Editor’s Page

Posted on Oct 29, 2012

Welcome to Firbolg Publishing. As the senior editor, I want to introduce you to our corner of the world.

I’ve been a fan of horror for as long as I can remember. I found The Tailypo on a shelf in my elementary school and read “Jenny Green Teeth” to my five year old sister when I was eight. This was a life-altering experience for both of us, trust me. In high school, I found Dracula, Frankenstein, Poe and the many other masters of old. These tales reached into the deep recesses of my psyche and I continued to seek out Gothic dark fiction whenever and wherever I could.

While working on my PhD in Irish history, I kept running across these Gothic stories of the 1800s. Many were published in long-forgotten magazines and pamphlets only available in musty archives haunted by historians. I wanted to resurrect these tales. But what of the new voices? What of those authors who imbue the spirit of this bygone era? What of those who capture the essence of Shelley, Poe, Byron, Le Fanu and others? They must speak as well!

Firbolg Publishing is a place where the Gothic past meets the present in the pages of our anthologies. Each of our themed collections features old masters and new voices, all in the Gothic tradition. Psychological fear, ghosts, supernatural events, dark shadows, the edge of insanity… you will find them all here at Firbolg.

Welcome… and Enter at your own risk!