Well, it's a good day when you discover your favourite anthology series is open to unsolicited reprints. Enter, Stephen Jones' The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror.
I love this series. I've been reading it for years, and would highly recommend it.
I've included the 1985 cover in this post, because it's my favourite. You've got to admire those colours. This cover it makes me smile, because it's not (in my opinion) indicative of the contents. The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror is thoughtful horror, meaningful and elegant. It's the type of horror I aspire to write. But what a cover! Outrageously pulpy. I mean you don't see many green vampire monsters do you?
Here are the guidelines: (slightly edited).
I am now considering stories and novellas FIRST PUBLISHED between January 2012 and December 2012 for the twenty-fourth annual edition of the multiple award-winning THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF BEST NEW HORROR series.
Do not assume that I have seen the book, magazine or website that your work appears in. If you think you have had a story published of exceptional quality (and I am only interested in seeing your very best work, no matter where it originally appeared), then send a copy to the address below.
I am also interested in seeing novels, collections, anthologies, magazines, art books, graphic adaptations, DVDs and anything else connected with the horror field that I can mention in the comprehensive overview of the year in horror. I will also list your contact information in the list of useful addresses.
Please send all material (sorry, no electronic submissions), with details of first publication and all contact details, to:
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror #24
c/o 130 Park View
Middx HA9 6JU
The deadline for receiving material is JANUARY 2013 --STEPHEN JONES
Editor, The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror series