Back in October we gave away free copies of The Madness of Cthulhu, the new horror anthology from Titan Books, to three lucky winners. Contestants submitted short comments on their favorite H.P. Lovecraft story, and we announced the winners alongside all the best entries on Oct 27th, in The Best One-Sentence Reviews of H.P. Lovecraft.
I’m very pleased to report that Titan Books has another horror anthology in the works, and they’ve once again offered us copies to give away. Weirder Shadows Over Innsmouth, edited by Stephen Jones, will be released on January 27. It’s the sequel to two earlier volumes, the World Fantasy Award nominee Shadows Over Innsmouth (1994), and Stoker and World Fantasy nominee Weird Shadows Over Innsmouth (2005). Both were returned to print in matching trade paperback editions by Titan Books in 2013.
Weirder Shadows Over Innsmouth collects fifteen recent tales of Lovecraftian horror, many of them original to this volume, alongside “Innsmouth Clay,” a 1971 tale by H. P. Lovecraft and August Derleth, and a poem by H.P. Lovecraft. Contributors include Caitlín R. Kiernan, Kim Newman, Angela Slatter, Michael Marshall Smith, Brian Lumley, Brian Hodge, Ramsey Campbell, and Adrian Cole.
All the stories are inspired by the classic tale of horror “The Shadow Over Innsmouth,” one of my favorite H.P. Lovecraft tales.
How do you enter the contest? Just send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Weirder Shadows Over Innsmouth,” and a one-sentence suggestion for the writer you’d most like to write a Lovecraftian horror story today. That’s it — what could possibly be easier?
Two winners will be drawn at random from all qualifying entries in the first week of February. All entries become the property of New Epoch Press. No purchase necessary. Must be 12 or older. Decisions of the judges (capricious as they may be) are final. Not valid where prohibited by law. U.S. and Canada only. Eat your vegetables.
Weirder Shadows Over Innsmouth will be published on January 27, 2015 by Titan Books. It is 480 pages, priced at $14.95 in trade paperback and $9.99 for the digital version. Learn more at the Titan Books website.