Uncanny nature

I have stories in two new collections that are inspired by the uncanny in the more-than-human world. 'Lichen Storey' appears in An Invite to Eternity, edited by Marian Womack and Gary Budden, and published by Calque Press. 'Feeding the Peat' appears in Uncertainties IV, edited by Timothy J. Jarvis, and published by Swan River Press. More info on both collections below.

An Invite to Eternity
Available here.
A collection of ecological short fiction for our times, from an international group of writers, working from a variety of languages, cultures and traditions.

An Invite to Eternity represents literary modes and genres including speculative fiction, weird fiction, dark horror or fantasy, science-eco-fiction, folk or environmental horror, the eerie and the uncanny, in order to find a common language to articulate our present challenge in the face of the most pressing problem humanity is facing: anthropogenic climate change.  The anthology includes fiction written originally in English, short fiction in translation, and also stories produced by a new generation of multi-lingual authors working in more than one language, and engaging with more than one culture.

Uncertainties IV
Available for pre-order here.

"We live in Gothic times." — Angela Carter
The Gothic tale, disreputable as it is, can, more readily than the realist short story, provoke unease and jolt us from complacency.

Uncertainties is an anthology series—featuring authors from Britain, America, Canada, Australia, and the Philippines—each exploring the concept of increasingly fragmented senses of reality. These types of short stories were termed “strange tales” by Robert Aickman, called “tales of the unexpected” by Roald Dahl, and known to Shakespeare’s ill-fated Prince Mamillius as “winter’s tales”. But these are no mere ghost stories. These tales of the uncanny grapple with existential epiphanies of the modern day, when otherwise familiar landscapes become sinister and something decidedly less than certain . . .