Writers are needed for a upcoming Christmas Book of Ghosts collection to raise money for Scottish charity
People of a certain age may fondly recall the Fontana Book of Ghost Stories anthologies, or perhaps remember gleefully coming across copies of it in the darkest corners of charity shops if they are a little younger. The anthologies collected a range of supernatural fiction, both old and new, that could terrify and enthrall in equal measure.
Michael S Collins, a contributor to Spooky Isles, is planning to follow in that tradition by editing his own collection of supernatural short tales, called The Christmas Book of Ghosts, for Kindle release this December, in the first of what is hoped to be annual series.
All proceeds from the first book are going towards Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland. Michael is currently seeking writers to submit short fiction for consideration.
Michael says: “The ghost story books edited by the likes of Chetwynd-Hayes and Mary Dalby in the 1970s and 1980s were full of great writers, young and old, and suitable for all ages. They inspired me to read and write, and there’s no reason why great modern ghost writing can’t find an audience from ages 8 to 108!”
“We chose Chest Heart Stroke Scotland to be the inaugural charity to receive any benefits, due to the epidemic of coronary and stroke problems in this country, and the dearth of funding they receive.”
Submissions due 30 September 2015.