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Fiends in the Furrows: An Anthology of Folk Horror

Submissions open February 1, 2018-May 1, 2018

Folk Horror has emerged from the shadows of the late 1960s and early 1970s into a haunting subgenre of horror, fusing atmospheric and horrifying elements of cults, pagan sex, and human sacrifice. In the world of Folk Horror, the laws of God and Man are stripped away by secretive, provincial, surreal, and occult ritualism that subverts the established order in favor of a monstrous, all-consuming, elemental force of ancient evil.

Nosetouch Press is proud to bring forth FIENDS IN THE FURROWS: AN ANTHOLOGY OF FOLK HORROR, a call for submissions that summon Folk Horror from around the world—from its deep roots in Britain and Ireland, to continental Europe, as well as North and South America, Africa, and Asia.

We encourage writers to capture the essence of Folk Horror in new and terrifying ways above and beyond the cinematic “Unholy Trinity” of its origins, exploring the darkest of Folk traditions and weaving them into terrifying tales of Folk Horror.

Send your best original Folk Horror stories of 5,000 to 10,000 words. Submissions that are chosen will be paid $.01 a word. No poems or reprints, please.

Email entries to .doc or .rtf  format • Please state “FIENDS” in the subject line.

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Covering four specific horror-related themes: Halloween, ghost stories, nautical terrors, and cosmic horror, The Asterisk Anthology: Volume 1, brings readers eight extraordinary tales from new authors of weird fiction, winners of the Nosetouch Press calls throughout 2017.

James Gardner’s “Authentic Vampire Teeth” wickedly toys with Halloween horror, while Alexandra Peel’s “Apples to Ashes” delivers chills in a godforsaken priory, and her “Tombs in Space” launches an unrelenting cosmic terror toward a hapless astronaut. Zachary Von Houser’s “Snowflakes in the Sea” conjures up a ghostly and atmospheric seaside tale, while Jonathan Cromack’s “The Figure at the Window” serves readers a classic English ghost story, beautifully rendered. Andrea Stanet’s “Strands” bubbles up a singular cosmic evil in an idyllic lake, while Shannon Lippert’s “The Cell” creates a claustrophobic seaside tale of Lovecraftian insinuations. Shawn Chang’s “Sirens of the Lerams” rounds out the collection, with a lavishly written revisiting of a classical sea monster.

Nosetouch Press is proud to bring these eight horror short stories to readers in this first annual anthology, for fans of supernatural and weird fiction everywhere.


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