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Gothic Fantasy: Successful Submissions | Dystopia Utopia; Swords & Steam

Posted by Maria Tissot


Continuing the successful format of our Gothic Fantasy deluxe hardcover anthologies, we’re delighted to add a further two new titles to the series: Dystopia Utopia, and Swords & Steam. These join this year's Crime & Mystery and Murder Mayhem collections, and last year’s editions on Horror, Ghosts and Science Fiction, and bring to the series the worlds of alternate realities, steampunk, historical fantasy and perfect or imperfect societies. Once again combining classic tales with new fiction, we include such greats as Fyodor Dostoevsky, Rudyard Kipling, Mary Shelley and Jules Verne, whose expertly crafted stories helped shape the genres as we know them today, and continue to inspire the modern authors we are excited to be able to publish alongside them. Yet again, our call for submissions was met with a fantastic response, which made the final selection a tough but enjoyable job.

We're thrilled to announce the full list of successful submissions for the latest two of our 2016 Gothic Fantasy deluxe anthologies.

Congratulations to all!

Dystopia Utopia

A Model Life by Kim Antieau

The Festival of the Cull by Steve Carr

Survival Instinct by Carolyn Charron

Glass by Megan Dorei

The Keepers of Madleen by Sarah Lyn Eaton

Order, Excellence, Prosperity by Michelle Kaseler

The Object of Worship by Claude Lalumière

The Woman I Used to Be by Gerri Leen

Greasing the Wheels of History by Konstantine Paradias

The New Law by Jeff Parsons

Walkers by Kelsey Shannahan

Islets of the Blest by Nidhi Singh

The Galaxy's Cube by Jeremy Szal

Lazarus Girl by J.M. Templet

Decision Day by Russ Thorne

The Interview by M. Darusha Wehm

No More Heroes by Andrew J. Wilson



These new authors will appear alongside the following classic and essential writers: Edward Bellamy, Samuel Butler, Robert W. Chambers, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain, Richard Jefferies, Rudyard Kipling, Jack London, Thomas More, William Morris, Mary Shelley, Voltaire.



Swords & Steam

Little Healers by Andrew Bourelle

Moon Skin by Beth Cato

Dear George, Love Margaret by Amanda C. Davis

Pax Mechanica by Daniel J. Davis

Fire to Set the Blood by Jennifer Dornan-Fish

The Fires of Mercy by Spencer Ellsworth

Sisters by David Jón Fuller

Advantage on the Kingdom of the Shore by Kelly A. Harmon

Spectrum by Liam Hogan

The Crime of a Windcatcher by B.C. Matthews

War Mage by Angus McIntyre

Pen Dragons by Dan Micklethwaite

Taking Care of Business by Victoria Sandbrook

Eli Whitney and the Cotton Djinn by Zach Shephard

Dressing Mr. Featherbottom by Amy Sisson

Vortaal Hunt by Brian Trent



These new authors will appear alongside the following classic and essential writers:John Buchan, Robert W. Chambers, L. Maria Child, Arthur Conan Doyle, Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué, George Griffith, Edward Everett Hale, Nathaniel Hawthorne, E.T.A. Hoffman, Robert E. Howard, Washington Irving, Percival Leigh, A. Merritt, Edward Page Mitchell, Edgar Allan Poe, Howard Pyle, Walter Scott, Mary Shelley, Robert Louis Stevenson, Jules Verne.


So again, congratulations to all. We will provide further updates when we have them.


  • Our post announcing the Call for Submissions is here.
  • To see last year’s Gothic Fantasy Short Story titles, click here

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