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Gothic Fantasy | Successful Submissions | Terrifying Ghosts

Posted by Gillian Whitaker

We’re delighted to present the final line-up of authors in our Terrifying Ghosts Short Stories anthology, due for release in April 2021 (UK) and June 2021 (US). As one of the latest titles in our Gothic Fantasy series, this new collection similarly pairs stories from modern authors with older, classic fiction from the genre. We received nearly a thousand stories in our call for submissions on this theme, so after several months narrowing down the selection we are excited to share the results! Our thanks go once again to everyone who submitted, with congratulations to the below:


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Of Water by Die Booth

The Rebus by Nancy Brewka-Clark

Passing Through Peacehaven by Ramsey Campbell

Ones and Zeros by Dan Coxon

Flannery House by Felix Flynn

Georgie by Robert Ford

I Exist by Lyndsay E. Gilbert

Consorting with Filth by Lisa L. Hannett

The Cold Earth by Sarah Hans

My True Love Gave to Me by Sean Hogan

A Soap Opera for One by O.R. Kennett

An Inverted Haunting by John Kiste

On Bricks and Bronze by Spencer Koelle

Floating Ghosts by Jessica Landry

We Were Supposed to Be Happy by J.A.W. McCarthy

Fudakaeshi by Marshall J. Moore

Theater Crowd by Joe Nazare

They Walk and Weep by Michael Nethercott

Enlivened by Adam L.G. Nevill

The Sounds of a Bamboo Forest by Michelle Tang

Praying That You Feel Better Soon by Jeffrey Thomas



These contemporary authors will appear alongside work by the following classic writers: S. Baring-Gould, A.C. Benson, E.F. Benson, Ambrose Bierce, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Bernard Capes, Ralph Adams Cram, Dick Donovan, Arthur Conan Doyle, Amelia B. Edwards, Lettice Galbraith, Lafcadio Hearn, W.W. Jacobs, Henry James, M.R. James, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, Fiona Macleod, Edith Nesbit, Fitz-James O'Brien, Edgar Allan Poe, May Sinclair, Hugh Walpole, H.G. Wells and Edith Wharton.


This book will be available to buy next year via book stores, Amazon, and our website page for Terrifying Ghosts!



Topics: Gothic Fantasy, Short Stories, submissions

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