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Gary Fry
Posted on Thursday, January 22, 2004 - 05:32 am:   

Here's the official line-up for issue two of Fusing Horizons, out in three weeks:

STORIES
When? - Antony Mann
The Man in the Chimney - Gary McMahon
Death Will Come Softly, to the Beat of a Drum - Simon Bestwick
Silent Pine - Matt J. Drake
Quarry Games - Mark Patrick Lynch
Blind Circles - Joel Lane
The Pied Piper of Hammersmith - Nicholas Royle (reprint)
Flies - Kevin L. Donihe
Like a Stone in the Riverbed - Michael Kelly
Blind Spot - Andrew Humphrey (from ‘Open the Box’)
The Meeting - Clint Venuezula

Interview with Jonathan Carroll

The Three Fs: Fry’s Philosophical Thesis - Relativism and Reflexivity

FUSING ATOMS
The Old One - William I. Lengeman III
Weapons of Mass Production - Michael Stone
Download - Greg Beatty
The Egg - John Llewellyn Probert
What Sin a Name - William Edwards
The Gardener Did It - Gary Fry
Near Death Experience - Mark Patrick Lynch
(Another one or two yet to be selected)
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Gary Fry
Posted on Thursday, January 22, 2004 - 07:48 am:   

£2-65 a copy (US - $5-65): check out www.fusinghorizons.com

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Gary Fry
Posted on Saturday, January 24, 2004 - 12:56 am:   

And also...

...a new anthology.

http://fusinghorizons.com/poesprogeny.html
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Gary Fry
Posted on Saturday, January 24, 2004 - 06:34 am:   

POE'S PROGENY

An Anthology of Contemporary Stories
Inspired by Classic Dark Fiction


Coming soon from Gray Friar Press, publishers of
Fusing Horizons: Dark Fiction for Imaginative Readers...


What kind of stories will be included?

The book aims to display how the methods and effects of classic dark fiction are still relevant today. Too often contemporary work forgets, or denies, its roots. My idea is not to present a range of tales that involve simple pastiche, or period prose; rather the stories will draw upon the great achievements in the field in order to explore very modern issues.

Take, for example, Edgar Allan Poe’s notion of ‘The Imp of the Perverse’; around 70 years later, Freud was talking about his ‘discovery’, the unconscious mind. In this case, literary intuition preceded scientific endeavour. So, if you’re a writer who’s interested in Poe, you might employ his dark psychological insight, his dense and poetic prose, to elucidate some latter-day phenomenon.

Another example: Robert Louis Stevenson’s novella ‘The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’ is a fascinating study of the dual nature of human experience. Well, nowadays we hear so much about the multiple status of individuals, how in an age of global communication and complex lifestyles, they develop innumerable identities. If this grabs you, write something that draws on Stevenson’s work in the contemporary climate.

One final example: in his grand tales, H P Lovecraft delineated the vast indifference of the universe, and humanity’s alienation in the face of this. It strikes me that in these days of heartless capitalism, horror needs no cosmic excuse! Write me something monstrous, using the postmodern world as its setting. Give me a demon built out of waste, or an idiot God who runs a newspaper!

You get the idea? Thoroughly contemporary themes examined via the techniques of the greats.

Go to it.



Technical guidelines

The collection will contain around 20-25 tales, and will be about 350 pages long (that’s 180,000 words!). So I’ll be looking at stories between 1000 and 10,000 words, though if you’ve got something great at the novella length, I’ll consider it. Bear in mind, however, that this is a varied collection, and not a single author showcase!


The contributors will be a combination of established and newer authors. Payment is negotiable; please enquire.


Crucial point: Please send me your idea for a story before submitting (or maybe even writing) your work. Due to the nature of this project, my intention is to avoid overlap; it could be that your source has already been covered. I don’t want two Poe tales, even if they’re both marvellous. So a synopsis, please, of around 100-200 words. Oh, and don't give away the story - an editor's gotta have some fun! - and do include an estimated word count.


I’m accepting electronic submissions as an rtf attachment or in the body of an email: g.fry@blueyonder.co.uk


Some ideas

You might draw upon any of the following; alternatively, pitch something from your own classic reading.

Edgar Allan Poe, Robert Louis Stevenson, M R James
H P Lovecraft, Arthur Machen, Franz Kafka, Algernon Blackwood
William Hope Hodgson (horror at sea)
H G Wells (science gone mad)
du Maupassant (humanity gone mad!)

Or perhaps you’re more interested in any of the classic dark figures/movements:

vampire, frankenstein, werewolf, zombie,
crime noir, conté cruel, ghost story

There will be many others; as I say, contact me first with a suggestion. I look forward to reading your work…


Approximate publication date: February 2005
Deadline for submissions: 31 December 2004

Big names already signed up to contribute!

Gary Fry, editor
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GF
Posted on Saturday, January 24, 2004 - 11:51 am:   

Erratum: it's just been pointed out to me that the deadline for submissions is incorrect: sorry - it should read October 31st, 2004: Hallowe'en!
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Gary Fry
Posted on Thursday, March 04, 2004 - 01:02 am:   

FUSING HORIZONS Issue Two is now available: 96 pages, 22 stories, £2-65 (US: $5-65). No pitch required; it speaks for itself...

STORIES
When? - Antony Mann
The Man in the Chimney - Gary McMahon
Death Will Come Softly, to the Beat of a Drum - Simon Bestwick
Silent Pine - Matt J. Drake
Quarry Games - Mark Patrick Lynch
Blind Circles - Joel Lane
The Pied Piper of Hammersmith - Nicholas Royle (reprint)
Flies - Kevin L. Donihe
Like a Stone in the Riverbed - Michael Kelly
Blind Spot - Andrew Humphrey (from 'Open the Box')
The Meeting - Clint Venuezula

Fusing Horizons with... an interview with Jonathan Carroll

The Three Fs: Fry's Philosophical Thesis - Relativism and Reflexivity

FUSING ATOMS
The Old One - William I. Lengeman III
Weapons of Mass Production - Michael Stone
Download - Greg Beatty
The Egg - John Llewellyn Probert
What Sin a Name - William Edwards
The Gardener Did It - Gary Fry
Near Death Experience - Mark Patrick Lynch
The Point of (No) Return - Frank Roger
Mobius's Law - Frank Roger
SFX - Jeff Gardiner

http://www.fusinghorizons.com
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Gary Fry
Posted on Saturday, March 13, 2004 - 07:51 am:   

If you wish to order Fusing Horizons Issue Two via PayPal, please click on the appropriate box and then send me an email saying that this is the issue you want. Thanks!

Here's the official line-up for issue two of Fusing Horizons, out now: £2-65 (US $5-65).

STORIES
When? - Antony Mann
The Man in the Chimney - Gary McMahon
Death Will Come Softly, to the Beat of a Drum - Simon Bestwick
Silent Pine - Matt J. Drake
Quarry Games - Mark Patrick Lynch
Blind Circles - Joel Lane
The Pied Piper of Hammersmith - Nicholas Royle (reprint)
Flies - Kevin L. Donihe
Like a Stone in the Riverbed - Michael Kelly
Blind Spot - Andrew Humphrey (from 'Open the Box')
The Meeting - Clint Venuezula

Fusing Horizons with... an interview with Jonathan Carroll

The Three Fs: Fry's Philosophical Thesis - Relativism and Reflexivity

FUSING ATOMS
The Old One - William I. Lengeman III
Weapons of Mass Production - Michael Stone
Download - Greg Beatty
The Egg - John Llewellyn Probert
What Sin a Name - William Edwards
The Gardener Did It - Gary Fry
Near Death Experience - Mark Patrick Lynch
The Point of (No) Return - Frank Roger
Mobius's Law - Frank Roger
SFX - Jeff Gardiner

http://www.fusinghorizons.com

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