Myth Ink Books Presenting “Dark Tales from Elder Regions” at NYWinterCon

Cover of Dark Tales from Elder Regions: New York Illustrated by Luke Spooner

Cover of Dark Tales from Elder Regions: New York
Illustrated by Luke Spooner

We are happy to announce that on Saturday December 6th 2014, we will be guests at New York WinterCon.

We will be presenting a program entitled “Myth Ink Books Presents: Urban Horror Tales from The City that Never Sleeps.” We will be joined by Award Winning Author & Actress Leanna Renee Hieber who will be reading her story, “Roebling’s Monster,” from Dark Tales from Elder Regions: New York.

New York City has long been named “The City That Never Sleeps.” This program shall discuss the forthcoming book of urban horror stories, Dark Tales from Elder Regions: New York, and why we should all be afraid of what lurks in the dark corners of all five New York City boroughs.

This is the first public launch of our highly anticipated anthology of urban horror stories from around the five boroughs of New York City and shall highlight the stories to be published and will be accompanied by a slideshow of  illustrations to be featured in the anthology.  Our in house illustrator, Luke Spooner has illustrated all 19 stories, and the cover, from the collection and we are very happy to feature his work to a New York audience.

Ms. Hieber who will be reading her story, “Roebling’s Monster,” from Dark Tales from Elder Regions: New York.

“Roebling’s Monster is a magnificent piece of prose poetry, of fantastic, almost theistic monologue, and sets the stage for every story that comes after it. In one incredible work we are transported away from the mundane New York City and into a dark phantasmagorical version where anything is possible, but there is always a price.”

—From the Introduction by Peter Rawlik  (Author of ReAnimators & The Weird Company)

Anthony, Jessica & Leanna will be signing copies of their work, which will be for sale following the discussion and reading.

CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF NY WINTERCON PROGRAMS & GUEST ANNOUNCED THUS FAR

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Author & Actress Leanna Renee Hieber

 

Actress, playwright and author, Leanna Renee Hieber is the award-winning, bestselling author of Gothic Victorian Fantasy novels for adults and teens. Her Strangely Beautiful saga, beginning with The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker, hit Barnes & Noble and Borders Bestseller lists and garnered numerous regional genre awards. Leanna’s new book The Eterna Files will be published February 2015. Click here to visit her website

 

Jessica Burke and Anthony Burdge have been writing and editing for the past 13 years. Their work as Independent Scholars, in the realm of Tolkien and Mythopoeic Studies began with articles, essays, and critical work that earned them The Beyond Bree Award for outstanding contribution to Tolkien study. For the better part of 10 years, they ran Heren Istarion: The Northeast Tolkien Society, and during that time coordinated conferences, gave lectures, and enjoyed some success with their critical work. In 2010 they edited and contributed to The Mythological Dimensions of Doctor Who, which was followed in 2012 by the Award Winning The Mythological Dimensions of Neil Gaiman.

Anthony and Jessica at the Lovecraft family plot

Anthony and Jessica at the Lovecraft family plot

Anthony and Jessica, the proprietors at Myth Ink Books, consider themselves, first and foremost, writers of weird and eclectic tales, especially those in what would be called a Lovecraftian vein. In 2013 their first collection of horror short stories, The Friendly Horror and Other Weird Tales, was published, featuring the title story, “The Friendly Horror” a contemporary follow up to H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Shadows Over Innsmouth.” In late 2014 the first in an annual anthology of urban horror Dark Tales from Elder Regions was announced, and monthly horror chapbooks from writers within the horror field to be published beginning in November.

#LIWHO Panel Schedule & Attendee Coupon Code

Greetings everyone!

This week kicks off the 2nd Long Island Doctor Who Convention, and we cannot wait to start our experience this Thursday at the Time Flight Concert: A Celebration of Long Island Doctor Who.

For the 2nd year in a row they have SOLD OUT the con and we want to congratulate them!

 

Below we detail the panels we are participating in & a coupon to our store specifically for attendees at LI WHO 2.

We cannot wait to meet the 1996 Doctor Who film crew altogether, Paul McGann, Daphne Ashbrook & Yee Jee Tso. We have met the illustrious Daphne Ashbrook (Dr. Grace) previously and it is always a pleasure to chat with her every time, but it is Paul McGann (8th Doctor) who we simply cannot wait to meet for the 1st time.

This con is packed with tons of guests ranging from the televised Doctor Who, to Big Finish stars, and authors like John Peel and Terrance Dicks.

We will be participating in two panels this year, which are described below and you can CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE ENTIRE CON SCHEDULE

SATURDAY 10am:

BEAM ME UP, DOCTOR! The Similarities of Star Trek and Doctor Who with our fellow Trekkies & Whovians, Edwin Thrower and Lanaia DuBois

There is more than just the similarities of wobbly sets in the sixties and monsters made out of foil. Let’s discuss how both shows use a science fiction setting to get across grand ideas like being against racism, war, etc. It’s an awesome idea considering the shows were marketed at kids.

SUNDAY 2pm:

Writing For Geekdom with guests John Peel & Matthew Dow Smith

Doctor Who has broadened the scope of Science Fiction writing, bridging the gap between the genres of Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror. We’ll discuss writing with professional writers, talk about the kind of writing Doctor Who has inspired, and we’ll explore how new writers can hone their craft.

As you may know Authors John Peel & Matthew Dow Smith are also contributors to Myth Ink Books Publications

We will be posting pics and news throughout the con via our social media accounts, twitter @MythicDocWho & Facebook (anthonyandjessica)

We will have only a limited supply of  3 titles available for purchase directly from us at the Con, and the benefit of buying from us at the con is not having to pay shipping. 

THE MYTHOLOGICAL DIMENSIONS OF DOCTOR WHO ($12.50)

AWARD WINNING THE MYTHOLOGICAL DIMENSIONS OF NEIL GAIMAN ($12.50)

THE FRIENDLY HORROR AND OTHER WEIRD TALES ($8.50)

However the Coupon detailed below is for online purchases only.

Front Image of our PostCard available at LI WHO 2

Front Image of our PostCard available at LI WHO 2

ONLINE ONLY COUPON CODE FOR LI WHO 2 ATTENDEES

BEGINS NOVEMBER 6th 2014

EXPIRES NOVEMBER 20th 2014

Look for our specially designed Myth Ink Books postcard that has the LI WHO 2 Code on the back, either directly from us or at tables that have flyers.

The Code is good for 15% off our currently available titles at our Myth Ink Books ONLINE STORE ONLY.

If you choose to purchase any of our available titles using the Coupon Code at our Online Store, then you will automatically be entered to receive 20% off our forthcoming book DOCTOR WHO & THE AMBASSADORS OF GEEKDOM when it is available in SPRING 2015.

That’s right, purchase books from us online using this code and you will be contacted when our new Doctor Who book is published with a 20% off code if you wish to purchase it.

This is for online purchases only and cannot be used to buy books from us at the con directly.

 

Some of our readers may be wondering why DOCTOR WHO & THE AMBASSADORS OF GEEKDOM is now a Spring 2015 publication.  This is due to the amount of releases we have before the end of the year.  We have just made available 2 chapbooks, with two more coming in December, plus DARK TALES FROM ELDER REGIONS: NEW YORK & the 2nd Edition of THE FRIENDLY HORROR AND OTHER WEIRD TALES.  We have ALOT of awesome contributions for our 2nd Doctor Who book and want to make sure they are all at the forefront of our publication schedule for Spring 2015.

Looking forward to this weeks total immersion in all things Doctor Who and Stay Tune to our social media accounts for updates.

These Black Winged Ones by W.H. Pugmire NOW AVAILABLE TO ORDER

These Black Winged Ones written by Wilum H. Pugmire, Illustrated by Luke Spooner

These Black Winged Ones written by Wilum H. Pugmire, Illustrated by Luke Spooner

We are happy to now release for full order These Black Winged Ones by W.H. Pugmire.  This is the first publication in our new line of chapbooks.  This is the October release to be followed by Lovely Island by David Neilsen in November.  We are also very grateful to Peter Rawlik, author of ReAnimators & The Weird Company, for providing the Introduction to Wilum’s tale.

THESE BLACK WINGED ONES:

Written by Wilum H. Pugmire
Introduction by Peter Rawlik
Illustrated by Luke Spooner

NUMBERED & LIMITED TO ONE TIME PRINTING OF 100 COPIES:

$9 USD Plus Shipping and Handling

Estimated Delivery 4-6 Weeks

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Click here to purchase this title

The first offering from our new line of chapbooks comes from the leading Lovecraftian author of our day:

W.H Pugmire is the author of many Lovecraft inspired stories and books, most recently:

—Author of The Revenant of Rebecca Pascal
Encounters with Enoch Coffin

The setting for These Black Winged Ones is found in Section II of Lovecraft’s “The Call of Cthulhu,” which is entitled “The Tale of Inspector Legrasse.”

“All denied a part in the ritual murders, and averred that the killing had been done by Black Winged Ones which had come to them from their immemorial meeting-place in the haunted wood.”

Mr. Pugmire’s tale is that of a young woman who is taken to the aforementioned haunted wood by a mad poet, in order to pay homage to the formless white thing that inhabits the hidden lake.  The woman is anxious to dwell there, because she has never learned the art of dreaming, and legend tells that this lake creature inspires mortals to dream.

Read More of W. H. Pugmire
http://lovecraftianhorror.blogspot.com/

Visit the haunting work of our illustrator Luke Spooner
http://www.carrionhouse.com/

Peter Rawlik
Introduction/Author of ReAnimators
http://www.peterawlik.com

Lovely Island by David Neilsen NOW AVAILABLE TO ORDER

Lovely Island  by David Neilsen Illustrated  by Luke Spooner

Lovely Island
by David Neilsen
Illustrated
by Luke Spooner

Without further ado we are happy to announce the publication of Lovely Island by David Neilsen, a chapbook now available to order and is our November Chapbook Release.

Lovely Island is the 2nd title in our chapbook series, following W.H. Pugmire’s October chapbook publication of THESE BLACK WINGED ONES.

This title is available for $9 plus shipping and handling, help feed a hungry Cthulhu

Written By David Neilsen
Illustrated by Luke Spooner

Synopsis:
Little Sally loves living with her Daddy on their Lovely Island. Life is simple, Daddy loves her, and as long as she’s a good girl and eats all her shellfish, THEY won’t come after her.

NUMBERED & LIMITED TO ONE TIME PRINTING OF 100 COPIES:

Visit my store on Storenvy

Click here to visit our store and purchase

About the author
David Neilsen is a slightly unhinged individual who has written a number of mildly disturbing short stories as well as an upcoming YA supernatural adventure. Before lurking in the darker recesses of the New York metropolitan area, he spent ten years begging in Hollywood, culminating in a television pilot optioned to 20th Century FOX and the straight-to-DVD feature film, The Eliminator (go on and rent it, he dares you). A classically-trained actor, David can often be found roaming Westchester County and nearby environs working as a storyteller, specializing in the twisted and macabre. His one-man show, H.P. Lovecraft’s Call of Cthulhu, has sent audience members into madness throughout greater New England and he would dearly love to bring it to your neck of the woods and drive you utterly insane as well.

David’s story “Leaking,” will appear in the forthcoming urban horror anthology, “Dark Tales from Elder Regions: New York,” by Myth Ink Books

For more information, visit David online at http://neilsenparty.wordpress.com/

Visit the haunting work of our illustrator Luke Spooner
http://www.carrionhouse.com/

Coming Soon! Dark Tales from Elder Regions: NEW YORK from Myth Ink Books

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The First preview from “Dark Tales from Elder Regions: New York.” Read an excerpt from “The Sixth Borough,” from our forthcoming urban horror anthology, “Dark Tales from Elder Regions: New York,” penned by the illustrious Gregory Norris, previewed by Rebecca Besser. Be sure to check out the interview she conducted with Gregory Norris.

Originally posted on Author Rebecca Besser's Blog:

Coming soon!

Dark Tales from Elder Regions: NEW YORK from Myth Ink Books

Cover pic of Dark Tales from Elder Regions: NEW YORK

Enjoy an excerpt from Gregory Norris’ story in this collection, The Sixth Borough:

Story art for The Sixth Borough by Gregory Norris

Story art for The Sixth Borough by Gregory Norris

“He laughed again, only a crazy note had crept into his voice. Cyrus turned his head, and his ear grazed the Blayne along one of those raised rectangles. Wetness trickled, itched. He’d spilled more blood in his attempt to reach the other side of the alley. Cyrus shifted his head again, aware of the ache that accompanied the itch, and of other painful jolts spreading across his body —both ankles, his flank, the bare hand, and one knee now twisted at an awkward angle. The far end of the alley loomed somewhere in the platinum-colored glow fltering in from the street. Dust swirled in layers of toxic ash disturbed by the treads of his boots.

“Bella Vista,” he moaned…

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Coming Soon: Dark Tales From Elder Regions

Illustrated by Luke Spooner

Illustrated by Luke Spooner

IA! IA! Cultists!
In early March and in July we posted news of our forthcoming urban horror anthology, Dark Tales from Elder Regions: New York and are very excited to share with you the launch of our mammoth tome of eldritch horror.  We will be accepting Pre-Orders by Halloween, with full release in November.

Click here Visit our StoreFront

DARK TALES FROM ELDER REGIONS: NEW YORK

Pre-Orders for DARK TALES FROM ELDER REGIONS: NEW YORK

To Be Announced Late October 2014

On Sale in November 2014

Trade Paperback Edition
Color Cover with 20 Black & White Internal Illustrations

Illustrated by Luke Spooner
http://www.carrionhouse.com/

ABOUT
DARK TALES FROM ELDER REGIONS:
NEW YORK

There is a reason New York City is called “The City that Never Sleeps,” and it is not for reasons we have all become accustomed to.

This anthology of 20 urban horror stories explores the dark corners, shadowy alleys and mysterious underworld of all five boroughs of New York City providing the true reason why The City Never Sleeps.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Leaking by David Neilsen Illustrated by Luke Spooner

Leaking by David Neilsen
Illustrated by Luke Spooner

1) “Roebling’s Monster”
by Leanna Renee Hieber
2) “The Hand of Bone” by W.H. Pugmire
3) “Beautiful Dreams” by DJ Tyrer
4) “The Professor’s NY Adventure”
by Gordon Linzer
5) “Now Departing” by John Peel
6) “Leaking” by David Neilsen
7) “The Sixth Borough” by Gregory Norris
8) “Retro Viral” by Andrea Janes
9) “Broken Glass” by Jordan Mapes
10) “Wallflowers” by Lilah Wild
11) “The None Percent” by Warren Frey
12) “The Vintner of Little Neck”
by Chris Tuthill
13) “The Last Train to New Haven”
by Kevin Wetmore
14) “E-Ville” by Frank Collia
15) “Rosebank NNL” by Daniel Russo
16) “Hell of a Day” by James Aquilone
17) “The Mad Monk” of St Augustines
by Colleen Wanglund
18)“Remembering Peter”
by Christopher Mancuso
19) “Ghosting” by Jessica Burke
20) “The Lonely Boat” by Anthony Burdge

 

A few highlighted authors:

The Sixth Borough by Gregory Norris Illustrated  by Luke Spooner

The Sixth Borough by
Gregory Norris
Illustrated
by Luke Spooner

 

Gregory Norris is a full time writer with some 4,000 stories, articles, books. with work regularly published in fiction anthologies and national magazines. Mr. Norris worked as a screenwriter on two episodes of Paramount’s STAR TREK: VOYAGER, and was a columnist and staff writer at Sci Fi, the official magazine of the Sci Fi Channel. Norris is the author to the guide of all-things-Sunnydale, THE Q GUIDE TO BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, his latest book, SHRUNKEN HEADS: Twenty Tiny Tales of Mystery and Terror, was released last September. Mr. Norris has contributed a tale called, “The Sixth Borough,” which illustrates a characters search for a mysterious borough of NYC.
http://gregorylnorris.blogspot.com

Hand of Bone by Wilum H Pugmire Illustrated by Luke Spooner

Hand of Bone by Wilum H Pugmire
Illustrated by Luke Spooner

Lovecraftian Author W.H. Pugmire is a full-time underground author of Cthulhu Mythos fiction. Pugmire has written a macabre story based in the same Dutch Reformed Cemetery in Brooklyn, NY that inspired Lovecraft himself to write “The Hound,” which is entitled “The Hand of Bone.”
http://lovecraftianhorror.blogspot.com/

Legendary author John Peel has written for numerous genres, Science Fiction, Horror, Fantasy and many others. Peel is the author of Doctor Who books and comic strips. Notably, he wrote the first original Doctor Who novel, Timewyrm: Genesys, to launch the Virgin New Adventures line. In the early 1990s he was commissioned by Target Books to write novelisations of several key Terry Nation Dalek stories of the 1960s after the rights were finally worked out. For our volume Mr. Peel has written a tale set in Manhattan entitled: “Now Departing.”
http://www.john-peel.com/

 

Actress, playwright and author, Leanna Renee Hieber is the award-winning, bestselling author of Gothic Victorian Fantasy novels for adults and teens. Her Strangely Beautiful saga, beginning with The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker, hit Barnes & Noble and BordHieber_Eternaers Bestseller lists and garnered numerous regional genre awards. Leanna’s new book The Eterna Files is now available for Pre-Order

Ms. Hieber has written “Roebling’s Monster,” a tale set in Brooklyn, for the collection.
http://www.leannareneehieber.com/

 

Lovely Island  by David Neilsen Illustrated  by Luke Spooner

Lovely Island
by David Neilsen
Illustrated
by Luke Spooner

David Neilsen is a slightly unhinged individual who has written a number of mildly disturbing short stories as well as an upcoming YA supernatural adventure. Before lurking in the darker recesses of the New York metropolitan area, he spent ten years begging in Hollywood, culminating in a television pilot optioned to 20th Century FOX and the straight-to-DVD feature film, The Eliminator (go on and rent it, he dares you). A classically-trained actor, David can often be found roaming Westchester County and nearby environs working as a storyteller, specializing in the twisted and macabre. His one-man show, H.P. Lovecraft’s Call of Cthulhu, has sent audience members into madness throughout greater New England and he would dearly love to bring it to your neck of the woods and drive you utterly insane as well.

David has contributed his story “Leaking,” for this anthology and his chapbook “Lovely Island,” will be released in November
For more information, visit David online at http://www.neilsenparty.com/storytelling.html


Pre-Order New Lovecraftian Horror Chapbooks NOW

Greetings Cultists!

As we await the final pieces for our forthcoming urban horror anthology Dark Tales from Elder Regions: New York, to fall into place we are happy to announce our range of Lovecraft inspired chapbooks.  Our line of chapbooks are single story, single illustration books from established authors in the field.

We currently have 5 authors in our chapbook line up for monthly releases, below you will find information on the first two.

Our In House Illustrator Luke Spooner created not only the cover illustration but helped establish the vintage look of our chapbook design.

Click Here to Visit his website and view all of his wonderfully creepy illustrations

These Black Winged Ones written by Wilum H. Pugmire, Illustrated by Luke Spooner

These Black Winged Ones written by Wilum H. Pugmire, Illustrated by Luke Spooner

Our first offering is THESE BLACK WINGED ONES from the leading Lovecraftian author of our day Wilum Hopfrog Pugmire, and a special Introduction by renowned Lovecraftian author Peter Rawlik.

Wilum is the author of many Lovecraft inspired stories and books, most recently:  The Revenant of Rebecca Pascal and Encounters with Enoch Coffin.  Peter’s first novel REANIMATORS was published in 2013, the sequel The Weird Company was released in 2014

The setting for These Black Winged Ones is found in Section II of Lovecraft’s “The Call of Cthulhu,” which is entitled “The Tale of Inspector Legrasse.”

“All denied a part in the ritual murders, and averred that the killing had been done by Black Winged Ones which had come to them from their immemorial meeting-place in the haunted wood.”

Mr. Pugmire’s tale is that of a young woman who is taken to the aforementioned haunted wood by a mad poet, in order to pay homage to the formless white thing that inhabits the hidden lake.  The woman is anxious to dwell there, because she has never learned the art of dreaming, and legend tells that this lake creature inspires mortals to dream.

THIS IS A LIMITED ONE TIME PRINTING scheduled for an OCTOBER 31, 2014 Release

CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER THESE BLACK WINGED ONES  $9 plus s/h

W. H. Pugmire has been writing Lovecraftian weird fiction since the early 1970s.  He was lucky, during a three week tour of New England and New York in 2007, to visit the churchyard mentioned in his story, which was also visited by H. P. Lovecraft and inspired the writing of ‘The Hound.’  Pugmire has written for many anthologies, and his books include THE TANGLED MUSE, UNCOMMON PLACES, BOHEMIANS OF SESQUA VALLEY, and THE STRANGE DARK ONE. His story, The Hand of Bone, will soon be released as part of the DARK TALES FROM ELDER REGIONS: NEW YORK Urban Horror Anthology from Myth Ink Books. Click here to visit his website

Pete Rawlik has been reading and collecting weird books and literature since the Seventies and ran a bookstore dedicated to the genre for twenty years.  In 2011 gave it all up to pursue writing Lovecraftian fiction.  His first novel Reanimators was published in 2013, the sequel The Weird Company was released in 2014.  He lives in South Florida where he studies Everglades ecology and tries to keep three children from being eaten by crocodiles.  His wife has recently assured the public that his collection of Lovecraftiana poses no public health threat.  Click Here to Visit his Amazon Page

 

LOVELY ISLAND by David Neilsen

THIS IS A LIMITED ONE TIME PRINTING scheduled for a NOVEMBER 2014 Release

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Lovely Island Written by David Neilsen Illustrated by Luke Spooner

The second of our horror chapbooks, LOVELY ISLAND, will be released in November comes from David Neilsen.

Synopsis:
Little Sally loves living with her Daddy on their Lovely Island. Life is simple, Daddy loves her, and as long as she’s a good girl and eats all her shellfish, THEY won’t come after her.

David Neilsen is a slightly unhinged individual who has written a number of mildly disturbing short stories as well as an upcoming YA supernatural adventure. Before lurking in the darker recesses of the New York metropolitan area, he spent ten years begging in Hollywood, culminating in a television pilot optioned to 20th Century FOX and the straight-to-DVD feature film, The Eliminator (go on and rent it, he dares you). A classically-trained actor, David can often be found roaming Westchester County and nearby environs working as a storyteller, specializing in the twisted and macabre. His one-man show, H.P. Lovecraft’s Call of Cthulhu, has sent audience members into madness throughout greater New England and he would dearly love to bring it to your neck of the woods and drive you utterly insane as well.

David’s story, “Leaking,” will be appearing in our forthcoming urban horror anthology, Dark Tales From Elder Regions: New York.  As we finalize Dark Tales, read the prequel to “Leaking,” that was just published by Fantasy Scroll Magazine, “The Contents of the Box with the Ribbon,

For more information, visit David online at http://www.neilsenparty.com/storytelling.html.

CLICK HERE TO STAY TUNED FOR PRE-ORDER INFORMATION FOR LOVELY ISLAND

In November we will announce future chapbook releases beyond Lovely Island

Member of the Horror Bloggers Guild

HBG_logoGreetings Horror Fans,

As we are moving forward with our publications we have recently become a member of The Horror Bloggers Guild, which was founded to connect Horror Bloggers, publishers & writers.  We sent Myth Ink Books in for membership and was accepted. As our readers may know our first collection of short stories was The Friendly Horror and Other Weird Tales (Click to purchase from Amazon), then we released an audiobook version of the title story, The Friendly Horror read by Mars Homeworld (Click to purchase from Bandcamp), and we are currently working on releasing our 2nd anthology of urban horror, Dark Tales From Elder Regions: New York. (Click to read more of this book.)  Plus lots of horror & weird fiction future projects will be announced in the coming months.

We are horror(ibly) grateful for the Horror Bloggers Guild for accepting us into the group.

The mission of the Horror Bloggers Guild are:

-Connect horror bloggers together
-Provide a space for collaboration
-Make it easy for people on the internet to find Horror Blogs

I have taken the liberty of listing all of the links to each member of the Horror Bloggers Guild on our “Horror Publishers & Bloggers” link section on the right side of this website below our Twitter Feed. Also if you click the Horror Bloggers Guild logo on this article, or at the top right of this website, or CLICK HERE you will be taken to the Horror Bloggers Guild where you can check out all the member websites.

The Horror Bloggers Guild was founded by izombiheartzoey who is the primary contributing writer to the horror philosophy blog Interrogating Ideology With A Chainsaw

If you are a Horror Blogger, Publisher, Writer do consider joining and check out their Facebook Group Here

HBG_CarnivalHalloween is 48 days away! The Horror Bloggers Guild is also hosting the first Annual Halloween Blog Carnival! The theme for the carnival is Halloween! The sacred holiday, the season, the movies, and or the great pumpkin massacre – be fun and creative and for fun and to contribute to the splatter season

Click here to read all about it

FORGOTTEN LEAVES: New Tolkien Fan Anthology

Mallorns  By Jef Murray

Mallorns
By Jef Murray

For Immediate Release:

HAPPY BILBO AND FRODO’S BIRTHDAY! We are happy to announce on this glorious day of Hobbit celebrations and during Tolkien week, a new Tolkien fan anthology. See below for all the details!

Forgotten Leaves: Essays from a Smial
A New Tolkien Fan Anthology

Purpose: Selected essays from Parma Nole: Journal of the Northeast Tolkien Society that are being brushed up and republished alongside new solicited essays. Additionally, this collection will contain previously unpublished lectures, critical (and non-critical) essays, interviews & reviews. Depending upon the amount of accepted contributions this collection may extend beyond one volume.

Many may know that we are the organizers behind The New York/Northeast Tolkien Society (Smial of the Tolkien Society UK) and had to place it on extended hiatus due to our writing commitments.

During the society’s heyday we published a fanzine that had some incredible contributions. We are selecting a few of those articles, since they have not been seen since their publication (the journal is no longer in circulation) and having the authors revisit and expand upon their essay.

One example is from the author Melissa Gibson, who wrote “He Who Would Be First Must Be Last: Tolkien’s Heroism in Lord of the Rings,” which this essay was her first published article in a 2003 issue of the Journal of the New York Tolkien Society.

We are also seeking well written new articles to cover several topics, please read the following if you wish to contribute to this volume.

Proposed Sections: Critical Papers, Fan Essays, Film Topics, Fandom, Interviews & Reviews

Critical/Academic Papers: PN6_color_cover
We are seeking critical papers that further Tolkien & The Inklings research and study. Please query us with your topic and abstract.

Non-Critical Essays:
Not a scholar? No worries. If you would like to write about your love of Tolkien send us your topic of choice and a paragraph about the essay.

Fandom:
Are you a member of, or created a Tolkien centered community? Tell us all about it

Why Tolkien? Write about your love of Tolkien and why his work is important to you.

Treebeard  By Jef Murray

Treebeard
By Jef Murray

Cosplay: Do you cosplay a particular character, or characters? Why? How did you go about it? Why is it important to you to portray a Tolkien oriented character?

Has Tolkien inspired your own artwork, illustrations, pottery, or artistic endeavor. Write about your work, if you are an illustrator we will consider publishing images of your work.

Music, are you a minstrel of Middle-earth and create songs and music that are centered in Tolkien’s world, tell us all about it

Independent Filmmaker? Were you involved in an independent Tolkien oriented film? For example, look for Born Of Hope online. We are accepting papers about your past or future Tolkien centered film project

Gaming: Do you play Lord of the Rings Online? Table Top or Role Playing Games? Write about your passion for these games and why you love them

The Hobbit & Lord of the Rings Films by Peter Jackson.

Are you a long time fan of Tolkien’s work or did you come to Tolkien’s world via the films? What are your thoughts on the films? Book to film comparisons are welcome. We realize the third Hobbit film opens in December 2014 and are open to an overall critique of the three films after you have seen the third film. Please query us with your topic

Interviews: We are seeking interviews with authors, scholars, actors, filmmakers that have had a part in the field of Tolkien. If you would like to interview someone, and have experience in this, then send us a query. We are willing to help with questions and focus if need be.

Reviews:
Have you reviewed (or wish to review) a book, film, or product that was created that is Tolkien based? Let us know.

How to Contribute:

Send your query with the subject heading “FORGOTTEN LEAVES.” to

  • Mythinkbooks@gmail.com

In the body of your email describe to us the topic and detailed proposal.

We are very active on email so we will either accept or deny your proposal almost immediately.

Upon acceptance, the author is expected to complete their project by Tolkien’s birthday January 3rd 2015.
A March 2015 publication is expected.

Author Payment:

Accepted authors will receive one contributor copy of FORGOTTEN LEAVES, and a percentage off (TBD) purchase of additional copies through Myth Ink Books.

The Editors of Forgotten Leaves: Essays from a Smial Anthony Burdge & Jessica Burke have contributed to numerous Tolkien publications,and lectures, including but not limited to Translating Tolkien, Tolkien and Modernity, The JRR Tolkien Encyclopedia, & The Mirror Crack’d: Fear and Horror in J. R. R. Tolkien’s Major Works. They have lectured on Tolkien and the Inklings at MythCon, Holy Family University, StonyBrook University, St. Luke in the Fields and have organized Tolkien centered events since 2002.   They are the 4th recipient of the “Beyond Bree,” 2005 Award In Recognition of Outstanding Contribution to the Study of JRR Tolkien.

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Advanced Readers Copy: Dark Tales From Elder Regions Now Available

The None Percent, written by Warren Frey, Illustrated by Luke Spooner

The None Percent, written by Warren Frey, Illustrated by Luke Spooner

Greetings once again Cultists!

If you are a book reviewer, publicist, book blogger, and so forth we are seeking early press reviews of our forthcoming urban horror collection, “Dark Tales from Elder Regions: New York.”

On July 3rd we announced the Table of Contents and a few illustrations of our forthcoming urban horror anthology, “Dark Tales from Elder Regions: New York.”

We now have available a .pdf Advanced Readers Copy of “Dark Tales from Elder Regions: New York.”

This ARC contains only the 20 stories that will be published in this collection and no illustrations.

If you are interested in reviewing this collection please query us at MythInkBooks AT gmail DOT com or comment below with your information and we will contact you.

 

 

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