Are you interested in speculative fiction? Do you want to write and publish stories falling somewhere on the spectrum of fantasy, science fiction, horror or magical realism? Are you looking to promote your stories in the Anglophone market? Then, you’ve come to the right place.
The Tales of the Wyrd provide creative writing seminars and workshops focused on speculative fiction, which you can attend from anywhere in the world.
In case you’ve already completed your speculative fiction story, we also offer the following services:
- Copyediting and creative editing.
- Consultations on publishing speculative fiction, tailored to your specific goals.
Creators & Instructors
Victor Pseftakis studied English Literature at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and moved on to obtain an MA in Creative Writing from Kingston University. His novel titled Ενυδρία was published in Greek by Ars Nocturna. His short stories have been featured in venues such as Fantasy and Science Fiction, Cossmass Infinities, Metaphorosis and The Colored Lens, as well as in the Greek anthologies Ίσως (Oxy Publications) and ΑντίθετοΗμισφαίριο (Gamecraft). He has translated speculative as well as non-speculative fiction. His articles have been published in mystery magazine, whereas his installation art has been showcased at the Thessaloniki Center of Modern Art, as part of the Queer Arts Festival (2018).
Dimitra Nikolaidou received her PhD in English Literature from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki; her thesis researched Roleplaying Games (RPG) and Speculative Fiction. She has also obtained certificates in Creative Writing from Wesleyan University, Open University and University of Iowa. She’s been working in publishing since 2005. Her short stories have been featured in venues such as Beneath Ceaseless Skies, See the Elephant, Metaphorosis, Gallery of Curiosities, Starship Sofa, as well as in the anthologies After the Happily Ever After, Nova Hellas, Retellings of the Inland Seas, Ίσως andΑντίθετοΗμισφαίριο. She is a three-time winner of the speculative fiction contest Wyrm’s Gauntlet. Her non-fiction may be found at Cracked.com, Atlas Obscura and AVATON magazine.
Tales of the Wyrd have been around since 2015, becoming a staple of the speculative fiction community. They taught seminars and workshops for Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Transparent Windows Workshop), L’ Institutfrançais de Thessalonique, the Thessaloniki Book Fair, the Greek Tolkien Society, Φantasticon, City College, Kipos and many more. Furthermore, they’ve participated in several academic conferences on speculative fiction in Greece as well as abroad.
A number of speculative fiction works we translated have been featured in foreign publications, but our translations also assisted in introducing foreign works of fiction to the Greek market. Moreover, we have conceptualized and edited a multitude of titles you may find in bookstores, including an anthology of our students’ short stories.