As you may recall, I’m co-editing an occult detective themed anthology for Emby Press at the moment. So far, we’re a month and some change into the submission period and we’ve gotten a nice mix of stories, but we could always use a few more. Now, last week, I posted some links I thought might inspire some submissions, but I’ve gotten a few e-mails from people who are still a bit unsure of what sort of character to write about. So, to that end, I thought I might point the prospective Eldritch Inquests writer towards some possible solutions. (more…)
Today sees the release of The Lovecraft eZine Presents…Making the Cut, an anthology containing all of the stories from the 2012 issues of the Lovecraft eZine which were selected for honorable mention in The Best Horror of the Year 5 by editor Ellen Datlow. I mention it because one of those stories happens to be mine. (more…)
As you may recall, I’m co-editing an occult detective themed anthology for Emby Press at the moment. So far, we’re almost a month into the submission period and we’ve gotten a nice mix of stories, but we could always use a few more. So, to that end, I’ve put together a short list of some links that the prospective submitter might find inspiring. (more…)
On this date in 1911 was born the greatest evil the literary world has ever known. A creature so cunning, so malevolent, that to speak his name is to invite death and destruction. Created on the eve of World War I by writers Marcel Allain and Pierre Souvestre, the monster has had a long life, moving through a number of books, movies, television serials and comic books.
A murder has been committed and another about to be. A fortune has gone missing, a letter and map have mysteriously appeared and something is frightening the children at night. Nothing is quite clear and the only thing for certain is that a detective is needed. But the first detective got a glimpse of what the children are afraid of and left without so much as a word…
And so a different kind of detective is needed—one who understands or at least accepts that not all answers or threats will be human or even physical. What this situation calls for is the Occult Detective. (more…)