Announcing: Suspended in Dusk, an anthology of Horror and Dark fiction

Posted: March 5, 2014 in Editing, Projects
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It’s been a while since I’ve been able to post, largely because I’ve been so busy!

I’ve been sweating on this new project of mine, an anthology of horror and dark fiction, titled Suspended in Dusk.  Over the last few months I’ve collected 19 short stories which I feel are a broad representation of some of the established and new talent within the horror/dark/weird genres. I am also very pleased that over one-third (42% unless I screwed the maths) of the table of contents are women who, frankly, scare the crap out of me every bit as much as their male counterparts (probably more!).

This anthology has been picked up by Books of the Dead press, run by James Roy Daley.  James has previously published fantastic and award-winning authors such as  Jonathan Maberry (multi-Bram Stoker winner), NYT Best Seller Tim Lebbon, and so many more.

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Full table of contents to come in coming days, but to whet your appetite, Suspended in Dusk will feature stories from the likes of Ramsey Campbell (Bram Stoker and British Fantasy award winner), Angela Slatter (British Fantasy Award Winner, Aurealis Award winner), John Everson (Bram Stoker Award winner) and many of the established and emerging masters of the dark and horrific.

Stay tuned for more info in coming days. Time permitting, in the lead-up to publication I’ll be going through the process of interviewing all the authors collected in the anthology, here on my blog.



  1. Reblogged this on Armand Rosamilia and commented:
    This is going to be amazing… and not only because I have a story in it!

  2. Zena Shapter says:

    What a fantastic ToC, Simon – congratulations!!

  3. […] I sent him a story which he liked and everything was going ahead when he ran into some problems and the publisher had to put the book on indefinite hold. No one’s fault, just one of those industry things that happens from time to time. Rather than hold on to everyone’s stories indefinitely, Simon said he would try to find another publisher or let our stories back to us if he couldn’t. Another publisher cropped up but didn’t eventuate. Simon was prepared to give it all up as an unfortunate series of events, but like a good terrier, he gave the whole project one last solid shake and landed the anthology with Books of the Dead Press and it’s all going ahead after all. Simon’s official announcement is here. […]

  4. […] Dewar has sold his horror anthology Suspended in Dusk to books of the Dead […]

  5. […] Books of the Dead will no doubt announce the anthology themselves sometime in the next few weeks, but in the meantime you can read Simon’s take on the whole thing here:… […]

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