In the mood for food!

Fox Spirit Call for Submissions!

Get your apron on and fire up the Kenwood (or if you are anything like us, the fork and hand whisk); we are doing a cookbook.

It’s like this: there are so many cookbooks out there now that have pleasant vignettes to accompany the recipes – we think we can go one better. Instead of a reflection about how your grandma taught you to bake sugar cookies, we want stories – perhaps a baker had to bake sugar cookies to feed fierce, sugar-addicted dragons and save their village (or something).

We want you to submit a recipe with a short story, a poem, or a piece of artwork that links in some way to the recipe.

Collaborations are entirely welcome so if you are more inclined to the cooking or the story writing then grab a friend and get involved.

We will be making some of the recipes (or getting someone more artistic to) so the book will include some photos of the goodies.

What we want:

A recipe for a dessert. It can be sweet or savoury, take the form of a pudding, cookies, cake, petit fours – whatever you like. It doesn’t need to be a completely original recipe, but it should be something you have made and would love to share. Perhaps it’s something classic, but with your own personal twist added?

Accompanying it, a story, flash, poem, or artwork. These should be no more than 3,000 words and can be as short as 500. They can be sci-fi, fantasy, crime, or horror, but should link in some way to the recipe submitted. We will accept stories that have been published before as long as they are relevant and you have the rights to re use them.

You can submit up to three recipes. If your recipe is substantially based on an existing one please let us have the credit detail for the original

What you will get:

In return for your contribution you will receive a copy of the book, if you collaborate you both will.

All royalties will be going to Cancer Research UK. 

Send your submissions to adele @ titled ‘cookbook submission‘.

‘Fantastic Treats’ will be edited by Andrew Reid.

And the business of another manic week.

First up our new release

Fox Spirit books is seeing in December with a creepy gothic tale of love, death and science. The first of our holiday season treats is available now as a paperback and we expect it to be available this weekend as an ebook.

Heart for the Ravens by Colin F Barnes

In the traditions of Poe and Shelley, Heart for the Ravens is a gothic horror story set in the 19th century following a heroine in search of a man with a good heart. 

Katerina Roeslling is the daughter of a wealthy businessman and resents being treated as just another asset by her father. When she meets Willhelm, a rough-hewn, but charismatic, soldier, she thinks he is the right man for her, but he is just the start of a tragic nightmare. 

The novella is available as a paperback of ebook via Amazon and will shortly be available through Wizards Tower Press for other e readers.

Cover image is by Bill Munster
Cover model Kiley Adriance

Colin’s Website

Next up, our friends at Anachron released their first Pulp Line novel

Curse of the Jade Amulet by Jack Calico

Jack is guest blogging at Anachron and has his own site here


We’d also like to remind you that the submission deadline for YA appropriate stories is the 31st December and for those on the Fox & Fae / Mouse & Minotaur invite list, it’s the 1st Jan. 

Call for Submissions

FS is looking for a small number of really excellent, fun, genre fiction novels that are suitable, though not necessarily originally written for, young adult readers for slots in next year’s schedule.

What we ARE looking for is completed novels from 30,000 – 60,000 words with a strong science fiction, fantasy, horror or crime element, but most importantly they must provide entertainment and a gripping adventure.

What we are NOT looking for is teen romance, paranormal or otherwise.

The successful books will be released on a profit share basis in 2013 as ebook and print on demand.

Please submit to

Title your submission ‘YA Novel Submission.’

Include in the email body, a bio of up to two hundred words and a synopsis of no more than five hundred words. Attach as a word or open office document the first chapter only at this stage.

Submissions that do not follow these guidelines will be rejected.

Please do not submit if your novel is not yet complete.

Please check our submissions page for details on formatting.

In this instance we will also require audio rights in English in addition to the usual requirements as outlined on the submissions page.

Submission deadline is 31st December 2012