An Anthology of Scottish Gothic Oral Storytelling…

Celebrating a rich oral tradition, this project will bring together spoken performance in audio, written text in print and digital, and events and performance opportunities for creatives in Scotland. That’s an audiobook, e-book and print book of Gothic stories!

Scotland has a vibrant tradition of oral storytelling and one that is very much alive and evolving today, though this can be overlooked. Haunted Voices will showcase some of the best oral storytelling and storytellers in Scotland: traditional tales told by past masters, contemporary storytellers keeping traditional methods alive, and writers working in newly emerging oral spaces (such as podcasts and spoken word).

Not everyone gets the chance to experience oral storytelling in person. Haunted Voices will bring oral storytelling to new ears and eyes, and into the home. It’s a fantastic opportunity for those who can’t attend storytelling events (for whatever reason) and its multiple formats and bundling options will ensure there’s something that works for everyone.

This project is unique: the first to bring together and showcase, in a single book, oral tales from Scotland in traditional modes and new, all with a focus on the Gothic. Haunted Voices will celebrate (and play its own role in) Scotland’s rich and shapeshifting oral storytelling culture.

Haunted Voices will include traditional tales told by past masters of storytelling (archived recordings to be licensed from the University of Edinburgh’s School of Scottish Studies) such as Jeannie Robertson, Stanley Robertson, Jean Rodger, Belle Stewart, Betsy Whyte, and Duncan Williamson.

There will also be a rich mix of traditional storytellers and those working across new formats such as spoken word and podcasts:

Fiona Barnett
Paul Bristow
David Brown
Anna Cheung
Pauline Cordiner
Chris Edwards
Fran Flett Hollinrake
Gavin Inglis
Sheila Kinninmonth
Kirsty Logan
Seoras Macpherson
Ali Maloney
Daru McAleece
Conner McAleese
Jen McGregor
Paul McQuade
Ricky Monahan Brown
Jude Reid
Max Scratchmann
Sean Wai Keung
Dave Watson

Illustrated by the fantastic Zuzanna Kwiecien

Across 27 stories, expect retellings of dark tales from Scotland’s history, performance poetry and narrative prose. Haunted Voices will include monstrous tongue-eaters, shadowy demons, haunted video tapes, wicked priests, strange shapes in the darkness, a retelling of Poe’s The Raven… and more!

Please help bring these scary stories alive by clicking the pic below and supporting their campaign today…

There are plenty of awesome rewards available in return for your pledge to this campaign like…

-A cover branded bookmark

-See your name in the book

-E-book, print, and/or audiobook copy of the book

-Get full editorial appraisal for your poem, short story, or novel 

Visit Haunted Voice on Kickstarter to…

-Find out more information on the contributors to the book

-Learn more about Haunt Publishing

-Get all of the details on the available rewards

And don’t forget to follow them on Twitter, and Instagram.

Haunted Voices is presented by Haunt Publishing

Haunt Publishing was founded in 2018 as Scotland’s dedicated Gothic fiction publisher. Based in Fife, Scotland, Haunt is dedicated to exploring both traditional and contemporary Gothic literature and aims to promote global and underrepresented voices. Haunt is led by Rebecca Wojturska, who loves all things Gothic. With three dissertations in Gothic literature and almost six years’ experience in publishing, she has finally combined her two loves.

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