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Gothic Fantasy: Successful Submissions | Haunted House; Cosy Crime

Posted by Gillian Whitaker

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We’re pleased to announce the line-up for the latest short story anthologies in our Gothic Fantasy series: Haunted House, and Cosy Crime. With over 800 submissions received in response to our call for stories, last month was a busy one! We’re delighted with the final selection and, whether it’s the thrill of a spooky story or the comfort of a classic whodunit, this is a list of stories to settle down with as the nights begin to draw in. Haunted House, with its ghastly ghouls, drifting souls and charming poltergeists, pairs with the armchair detectives and gentle puzzles of Cosy Crime for a January 2019 release, with the following exciting mix of contemporary and classic authors:


Haunted House

Sanctuary by Rebecca Buchanan 

At Lorn Hall by Ramsey Campbell 

The Patient in Room 96 by H.B. Diaz 

A Handful of Dust by Tom English

The House at the Top of the Hill by John Everson 

Haunting Christmas by Marina Favila 

House Hunting by Shannon Fay 

The Bones of Home by Adele Gardner 

The Woman out of the Attic by Gwendolyn Kiste 

Drydown, 1973 by Bill Kte'pi 

Nina by John M. McIlveen

creak! by Kurt Newton 

Sparrow by M. Regan 

Gretel by Zandra Renwick 

The Great Indoors by Zach Shephard

14 Oak Street by Morgan Sylvia 

Pictures at Eleven by Mikal Trimm


These contemporary authors will appear alongside the following classic and essential writers: E.F. Benson, Ambrose Bierce, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Rhoda Broughton, Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Bernard Capes, Ralph Adams Cram, B.M. Croker, Joseph Sheridan le Fanu, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, Elizabeth Gaskell, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, O. Henry, William Hope Hodgson, W.W. Jacobs, M.R. James, Rudyard Kipling, H.P. Lovecraft, Guy de Maupassant, Edith Nesbit, Vincent O'Sullivan, Margaret Oliphant, Edgar Allan Poe, Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, Charlotte Riddell, Mark Twain, Hugh Walpole, Edith Wharton.


Cosy Crime

Honey of a Jam by Stephanie Bedwell-Grime 

Longfellow's Private Detection Service by Joshua Boyce 

Peppermint Tea by Sarah Holly Bryant 

Eykiltimac Stump Acres by Jeffrey B. Burton 

Death in Lively by C.B. Channell 

The Body in Beaver Woods by Gregory Von Dare 

The Glorious Pudge by Amanda C. Davis 

Twenty Column Inches by Michael Martin Garrett 

Sir Robert's Gargoyle by Philip Brian Hall

Open House by E.E. King

The Whittaker-Chambers Method; Or, Mulligan’s Last Mystery by Tom Mead 

Scoop! by Trixie Nisbet

The I's Have It by Annette Siketa 

Murder on the Lunar Commute by B. David Spicer 

Just the Fax by Nancy Sweetland

Raven Nevermore by Louise Taylor

A Mouthful of Murder by Elise Warner


These contemporary authors will appear alongside the following classic and essential writers: Arnold Bennett, Ernest Bramah, Anton Chekhov, Arthur Conan Doyle, Andrew Forrester, R. Austin Freeman, Anna Katherine Green, Maurice Leblanc, Arthur Morrison, Baroness Orczy, Catherine Louisa Pirkis, Edgar Wallace, Israel Zangwill, G.K. Chesterton.

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Again, congratulations to all the successful submissions and look out for more upcoming calls for submissions!


  • Watch out for the submissions call later this month to our next 2 anthologies, American Gothic and Urban Crime, here.
  • We also announce calls for submissions on our Facebook and Twitter pages! 
  • Browse the full Gothic Fantasy series here


Topics: Gothic Fantasy, Short Stories, Cosy Crime, Haunted House

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