SCHEDULE & GIVEAWAY: Unspeakable edited by Celine Frohn

Genre: adult, speculative fiction, supernatural, gothic

Diversity tags: author of color (filipino author), lgbtqiap+ authors, lgbtqiap+ representation (asexual, bisexual, gay, lesbian, non-binary, pansexual, trans), miscellaneous (filipino folklore)

Publication date: 28 February 2020

Publisher: Nyx Publishing

Cover artist: Jenni Coutts
Cover designer: Charlie Bramald

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Unspeakable contains eighteen Gothic tales with uncanny twists and characters that creep under your skin. Its stories feature sapphic ghosts, terrifying creatures of the sea, and haunted houses concealing their own secrets. Whether you’re looking for your non-binary knight in shining armour or a poly family to murder with, Unspeakable showcases the best contemporary Gothic queer short fiction. Even dark tales deserve their time in the sun.

Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Let Down by Claire Hamilton Russell: imprisonment, non-consensual sex
  • Moonlight by Ally Kölzow: death of loved one
  • An Account of Service at Meryll Point, as recollected and set down by C.L.: societal transphobia (narrator is accepting, however)
  • The White Door by Lindsay King-Miller: violence, murder
  • Doctor Barlowe’s Mirror by Avery Kit Malone: none
  • Laguna and the Engkanto by Katalina Watt: death of parent
  • The Moon in the Glass by Jude Reid: murder, hallucinations
  • Brideprice by S.T. Gibson: mention of sexual assault, murder, blood-drinking
  • Lure of the Abyss by Jenna MacDonald: some people get eaten by a sea monster
  • Hearteater by Eliza Temple: none
  • Quicksilver Prometheus by Katie Young: hallucinations, mention of death of children
  • Homesick by Sam Hirst: none
  • Rodeo by Ryann Fletcher: homophobia, domestic violence, murder
  • Lady of Letters; or, the Twenty-First Century Homunculus by Heather Valentine: cheating
  • Taylor Hall by Jen Glifort: panphobia (challenged)
  • The Ruin by E. Saxey: threat of the apocalypse
  • The Dream Eater by Anna Moon: illness of loved one
  • Leadbitter House by Mason Hawthorne: body horror

Tour Schedule

December 7
The Baroness of Books
Struck by Stories

December 8
Metaphors and Miscellanea
The Reading Fairy
Twirling Book Princess

December 9
Rainbow Reads
The Tattooed Librarian

December 10
Melancholic Blithe
Tomes and Thoughts

December 11
Maisie Rose Reads
Read by Roe
Wilder Girl Reads


For this tour, we are giving away one (1) paperback copy of the Unspeakable anthology edited by Celine Frohn.

This giveaway is open worldwide! It will be accepting entries until 14 December 2020 (12:00 AM, Philippine time).

Published by Shealea

Shealea likes sunflowers, research, and inclusive literature. In 2020, she graduated from the University of the Philippines Diliman with a bachelor's degree in Communication Research.

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