grid by Steve Carr

Rainclouds by Brandon Crilly

A Quiet, Lonely Planet by AnaMaria Curtis

The Arrow of Time by Kate Dollarhyde

Acrylics for a Wasteland by Megan Dorei

Milking Time by Stephanie Ellis

The Last Day on Earth by Gini Koch writing as Anita Ensal

The Sun Takers by Michael Kortes

The Rediscovery of Plants by E.E. King

Scream and I'll Come to You by Raymond Little

Mono no aware by Ken Liu

And Fade Out Again by Thana Niveau

Free Air by John B. Rosenman

A Line Cutting Canvas by Sydney Rossman-Reich

What Treasures We Store on Earth by Elizabeth Rubio

The Final Chapter of Marathon Mandy by Zach Shephard

Communal by Shikhandin

Ambassador to the Meek by Alex Shvartsman  

Decimate by Kristal Stittle

Whose Waters Never Fail by Rebecca E. Treasure

Two Worlds by Francesco Verso

Black Isle by Marian Womack


These contemporary authors will appear alongside the following classic and essential writers: George Allan England, Camille Flammarion, William Hope Hodgson, Jack London, Clark Ashton Smith, Francesco Verso, Stanley G. Weinbaum, H.G. Wells, plus retold tales from Eddas and Sagas, and Egyptian Myths.

Once published, the books will be available to buy via our website book pages for Detective Thrillers and A Dying Planet.



Topics: Gothic Fantasy, Short Stories, Science Fiction, Call For Submissions, crime fiction

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