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Gothic Fantasy | Successful Submissions | African Ghost Short Stories

Posted by Catherine Taylor

We’re very excited to announce the authors included in our upcoming anthology: African Ghost Short Stories! Earlier this year, we opened for submissions from writers across Africa and the African diaspora, in order to add contemporary voices to the rich seam of the supernatural that exists in African culture, folklore and storytelling. The book, due to be published in mid-April (UK) and mid-May 2024 (North America), combines new submissions, complemented by selected contemporary and modern stories, along with classic writing and folktales, exploring the many facets of African ghostliness and spirituality. With a foreword by award-winning Nigerian-British writer Nuzo Onoh, the 'Queen of Horror', a thoughtful introduction by Prof. Divine Che Neba, and invaluable editorial support from writer and editor Chinelo Onwualu, this latest offering in the Flame Tree Gothic fantasy series delves into the fascinating heritage of African ghostly lore. We’re delighted to have chosen the submissions and contemporary stories below for inclusion: 

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Odin | Call for Submissions | Deadline Extended!

Posted by Leah Ratcliffe

We are very excited to announce a new call for submissions which is now open! Please read through the details for submissions carefully before submitting your stories.

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Topics: Short Stories, Call For Submissions, Myths, Gods and Immortals

Anansi | Call for Submissions

Posted by Leah Ratcliffe

We are very excited to re-open our call for submissions for this title! Please read through the details for submissions carefully before submitting your stories.

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Topics: Short Stories, Call For Submissions, Myths, Gods and Immortals

Medusa | Call for Submissions | Deadline Extended!

Posted by Leah Ratcliffe

We are very excited to announce a new call for submissions which is now open! Please read through the details for submissions carefully before submitting your stories.

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Topics: Short Stories, Call For Submissions, Myths, Gods and Immortals

Elemental Forces | Call for Submissions

Posted by Leah Ratcliffe

We are very excited to announce a new call for submissions which is now open! Please read through the details for submissions carefully before submitting your stories and make sure to include the project name in the subject of your email.

 

**SUBMISSIONS WINDOW IS NOW CLOSED**

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Topics: Short Stories, horror, Horror Fiction, Call For Submissions

Spirits & Ghouls | Author Q&A | Best Stories & Writing Practices

Posted by Gillian Whitaker

With the nights drawing in and a chill in the air, we turn to our fresh release, Spirits & Ghouls, for some atmospheric short stories! Full of spooky tales from the likes of M.R. James, Sheridan Le Fanu, Amelia B. Edwards and more, this latest book features classic fiction alongside new and recent tales by talented modern writers. In the first part of this Q&A, authors spoke about the inspiration behind their story in the anthology. This week, they’re back to shed light on their writing process, as well as recommend other stories on the theme…

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Spirits & Ghouls | Author Q&A | Story Inspirations

Posted by Gillian Whitaker

As we head into spooky season, we’re celebrating the release of Spirits & Ghouls Short Stories! The anthology joins the ranks of our beautiful Gothic Fantasy hardback books, which combine classic fiction on each theme with new and recent stories written by modern authors. In this first part of an Author Q&A, Spirits & Ghouls contributors tell us the inspiration behind their story. So read on for a taste of the book’s contents…

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Lost Atlantis | Author Q&A | Best Stories & Writing Practices

Posted by Gillian Whitaker

Packed with intriguing tales, Lost Atlantis Short Stories is the latest to join our thriving series of Gothic Fantasy anthologies. In this book, once again, classic literature sits alongside brand new and recent stories by modern authors inspired by the theme. In last week’s Author Q&A, contributors spoke a little about their stories in the book. This week, they’re back to tell us about their writing methods, with recommendations of other imaginative works dealing with mythical continents, lost worlds, tantalising dreamlands and more…

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Lost Atlantis | Author Q&A | Story Inspirations

Posted by Gillian Whitaker

Lost Atlantis Short Stories is one of our newest anthologies, and we’re celebrating its release with a Q&A with the book’s modern authors! Taking Plato’s famous allegory as its starting point, the collection gathers together classic and new stories exploring not just the fabled Atlantis, but the concept of lost places, hidden societies and remote or submerged lands. Here to give a taster of what their story is about, some of the authors discuss the fascination inspirations behind their contribution…

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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:

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