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The Shadow of the Unknown Anthology

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I’m pleased to introduce another fine Static Movement anthology that I will be editing. This one is entitled “The Shadow of the Unknown” and it will feature Lovecraftian horror stories. This is not a market for Cthulhu Mythos although I will tolerate a teensy bit of elder god name-dropping. But not much. I am more interested in Lovecraft-inspired stories and other types of metaphysical horror. Think Thomas Ligotti, Joe S. Pulver, Jay Lake, Simon Strantzas, and Laird Barron. These are nü-Lovecraft horror writers who have taken Grandpa Theobald’s style and ideas to the next level. This new level, in my opinion, is much more enigmatic and metaphysical in nature. These are stories where reality is never quite what it appears to be, and usually it’s discovered that one’s reality is often horrific, delirious, and dreamlike. The narratives of these stories have a very subjective and often claustrophobic feel (like Lovecraft), and so when the weird stuff starts happening you sometimes don’t know if it’s in the narrator’s mind or if it’s really real. Weird Tale and New Weird are also welcome, but I am specifically seeking the kind of Lovecraftian fiction mentioned above.

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United States

Publication Medium & Frequency

Print Publication Print PublicationOne-time publication.

Fiction Closed



Horror HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Weird/New Weird.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 4,000 words.

Open to all/most Styles.




No monetary payment No monetary payment.


Method: Electronic submissions.
Reprints: Reprints are allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Unknown.
Multiple entries: Multiple entries are NOT allowed.
Media: Text.

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Last Updated: 24 Aug 2020
Date Added: 28 Jan 2011

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