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After Sundown | Horror Anthology Announcement

Posted by Maria Tissot
We’re delighted to present the contents list for our upcoming FLAME TREE PRESS Horror anthology, After Sundown, in collaboration with the editor Mark Morris. Available from October 2020 (in time for Halloween!), this new anthology contains 20 original horror stories, 16 of which have been commissioned from some of the top names in the genre, and 4 of which have been selected from the 100s of stories sent to Flame Tree during a 2-week open submissions window. It is the first of what will hopefully become an annual, non-themed horror anthology of entirely original stories, showcasing the very best short fiction that the genre has to offer.
 
What Mark says about the book: "Horror is a genre with almost limitless boundaries, and the tales in AFTER SUNDOWN provide a perfect example of the sheer scope and inventiveness that the field has to offer. Varying wildly in theme and subject matter, there are Victorian tales here, there are contemporary tales, and there are near-future tales in which the prescient threat of environmental collapse lurks in the background. There are supernatural and non-supernatural stories, there are stories of ancient magic and dark mysticism, and there are stories that simply defy categorization. In short, there is something for everyone."
 

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Contents list:

BUTTERFLY ISLAND by C.J. Tudor 
 
RESEARCH by Tim Lebbon
 
SWANSKIN by Alison Littlewood
 
THAT’S THE SPIRIT by Sarah Lotz 
 
 
WHEREVER YOU LOOK by Ramsey Campbell 
 
SAME TIME NEXT YEAR by Angela Slatter
 
MINE SEVEN by Elana Gomel 
 
IT DOESN’T FEEL RIGHT by Michael Marshall Smith
 
CREEPING IVY by Laura Purcell 
 
LAST RITES FOR THE FOURTH WORLD by Rick Cross
 
WE ALL COME HOME by Simon Bestwick 
 
THE IMPORTANCE OF ORAL HYGIENE by Robert Shearman
 
 
MURDER BOARD by Grady Hendrix 
 
ALICE’S REBELLION by John Langan 
 
THE MIRROR HOUSE by Jonathan Robbins Leon 
 
THE NAUGHTY STEP by Stephen Volk 
 
A HOTEL IN GERMANY by Catriona Ward 
 
BRANCH LINE by Paul Finch 
 

Mark Morris (editor) has written and edited almost forty novels, novellas, short story collections and anthologies. His script work includes audio dramas for Doctor Who, Jago & Litefoot and the Hammer Chillers series. Mark’s recent work includes the official movie tie-in novelizations of The Great Wall and (co-written with Christopher Golden) The Predator, the Obsidian Heart trilogy, and the anthologies New Fears (winner of the British Fantasy Award for Best Anthology) and New Fears 2 as editor. He’s also written award-winning audio adaptations of the classic 1971 horror movie Blood on Satan’s Claw and the M.R. James ghost story ‘A View from a Hill’.

 

For more information on the authors featured in this anthology, make sure to come back to our blog in the next few days!

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Topics: Short Stories, short fiction, horror, Horror Fiction, anthologies

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