Established in 2020 to bring you the best in speculative and literary fiction.
Our aim is to publish high quality speculative and literary 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. Six times a year Wyldblood Magazine will showcase 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 and literary fiction (novels only) regardless of genre. If you have a story you believe in, check out the submissions page for our requirements and how to submit.
We’ve been publishing flash fiction since July in our Wyld Flash series. We’ve launched a series of novels and anthologies under the Wyldblood Classics banner. We’ve published a Werewolf Anthology. We’re working with some fine authors for upcoming original novels. And the second issue of our bi-monthy Wyldblood Magazine is out now.
Who we are
Editor 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 email@example.com or visit www.markbilsborough.com where you can pick up his two short story collections. Also on twitter @MarkBils. Not a big fan of formality so it’s always Mark – never Mr B.
Sales and marketing manager and fiction editor. 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.
Sandra Davies Baker
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.
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.
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, a career development that seems appropriate for someone who watched the Apollo 11 moon-landing on television. He still craves that holiday on the Moon he claims he was promised. Vaughan’s 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.vaughanstanger.com or @VaughanStanger.
Kade Draven Freeland
First Reader. Kade, aside from having a cool name, is a writer and editor. He has been an ESL teacher in Japan at the base of an ash-spewing active volcano, has survived stupid motorcycle crashes, and has learned several languages to fluency. He currently resides in Lima, Peru, but travels so frequently as a nomad he often forgets where he is. He thinks writing in third-person is pretty strange, but also admits it feels rather epic.
He serves as editor and reader for several magazine and publishing presses, including Wyldblood Magazine, The Literatus, The Common Tongue Magazine, and Everliving Books Press. His writing has appeared in several publications and serials. If you’re lucky, you can find Kade’s initials scratched on a stone cliff overlooking the Arizona desert… or just find him on Twitter (@kadedraven).
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