Step into the darkness...there is nothing to fear.
What is the Black Fantastic? It’s Sword and Soul, Steamfunk, Cyberfunk, Science Fiction, Real Urban Fantasy, Paranormal and so much more. It’s creators from Africa and the African Diaspora expressing and exploring concepts without the boundaries and restrictions often found in the publishing industry. Blacktastic!, the official anthology of Blacktasticon 2018, offers a tantalizing glimpse into the imagination of its writers. It is our hope that you will be entertained and intrigued by these excellent stories. Consider this the beginning of an amazing journey into the Black Fantastic!
It all began Once Upon A Time...
Only these aren't the fairytales you grew up with.
Featuring 16 stories by 16 authors.
Stacey Jaine McIntosh | Zoey Xolton | Beth W. Patterson | Tristan Hurree | Stephanie Ellis | Andra Dill | Jill Hand | Christie-Lee Louis | Violette L. Meier | Aziza Sphinx | Isabella Hunter | Kerry Lee Holder | D.J Tyrer | Joanna Koch | Cindar Harrell | Shebat Legion
Atlanta. ATL. The Rising Phoenix. The City too Busy to Hate. The Black Mecca. Capital of the Deep South. There, between flitting shadows and full moons, exists another world filled with dark creatures, demons, and immortals. Only a thin veil separates the Atlanta you know from this mysterious realm. Nine brave authors risk it all to reveal the crossroads of Southern charm and the Black Fantastic. Y'all ready?
A Twist of Fate
What happens when you let eleven authors twist classic fairy tales? MAGIC!
Weave your way through imagination as Fate takes an interesting turn in your favorite childhood stories. From The Frog Prince to The Six Swans, see what happens when fairy tales are … twisted.
A king struggles to find someone who can love him despite his flaws. A musician works to reverse his curse. A queen wants to keep her crown. The singing bard plans an escape, and Red might have bitten off more than she can chew. These stories and more await you.
Let the magic of these tales sweep you away with mischief, mayhem, and a good dose of snark.
Open the door to A Twist of Fate.
It’s important for readers to see themselves reflected on the page. Remapping Wonderland features retellings of classic fairytales written by BIPOC authors and showcasing BIPOC and LGBTQ+ characters, so readers of color can see themselves as the heroines, kings, and androgynous genies of their own happily-ever-afters. Featuring 30 classic fairytales, from Cinderella to Rapunzel to Little Red Riding Hood, retold by 27 authors in concepts ranging from wildly absurd to painfully realistic to bizarrely humorous to arousingly sexual, this anthology is a journey through a fantastical land of make-believe that vividly reflects the human spirit and the colorful world in which we live.
A percentage of the proceeds from the book will go to Room to Read.
This is an adult fairytale book; please use your own discretion for age appropriateness of younger readers.
Of Darkened Woods
Hansel and Gretel like never before. Story villians aren't always who you believe them to be.
The Price of Passion
The last of her kind, Gabriella must contend with the loss of her mate and the insatiable lustful desire demanding to be fed.
Raulin and Red
Little Red Riding hood isn't so little anymore and she's decided to play with the big boys. Dealing in sweets by day her night time escapades haven't gone unnoticed. When her competitors start to show up dead, things get a little hotter in the kitchen. This time, Red may have bitten off more than she can chew.