Author Mark Morris has just announced the line up for his brand new yearly anthology from Titan Press New Fears: Volume 1. Featuring a stellar lineup of genre favourites and rising stars this is shaping up to be the anthology to end all anthologies.
Mark Morris had this to say about New Fears
“Having grown up reading the Pan and Fontana Books of Horror and Ghost Stories, plus numerous other anthologies edited by the likes of Peter Haining, Michel Parry, Richard Davis and Mary Danby, it has always been one of my keenest ambitions to edit an annual – and hopefully long-running – non-themed horror anthology of new, never-before-published stories for the mass market.
Now, thanks to Titan Books, I’ve finally got that chance. I’ve signed an initial contract for two volumes of New Fears, with hopefully more to come in the future.
My aim with New Fears is to feature stories from established genre practitioners, emerging stars and complete unknowns. I want New Fears to be an annual showcase of the best and most varied short fiction that the horror genre has to offer, with the wide variety of approaches demonstrating how almost limitless the parameters of the genre can be.
In the first volume you’ll find stories which explore ancient myths in new and innovative ways, stories of human evil, stories of unnamed and ambiguous terrors, and stories where the numinous and the inexplicable intrude upon what we perceive to be reality in unexpected ways. You’ll find humour, and hope, and grief, and sadness, and regret, and impenetrable darkness. You’ll find stories that surprise you, unsettle you and shock you. But most of all, you’ll find stories that grab you and draw you in and compel you to keep turning the pages.
THE BOGGLE HOLE – ALISON LITTLEWOOD
SHEPHERDS’ BUSINESS – STEPHEN GALLAGHER
NO GOOD DEED – ANGELA SLATTER
THE FAMILY CAR – BRADY GOLDEN
FOUR ABSTRACTS – NINA ALLAN
SHELTERED IN PLACE – BRIAN KEENE
THE FOLD IN THE HEART – CHAZ BRENCHLEY
DEPARTURES – A.K. BENEDICT
THE SALTER COLLECTION – BRIAN LILLIE
SPEAKING STILL – RAMSEY CAMPBELL
THE EYES ARE WHITE AND QUIET – CAROLE JOHNSTONE
THE EMBARRASSMENT OF DEAD GRANDMOTHERS – SARAH LOTZ
EUMENIDES (THE BENEVOLENT LADIES) – ADAM NEVILL
ROUNDABOUT – MURIEL GRAY
THE HOUSE OF THE HEAD – JOSH MALERMAN
SUCCULENTS – CONRAD WILLIAMS
DOLLIES – KATHRYN PTACEK
THE ABDUCTION DOOR – CHRISTOPHER GOLDEN
THE SWAN DIVE – STEPHEN LAWS
NEW FEARS 1
Edited by MARK MORRIS
Published by Titan Books
Mark Morris is the author of over twenty novels, including Toady, Stitch, The Immaculate, The Secret of Anatomy, Fiddleback, The Deluge and four books in the popular Doctor Who range. His short stories, novellas, articles and reviews have appeared in a wide variety of anthologies and magazines, and he is editor of both Cinema Macabre, a book of horror movie essays by genre luminaries for which he won the 2007 British Fantasy Award, and its follow-up Cinema Futura. His recently published or forthcoming work includes the official tie-in novel for zombie apocalypse computer game Dead Island, a novelisation of the 1971 Hammer movie Vampire Circus, and The Wolves of London,