Fantasy & Gothic Blog

Music of the Night | CWA Anthology Announcement

Posted by Maria Tissot
We’re delighted to present the  contents list  for our upcoming  Crime anthology,  Music of the Night , the second title in collaboration with the Crime Writers' Association (CWA) Music of the Night will feature original short stories contributed by CWA members and edited by Martin Edwards, with music as the connecting theme. The aim, as always is to produce a book that is representative both of the genre and the membership of the world’s premier crime writing association.
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Topics: Short Stories, crime,, submissions, Flame Tree Press, crime fiction, anthologies

Asian Ghost Short Stories | Call for Submissions

Posted by Maria Tissot

We're delighted to announce a new call for submissions which is now open! The theme is Asian Ghost Short Stories – a chance for writers of Asian heritage around the world to explore their culture of ghostly folklore and offer fresh stories. 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, short fiction, ghost stories, horror, Call For Submissions, anthologies

Black Sci-Fi | Author Q&A | Story Inspirations

Posted by Gillian Whitaker

Our latest anthology Black Sci-Fi combines thrilling new and recent stories with early speculative and proto-science fiction by Black writers of an older tradition. With a foreword by Alex Award-winning novelist Temi Oh and an introduction by Sandra M. Grayson, alongside invaluable promotion and editorial support from Tia Ross and the Black Writers Collective, this is an anthology we’ve been especially excited to share! In celebration of the book’s hotly anticipated release in the US, authors from the collection reveal the inspiration behind their stories below.

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Topics: Short Stories, short fiction, Science Fiction, anthologies

Founders of Black SF: W.E.B. Du Bois & The Comet

Posted by Molly Rosevear

For our final 'Founders of Black SF' post Patty Nicole Johnson will be discussing writer W.E.B. Du Bois' immense impact on the relevancy of socialism and the political significance of his science-fiction short story, The Comet, which continues to resonate with readers in today's climate. We hope you've enjoyed reading these entries throughout the past few weeks in the lead-up to the release of Black Sci-fi which is out now!


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Topics: Short Stories, Flame Tree Press, Science Fiction, anthologies, scifi

Gothic Fantasy | Successful Submissions | Chilling Crime

Posted by Gillian Whitaker

We’re very pleased to announce the successful authors for our latest collection: Chilling Crime Short Stories. Combining brand new and recent stories with classic fiction from the history of literature, this anthology includes a foreword by Margaret Murphy and is due for release in October (UK) and December 2021 (USA/Canada). Many thanks to all authors who submitted stories for consideration to this theme, and congratulations to the below!

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Topics: Gothic Fantasy, Short Stories, gothic horror, submissions, anthologies

Founders of Black SF: Edward Johnson & Light Ahead for the Negro

Posted by Molly Rosevear

For our next 'Founders of Black SF' post Patty Nicole Johnson will be discussing historian, educator and politician Edward Johnson. Discover his early recognition and efforts to subvert what was, and still is, an all too white centric canon being taught in schools across the U.S.


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Topics: Short Stories, Flame Tree Press, Science Fiction, anthologies

Founders of Black SF: Pauline Hopkins & Of One Blood; or, The Hidden Self

Posted by Molly Rosevear

For our next 'Founders of Black SF' post Patty Nicole Johnson will be discussing author and literary editor Pauline Hopkins. Discover what influences her novels may have had on the works of fantasy and sci-fi of today within the genre.


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Topics: Short Stories, Flame Tree Press, Science Fiction, anthologies

Founders of Black SF: Sutton E. Griggs & Imperium in Imperio

Posted by Molly Rosevear

For our next 'Founders of Black SF' Patty Nicole Johnson will be discussing social activist and author Sutton E. Griggs. Hear all about his iconic sci-fi novel and how it has influenced the Afrofuturism books of today.

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Topics: Short Stories, Flame Tree Press, Science Fiction, anthologies

Founders of Black SF: Martin R. Delany & Blake; or The Huts of America

Posted by Molly Rosevear

In anticipation of the US release (June 15th) for our upcoming anthology Black Sci-Fi Short Stories, Patty Nicole Johnson takes a look at five of the authors who laid the foundations of black science fiction writing and are essential reading.

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Topics: Short Stories, Flame Tree Press, Science Fiction, anthologies

Beyond the Veil | Horror Anthology Announcement

Posted by Maria Tissot
We’re delighted to present the  contents list for our upcoming  FLAME TREE PRESS Horror anthology,  Beyond the Veil, the second title in collaboration with editor  Mark Morris. The follow-up to last year's After Sundown, praised by Booklist as a rich and masterful collection of horror, it will be available from October 2021 (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

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