March 12, 2014 by Anthony Burdge
We are in the line editing process for our new horror anthology that was tentatively titled “Boroughs of the Dead Vol. 2”
There will be over two dozen stories covering areas all over New York City in this anthology.
We have retitled the volume to reflect the horror within. “Boroughs of the Dead Vol. 2” has been renamed: “Dark Tales from Elder Regions: New York”
Our in house Illustrator Luke Spooner will be reading these tales very soon and will be illustrating selected stories and the cover. Visit his website and see his brilliantly haunting work over at Carrion House. Additionally, to be announced very soon, we will be releasing a 2nd Edition of The Friendly Horror and Other Weird Tales,” which has internal and cover illustrations by Luke.
Dark Tales From Elder Regions: New York will be the first in an annual anthology by Myth Ink Books. Each year we will focus on a particular region and solicit writers to offer their tales of horror. We drew inspiration from H.P. Lovecraft regarding the application of Elder Regions in the title:
…on Sunday I made up for this undue domesticity by taking an all-day jaunt to elder regions. Whoopee! The past for me! I embarked on the Staten Island ferry, and was soon in the land of quaint villages that might have been five hundred miles from any metropolis. –from a letter from HP Lovecraft to his Aunt date 9/1924
Lovecraft was referring to Staten Island and his trip to the “forgotten borough,” of NYC where my wife and I currently reside. From this we simply borrowed the term “Elder Regions,” and applied it to the broader aspect of New York of which the tales in our anthology are focused.
Within the next few weeks we will publish an official press release of the entire Table of Contents and features from “Dark Tales from Elder Regions: New York.”
For the moment here are a few of the authors who have contributed to our collection.
Lovecraftian Author Wilum Hopfrog 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.” Click here to visit his website and read more of his work
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.” Click here to read more of his work and visit his website
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. Ms. Hieber has written “Roebling’s Monster,” a tale set in Brooklyn, for the collection. Click here to read more of her work and visit her website
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.
Colleen Wanglund is a writer, book and movie reviewer for multiple websites, such as Monster Librarian and The Horror Fiction Review plus she is an obsessed Asian horror film fan. Wanglund’s murderous tale takes place on Staten Island and is entitled, “The Mad Monk of St. Augustine’s.”
This is just a small preview of the over two dozen authors we have accepted for “Dark Tales from Elder Regions: New York.”
Stay tuned for the full Table of Contents featuring all of our prolific authors.