Chilling Ghost Stories Authors Officially Unveiled

Flame Tree Publishing Editor Gillian Whitaker has officially announced the contents of their upcoming anthology CHILLING GHOST SHORT STORIES (cf. July 22, 6, June 21).  One of three, to quote their blurb, “collectable Gothic Fantasy anthologies, deluxe hardcover editions on Horror, Ghosts and Science fiction, each carry a potent mix of classic tales and new fiction, tracing the path of the thrilling tale from the early gothic to the modern fantastic.”  The book itself is expected to be available in the US by about the end of August.

So to cut to the chase, the chilling ghost stories selected are:

“Mourners by Kurt Bachard
Stay Away from the Accordion Girl by Jonathan Balog
Audio Tour by Trevor Boelter
Ghost Farm by Zach Chapman
The Return of Gunnar Kettilson by Vonnie Winslow Crist
Flaming Fuses by Donna Cuttress
The House, the Garden, and Occupants by Amanda C. Davis
Victorians by James Dorr
The Figure on the Sidewalk by Tim FoleyGothic Fantasy
The Waiting Room by Philip Brian Hall
An Englishman in St. Louis by Raymond Little
Death and Champagne by Luke Murphy
Lost Souls by Jeff Parsons
The Skeleton Crew by Michael Penkas
Songs for the Lost by Brian Rappatta
An Unquiet Slumber by Rhiannon Rasmussen
Almost by M. Regan
The Bulge in the Wall by Annette Siketa
The Psychic Fair by Cathy Smith
Unclaimed by Lesa Pascavis Smith

“These new authors will sit alongside the great and intriguing classic stories of E.F. Benson, Robert W. Chambers, Wilkie Collins, Charles Dickens, Arthur Conan Doyle, Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman, Nikolai Gogol, Washington Irving, W.W. Jacobs, Henry James, M.R. James, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, Edith Nesbit, Edgar Allan Poe, Robert Louis Stevenson, Edith Wharton, Oscar Wilde.”

More information including lineups for Flame Tree’s companion volumes CHILLING HORROR SHORT STORIES and SCIENCE FICTION SHORT STORIES can be found here, with a more detailed peek into the editorial process available here.


  1. Ah, it’s nice to know you’re back as a “new author”, Jim! Seriously, congrats on this impressive publication!

  2. Marge, thanks! The interesting thing is I’m a “new author” with a reprint, originally published in GOTHIC GHOSTS (Tor, 1997 — yes, a “century ago”). But I do feel especially honored to have been selected.

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