Features entries by myself and an a plethora of other fine writers.
Scholars and book collectors across the country have long pondered the intended fate of the infamous collection of rare occult books left to rot in the Church of Starry Wisdom in Providence, Rhode Island, after the Starry Wisdom cult dispersed to parts unknown in the late 19th century.
In the Court of the Yellow King
My first book from Celaeno Press - available from Amazon.com, Amazon UK, and Amazon Japan.
There was once a play with the power to drive you mad... or to transport you into a bizarre world of Carcosa, and the King in Yellow. Banned, burned, yet never totally destroyed, the play lives on, eating away the fabric of society and rotting the veneer of civilization... Come and enjoy new visions of the King, expanding and deepening the fragments glimpsed in the award-winning True Detective television series, penned for your delight by a host of master scribes eager to guide you to a new world of delirium, despair, and madness.
Published today from Rainfall Records and Books: Terror Tales #3 featuring fiction by Peter Rawlik, John Berresford, Emma Lee, Lee Wilson and Glynn Owen Barrass, an article by Paul Edwards and art by Des Knight and Steve Lines.
£4.50 (postage included) for the U.K. and$11.00 US (postage included) for the U.S.A. and Canada.
Announcing the release of MONK PUNK and THE SHADOW OF THE UNKNOWN in OMINBUS edition from Hazardous Press! 679 pages of Lovecraftian goodness! Featuring all of the original stories as well as 11 that are brand new to this edition. Available in the next few weeks in trade paperback and a Kindle edition. Check out that massive TOC below and killer cover art from Luke Spooner! (Also tagging the original blurbers, whose quotes will be featured again in this new edition.)
Foreword to New Edition by Aaron J. French
Introduction to Monk Punk by D. Harlan Wilson
Fistful of Tengu by David West
Don’t Bite My Finger by Geoff Nelder
The Power of Gods by Sean T. M. Stiennon
The Key to Happiness by R. B. Payne
Wonder and Glory by Adrian Chamberlin
The Just One by Willie Meikle
The Liturgy of the Hours by Dean M Drinkel
Brethren of Fire by Zach Black
The Second Coming by Joe Jablonski
Nasrudin: Desert Sufi by Barry Rosenberg
Suitcase Nuke by Sean Monaghan
The Last Monk by George Ivanoff
The Cult of Adam by Mark Iles
Snowfall by J.C. Andrijeski
Xenocyte: A Kiomarra Story by Caleb Heath
Vortex by Joshua Ramey-Renk
The Birth of God by Jeffrey Sorensen
Rannoch Abbey and the Night Visitor by Dave Fragments
Citipati by Suzanne Robb
Black Rose by Robert Harkess
The Path of Li Xi by Aaron J. French
Where the White Lotus Grows by John R. Fultz
OMNIBUS EXCLUSIVE MONK PUNK STORIES
Evil Fruit by Joshua M. Reynolds
Weaned on Blood by Richard Gavin
Visionaire by Stephen Mark Rainey
The Perplexed Eye of a Sufi Pirate by Geoff Nelder
The Bountiful Essence of the Empty Hand by John R. Fultz
The White Lotus Society by Aaron J. French
THE SHADOW OF THE UNKNOWN
Foreword to original edition by Aaron J. French
It Tears Away by Michael Bailey
Graffiti Sonata by Gene O'Neill
Blumenkrank by Erik T. Johnson
To Unsee a Thing by Richard Marsden
Memories of Inhuman Nature by Rick McQuiston
What’s in a Shell? by Nathalie Boisard-Beudin
When Clown Face Speaks by Aaron J. French
The Music of Bleak Entrainment by Gary A. Braunbeck
The Chitter Chatter of Little Feet by Fel Kian
Watch for Steve by Ricky Massengale
Uncle Rick by M. Shaw
Caverns of Blood by PS Gifford
JP and the Nightgaunt by Robert Tangiers
Sister Guinevere by T. Patrick Rooney
Alone in the Cataloochee Valley by Lee Zumpe
Quietus by A.a. Garrison
Amends for an Earlier Summer by Geoffrey H. Goodwin
Sanctuary of the Damned by Cindy D Witherspoon
The Festering by James Dorr
The Rose Garden by James Ward Kirk
In the Valley of the Things by L. E. Badillo
The Devil’s Kneading Trough by Sean Page
The City of Death by Jason D. Brawn
Terror Within the Walls by K.G. McAbee
The Laramie Tunnel by RB Payne
Amundsen’s Last Run by Nathalie Boisard-Beudin
Antarktos Unbound by Glynn Owen Barrass
Azathoth Awakening by Ran Cartwright
OMNIBUS EXCLUSIVE SHADOW OF THE UNKNOWN STORIES
The Courtier by Mike Lester
The First and Last Performance of Varack by John Claude Smith
Back Acres by Jay Wilburn
In Silence by K Trap Jones
The latest collection from Chaosium is here! Selected and edited by Brian M. Sammons & Glynn Owen Barrass. Cover art by Daniele Serra. 288 pages. Trade Paperback.
Steampunk Cthulhu contains 18 stories of horror, sci-fi, fantasy and alternative realities tainted with the Lovecraftian and the Cthulhu Mythos. Here you will discover Victorian Britain, the Wild West era United States, and many other varied locations filled with anachronistic and sometimes alien technology, airships, submersibles and Babbage engines. The Victorian era invoked here is not only one of innovation and exploration, but of destruction and dread.
The Tales Included:
Those Above by Jeffrey Thomas
The Blackwold Horror by Adam Bolivar
No Hand to Turn the Key by Carrie Cuinn
The Reverend Mr. Goodworks & the Yeggs of Yig byEd Erdelac
Carnacki – The Island of Doctor Munroe by Willie Meikle
Pain Wears No Mask by John Deathginger Goodrich
Before the Least of These Stars by Lee Zumpe
The Promised Messiah by David-John Tyrer
Unfathomable by Christine Morgan
The Flower by Chris Geeson
Tentacular Spectacular by Thana Niveau
Fall of an Empire by Glynn Owen Barrass & Brian M. Sammons
The Baying of the Hounds by Leigh Kimmel
Mr Brass & the City of Devils by Josh Joshua M. Reynolds
The Source by David Snell
Happy Birthday, Dear Cthulhu by Bob Neilson
The Strange Company by Peter Rawlik
Available from Amazon:http://www.amazon.com/Steampunk-Cthulhu-Mythos-Chaosium-Fiction/dp/1568823940/ref=sr_1_10?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1402775059&sr=1-10&keywords=cthulhu
Published today from Rainfall Records and Books: Terror Tales #2
Walpurgis Homecoming - Frank Searight
Zeitgeist - Jay Eales
The Lost Guitar of Jordan Wells - Sue Phillps
The Change Will Do You Good - Mark Walker
The Manor of Madness - Lee Clark Zumpe
What Dark World - Glynn Barrass
£4.50 (postage included) for the U.K. and$11.00 US (postage included) for the U.S.A. and Canada.
War stories with Lovecraftian forces & elder gods! 21 of the biggest authors in the genre unleash Cthulhu & more in war stories inspired by H.P. Lovecraft!
Bring World War Cthulhu: A Collection of Lovecraftian War Stories to the forefront with 19 war stories rooted deep in the mythos of H.P. Lovecraft. Wars and battlefields written by top names in the industry like John Shirley, Tim Curran, W.H. Pugmire, William Meikle, Christine Morgan, Cody Goodfellow, Jeffrey Thomas and many more featuring original illustrations by artist M. Wayne Miller, front cover artwork by award-winning artist Vincent Chong and edited by Brian M. Sammons & Glynn Owen Barrass.
Submission Guidelines for the latest Cthulhu Mythos by Brian M. Sammons and myself.
Art by Jamie D. Jenkins
The Summer of Lovecraft
Eldritch Horror during the Swinging Sixties
Welcome to the guidelines for THE SUMMER OF LOVECRAFT. This will be a Lovecraftian/Cthulhu Mythos horror anthology for the publisher, Chaosium. It is scheduled to come out in the first half of 2015. It will be a companion piece of sorts for ATOMIC AGE CTHULHU, the 1950s Lovecraftian horror anthology Glynn and I did for Chaosium that should be coming out very soon.
Like AAC, we want stories for TSoL that are unique to the 1960s. If you can take your story, change the date, and it loses nothing, then that is NOT the kind of story we want for this. So know your sixties, people. Speaking only as an American, the 1960s was a weird time for my country. It was a time of the Vietnam war, the continued threat of nuclear annihilation, struggles with race relations, the birth of the hippies and the counterculture movement, Woodstock, the relaxation of social taboos, experimentation (both privately and through the government) with psychedelic drugs, revolution, riots, Star Trek, The Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits on TV, Dr. Who on TV (for you Brits out there), Psycho at the theaters, free love, the Black Panthers, sit-ins, the Bay of Pigs invasion, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the rise of the Berlin wall, the Soviets putting the first man into space, Andy Warhol, the assassinations of JFK, RFK and MLK, a Buddhist monk immolating himself, the loss of the innocence from the 1950s, Marilyn Monroe dying, The Beatles becoming huge in the US, and the Manson Family. These are just some of the things that come to our minds when we think about the 1960s and we’re sure there are many different cultural touchstones from your own countries, should you be from outside the US.
Two interesting bits of trivia, the largest earthquake ever was a 9.5 magnitude monster in Chile in 1960. Want more large things? The Soviets exploded the largest nuclear bomb ever, the Tsar Bomba, in 1961. It was a 58 megaton device that had seismographs across the planet freaking out.
So if you can’t take some of these ideas, and a whole lot more we’re sure we’re forgetting, put a Lovecraftian/Cthulhu Mythos spin on them, and come up with a hell of a story, then man, you’re just not trying.
First and foremost, we want truly horrifying stories for this. Not just weird, try your best to scare the hell out of us. Sure, some pulp adventure may find its way into this book, and possibly some weird humor too, but we want Lovecraftian-themed horror to be the backbone of this book. Also, some themes may get overused here. I personally expect a glut of hippie/psychedelic drug stories. Maybe I’m wrong about that, but it’s a feeling I’ve got. To be sure, we want those stories, but there is so much more to the 60s then just that, and Glynn and I are big fans of variety in our books. So write what you will, what you have the most passion about, but thinking outside the box and going down the road less traveled may reward you here. Also, keep an eye out for updates. Shall we get deluged in hippie Cthulhu stories (or any one theme) we will make an announcement that we are no longer seeking stories of that type. Send us a story like that after we make that announcement and it will go right into the trash can. So if you have a great idea and you think others might be doing similar things, best get your submission to us as early as you can. You’ve all been warned.
Word count: 3,000 - 7,000. You might be able to go a little bit over or under this, but please query first.
Lines should be double spaced, but NO double spaces after periods. We hate that. For everything else, follow the standard manuscript formatting rules.
Files should be sent to us as .rtf or .doc. That’s it. Any other file format will not be read.
No reprints, multiple or simultaneous submissions.
The reading period for this will be right now and will go on until June 30th.
Payment will be .03 a word and 3 copies of the finished book.
Submissions should be sent to both of these addresses: Bmanrun@hotmail.com & email@example.com
Good luck and send us something groovy.