Autumn and everything after

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”

We’ve made our choices!

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!”

not just science fiction and fantasy

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”

email update

From now on please send everything to 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”

email problems

We’ve been having significant email problems today with our 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 We’ll be setting up a new submissions email soon but for now send everything to mark@wyldbloodContinue reading “email problems”

Thank you, writers

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”

Short story submissions close on Monday

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”

Werewolves and monsters

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”

2 million and counting

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”

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Panda

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”

Flash Fridays! July 31 2020

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

What’s going to impress us (and what don’t we want to see)?

If you’re going to be submitting work to us, here are a few things you may want to bear in mind. We’ll be updating this list regularly, so check for our latest – we may suddenly have an urge for zombie romances (kidding – hell hasn’t frozen over yet). we’ve seen many things many timesContinue reading “What’s going to impress us (and what don’t we want to see)?”