We’re excited to announce the list of authors selected for Lost Atlantis Short Stories! Publishing in July 2023 in the UK, and on-sale in September in North America, the book joins our thriving series of Gothic Fantasy hardback anthologies, which combine tales by modern writers with classic fiction on each theme. Once again, as well as our usual open submissions, we partnered with Danni Blechner of Conscious Dreams Publishing to help widen our reach, seeking out a range of stories inspired by this fascinating theme. Many thanks again to everyone who submitted stories for consideration, and congratulations to the below:
Flame Tree Fiction
The Best of Our Past, the Worst of Our Future collects Christi Nogle’s finest psychological and supernatural horror stories. Their rural and small-town characters confront difficult pasts and look toward promising but often terrifying futures. The pieces range in genre from psychological horror through science fiction and ghost stories, but they all share fundamental qualities: feminist themes, an emphasis on voice, a focus on characters’ psychologies and a sense of the gothic in contemporary life. Stories here may recall Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper,” Shirley Jackson’s “The Renegade,” or Kelly Link’s “Stone Animals.”
In 1882, a group of British soldiers plunder an Egyptian temple and kill the high priest. The priest vows revenge, and is finally revived in the present day. He finds the great-grandson of the man who killed him, but they form an uneasy partnership to get back all the stolen artifacts and send all the descendants of the other soldiers to the Underworld. Two police officers, former partners who had a falling out, must put aside their differences as they go from trying to solve gruesome, unexplained murders to risking their lives to stop the supernatural mummy the priest has called forth.
Hyrax searches for new revenue to rebuild from its defeat. Maaraw revolts, Silangan is uprising. The occupied worlds bleed money. There is but one place left: Tirgwenin, Jareth’s world, wild and unclaimed.
His colony destroyed, Morgan returns to Enskari to beg for rescue. Ethan Sommerled, savior of the planet, Morgan’s one-time patron, is embroiled in court politics and cannot help. Morgan must find other allies if he is to save his family.
But another watches Jareth’s World. On Temple the prophet knows the secret, sees the threat, and rallies the Saved to defend civilization in holy and bloody crusade.
With the second book in The Coronam series coming out on the 10th of January, we thought we’d give you a quick recap of the previous book in the series to get you prepared. Of Civilized, Saved and Savages is going to be an epic sequel which is full of adventure and humanity, so make sure you get a copy. If you haven’t yet read Of Kings, Queens and Colonies, it’s not too late to snag a copy and end this blog post here.
We’re pleased to announce the authors included in our upcoming anthology: Immigrant Sci-Fi Short Stories! Earlier this year, we opened for submissions from writers with a variety of personal connections to the experience of immigration, migration and relocation, in order to give voice to those telling stories from the perspective of the incoming. The book, due to be published in mid-March (UK) and late April 2023 (North America), combines new submissions, complemented by selected contemporary and modern stories, set in future, interstellar, fantastical and alternative realities, with a foundation of older, realist narratives exploring the plights and adventures of immigrants. Award-winning author of Alien Stories, E.C. Osondu, provides the foreword, alongside an insightful introduction by Betsy Huang, Ph.D., and with guidance from author and educator Sarah Raphael García, this is an intriguing view of the conflict and anxiety between the settled and the unsettled. We’re delighted to have chosen the stories below for inclusion:
Topics: Gothic Fantasy, Short Stories, submissions, anthologies
The festive season is upon us, and we have been celebrating the release of Christmas Gothic Short Stories, our latest anthology packed with tales from modern and classic writers. In Part 1 of this Q&A, authors from the book spoke about the inspirations behind their contributions. Now, they offer recommendations of other stories, films and artworks, as well as giving us insight into the many different ways a writer’s work comes together!
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and we’ve got just the thing for it: our new book Christmas Gothic Short Stories! This beautiful hardback anthology collates brand new stories and work by modern authors with older, classic fiction on the theme. Get set for a spooky festive season with this first part of the Author Q&A, where we learn about the inspirations behind the modern tales in the book…