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Monstrous Outlines!


Before we get to the actual announcement, Migraineers, we’d like you to take a look at this moth. It’s called a Metalmark Moth, of the genus Brenthia in the family Choreutidae. And what this critter does is very rare: they mimic the Jumping Spider, which is (wait for it) their main predator. From the markings, to the way they move, their whole defensive schtick is about making the things that hunt them believe that they are them.

Watching this moth, as we’ve watched and researched so many other examples of mimicry in nature as we’ve been putting together the Monstrous Outlines anthology, we wonder about ourselves. After all, homo sapien sapiens are the possibly the world’s best predator (or at least the most soulful, as Father John Misty tells us and affirms!)… are we camouflaging ourselves as something worse? Something higher up the food chain, maybe? POINTS TO PONDER!

And while you do, ponder this Table of Contents for Monstrous Outlines… with the dual exceptions of authors Cody Goodfellow and Jonathan Raab (each with stories in the 2017 anthology A Breath from the Sky) this is an all new line-up of incredibly talented writers that we know you’ll be thrilled by! (Oh, and that Blackwood fellow, of course. Algie’s The Willows will be in there as well, as the seed story from the heady days of classic weird fiction.)

The Willows — Algernon Blackwood
Restoration — Holly Lyn Walrath
His Little Heart, Dispossessed
— Ben Blattberg
Asleep in the Deep End
— Cody Goodfellow
A Monster Story — Evan Marcroft
Lux Aeterna — David H. Varley
The Mountain’s Wife
— Jennifer R. Donohue
The Agnostic Gospels:
Variations on a Theme
— Rachel Rodman
Like Glory — Joanne Rixon
White Elephant — Rachel Weist
Continuing Ed — Michael Gray Baughan
Core Rules — Jonathan Raab
The Gate, The Key; His Peacock Tongue
— James B. Pepe
Crypsis — Dakota Crane
The Disappearing Apprentice
— Nathan Alling Long

We’ll be keeping you updated over the next few months as the book nears completion, Migraineers! The theme of the anthology may be weird camouflage horror, but we here at MMP HQ are up-front about our intent with Monstrous Outlines… we expect you’ll love it. More to come, so stay connected with Martian Migraine Press on Twitter and Facebook.

CHTHONIC: Weird Tales of Inner Earth NOW AVAILABLE

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.


Martian Migraine Press presents seventeen diverse tales of subterranean horrors and abyssal wonder.
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.
Only $11.99USD for paperback or $6.99 via paypal


CHTHONIC Authors and ToC Announcement


The selection process for the next MMP anthology reflected the theme, Migraineers. There was a sensation of compression, a certain claustrophobia to our reading of the (literally teeming, like worms, or molemen!) submissions, a shortness of breath, a distinct impression that time, and air, and light were in short supply. And, like light glimpsed dimly in some noisome cavern world, the stand out tales were instantly attractive, obvious choices. So, we reached out and grasped them, bringing them into our little book of underground terrors and marvels! Here they are, then, the authors and their stories, some well known, some new, as is our custom, and in no particular order as yet. We’ll release the final order of the ToC closer to the on-sale date, which, incidentally, will be 5 December 2017, with pre-orders becoming available a month previous to the on-sale date. Also, please stay tuned to MMP for the next open submissions call for the first of our 2018 anthologies! That announcement before the end of this week. Thanks for reading with Martian Migraine Press!

CHTHONIC: Weird Tales of Inner Earth ToC

H. P. Lovecraft
The Rats in the Walls

John Linwood Grant
Where All Is Night, and Starless

Aaron Besson
A Song for Granite Khronos

Gemma Files
The Harrow

Scott Shank
Nivel del Mar

Nadia Bulkin

Christopher Slatsky
Tellurian Facade

Adam McOmber
The Re’em

Antony Mann

S. L. Edwards
Volver Al Monte

Tom Lynch
The Writhe

Belinda Lewis
The Dragons Beneath

Sarah Peploe

Adam Millard
Tending the Core

Orrin Grey
Hollow Earths

Ramsey Campbell
The End of a Summer’s Day

David Stevens
Some Corner of a Dorset Field That Is Forever Arabia


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