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Creeping Crawlers. Edited by Allen Ashley
« on: January 24, 2015, 04:24:55 pm »
Shadow Publishing is proud to announce a major anthology of new stories, Creeping Crawlers, edited by Allen Ashley, to be published Autumn 2015. Allen says, “What is this lingering fear of insects, arachnids, arthropods, crustaceans and those that slither? Is it a hangover from the survival battles in the savannah or does it go deeper and further back than that in our evolutionary heritage? Does the highly regulated ant society represent a worrying paradigm of a potential human future? Unchallenged, the locusts, the maggots, the worms, the flies, the aphids and the termites may consume and destroy all that we have and hold dear. In a subtler way, we think we are in control of the Earth but the insect class are the great survivors biding their time and, whilst they are playing the long game, perhaps they are also manipulating us for their own inscrutable purposes”.
 
We are seeking submissions for the anthology commencing 1st March 2015.
 
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Creeping Crawlers - First Acceptances
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2015, 07:38:12 pm »
Allen Ashley says: I am pleased to announce that I have made my first three acceptances for my forthcoming anthology “Creeping Crawlers”. They are: In The Earth by Storm Constantine; Us! by Andrew Hook; and Survivors by Terry Grimwood.
 
For those of you who have already submitted, rest assured that your stories are still under consideration. For those of you who haven’t submitted yet – don’t hang about or you might miss the cut! So, if you want to be in the stellar company of Storm, Andrew and Terry in this exciting new anthology from Shadow Publishing, get your skates on! Submissions to Allen on creepingcrawlers@outlook.com.

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Re: Creeping Crawlers. Edited by Allen Ashley
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2015, 01:20:22 pm »
"I am pleased to announce that I have some more formal acceptances for “Creeping Crawlers”. I have already taken stories by Storm Constantine, Andrew Hook and Terry Grimwood. To supplement that list I can now add the following stories: “Mariposas Del Noche” by Pauline E. Dungate; “Running with the Tide” by Adrian Cole; “A Taste for Canal Burgers” by David Rix; “Scarab” by Gary Budgen; and “The Sweet Meat and the Beet” by David Turnbull. For those of you still waiting to hear from me, thank you for your patience. I am diligently going through second readings and will be announcing further acceptances very soon" - Allen Ashley.

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Re: Creeping Crawlers. Edited by Allen Ashley
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2015, 03:38:46 pm »
GOOD STUFF

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Re: Creeping Crawlers. Edited by Allen Ashley
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2015, 11:59:29 am »
Allen Ashley, Editor of our forthcoming anthology “Creeping Crawlers”, reports the following:


“I have made another round of acceptances for the anthology. These are as follows: “A Taste for Canal Burgers” by David Rix; “Woodworm” by Marion Pitman; “Foreign Bodies” by Edmund Glasby; “You Dry Your Tears If They Don’t Work” by Ralph Robert Moore; “Spinnentier” by David Birch and “Little Helpers” by John Grant. I am currently making considered responses to the final half a dozen submissions so will be able to announce the full line-up once contracts have been agreed. This is already a fabulous line-up but in what will be a bumper crop, I expect to have a few more terrific names and stories to add to the list very soon. We are still on course for a launch at Fantasy Con in October. Watch this space!”

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Re: Creeping Crawlers. Edited by Allen Ashley
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2015, 01:51:33 am »
Damn, I was working on something for this. Sounds great though, I'll be grabbing a copy at Fantasy Con...

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Re: Creeping Crawlers. Edited by Allen Ashley
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2015, 12:22:39 pm »
Good to hear! Hope we have a great launch at the convention. Shadow Publishing is sharing a launch slot with the guys at The Alchemy Press!

 

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Re: Creeping Crawlers. Edited by Allen Ashley
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2015, 01:16:31 pm »
Good to hear! Hope we have a great launch at the convention. Shadow Publishing is sharing a launch slot with the guys at The Alchemy Press!


Indeed we are. At least we have no intestinal parasites on offer  ;D

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Re: Creeping Crawlers. Edited by Allen Ashley
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2015, 05:46:47 pm »
Here it is! CREEPING CRAWLERS, our great new anthology, edited by Allen Ashley.

We have a fantastic cover wrap designed by Steve Upham.

Paperback. 400 pages. ISBN: 978-0-9572962-2-0.

Nineteen stories of creeping, slithering, crawling horror, science fiction & fantasy stories by, David Birch, Gary Budgen , Adrian Cole, Storm Constantine, Andrew Darlington, Pauline E. Dungate, Dennis Etchison, Edmund Glasby, John Grant, Terry Grimwood, Andrew Hook, Mark Howard Jones, Alan Knott, Robin Lupton, Ralph Robert Moore, Richard Mosses, Marion Pitman, David Rix, David Turnbull

We launch the book at Fantasycon in Nottingham (October 23-25). The book will be available at Amazon and can be ordered from our website by PayPal here http://www.shadowpublishing.webeasysite.co.uk/index.html

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Re: Creeping Crawlers. Edited by Allen Ashley
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2016, 09:13:41 am »
Recent reviews of Creeping Crawlers may be found at the following links:

The Horror Review: http://www.horrorreview.com/creeping-crawlers-book-review/
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"All in all, however, if you’re not too squeamish, this is an enjoyable anthology featuring some excellent stories from the various contributors".

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26308666-creeping-crawlers?ac=1&from_search=1
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"It's a unique anthology, because nineteen authors explore our fear of crawlers and our relationship with them. The authors do their utmost best to fascinate and terrify readers by writing about crawling and slithering creatures in different ways".

I have a few copies in stock at a special sale price of £8.50, post free in the UK, payment by cheque or PayPal. Contact me at david.sutton986@btinternet.com

Website: http://davidsutton986.wix.com/shadowpublishing

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Re: Creeping Crawlers. Edited by Allen Ashley
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2016, 12:01:06 pm »
A fine review of Creeping Crawlers, by Peter Tennant, is published in issue 52 of Black Static magazine. http://ttapress.com/1892/black-static-52/0/5/.

Creeping Crawlers: "400 pages of creeping, slithering, crawling horror, science fiction & fantasy stories by nineteen of today’s top authors!"

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Re: Creeping Crawlers. Edited by Allen Ashley
« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2016, 12:37:15 pm »
nice cover artwork
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Re: Creeping Crawlers. Edited by Allen Ashley
« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2016, 07:29:15 am »
Indeed, Steve Upham's cover artwork is superb!