Fantasy & Gothic Blog

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 With a foreword by Mike Ashley, the anthology includes new, previously unpublished fiction, recent work by modern authors, and older classic tales exploring the roots of this fascinating genre.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

Gothic Fantasy | Successful Submissions | Asian Ghost Short Stories

Posted by Gillian Whitaker

We’re very excited to reveal the list of authors featured in our upcoming anthology, Asian Ghost Short Stories! Due for publication in February (UK) and April 2022 (USA/Canada), the book focuses on the rich supernatural lore and storytelling that runs deep and wide through the whole region and history of Asia. With a foreword by novelist, screenwriter and bestselling author K. Hari Kumar, an introduction by ghostly expert and enthusiast Dr. Luo Hui, and an Associate Editor in the form of award-winning author-editor Lee Murray, this collection combines older works with retellings and fresh stories by contemporary Asian voices. As ever, many thanks to everyone who submitted stories for consideration, and congratulations to the below!

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Topics: Gothic Fantasy, Short Stories, ghost stories, anthologies

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

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