Unthology 5 Arrives!

Here’s your first sighting of, which has come in cute as a daisy from the printers today.





UNTHANK BOOKS are very proud to announce the publication of UNTHOLOGY 5, the latest in our series showcasing the finest short fiction from new and established writers.

In the latest of our celebrated series, you find yourself surfacing, dazed in the waiting room. You read snatches of lines over the shoulders of raincoats. In the carriage you have glimpses and visions. At your destination you can hear space, see thunder, taste realization. You are running towards something, someone in the trees who holds out to you an understanding hand. Welcome to the wonderful and sometimes frightening world of UNTHOLOGY 5.

‘A short story is like a kiss in the dark from a stranger’. Stephen King



Elizabeth Baines Roelof Bakker Sarah Bower Garrie Fletcher Victoria Heath Maggie Ling Mark Mayes CS Mee Andrew Oldham Angela Readman John D Rutter   KS Silkwood Jose Varghese Charles Wilkinson

Edited by Ashley Stokes and Robin Jones.



“The news is that short stories are enjoying a resurgence, and Unthology 4 backs this up. If you’re a fan of the form, or you’re starting to get interested, I’d recommend it.”


“Each story is a change – a change of voice, a change of mood, a change of topic and completely different rules – and this makes this kind of anthology a real treat, but the real credit has to go to the editors for trawling through so many submissions to find such a fabulous collection!” (OUR BOOK REVIEWS)

“Unthology 4 is a wonderful collection, packed with distinct author voices and well considered, skillfully composed prose. Hugely entertaining, never dull and always intriguing, Unthology 4 makes for a stunningly original read.” (THE SIREN)

“A very strong anthology with an enormous variety of top name authors and newcomers alike. These Unthologies are beginning to creep up my list of most anticipating releases of the year. Highly recommended. “ (CADAVERINE)

“These guys know their s**t.” (ROB AROUND BOOKS)



Edited by Ashley Stokes & Robin Jones

ISBN 978-1-910061-00-8

Publication Date: 27th June 2014

Price: £9.99

Available from all good bookshops, Apple iTunes and http://www.unthankbooks.com

For further information about this title or to discuss readings and promotional opportunities please contact the editor, Ashley Stokes: ashley.stokes@unthankbooks.com