Exciting news! My story, “Let It Stand,” will be included in Flame Tree Publishing‘s upcoming cosmic horror* anthology, Lovecraft Mythos: New & Classic Collection, available in Fall 2020. The folks at Flame Tree recently announced the full TOC and…whoa! I’m seriously thrilled to be part of this roster. The details, from their release:
We’re delighted to announce the line-up of authors for our upcoming book Lovecraft Mythos: New & Classic Collection! Due for publication in October 2020 (November in the US/Canada), this anthology features a foreword by Ramsey Campbell and acts as a companion volume to our earlier collection: Lovecraft Short Stories.
Along with a few key Lovecraft tales and early influences, this latest anthology includes work from a number of authors who have emulated or expanded on the Mythos since Lovecraft, among his contemporaries and also our own. See below for the selection of tales by modern authors chosen for inclusion…
Cthulhu-Seltzer by Hal Bodner
Offspring by Evey Brett
The Franklyn Paragraphs by Ramsey Campbell
Foxfire Future by Helen E. Davis
Grave Secrets by JG Faherty
He Opens a Window by Cody Goodfellow
The Innsmouth of the South by Rachael K. Jones
The Damage by Scott R. Jones
Black Ships Seen South of Heaven by Caitlín R. Kiernan
Always a Castle? by Nancy Kilpatrick
Let It Stand by N.R. Lambert
Up from Slavery by Victor LaValle
The Whisper of Stars by Thana Niveau
My First Abomination by John Possidente
By Any Other Name by John Llewellyn Probert
A Gentleman from Mexico by Mark Samuels
Usurped by William Browning Spencer
Entirely Surrounded by Water by R.S. Stefoff
Shed a Tear for Asenath by Jonathan Thomas
Cloaca Maxima by Donald Tyson
Tracking the Black Book by Douglas Wynne
New, recent and classic work by these authors will appear alongside stories by H.P. Lovecraft and the following: Ambrose Bierce, Robert Bloch, Robert W. Chambers, August W. Derleth, Lord Dunsany, Robert E. Howard, Henry Kuttner, Fritz Leiber, Frank Belknap Long, Zealia Bishop, Hazel Heald, Arthur Machen, Clark Ashton Smith.
* I’m a big fan of the movement within the horror community for using “cosmic horror” to describe this branch (tentacle?) of the genre. It feels increasingly unnecessary (and inaccurate) to tie it to a known racist and bigot when–with every new voice and story–cosmic horror continues to expand far beyond the constraints of its early foundations.
UPDATED (8/5/2020): Adding a link to this excellent piece on the subject from Tor Nightfire.