Established in 2020 to bring you the best in speculative fiction.

Wyldblood Press

Our aim is to publish high quality speculative fiction. You’ll see novels, magazines and anthologies with the Wyldblood logo, drawn from a diverse range of authors and illustrators. We publish the best new talent, established authors and some well loved classics. Wyldblood Magazine showcases a clutch of new science fiction and fantasy stories, the best of which will find their way into our ‘Best of’ anthologies. Our books appear in print and electronically and our magazine is available in all electronic formats including kindle and pdf. We may even sell t-shirts. We’d like to put out six novels over the next year and some shorter fiction, but the quality will need to be high for us to publish. We want speculative fiction in all its forms. If you have a story you believe in, check out the submissions page for our requirements and how to submit.

We publish flash fiction every Friday in our Wyld Flash series. We’ve launched a series of novels and anthologies under the Wyldblood Classics banner. We’ve published Werewolf and Steampunk anthologies. We’re working with some fine authors for upcoming original novels. And the tenth issue of our regular Wyldblood Magazine is out now.

Who we are

Mark BilsboroughEditor and publisher.

Odyssey graduate with numerous short story publishing credits and way more education than is good for him. Teaches creative writing and politics (an interesting combination), supports a perennially underachieving football team (Sheffield Wednesday – don’t ask) and wants to live somewhere where he can ski all the time. Email him at mark@wyldblood.com, find him on Twitter @MultiverseMark or visit www.markbilsborough.com where you can pick up his two short story collections. Not a big fan of formality so it’s always Mark – never Mr B.

Sandra Davis BakerFiction editor, sales and marketing.

A published writer with a Masters Degree in Creative Writing and a background in copywriting. Teaches media studies to future moguls. Once worked for a music magazine interviewing actual rock stars, so trumps everyone else on the coolness scale.

Francesca Lembregts – First Reader.

Francesca has a love of all things unexpected, thought provoking and a little bit magical. She has had short fiction published online and is currently working on a novel which is taking up most of her time. When not writing, Francesca enjoys the stories crafted by others, whether that be a book, film, TV series or a cleverly concocted tall tale.

Vaughan Stanger – First Reader.

Briefly an astronomer and subsequently a research project manager in a defence and aerospace engineering company, Vaughan Stanger now writes science fiction and fantasy full-time. His stories have appeared in Daily Science Fiction, Abyss & Apex, Nature Futures and Interzone, amongst others. He has published three collections: Moondust Memories, Sons of the Earth & Other Stories, and The Last Moonshot and Other Stories. Several of his stories have been translated into foreign languages. Follow Vaughan’s writing adventures at http://www.vaughanstanstanger.com or @VaughanStanger.

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Mike Lewis – First Reader.

Mike attended Clarion East quite a while ago and has had a small variety of short stories published and is proud of the fact that one of his stories is used to teach Swedish children to learn English (and learn to swear).  He has also self-published a children’s novel.  He is in two different writers’ groups with the editor and used to work in IT.  He now makes Toy Soldiers for a living and sometimes writes SF and Fantasy.

Maya Jenkins – First Reader.

Maya is a student pursuing degrees in English literature and French. She hopes to work in publishing someday and in her free time enjoys traveling and searching for her next read.

Rebecca Ruvinski – First Reader.

A student and emerging writer, she’s had poetry and prose published, and spends her free time baking cookies, knitting, and playing D&D.

Len Klapdor – First Reader.

Len Klapdor is a full-time writer and editor with a background in literature and performance studies. A big sci-fi and fantasy nerd since early age, she’s self-published her debut novel and placed a few of her short stories with speculative fiction outlets. When not first-reading for Wyldblood, she has various editing jobs and volunteers as an assistant editor for Flourish Fiction. Len is obsessed with the art of storytelling and dies for consistent, thoughtful world building. Visit asperwitch.neocities.org for more info about her work, or find her @len_klapdor@writing.exchange on Mastodon.

Shawna Lewis – First Reader.

Shawna Renée Lewis graduated with a MA in English and Creative Writing. Her love of fantasy, science fiction, and paranormal started early and has helped shaped her imagination for her short stories and poetry. When not writing she is working on her artwork or socializing feral cats.

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