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Gothic Fantasy | Successful Submissions | Shadows on the Water

Posted by Gillian Whitaker

We’re very excited to announce the author list for Shadows on the Water Short Stories! This latest anthology will publish in January 2024 (on-sale February in North America) and joins our thriving list of beautiful Gothic Fantasy hardbacks. New fiction by modern authors appears alongside a selection of classic works and ancient myths & folk tales from around the world – we can’t wait for this one to hit the shelves! Thanks once again to everyone who submitted stories for consideration on this theme, and many congratulations to the below:

With tales from the more plausible end of the SF spectrum, where Time can be stretched, other worlds discovered, aliens encountered and quantum realms explored, everything has a strong spine of re-1

Pale Reflection by Gustavo Bondoni

Vodník by Melinda Brasher

Raised by the Moon by Ramsey Campbell

The Loneliness of Water by Lyndsey Croal

Malefactor by Jess Gofton

The Last Dance by J.E. Hannaford

To the Sea by M.K. Hardy

In the Mouth of the Eel-King by Derek Heath

Betwixt Sea and Sky by R.J. Howell

Lady of the Lake by Mackenzie Hurlbert

Who Binds and Looses the World with Her Hands by Rachael K. Jones

On the Muddy Shores Where the Oracle Writhes by Amanda Cecelia Lang

To Take the Water Down and Go to Sleep by Frazer Lee

After Me, the Flood by Samara Lo

She Who Devours by J.M. Merryt

Silver Spears and Sea-Songs by Wendy Nikel

The Bittersweet Glimmer by Jessica Peter

The Jewels of the Mermaids by Marisca Pichette

The Sea Inside Her Skin by D.S. Ravenhurst

Catch and Release by Y.M. Resnik

Leviathan by Abhijeet Sathe

Waiting for Karaga by Amal Singh

Leftovers by Lucy Zhang


These modern authors will appear alongside work by the following classic writers:

Frank T. Bullen, Arthur Hunt Chute, Rebecca Sophia Clarke, J. Fenimore Cooper, Daniel Defoe, Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Homer, Victor Hugo, Joseph Jacobs, Jean Lang, Jack London, Herman Melville, Phil Robinson, John Spence, Robert Louis Stevenson, Bram Stoker, plus folklore and myths from Scandinavia, the Pacific Islands and more.


This book will be available to buy in early 2024 via book stores, Amazon, and our website page for Shadows on the Water Short Stories!

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