Wilted Pages is a new Dark Academia anthology from Shortwave Publishing that takes its inspirations from works such as The Secret History by Donna Tartt, Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro, Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Catherine House by Elisabeth Thomas, and The Bone Weaver’s Orchard by Sarah Read.
Gloomy buildings, secret societies, futuristic boarding schools, gothic yet modern aesthetics, and occult learning are just some of the pleasures to be found in this subgenre.
Featured authors include:
Ai Jiang is a Chinese-Canadian writer, a Nebula Award nominee, and an immigrant from Fujian. She is a member of HWA, SFWA, and Codex. Her work can be found in F&SF, The Dark, Uncanny, among others. She is the recipient of Odyssey Workshop’s 2022 Fresh Voices Scholarship and the author of Linghun and I AM AI.
Christi Nogle is the author of the Bram Stoker Award nominated novel Beulah (Cemetery Gates Media, 2022) and co-editor with Willow Dawn Becker of the Bram Stoker Award nominated anthology Mother: Tales of Love and Terror (Weird Little Worlds, 2022). Christi’s debut short story collection, The Best of Our Past, the Worst of Our Future, is out now from Flame Tree Press.
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