Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Dreams from the Witch House: UPDATE

The Indiegogo campaign for ''Dreams from the Witch House: Female Voices of Lovecraftian Horror" has come to a mega-successful end, thanks to all of your amazing support for the project. With your help, not only were we able to reach our initial goal of $17 000, we extended the campaign beyond three extra stretch goals which, frankly, is outstanding and by default renders everyone who supported us outstanding, too. The final total raised was $28 747.

Here is a quick breakdown of the unlocked stretch goals:

UNLOCKED - Stretch Goal ($22,000) - All interior illustrations by artist Daniele Serra will be created and printed in full color in the book.

UNLOCKED - $23,500 (stretch goal) - Artist Daniele Serra creates another color illustration which will only appear in campaign-exclusive editions of the ebook, trade paperback and digital art book + All campaign funders receive HD Dreams from the Witch House digital art book.

UNLOCKED - $25,000 (stretch goal) - Daniele Serra's artwork will be incorporated into the design of the book with spot illos, chapter headings and design elements + all campaign backers receive $10 in store credit on DarkRegions.com.

The final collection will be something truly special. Take a moment, imagine it. Am I right? Keep your eyes peeled for updates via the campaign page.

There are a lot of people to thank for the success of the campaign. In addition to everyone who backed the project, I want to extend my special thanks to Chris Morey and everyone at Dark Regions Press for their hard work. Furthermore, all the writers involved in the project, who have not only sent me some fantastic stories, but also reposted links and updates. Daniele Serra, whose work is truly something special. Also S.T. JoshiJason V. BrockDouglas DraaRue Morgue and Mike Davis.

I think we can now safely dispatch of two silly notions: (a) women don't write Lovecraftian fiction; (b) readers are not interested in reading Lovecraftian fiction written by women.

I SAID DISPATCH.

Kthxbai and Ftaghn to you all.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

GOTHIC LOVECRAFT TOC


I am happy to announce that S.T. Joshi and I have finalised the TOC for GOTHIC LOVECRAFT, and it's a doozy!

  • Donald R. Burleson, “The Shadow over Lear”     
  • Don Webb, “The Revelation at the Abbey”
  • CaitlĂ­n R. Kiernan, “As Red As Red”
  • Jonathan Thomas, “Old Goodman Brown”
  • Lois H. Gresh, “Square of the Inquisition”
  • Mollie L. Burleson, “A Yuletide Carol”
  • John Shirley, "The Rime of the Cosmic Mariner"
  • Donald Tyson, “Curse of the House of Usher”
  • Mark Howard Jones, “The Rolling of Old Thunder”
  • Nancy Kilpatrick, “Always a Castle?”
  • Robert S. Wilson, “Four Arches”
  • Gwyneth Jones, “The Old Schoolhouse”
  • Orrin Grey, “Dream House”
  • Lynda E. Rucker, “The Unknown Chambers"

The anthology will be published by Cycatrix Press later in 2015. Watch this space!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
















DARK REGIONS PRESS -- PRESS RELEASE:

DREAMS FROM THE WITCH HOUSE: FEMALE VOICES OF LOVECRAFTIAN HORROR

Edited by Lynne Jamneck

Join us for the January 27th Indiegogo campaign launch of our new anthology project Dreams from the Witch House: Female Voices of Lovecraftian Horror featuring Joyce Carol Oates, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Lois Gresh and others. If the campaign reaches its funding goal every story will feature an original illustration by artist Daniele Serra.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Dreams from the Witch House: Female Voices of Lovecraftian Horror

I'm delighted to present the wraparound cover art by Daniele Serra for the Dreams from the Witch House anthology:


























Is it not gorgeous?

Make sure you follow Dark Regions Press of Facebook for all the latest updates on the collection, including news about the Indiegogo campaign launching soon!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Call for Submissions: 'Dreams from the Witch House'


UPDATE: DEADLINE EXTENDED

The deadline to the open call for submissions has been extended to 1 March 2015 to coincide with the anthology's official Indiegogo campaign launch on 27 January 2015.


I will be editing an anthology of Lovecraftian fiction written by women, to be published by Dark Regions Press in 2015.

We have already solicited a selection of established authors to contribute work to the collection. As of 1 October 2014, I am officially accepting unsolicited submissions for an open call period that ends 31 January 2015.

The only set requirement for the anthology is that all submissions must be written by women. Submissions from international, multi-cultural and LGBT/GSD perspectives are encouraged, as this collection will aim to present the diversity of voices within the field of Lovecraftian fiction. All stories must be submitted in English.

There is no restriction on setting, so don't feel like you have to remain within the 1920's/1930's - far future stories, contemporary, steampunk, psychological, horror, fantasy/sf and, of course, historical settings are all welcome.

I am open to a wide interpretation of 'Lovecraftian', but I'm not looking for pastiche work. Nuanced weirdness welcome, as is the overtly strange.

Word count for submissions is set between 2000 and 10 000 words. If you would like to submit something shorter or longer, please query.

No simultaneous submissions or reprints. 

Payment for accepted stories will be 5c per word up to 5k, then 3c per word over 5k.

Email submissions in Word .doc or .rtf file, formatted to standard manuscript specifications to:

witchesdreams AT gmail DOT com

I look forward to reading your stories!

For more details about the anthology, contributors and Dark Regions Press, click HERE.