Issue 5 of Shadows & Tall Trees, Michael Kelly's excellent journal of quiet horror, is now available. It features my story "A Cavern of Redbrick" along with excellent tales from Gary Fry, Claire Massey, and others. Copies can be ordered here.
Shadows Edge, an anthology of numinous horror that deals with the concept of "thin places", contains my story "Tinder Row" as well as stories from a who's who of contemporary weird authors. The book is edited by my friend Simon Strantzas and is available here.
Fresh off Miskatonic River Press is a project of great importance to me: The Grimscribe's Puppets. Edited by the singular Joseph S. Pulver Sr., this anthology features stories in the spirit of and in tribute to Thomas Ligotti. Those of you who have read my work will likely be aware that Ligotti has long been a major inspiration of mine, so I was very proud to contribute the tale "After the Final" to this book. The Grimscribe's Puppets can be ordered here.
Late last year Miskatonic River Press (a truly wonderful publisher) also released A Season in Carcosa, which is comprised of tales in the spirit of Robert W. Chambers' landmark collection The King in Yellow; a book that is no doubt familiar to fans of weird fiction. My story "The Hymn of the Hyades" is in this anthology. Copies are available here.
In other news, it seems that the unfortunate financial predicament that was plaguing Night Shade Books has reached a resolution. The publisher is now forging ahead with its 2013 titles. I hope to have a firm release date on Ellen Datlow's Best Horror of the Year Volume 5 soon. This year's edition features my story "The Word-Made Flesh" from At Fear's Altar.
I've learned from S.T. Joshi that his anthology Black Wings III: New Tales of Lovecraftian Horror is moving forward in production as well. My tale "The Hag Stone" will be included. More details as they become available.
As always, I am slowly writing new tales of esoteric horror, so there will hopefully be yet more publications to announce in the coming days. In the meantime, I am also enjoying spending time gardening flowers and vegetables with my wife, reading, and sitting in the shade in our yard, watching the trees sway. A simple life breeds a nuanced awareness and subtle chills.