This week we have a poignant story from the Unfinished Literary Agency, followed by an account of alien discoveries on a Martian moon. Something comes to Planet Earth in the next story, after which we solve The Mystery of the Semi-Detached, and out in Raj-era India, we meet a clash of cultures.
Carter Ward touches down on Callisto in the last installment of Illara, but somewhere in space, the Scavengers are plotting revenge. Vezin and Dr Silence discuss the former’s experiences. The settlers explore more of Lincoln Island. And Sweeney Todd makes a retirement plan.
—Gavin Chappell

The winter edition of Schlock! Quarterly now available from Rogue Planet Press:
Swords against Cthulhu III: A New Dark Age
Deadline: Until full
Payment: Exposure and Royalties
Flash fiction, Poetry, Short Stories (2,000-6,000 words)
Re-prints will also be considered.
Sword and sorcery in the aeon of Cthulhu Rising!
“The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the light into the peace and safety of a new dark age.”
So saith Lovecraft.
Picture a future Earth, a savage world where science is jettisoned in favour of primitive superstition, where technology has become the idol of a new religion. A world where the truth of Cthulhu has been revealed, where a lunatic humanity has discovered its true insignificance—the punchline in a cosmic joke. A new dark age has descended upon a species that has learnt too much. Science and superstition and the sorcery of the Mad Arab create a world where only the strong survive, and barbarian warriors battle for existence in a bleak and pitiless universe…
Science fantasy tales of dying earths, of low tech dystopias, of medieval post-apocalyptic worlds—all with a Cthulhu Mythos slant—will be welcome in this anthology.
Submission guidelines:
Please submit your manuscript as a *.rtf, *.doc or *.docx file (all other formats will automatically be rejected. Contact me prior to submitting if this presents an issue for you.)
Font and formatting: Please submit in Times New Roman, 12 point font; single line spacing. Please format the document to 1st line indentation of 1″. The page margin should be set to .1″ on all sides.
No headers, footers or page numbers.
Please check grammar.
Upon acceptance into the anthology, you agree that Horrified Press holds exclusive publishing rights for six months from the date of publication. All intellectual property rights over the author’s work remain with the author, with the proviso that Horrified Press retains distribution rights in the format of the contracted anthology.
This title will be available as an e-book and trade quality paperback.
Gavin Chappell will be presiding over this anthology.
Email your submission as an attachment to: Editor@schlock.co.uk
The email subject line must read ‘SUBMISSION SAC: Dark Age – your story title’ or your submission will not be considered for this anthology.
Successful applicants will be notified before the deadline has expired.

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