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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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Asian Ghost Short Stories | Author Q&A | Best Stories & Writing Practices

Posted by Gillian Whitaker

Our latest anthology, Asian Ghost Short Stories, is available to buy now! With a mix of modern authors and older, classic works on the theme, the book focuses on the rich supernatural lore and storytelling that runs deep and wide through the whole region and history of Asia. The collection includes a foreword by bestselling author K. Hari Kumar, an introduction by Dr. Luo Hui, and a story selection formed with Associate Editor Lee Murray. To celebrate the book’s release, some of the authors join us here for the second part of this Q&A, to offer their own story recommendations and insight into their writing process!

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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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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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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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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.

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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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H.P Lovecraft and his Weird and Wonderful Short Stories

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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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