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Gothic Fantasy: Successful Submissions: Endless Apocalypse; Alien Invasion

Posted by Gillian Whitaker

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Due for release next March, Endless Apocalypse and Alien Invasion are the newest additions to our series of short story anthologies, and we’re excited to already share the list of authors chosen for inclusion in each book. In keeping with the format of the rest of the series, the two new anthologies consist of a selection of contemporary tales as well as classic authors, and the last few weeks have been busy with the careful process of selecting this new fiction, reading through the 800 stories received in response to our call for submissions. Endless Apocalypse is shaping up to be a thrilling exploration of the struggle for survival in the aftermath of destruction, presenting imaginative visions of the end of life as we know it. Alien Invasion, too, brings to the mix otherworldly horrors and the threat of the unknown, and introduces our first translated story from China as part of a long-term co-operation with Science Fiction World: a magazine dedicated to the genre with around 100,000 monthly readers. 


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Flight of the Storm God by Mike Adamson 

A Brief Moment of Rage by Bill Davidson 

City of Emerald Ash by Michael Paul Gonzalez 

Written on the Skin by Michael Haynes 

Silent Night by Liam Hogan 

Changed by Jennifer Hudak 

Dust Devil by Curt Jeffreys 

Away They Go or Hurricane Season by Su-Yee Lin 

An Introvert at the End of the World by Wendy Nikel 

Turn, World, Turn by Konstantine Paradias 

In the Way You Should Go by Darren Ridgley 

Resurrection Blues by John B. Rosenman 

Ain't No Sunshine When She's Ash by Zach Shephard 

We Make Tea by Meryl Stenhouse 

Bleed the Weak by Morgan Sylvia 

Subsumption by Lucy Taylor 

Dog Island by Natalia Theodoridou 

Lost and Found by Shannon Connor Winward


These new authors will appear alongside the following classic and essential writers: Stephen Vincent Benét, J.D. Beresford, Lord Byron, Arthur Conan Doyle, George Allan England, William Hope Hodgson, H.P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allan Poe, M.P. Shiel, Snorri Sturluson, Jules Verne, H.G. Wells; along with a retelling of the Ancient Sumerian and Babylonian Myth of Apocalypse.


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A House of Her Own by Bo Balder

Sin Nombre by Jennifer Rachel Baumer 

Long as I Can See the Light by Maria Haskins 

Blind Jump by Suo Hefu 

Home Is a House that Loves You by Rachael K. Jones 

Being Here by Claude Lalumière 

Water Scorpions by Rich Larson

The Hunted by Angus McIntyre

Last Breath Day by Stephen G. Parks

The Merger by Sunil Patel

Some Things I Probably Should Have Mentioned Earlier by Laura Pearlman 

Outvasion by Tim Pieraccini

Lovers at Dawn by Eric Reitan

Dark Mirrors by John Walters

What Survives of Us by S.A. Westerley

Jars for Their Eyes by William R.D. Wood


These new authors will appear alongside the following classic and essential writers: George Tomkyns Chesney, George Allan England, Austin Hall, H.P. Lovecraft, A. Merritt, Robert Potter, Garrett P. Serviss, Jonathan Swift, Voltaire, H.G. Wells; along with text from The Taking of Ireland (retold tales from The Book of Invasions).


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. 

Topics: Gothic Fantasy, Short Stories, short fiction

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