Sam Thompson


Short Stories

My short stories have appeared in anthologies including Out of the Darkness (Unsung Stories), The Black Dreams (Blackstaff Press), Best British Short Stories 2019 (Salt Publishing) and Still Worlds Turning (No Alibis Press).

Out of the Darkness, in collaboration with mental health charity Together for Mental Wellbeing, challenges some of the most exciting voices in horror and dark fantasy to bring their worst fears out into the light. From the black dog of depression to acute anxiety and schizophrenia, these stories prove what fans of horror fiction have long known – that we must understand our demons to overcome them.

The Black Dreams is an anthology of specially commissioned short stories exploring the weird, surreal, and dream-like. Bringing together some of the best of Northern Ireland’s literary talents as well as new and exciting voices, this collection is dark, funny and unsettling. Contributors include Jan Carson, Michelle Gallen, Carlo Gébler, Bernie McGill and Sam Thompson.

Best British Short Stories invites you to judge a book by its cover or more accurately, by its title. This new series aims to reprint the best short stories published in the previous calendar year by British writers, whether based in the UK or elsewhere. The editor s brief is wide ranging, covering anthologies, collections, magazines, newspapers and web sites, looking for the best of the bunch to reprint all in one volume.

Still Worlds Turning gathers original stories from twenty celebrated and emerging writers from the UK, Ireland and beyond. This is not an anthology tied to one place, nor does it claim to be representative of a generation or define the contemporary moment. The aim of this book is to present new short fiction of the highest quality to fans of the genre and new readers alike.