The last quarter of 2018 saw some delays and general hold-ups here at MMP HQ, but we’re happy to announce that operations are back on track and the two anthologies that were planned for 2019 are still on their way. The first book will be Innsmouthbreathers: Cautionary Tales of Cthulhu Mythos Fandom.
Here’s the Table of Contents, replete with riffs and re-presentations on classic Lovecraftian themes, sassy takes on social justice, and liberal sprinklings of satire and parody. There are authors herein that we’ve had the pleasure of publishing before and a good many new names as well that we’re excited to introduce…
The Dude Who Collected Lovecraft — Nick Mamatas and Tim Pratt
The Yuggoth Club — John Linwood Grant
Beautiful In Their Sins — Lawrence Berry
Two Aunts and the Cornwall Horror — K. G. Anderson
The Weird Shadow Over Melrose — Tom Breen
The Theory of the Weird Fiction Critic — Jayaprakash Satyamurthy
The Last Cultist — Helen E. Davis
The Incorrect Translations of Juan Romero — K. Sullivan
The Statement of Randy Carter — Patrick Berry
The Bane of Robin Butler — Rose Banks
The Referendum Over Innsmouth — S. L. Edwards
Migraineers, we think you’ll get a serious kick out of this one. If you’re a fan of Lovecraft and the Cthulhu Mythos, but more importantly, a fan with a sense of humour about yourself and this… thing that we all love, then you’ll find much to enjoy in this anthology of cautionary tales. Innsmouthbreathers has a release date of TUESDAY 16 APRIL 2019, and pre-orders will be available soon. We’ll be keeping you updated on all related news, so if you haven’t done so already, Like us on the ol’ Facebook and follow us on the Twitter.
The second 2019 anthology is, of course, the much anticipated Monstrous Outlines, a book of camouflage-themed horror. The slush reading for this one has been challenging, but we are currently (finally!) getting into the shallow end of that pool. There is no final story count for this book, not yet, but we have confirmed three authors so far, and the Maybe file is healthy. Authors, if you’ve received a rejection for your submission, we’d like to apologize for the lengthy wait times. If you haven’t heard from us, yay or nay, take heart, as we expect to be done with all the subs within two weeks. Thank you for your patience.
The cavern mouth awaits, as does the cistern with hidden depths, the tunnel that twists and writhes, the abyssal space that hums with unknown activity. Note the faint glow to the walls as you descend: mere phosphorescent fungi…
or something more peculiar?
There is a sound of rushing water that you can’t place, and the suggestion of drums and strange flutes in the deep. The rock vibrates beneath the soles of your feet, and your headlamp flickers, fails. But then, you knew it would, eventually. This place is not for you, but here you are.
Welcome to CHTHONIC: Weird Tales of Inner Earth.
CHTHONIC: Weird Tales of Inner Earth features stories by Ramsey Campbell, Gemma Files, Nadia Bulkin, Antony Mann, H. P. Lovecraft, Aaron Besson, Christopher Slatsky, Adam McOmber, John Linwood Grant, Scott Shank, Sarah Peploe, Orrin Grey, S. L. Edwards, Belinda Lewis, David Stevens, Adam Millard, and Tom Lynch . With cover art by Lucas Korte, interior illustrations by Fufu Fruenwahl, and an introduction by editor Scott R Jones.
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Greetings, Migraineers, and please accept our apologies for the long-ish delay between updates! Were it only possible, we’d plant our eldritch kiesters here in the molten core of MMP HQ permanently and only ever make excellent books for your edutainment and enemafication but as more than a few of you already know, we’re a boutique operation (ie. small, with the time constraints common to that state of being). That being said, part of this update is a bit of less-than-good news…
The publication date of Chthonic: Weird Tales of Inner Earth is going to be delayed a couple of months. The book will now be the first anthology released in 2018. On-sale date will be Tuesday February 20. As with every other MMP anthology, we just want to be able to produce the best possible experience for our readers and our authors.
To that end, we’re happy to officially announce that Chthonic will be the first MMP anthology to feature full page illustrations for six of the stories within! We’ve been working with noted German illustrator Fufu Frauenwahl and the results have been very satisfying. Illustrations are complete for the stories Some Corner of a Dorset Field That Is Forever Arabia by David Stevens, Gemma Files’ The Harrow, John Linwood Grant’s Where All Is Night, and Starless, as well as A Song for Granite Khronos by Aaron Besson, Nadia Bulkin’s Pugelbone, and Ramsey Campbell’s claustrophobic classic The End of a Summer’s Day. Below are clips from each illustration to whet your weird whistle.
So, again, apologies to our readers, our authors. As far as deadlines go, we acknowledge that we bit off more than we could chew with this one. Getting out two books within the same calendar year, especially with the second one coming out at the start of the holiday season, was an unreasonable expectation. A hard realization to come to, but there it is. We hope Chthonic: Weird Tales of Inner Earth will be worth the delay. Thanks for your patience. And please stay tuned via MMP on Twitter and FB for news of the 2018 anthology submission call.