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Gothic Fantasy | Successful Submissions | Hidden Realms

Posted by Gillian Whitaker

We’re very pleased to announce the list of authors in our upcoming Hidden Realms anthology! With enchanting tales from modern authors sitting alongside older, classic fiction on the theme, the book is due for publication early next year (Jan 2023 for UK, on-sale March in the USA and Canada). As well as our regular submission process, we’re delighted to have collaborated with the award-winning online magazine DESIblitz, and Danni Blechner of Conscious Dreams Publishing, in order to seek out stories and authors beyond our usual channels. Our thanks go, as always, to everyone who submitted stories for consideration, and many congratulations to the below:

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The Girl Who Failed to Develop Breasts by Florence Adongo Bull

The Well of Life by Monica Butler

A Fine Cellar by Sam Dawson

Indigo Waters by Kat François

All the Lost Places by Evelyn Freeling

Third Quadrant by Sandra M. Grayson

The Eloi Chronicles by Deanne Heron

Penny Prince by Liam Hogan

Mirrored by Jennifer Hudak

Midnight by Zoe Kaplan

Saint Estevan of the Children by E.E. King

Clear, Still Waters by Amanda Cecelia Lang

Every Love, a Flower by Karima Leslie

The Magic Button Shop by Susan L. Lin

A Match for Death by Briana Una McGuckin

Tam True by David McVey

Widowsilk by Ville Meriläinen

A Close Call by Eric Montag

Lady of the Isle by Marshall J. Moore

They Gather in the Green by Michelle Muenzler

The Valerium Cave by Chiamaka Muoneke

City-Above, City-Below by Aimee Ogden

The World as a Shadow by Takbir Rahman

Doors and Shadows by Lance Schonberg

A Song for Barnaby Jones by Anna Taborska

Gathering Stitches by Kanishk Tantia

The Dog and the Ferryman by Brian Trent

A Feeld Gide to Eksotik Lokel Fonna by William H. Wandless

A Visit to the Catacombs by J. Weintraub

Taher & Laith by Ramez Yoakeim



These modern authors will appear alongside work by the following classic writers: A.C. Benson, Algernon Blackwood, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Lewis Carroll, Basil Hall Chamberlain, Lord Dunsany, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, George Griffith, Pauline Hopkins, Jean Ingelow, Carl Jacobi, John Uri Lloyd, H.P. Lovecraft, George MacDonald, Arthur Machen, Edward Page Mitchell, Mary de Morgan, Edith Nesbit, Edgar Allan Poe, Bram Stoker, Ludwig Tieck, Virgil, H.G. Wells, and extracts from Beowulf and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.


This book will be available to buy early next year via book stores, Amazon, and our website page for Hidden Realms Short Stories!




Topics: Short Stories, short fiction, anthologies

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