NEW MILLENNIUM MYTHOS
A division of Perilous Press dedicated to uncovering the finest in new cosmic horror and Cthulhu Mythos literature. We have pledged our hearts and hands to reviving that initial thrill of visceral terror that once made us fanatical students of the impossible, but which has almost been extinguished from the popular arts by shoddy imitation and pale dilution for mass consumption.
Our general editor is Lovecraft scholar, biographer and weird fiction critic ST JOSHI. As the author of THE RISE AND FALL OF THE CTHULHU MYTHOS, Joshi roundly condemned the creeping degradation of modern cosmic horror, but challenged new acolytes to seize the initiative and revitalize the genre with fresh innovation and a rediscovery of true fear. With NEW MILLENNIUM MYTHOS, Mr. Joshi will put our money where his mouth is, and usher the greatest artificial mythology of the modern age into the 21st century.
We will endeavor to produce limited hardbound editions of new and selected rare classic weird fiction from established masters of the form and unsung prophets of the new weird until either economic reality renders us unable to persevere, or until our foolhardy campaign catalyzes the arrival of a new dark age of universal literacy.
COPPING SQUID, released October 2009, is a collection of Cthulhu Mythos fiction by World Fantasy Award-winning MICHAEL SHEA. Published in both a trade hardcover edition of 750 with cover art and interior illustrations by STEVEN GILBERTS, as well as a limited 250 signed deluxe edition with alternate cover.
Our next release, THE WOMB OF TIME, includes two novella-length stories from BRIAN STABLEFORD and will be available in the second quarter of 2010 as a limited, signed edition of 250 and a trade edition of 750 with cover art by CYRIL VAN DER HAEGEN. Check the store for pre-orders of the limited edition.
New Millennium Mythos is looking for innovative, dynamic treatments of H. P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos. Either novels or short story collections will be considered, but preference will be given to novels. We're not interested in stereotyped pastiches of tentacled monsters or Necronomicons or such, but treatments of Lovecraft's basic themes and motifs--the sense of the cosmic, the effects of knowledge upon the human psyche, the detailed evocation of a landscape of terror and weirdness--written in a generally contemporary style with strong, vivid characters and an emphasis on mood and atmosphere. In other words, we don't want Lovecraft pastiches so much as works that use Lovecraft's ideas and images as a springboard for vital, original writing.
Authors are advised to familiarize themselves with our previous releases and also Joshi's critical survey of the genre, The Rise And Fall Of The Cthulhu Mythos before querying or submitting.
Electronic submissions only. Send 5-10 page synopsis and complete, rigorously formatted manuscript as an attached Word or PDF file to Submissions. Include "Submission", your name, the submission's title in the subject line. We will try to respond within 90 days, but please bear in mind that our resources are extremely limited and our publishing schedule is extremely tight, so our standards are extremely high.