An annual journal of original horror, ghost stories, and weird fiction 

 

Starting in 2014, Oldstyle Tales Press began publishing The Yellow Booke, a yearly publication of newstyle tales -- your tales to be exact. We're looking for supernatural tales with a Gothic mood and a command of slow-burning terror.

SHORT FICTION: 12 font Times New Roman, 2,000 - 10,000 words. As long as the writing is yours and can be described as supernatural horror, weird fiction, or Gothic horror in the vein of M. R. James, Henry James,

Lovecraft, Poe, Bierce, Le Fanu, Machen, Blackwood, Hodgson, et al,  please submit it! 

 

That being said, we are only collecting stories that are supernatural in nature, so tales based mostly in murder, body horror, or anything which could be considered torture porn are better suited to other collections. In the past we

used to publish stories which could be called bizarro fiction (whimsically grotesque, absurdist fantasy),

but now we are currently only looking for stories with an overtly Gothic, horror aesthetic.

 

Stories with a Victorian or Edwardian setting, an emphasis on slow-burning terror, and/or a deceptively 

elegant, courtly style culminating in a brutal climax will be shown particular attention.

 

TO BE SELECTED: Please send an email with the subject line "YELLOW BOOKE SUBMISSION" to our email at oldstyletales@gmail.com, along with your story attached in a Microsoft Word document in Times New Roman 12, double-spaced. This is a free, non-profit online journal. Our authors are recompensed with an in-house illustration of their story and lifetime access to any of our annotated and illustrated ebooks.    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- PREVIOUS EDITIONS -

VOLUME VI. 2017, HALLOWE'EN

Dark Tarn of Auber, Sizza's Clippaz, Twisted Soul & More Terrors

 

READ HERE FOR FREE,

 

Featuring the Talented Work of these Authors:

Russell Richardson, Sandy Carlson, Doug Kemp,

Taral Wayne, Don Swaim, James Machin, Liam Webb,

M. Grant Kellermeyer, and Igor Dmirkutska

VOLUME V. 2017, WULPURGIS-NIGHT

Demon Inches, The Old House, The Little Madness & More Terrors

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Featuring the Talented Work of these Authors:

Ever Dundas, G. L. McDorman, Joseph Burt, Silvia Barlaam,

Columbkill Noonan, David Groveman, Erin Fanning, Greg Howes, 

Thomas Olivieri, M. Grant Kellermeyer, Daniel Pietersen

VOLUME IV. 2016, HALLOWE'EN

Swim at Your Own Risk, Shark's Island, Hairy Toes & More Terrors

 

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Featuring the Talented Work of these Authors:

Mark Nixon, K. C. Hunter, Trevor Hill, Malcolm Campbell, Matthew Gorman,

Taral Wayne, Doug Kemp, Charles Wilkinson, Lee Todd Lacks, 

Patricia Evans, David Levell, Glenn James, Matthew Banks, and Glenndon McDorman

 

VOLUME III. 2016, WULPURGIS-NIGHT

Woodland, The Drognar, The Maestro's Curse, & More Terrors

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Featuring the Talented Work of these Authors:

David Senior, V., Matthew E. Banks, Thomas Olivieri, Brian O'Connell,

William J. Booker, Geoff Woodbridge, Edward Moore, Axel Koehler,

David J. Gibbs, and Christopher Burke

VOLUME II. 2015, HALLOWE'EN

Fingerless Gloves, The Vacant House, Into the Darkness & More Terrors

 

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Featuring the Talented Work of these Authors:

David Mossley, David Maurice Garrett,Taral Wayne, Jeff Baker,

Matthew E. Banks, Allen Gittens, Ash Hartwell, Charles Wilkinson,

Edward Moore, C.M. Muller, and Thom Newell

 

 

VOLUME I. 2014, HALLOWE'EN

The Afterwalk, The Barrier, Lost and Found & More Terrors

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Featuring  the Talented Work of these Authors: 

C.M. Muller, Robert Subiaga Jr., Thomas Olivieri, David Senior,
Geoff Woodbridge, Don Swaim, Jeff Baker