Flame Tree Fiction
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.
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:
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:
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…
- 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:
IMPORTANT: Please note the new email address, do not use the 'zoe@'; as this is now
- The deadline is the 1st September 2022
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.
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!