Escape into fantastic worlds: from tales of space to mythical islands, underwater realms and alternate realities, our latest anthology Strange Lands is packed with imaginative storytelling. Sitting alongside the likes of Jules Verne, Edith Nesbit, H.G. Wells, George MacDonald and more, a selection of modern authors offer up works dealing with exploration and survival in fascinatingly alien settings. In last week’s Q&A, authors from the book spoke a little about their stories. Get your gift ideas and reading lists ready, as they return here with story recommendations in the genre, plus tips on getting writing ideas down!
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Strange Lands is one of our latest anthologies to combine new stories and modern authors with classic fiction on the theme. Ranging from tales about space, fantasy lands and lost worlds to underground and underwater homes, this collection brings together all manner of imaginative settings and fantastic voyages. Here to give us a little flavour of what’s in store in the book are the authors themselves, revealing the various inspirations behind their story!
Lovecraft Mythos is our latest anthology to collate classic fiction with new stories from modern authors. Out now, the book includes key tales by Lovecraft alongside a selection of gripping work from his contemporaries through to writers of the present day! As well as a host of talented modern authors, the collection features Frank Belknap Long, Fritz Leiber, Robert Bloch, Henry Kuttner, Clark Ashton Smith, August Derleth, and more, in a fascinating demonstration of the Mythos’s enduring legacy. In the first part of this Q&A, authors spoke about the inspiration behind their stories in the book; now, they recommend favourites from the genre, as well as revealing the processes behind their own fiction…
In the next of this month's Q&As with our November authors, we have Andrew Post, author of Mondo Crimson. He discusses some of the themes in the novel, who he based his characters on and what he's working on now!
In the next of this month's Q&As with our November authors, we have Robin Triggs, author of Human Resources, sequel to Night Shift. He discusses how writing a sequel differs to writing a standalone novel and what his literary influences were! Be sure to check in tomorrow for more writing inspiration!
In the next of this month's Q&As with our November authors, we have P.D. Cacek, author of Second Chances, the sequel to Second Lives. She discusses which writers influence her, what kind of novel openings she prefers and gives some amazing advice for aspiring writers! Be sure to check in tomorrow for more writing inspiration!
Today is publication day in the US for our much-anticipated anthology Lovecraft Mythos! As a companion volume to our earlier book on Lovecraft’s works, this collection looks at the broader fictional universe invited by the Mythos, collating stories from Lovecraft’s contemporaries as well as modern authors. The Mythos has a rich legacy of talented horror writers, and we’re excited to include entirely new stories alongside tales by Lovecraft himself, as well as the likes of Robert Bloch, Fritz Leiber, August Derleth, Ramsey Campbell and Victor LaValle. For a taste of what’s included, see below, where authors from the book share with us the various inspirations behind their Lovecraft Mythos contribution!
In the first of this month's Q&As with our November authors, we have Kenneth Bromberg, author of City of Angels. He discusses some of the themes in the novel, who he based his characters on and what he's working on now! Be sure to check in tomorrow for more writing inspiration!
We have four great new titles coming out in November, so we wanted to talk about them! These include: Mondo Crimson by Andrew Post, City of Angels by Kenneth Bromberg, Second Chances, the sequel to Second Lives by P.D. Cacek and Human Resources, the sequel to Night Shift by Robin Triggs. Find out more here!
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.
*THE SUBMISSION WINDOW FOR THIS ANTHOLOGY IS NOW CLOSED*