• Best New Horror #28

    Here’s the cover for Best New Horror #28, edited by Stephen Jones. My short story ‘The Light at the Centre’ is in it – the story was originally published in Uncertainties Vol. 1, edited by Brian J. Showers, and published by Swan River Press. Here’s the table of contents: Acknowledgements Introduction: Horror in 2016 – The Editor Pale Tree House – Angela Slatter The Light at the Centre – Maura McHugh En Plein Air – J.T. Glover India Blue – Glen Hirshberg Walking with the Cross – Peter Bell Bedtime Story – Richard Christian Matheson The Symphony of the Normal – Darren Speegle The Ballet of Dr. Caligari – Reggie…

  • ‘Y’ in Eyedolon 1

    I’m really pleased to say that my short story ‘Y’ is appearing in issue 1 of Eyedolon (‘Toward a Weirder Tomorrow’), a new online anthology series from Broken Eye Books, edited by Scott Gable. If you wish to read the work and/or subscribe to the series, you can join its Patreon. Here’s the ToC for the first issue: “It’s 84 pages with four stories: Maura McHugh’s “Y,” a very personal apocalypse S.P. Miskowski’s “Patio Wing Monsters,” a quizzical tale of convalescence Matthew M. Bartlett’s “Who Beareth the Body,” mindbending small-town horror (part 1 of the serial The Obsecration) Joe Pulver’s “The Package from Desertshore,” a surreal and poetic novelette (part…

  • The Light at the Centre in Best New Horror #28

    My short story ‘The Light at the Centre’ has been selected by editor Stephen Jones for his Best New Horror #28 anthology. I’m delighted! It was first published in Uncertainties Vol. 1 by editor Brian Showers for Swan River Press (and still available for purchase).

  • Walk on the Weird Side

    My short story ‘Impossible to Feign’ will appear in the Walk on the Weird Side anthology, edited by Joe Pulver. Cover art by Nick Gucker. This is an unthemed, charity anthology of weird fiction and verse, with all proceeds to benefit NecronomiCon-Providence where it will be launched.

  • Respectable Horror

    I’ve a story called ‘Spooky Girl’ in the next anthology by Fox Spirit, called Respectable Horror, which is edited by K.A. Laity. The cover, by Stephanie Johnson, has just been revealed and it’s a corker. The ToC is: The Astartic Arcanum – Carol Borden The Well Wisher – Matthew Pegg The Little Beast – Octavia Cade The Holy Hour – Chloë Yates A Framework – Richard Barber Malefactor – Austin Waller The Estate of Edward Moorehouse – Ian Burdon Spooky Girl – Maura McHugh Full Tote Gods – Damien White A Splash of Crimson – Catherine Lundoff Where Demons Don’t Tread – Suzanne Willis The Recovery – Edward Gauvin Running…

  • Deluxe Madness

    I recently received the deluxe edition of the anthology The Madness of Dr Caligari, edited by Joe Pulver, published by Fedogan and Bremer, encased in a slip cover, signed by all the contributors, and with beautiful artwork on the endpapers by Nick Gucker. What a beauty! There are other editions too: Kindle, Paperback, and Hardback. Here’s the impressive Table of Contents: Ramsey Campbell – The Words Between Damien Angelica Walters – Take a Walk in the Night, My Love Rhys Hughes – Confessions of a Medicated Lurker Robert Levy – Conversion Maura McHugh – A Rebellious House David Nickle – The Long Dream Janice Lee – Eyes Looking Richard Gavin…

  • Ten Tall Tales

    I’m happy to say that my dark fantasy story ‘The Fruit of the Tree’ will be in the Ten Tall Tales anthology from NewCon Press, edited by Ian Whates. You can pre-order it online now. The book will launch at 3.00 pm on Saturday, 24 September at Fantasycon in Scarborough, and I’ll be there (along with many of the other authors). The ToC is: Introduction – Ian Whates Ten Twisted Limericks – Ramsey Campbell The Power Of… – Paul Kane We Know By the Tenth Day Whether They Live or Die – Simon Clark One Little Mouth to Kiss You Goodnight – Lynda E. Rucker The Fruit of the Tree…

  • Uncertainties in two volumes

    I had a terrific time at the Dublin Ghost Story Festival (19-21 August): it was a well-organised and fun event, with just the right number of people attending so you felt you got the chance to chat to everyone. We also had the launch of the Uncertainties anthologies of supernatural fiction in two volumes, edited by Brian J. Showers, and published by Swan River Press. My story ‘The Light at the Centre’ is in volume 1. Here’s the table of contents for volume 1: “Foreword” – John Connolly “The Faerie Ring” – John Reppion “From the Archives of the Westmeath Examiner” – Derek John “Wellaway” – Martin Hayes “Last Love”…

  • The Madness of Dr. Caligari

    It somehow slipped my mind to mention that my short story ‘A Rebellious House’ will be in The Madness of Dr. Caligari anthology, edited by Joe S. Pulver, and published by Fedogan and Bremer (the cover is by Harry O. Morris). Here’s the impressive Table of Contents: Ramsey Campbell – The Words Between Damien Angelica Walters – Take a Walk in the Night, My Love Rhys Hughes – Confessions of a Medicated Lurker Robert Levy – Conversion Maura McHugh – A Rebellious House David Nickle – The Long Dream Janice Lee – Eyes Looking Richard Gavin – Breathing Black Angles S.P. Miskowski – Somnambule Nathan Carson – The Projection Booth…

  • American Horror Mixtape

    American Horror Mixtape

    After the success of his Brit Horror Mixtape, writer Mark West decided to give the American continent the same treatment, and asked me to contribute a suggestion for the American Horror Mixtape. Considering I had American and Canadian writers to select from I decided to pick a memorable writer in the field who is a bit more recent, and who hails from north of the United States. So I selected ‘Dead Bodies Possessed by Furious Motion’, by Gemma Files. It’s the last story in her debut collection, Kissing Carrion (2003), and one that lingers in my mind to this day. Thankfully, ChiZine Publications has re-printed that terrific collection, and you…