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Immigrant Sci-Fi Short Stories | Successful Submissions & Selected Stories

Posted by Catherine Taylor

We’re pleased to announce the authors included in our upcoming anthology: Immigrant Sci-Fi Short Stories! Earlier this year, we opened for submissions from writers with a variety of personal connections to the experience of immigration, migration and relocation, in order to give voice to those telling stories from the perspective of the incoming. The book, due to be published in mid-March (UK) and late April 2023 (North America), combines new submissions, complemented by selected contemporary and modern stories, set in future, interstellar, fantastical and alternative realities, with a foundation of older, realist narratives exploring the plights and adventures of immigrants. Award-winning author of Alien StoriesE.C. Osonduprovides the foreword, alongside an insightful introduction by Betsy Huang, Ph.D., and with guidance from author and educator Sarah Raphael García, this is an intriguing view of the conflict and anxiety between the settled and the unsettled. We’re delighted to have chosen the stories below for inclusion: 

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Topics: Gothic Fantasy, Short Stories, submissions, anthologies

Lost Atlantis Short Stories | Call for Submissions

Posted by Leah Ratcliffe

We're delighted to let you know this new call for submissions is open! Please read through the submission details carefully as we’ve changed some of our guidelines and it could result in your submission not being acknowledged.

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Topics: Gothic Fantasy, Short Stories, myths and legends, short fiction, Call For Submissions, anthologies

Spirits and Ghouls Short Stories | Call for Submissions

Posted by Leah Ratcliffe

We're delighted to let you know this new call for submissions is open! Please read through the submission details carefully as we’ve changed some of our guidelines and it could result in your submission not being acknowledged.

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Topics: Gothic Fantasy, Short Stories, myths and legends, short fiction, Call For Submissions, anthologies

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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Topics: Short Stories, short fiction, anthologies

Gothic Fantasy | Successful Submissions | Alternate History

Posted by Gillian Whitaker

We are delighted to present the list of authors in our Alternate History book! Featuring classic stories on the theme with new and recent work by modern authors, this is an exciting anthology exploring reimagined histories and ‘What If?’ scenarios. Alongside our regular submission process, we teamed up with both the award-winning online magazine DESIblitz and Danni Blechner of Conscious Dreams Publishing, reaching out for stories and authors beyond our usual channels to ensure a wonderful variety of all the genre has to offer. We’re very pleased with the results, and our congratulations go to the below:

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Topics: Short Stories, short fiction, anthologies

First Peoples Shared Stories | Successful Submissions & Selected Stories

Posted by Catherine Taylor

We’re pleased to announce the authors included in our upcoming anthology: First Peoples Shared Stories! Earlier this year, we opened for submissions on this theme (whether speculative, fantastic, sacred or folkloric) from writers with appropriate heritage in order to widen the door to creativity, to celebrate the international diversity of indigenous backgrounds and storytelling cultures. The book, due to be published in early October 2022 (UK) and mid-November 2022 (North America), combines new and contemporary stories with classic and ancient origin stories and oral traditions from around the world, to bring new perspectives and attention to the legacy of Indigenous Peoples, First Peoples. Award-winning Māori novelist, short story writer, essayist, and editor Paula Morris provides the foreword, alongside an introduction by Dr. Eldon Yellowhorn, author of Turtle Island: The Story of North America's First People and more. With invaluable editorial support from professor and Indigenous literature specialist Marc André Fortin, we’re delighted to have chosen the stories below for inclusion:

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Topics: Gothic Fantasy, Short Stories, submissions, anthologies

7 Days of Folklore and Modern Myth Flash Fiction | Call for Submissions

Posted by Leah Ratcliffe

CALLING ALL FANTASY WRITERS! SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION NEWSLETTER FOR FANTASYCON 2022!

Flame Tree Fiction are excited to announce that we will be printing an A5 fiction newsletter
with 7 fantasy flash fiction stories of 1,000 words as a special edition for FantasyCon 2022, 17th-18th September, which will be alongside our usual monthly newsletter.

The programme will include the chosen stories and the author’s bio, where it is read by
hundreds of writers in the UK Fantasy Community. It’s a fantastic, paid opportunity for
authors! Please note that the Monthly Fantasy Newsletter will run as usual.


The theme is…
7 DAYS OF FOLKLORE AND MODERN MYTH

The days of the week are steeped in mythology and folklore, often told around firesides in
times past. A man-made construct that we base our entire lives on. Originating from a
Sumerian calendar around 2000 BC, the seven days follow the transitions into the phases of
the moon: full, waning half, new and waxing half.

It is fitting then that the week therefore begins with Monday, the day of the moon, and ends
on the day of the sun: Sunday. Western Hemisphere mythology gave us Thursday, or Thor’s-
day. In Latin, Saturday was named after Saturn (Saturni). Each day of the week is connected
to a healing crystal. Christian stories tell of the seven days it took to create the universe.
Choose one, choose all – and take up your pen.


7 days of the week
7 days of secrets and sorcery
7 days of elementals
7 days of night
7 gods and 7 demons
7 days of siege
7 days to write a fantastical story…


Guidelines:

  • Please note that all stories submitted should be within the Fantasy genre
  • Terms and conditions for the submissions here - https://flametr.com/submissions
  • Please send your 1000-word story to the Newsletter Editor:
    Zoë Seabourne
    zoe.seabourne@flametreepublishing.com
    IMPORTANT: Please note the new email address, do not use the 'zoe@'; as this is now
    discontinued
  • The deadline is the 1st September 2022
We look forward to reading your submissions. Happy writing!

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Topics: short fiction, Call For Submissions, anthologies

Immigrant Sci-Fi Short Stories | Call for Submissions

Posted by Leah Ratcliffe

We are delighted to announce a new call for submissions which is now open! We are looking for short stories for our latest anthology – full guidelines below.

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Topics: Gothic Fantasy, Short Stories, short fiction, Call For Submissions, anthologies

Alternate History Short Stories | Call for Submissions

Posted by Leah Ratcliffe

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 ALTERNATE HISTORY at the beginning in the subject of your email.

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Topics: Gothic Fantasy, Short Stories, myths and legends, short fiction, Call For Submissions, anthologies

Hidden Realms Short Stories | Call for Submissions

Posted by Leah Ratcliffe

We're delighted to let you know this new call for submissions is open! Please read through submission details carefully before sending us your stories and ensure you include HIDDEN REALMS first in the subject of your email.

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Topics: Gothic Fantasy, Short Stories, myths and legends, short fiction, Call For Submissions, anthologies

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