The mission with our Fox Spirit Books of Monsters book series is to give the monsters their comeback, to reestablish their dark and grim reputation, and to bring into the spotlight the monsters hiding in the far corners of the world. We published volume three of our Fox Spirit Books of Monsters: Asian Monsters last November and Margret Helgadottir is now editing volume four: Pacific Monsters, to be released this November.
To celebrate the monsters, we have had a writing competition the last months, inviting authors to send in their best monster flash stories. We are thrilled to see that authors still know how to tell a good monster tale. We know it is quite challenging to both write a good monster story and to tell it with few words.
Margret has now read all the flash stories and selected the winning story and the two runners ups. She says it was a really tough decision and that there were so many good stories she sadly had to put aside.
She has picked the dark story “Momma’s Embrace” by Heather Johnson as her favourite, you can all read it here on the blog tomorrow morning. Heather will receive a copy of the three first monster volumes, plus a Fox Spirit Books Tote bag with our awesome new notebook and pen.
As the two runner ups, Margret has picked the two stories “Waking Up Underground” by Richard Marpoleand“At the Water’s Edge” by Shona Kinsella. We will publish these two stories here tuesday. Richard and Shona will both be sent a tote bag with our cool Fox Spirit note book and pen.
Congratulations to all three authors! We wish to thank all that sent in their stories for the chance to read them.
The stories will later be added to the free fiction page for people to carry on enjoying.
Monster writing competition – We want your monster stories!
We published volume three of our Fox Spirit Books of Monsters: Asian Monsters a few months back and Margret Helgadottir is now working on editing volume four: Pacific Monsters, to be released in November. The mission with the series is to give the monsters their comeback, to reestablish their dark and grim reputation, and to bring into the spotlight the monsters hiding in the far corners of the world. To celebrate the monsters, we’re having a writing competition.
We hereby invite you to write your best monster flash story and send it to us before July 1st 2017 midnight (GMT). We want speculative and dark flash stories with full plot. We ask that the stories take place on Earth. We are not looking for fanfiction, satire, erotica, paranormal romance, splatter or overly gory stories. The stories must be written in English.
Only one entry per author. No simultaneous submissions allowed. All entries must be original and unpublished elsewhere, including your blog. We ask that the stories are at a minimum of 500 words, but no longer than 1500 words. Paste story in body of email and send to: ‘narjegerredaktor at gmail dot com’ and title the email with ‘Monster writing competition.’ Margret will read all the stories and select the winning story and to runners up.
The winning story will be published on Fox Spirit Books’ webpage. The winner also receives a copy of the three first monster volumes, plus a Fox Spirit Tote bag with awesome notebook and pen.
Story number two and three will also be published on Fox Spirit Books’ webpage plus win notebook and pen.
If any questions, contact Margret on the email address above.
Want to win every Fox Spirit* title we release in 2016 in paperback?
You can and it’s easy! Retweet this on twitter with the #foxyfriday hashtag or share this post on Facebook and make sure you are signed up for our newsletter to be in with a chance. We will announce the winner through the newsletter, if you aren’t signed up you can’t claim your prize!
Once the winner is announced we will send them Winter Tales and In an Unknown Country, after that they will get each book sent out at the same time as the author copies go, all year.
This is our biggest giveaway ever and who doesn’t love surprise book post!
The giveaway is open worldwide and closes at 5pm on Monday 28th March, so you have all weekend to retweet or share and sign up to the newsletter. The winner will be selected at random.
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Titles in 2016 include the remaining Fox Pockets, ‘Piercing the Vale’, ‘The Evil Genius Guide’ and ‘Reflections’, along with the re release of Vincent Holland-Keen’s ‘The Office of Lost and Found’, anthologies ‘Respectable Horror’, ‘You left your Biscuit Behind’ and ‘Asian Monsters’ and more.
*Main line only, imprint titles are excluded from the giveaway.
Ok Breed fans we have an amazing giveaway for you to celebrate Breed being shortlisted for the BFS best fantasy novel award.
What do you need to do?
Well we want your fan art. Breed, our unlucky lead is never described in great detail in the book so we want to know what you think Breed looks like. Send us your sketches!
Just email them to email@example.com and title it ‘Breed Giveaway’ by 15th September.
What do you win?
Well, this is where it gets really good.
First up you get a signed copy of Breed and we will send you a Fox Spirit Mug with your choice of one of the CafePress designs
Finally the grand prize is this amazing leather dragon mask made by K.T Davies
How will we decide a winner?
Well simple, the creator K.T. Davies will be sent all the entries and will pick a favourite.
Is there any small print?
Because of the value of the prizes we will require a minimum five entries in order to run the contest.
That said the contest is open internationally and the prize pack will be sent by ‘signed for’ mail to the winner anywhere in the world.
Closing date is 15th September 2015 10pm London time.
Finally by entering you are agreeing to your entry being included in a gallery on the Fox Spirit website, just the site, we won’t use it for anything else.
It’s nearly Christmas and Billy’s Monsters are here!
In a moment of Christmas Spirit (no Aunty Fox has not been at the sherry) we have decided that if you have bought or buy the paperback of Billy’s Monsters this December we will give you the ebook and send it to a kindle address of your choice.
All you need to do to claim is send your proof of purchase to adele@(NOSPAM)foxspirit.co.uk (remove the (NOSPAM) along with the kindle address you want the book sending to. Please title your email ‘Billy’s Offer’.
If you or the person you want to gift the ebook to are not kindle owners, not to worry, we can send an epub or mobi file to an email address.
Tweet the link to an amazon review of a Fox Spirit title posted by you anytime in Oct or Nov 2014 using the #eumonsters along with retweeting the link to this giveaway to be added to a draw for the chance to win your choice of YA novel ‘Billy’s Monsters’ and amazing horror anthology ‘European Monsters’ both in paperback.
Breaking that down
To be included you need to retweet this post on twitter, post an amazon review (any country) of a Fox Spirit title and tweet the link using the hashtag #eumonsters
We will check the hashtag at the end of November and add you all to a prize draw where five names will be selected at random. Please make sure you are following us so we can reach you. @foxspiritbooks
If you also have a blog we will be happy to provide review copies of available titles as ebooks including Drag Noir and Wicked Women as soon as they are available. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like a review copy of any of our titles, include a link to your blog and title your email ‘Review Copy’ so I can find it easily.
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