Following on from our recent blog on the successful submissions for Supernatural Horror and Lost Worlds, we proudly present the selected short stories for this year’s Time Travel and Heroic Fantasy anthologies. They join our growing range of deluxe hardcover themed anthologies, which can be found here.
With nearly 2000 submissions across the four anthologies, this year’s selection process was a truly difficult but enjoyable task. Past and future intertwine in the Time Travel volume, which gathers together the best of today’s fresh talent alongside a selection of the ‘timeless’ short fiction that helped form the genre. Meanwhile, majestic mythical beasts abound in the Heroic Fantasy collection, with adventures in sorcery, swordplay, and fantastical lands also bringing original tales from contemporary authors together with classic storytelling.
The Meaning That You Choose by Bo Balder
Shaping Things to Come by Dominick Cancilla
The Shape of My Name by Nino Cipri
Hostage by Kate Estabrooks
Try, Try Again by K.L. Evangelista
All for Bellkins by Tony Genova
Murder or a Duck by Beth Goder
Cattail Heart by Kate Heartfield
Eternity and the Devil by Larry Hodges
Two Children Reported Missing by Scott Merrow
Striking Light by Samantha Murray
Ouroboros by Chris Reynolds
The Berlin Doctrine by Anton Rose
Omnipunks by Brian Trent
A Brain, A Heart, A Home, The Nerve by Valerie Valdes
This Door Is Locked by Adam Vine
These new authors will appear alongside the following classic and essential writers: F. Anstey, Edward Bellamy, John Buchan, L. Maria Child, Charles Dickens, Rudyard Kipling, Jack London, Harold Steele Mackaye, Edward Page Mitchell, William Morris, Philip Francis Nowlan, Edgar Allan Poe, Mark Twain, H.G. Wells.
A Matter of Interpretation by M. Elizabeth Ticknor
Burned Away by Kate O'Connor
Dragon and Wolf by Zach Chapman
Erzabet and the Gladiators by Susan Murrie Macdonald
Five Fruits I Ate in Sandar Land by Michael Haynes
Laya by Voss Foster
The Mage’s Tower by Beth Dawkins
Oaths Betrayed by A. Creg Peters
Of the Generation by Therese Arkenberg
Ravenblack by Alexandra Renwick
Rhosyn am Ufel by Erin Gitchell
Those Who Wear Their White Hair Proudly by Lauren C. Teffeau
Three Hundred Pieces by David Busboom
To the Ends of the Earth by Amy Power Jansen
The Tremor Road by Tony Pi
The Usual Price by Joanna Michal Hoyt
These new authors will appear alongside the following classic and essential writers: Clark Ashton Smith, John Buchan, Snorri Sturluson, Homer, Robert E. Howard, A. Merritt, Geoffrey Chaucer, Andrew Lang, Howard Pyle, William Morris, Eric Rücker Eddison, with the text of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and extracts from Beowulf, The Nibelungenlied and The Song of Roland.
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 the full Gothic Fantasy Short Story series, click here.