Earlier this year I posted about a writing competition run by Swansea and District Writers’ Circle, with winners receiving cash prizes and inclusion in an anthology to be released later in the year. I’m pleased to announce the anthology is now ready to go!
Dark Gathering: Tales of Horror and Mystery will be available as an ebook and paperback on Amazon from Saturday, October 15 – in good time for Halloween!
Anthologies resemble the very best pick and mix, something for everyone. This book, compiled by experienced editor, widely published writer and Swansea Writers’ Circle member Gail Williams, is exactly that. A rich medley of short stories, poetry and scripts, some penned by newcomers, others by well-known writers, set alongside the work of the winners of our annual short story, script and poetry competitions. Swansea and District Writers’ Circle has proudly nurtured many to publication in its more than half a century. We hope you enjoy this book of horror stories. Inside may be the first offering of the next Stephen King. Like all of us, he had to start somewhere.
The Circle’s last anthology Unforgotten: The Great War 1914-1918 (Accent Press) won the Denise Robertson Group Anthology prize, which is presented annually by the National association of Writers Groups – so we have high hopes for this latest collection!
Many thanks to Gail Williams and everyone who contributed to the book’s production (not least Millie and Pearl, who’ve taken a break to allow me to promote it here). For anyone who’s interested, my contribution Haunted by the Future tells the story of sceptic Sidney Lotterby, who gets his spooky comeuppance for trying to put his psychic sister out of business.