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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com. 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”
Today’s Wyld Flash is now online – the fantastic Small Packages by Chrissie Rohrman. Robots, space, lies and deception – what more could you want? We’re also just pressed send on our first newsletter – we’ll be posting these approximately every two weeks to give you the latest on what’s going on – plus theContinue reading “Small Packages”
It’s our own fault, I guess. Call ourselves Wyldblood Press and put pictures of wolves on the website and it stands to reason many, many people will send us werewolf stories. And some of them are really, really good. Too many for Wyld Stories, certainly (we don’t want to be known as ‘that werewolf magazine’Continue reading “Werewolves”
Today we’re publishing The Bees, by Abigail Celeste. It’s part of our mission to champion writers both new and not so new and we’re delighted to give Abigail her first writing credit. We’re pretty sure it won’t be the last! So enjoy this cautionary tale of youthful obsession and honey soaked revenge.
It’s hard to believe we’re still less than a month old. Since then we’ve received over two million (yes million) words of stories submitted and even printed some – with Abigail Celeste’s excellent The Bees to follow this Friday. And we’re still cranking up. We’ll have a formal newsletter up and running in the nextContinue reading “2 million and counting”
Apologies to Jacey Bedford for posting an – er – extended version of her story The Loneliness of the Long Distance Panda today, by being klutzy enough not to delete last week’s story first so they ended up fused together, then compounding the mistake by posting the whole lot on the Panda permalink. Apologies toContinue reading “Oops”
We have a new flash story up today as part of our ongoing Wyld Flash (Fridays) series – The Loneliness of the Long Distance Panda. It’s a ‘pre loved’ (as the car dealers say) story by bestselling novelist Jacey Bedford, who has so many novels out through DAW that I’ve lost count (and she hasContinue reading “The Loneliness of the Long Distance Panda”
I’m slowly melting. One of the quaint things about the UK is that we don’t do aircon (before global warming we only needed it once every decade or so) and all those metal boxes would look a bit funny on the walls of our cute Georgian villas, so we sweat and mutter about how unbearableContinue reading “melting”
Turns out there are a lot of Flash Fridays out there. It figures – the phrase is nicely alliterative. I probably wouldn’t have known if someone hadn’t listed Harbinger Press‘ Flash Fiction Fridays on their list of credits. So I Googled. As you do. And found Friday Flash Fiction – very nice. But my favouriteContinue reading “Wyld Flash”
So we’ve been live for just under a week now and your response has been magnificent. We put the call out for stories last Thursday and are now listed on Duotrope and Ralan (thanks for the quick turnaround, guys). And we’ve had submissions – boy, have we had submissions. The received wisdom about submissions isContinue reading “You’re all awesome”
Check back every Friday for a new story. IN EVERY DREAM HOME Vaughan Stanger Three months have passed since Janice left me. Now she sits on one of the living room’s pair of Art Deco sofas, her knees pressed primly together, her skin blending perfectly with the cream damask upholstery. Though naked, she retains herContinue reading “Flash Fridays! July 31 2020”
Wyldblood press is OPEN for submissions Our aim is to publish high quality speculative and literary fiction. You’ll see novels, magazines and anthologies with the Wyldblood logo, drawn a diverse range of authors and illustrators. We’ll be issuing a combination of the best new talent, established authors and some well loved classics. Six times aContinue reading
Every week we’ll be publishing one new flash fiction story – right on this website. So remember to check regularly for some great new stories.