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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

Close to Midnight | Horror Anthology Announcement

Posted by Leah Ratcliffe
We’re delighted to present the  contents list for our upcoming  FLAME TREE PRESS Horror anthology, Close to Midnight, the third title in collaboration with editor Mark Morris. The follow-up to his previous two titles Beyond the Veil and After Sundown, it will be available from October 2022 (in time for Halloween)! This new anthology contains 20 original horror stories, 16 of which have been commissioned from some of the top names in the genre, and 4 of which have been selected from the 100s of stories sent to Flame Tree during a 2-week open  submissions window.
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Topics: Short Stories, submissions, Horror Fiction, anthologies

Gothic Fantasy | Successful Submissions | Weird Horror

Posted by Gillian Whitaker

It is with great excitement that we reveal the list of authors in our upcoming Weird Horror Short Stories book! With a foreword by Mike Ashley, the anthology includes new, previously unpublished fiction, recent work by modern authors, and older classic tales exploring the roots of this fascinating genre. The collection will be able to buy from this June (UK) and July (USA/Canada). Once again, our thanks go to all authors who submitted stories for consideration, and congratulations to the below:

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Topics: Short Stories, submissions, horror, Horror Fiction, anthologies

First Peoples Shared Stories | Call for Submissions

Posted by Maria Tissot

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, myths and legends, short fiction, Call For Submissions, anthologies

Compelling Science Fiction and Christmas Gothic | Call for Submissions

Posted by Maria Tissot

We are very excited to announce two new calls for submissions which are now open! Please read through the details for submissions carefully before submitting your stories and make sure to include the project name in the subject of your email.

*THE SUBMISSION WINDOW FOR THIS ANTHOLOGY IS NOW CLOSED*

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Topics: Gothic Fantasy, Short Stories, gothic horror, short fiction, submissions, horror, Horror Fiction, Science Fiction, Call For Submissions, anthologies

Weird Horror 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 the project name in the subject of your email.

*THE SUBMISSION WINDOW FOR THIS ANTHOLOGY IS NOW CLOSED*

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Topics: Gothic Fantasy, Short Stories, gothic horror, short fiction, horror, Horror Fiction, Call For Submissions, anthologies

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