In My Image by Richard Wren is now up and live on the Wyldblood site. An uplifting tale for a dark, stormy morning.
We’ve some frighteningly good news, just in time for Halloween. Wyldblood Classics has just released ‘Classic Gothic’, an anthology of timeless scary tales. Click here to find out more and to make a purchase.
Wyld Flash 13 is now online – the latest in a baker’s dozen of fantastic and unsettling stories. Today’s tale is Debt by Scottish writer Bob Johnston – a dark tale of privilege and obligation.
Things are quiet at Wyldblood HQ today with only the sound of the rain and falling leaves to disturb us. Which gives us space to scheme and plot and plan. We’ve got new Flash coming up on Friday, but in the meantime there’s still Michelle Muenzler’s unsettling Neither Sleeping, Nor Alive, Nor Dead to enjoy.Continue reading “Autumn and everything after”
Today we’re delighted to publish our twelfth flash fiction story in our Wyld Flash series. Twelve stories in twelve weeks, consistently hitting inboxes every Friday. This week we feature Michelle Muenzler’s Neither Sleeping, Nor Alive, Nor Dead, It’s a beautifully written but sad, subtle, poignant story – with snakes.
In classic creative juxtaposition we’re both happy and sad today. Happy because we’ve just sent out all our acceptance letters for the first batch of Wyldblood Magazine stories and sad because we’ve just sent out the last of the rejection letters too – and the latest batch were this close… If you haven’t heard fromContinue reading “we’re happy/sad”
We’ve spent an agonising weekend deciding which stories will appear in the first Wyldblood Magazine – and we’ve made our choices! We haven’t broken the news to the authors yet (or to the people we’ve shortlisted but had to sadly decline) but that’s coming – and soon! We’re still open for werewolves and flash butContinue reading “We’ve made our choices!”
Cheryl Sonnier’s Wolf Whistle is up today in our Wyld Flash series. Every Friday a new story to chill your bones or make you smile. Sometimes both.
Sunday is review day here at Wyldblood, where we sweat over the stories we’ll be accepting (and anguish over some of the excellent ones we’re going to have to turn away). We’ve been looking at flash fiction today, and it struck me that some of our favourites barely creep into the ‘speculative fiction’ category atContinue reading “not just science fiction and fantasy”
We do like a good demon story, so we’ve published one today as part of our regular Wyld Flash fridays. If Marisca Pichette’s The Tail doesn’t make you view your morning commute in a whole new light, just wait ’til you pull in at the gas station…
We’re publishing A.P. Howell’s Purple Lizard Skin this Friday as part of our Wyld Flash series. This one will really make you think – clever but dark.
From now on please send everything to firstname.lastname@example.org. Our previous email (admin@…) is officially defunct. If you’ve submitted anything in the last couple of days please resend. Hopefully everything will now run smoothly (fat chance). Since I’m unexpectedly posting today I’m going to plug our latest Wyld Flash – Parts – still propping up ourContinue reading “email update”
We’ve been having significant email problems today with our email@example.com address, so wer’e changing hosting provider. If you’ve sent us anything in the last few days and haven’t had an acknowledgement from us can you please resend at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll be setting up a new submissions email soon but for now send everything to mark@wyldbloodContinue reading “email problems”
The latest Wyld Flash is up: It Lives by Adam Knight, no thanks to WordPress, who decided to make today the day when things don’t work the way they used to (or work at all, as far as I could tell). Still, the story’s great, and well worth the pain I had to endure toContinue reading “It’s Friday again”
Thank you for the million-plus words of short stories you’ve sent us since we launched in late July. That’s astounding, and I’m pleased to say we’ve unovered some real gems that I can’t wait to share with you. Although we’re now closed for short story submissions, we’re still open for flash fiction, despite Duotrope sayingContinue reading “Thank you, writers”
We’re temporarily closing for short story submissions at midnight on Monday 14th September (EDT – that’s 8 am Tuesday in the UK). That’s because we have more than enough great ones for a while and we need to catch our breath. We’ll be open again in December but if you can’t wait that long getContinue reading “Short story submissions close on Monday”
New Wyld Flash up today – College Survival Tips for Girls and Wolves by Avra Margariti. An unnerving little back to school tale, as if going back to school wasn’t unnerving enough these days. Take a close look at your new classmates…
We’re getting some great stories in and we can’t wait to share them with you. Last Friday’s Flash, It Lives, is still up and proud on the website, and it’s going to be joined this Friday by College Survival Tips for Girls and Wolves by Avra Margariti. We’re also putting the finishing touches together for our second newsletterContinue reading “Midweek Roundup”
We have a new story up today on the site – It Lives, by Ian Robert Krueger, set on a hostile moon where ‘everything is a sickly yellow, and stinks of hellfire.’ It’s the closest to horror we’ve published so far – guaranteed to start your Friday with a shiver.
We’re gearing up to put some books out. We’re working through some of the fabulous proposals we’ve received, though inevitably it will be a while before we can share them with you. In the meantime, we’ll be putting out some classic fiction – some stand alone novels, some newly curated collections – and (announcement) puttingContinue reading “Werewolves and monsters”