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Gothic Fantasy | Successful Submissions | Footsteps in the Dark & Bodies in the Library

Posted by Gillian Whitaker

We’re very excited to announce the author lists for two new anthologies in our Gothic Fantasy series: Footsteps in the Dark, and Bodies in the Library. Combining contemporary takes on the theme with a range of compelling tales from classic authors, these books are due for publication in June 2020. Yet again, our call for submissions was met with a great response, so we have been kept very busy forming a final selection of excellent stories that best suit these intriguing themes: many thanks to all who submitted and congratulations to the below!


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The Long Way by Ramsey Campbell

Knock, Knock, Wolf by P.G. Galalis

Mrs. Courcy's Folly by Kevin J.J. Gallivan

The Blackdamp by Ali Habashi

It's Easy to Shoot a Dog by Maria Haskins

The Cure for Boredom by S.R. Masters

Under Barrow Downs by Damien Mckeating

Cold, Wet Hands by John Moralee

Bites by Aeryn Rudel

Chaneke by David Schmidt

Hunting the Howler by Cody Schroeder

Waking the Monster by Shana Scott

Rusalka by Anna Taborska

Restless Natives by D.A. Watson

You Think You Are Safe by Nemma Wollenfang

He Will Hear Us Coming by Anna Ziegelhof


These contemporary authors will appear alongside the following classic and essential writers: A.J. Alan, Gertrude Atherton, E.F. Benson, Ambrose Bierce, Rhoda Broughton, Ralph Adams Cram, Dick Donovan, Amelia B. Edwards, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, Théophile Gautier, Nikolai Gogol, E.T.A. Hoffmann, W.W. Jacobs, M.R. James, Vernon Lee, H.P. Lovecraft, Frederick Marryat, Guy de Maupassant, Edith Nesbit, Amyas Northcote, Barry Pain, Arthur Quiller-Couch, Saki, May Sinclair, Harriet Prescott Spofford, Robert Louis Stevenson, Bram Stoker, Hugh Walpole, Edith Wharton.


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Southern Charms by Steve Carr

The Big Steep: A Soft-Boiled Mystery by Deborah L. Davitt

Actions Louder Than Words by Lucy Ann Fiorini

Pandora’s Book by Sahara Frost

The Last of the Perivales by Philip Brian Hall

Home Sweet by Amanda Justice

Every Day Is Thursday by Felicia Lee

The Octagonal Room by Tom Mead

The Book of Futures by Wendy Nikel

The Case of the Expired Wizard by Patsy Pratt-Herzog

Red Roses by Louise Taylor

A Recently Expired Corpse by E.G. Thompson


These contemporary authors will appear alongside the following classic and essential writers: Wilkie Collins, Richard Harding Davis, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, R. Austin Freeman, Anna Katharine Green, Auguste Groner, Thomas W. Hanshew, E.W. Hornung, Gaston Leroux, Guy de Maupassant, L.T. Meade and Robert Eustace, Edgar Wallace, Oscar Wilde.


Once published, the books will be available to buy via our website book pages for Footsteps in the Dark and Bodies in the Library.





Topics: Gothic Fantasy, Short Stories, short fiction, detective fiction

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