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Ann K Schwader's Official Website


Welcome to my web site!

On this home page, you'll find my recently published works and future works.

My Goodreads Profile

An interview with me on the Weird Tales web site

My interview in Innsmouth Free Press's "Innsmouth Inktank"

Recently Published

Black Wings IV (PS Publishing, February 2015) is available now. Edited by S.T. Joshi, this latest in a series of excellent Lovecraftian anthologies contains "Night of the Piper," my first new Cassie Barrett tale to appear in several years.

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The Starry Wisdom Library (ed. Nate Pederson) is now available from PS Publishing. Billed as "the catalogue of the greatest occult book auction of all time," this facsimile edition includes essays on many of the most notorious books in the Lovecraftian Mythos-including one on Robert Bloch's Black Rites, contributed by me.

Hippocampus Press

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I have two new poems, "Frost Ghosts" & "Fatal Constellations,' in The Weird Fiction Review #5 (listed as Fall 2014). This trade paperback annual keeps getting bigger every year - this one just topped 300 pages! #5 includes a full-color artist portfolio by Travis Louie, plus fiction, articles / interviews, poetry, & columns. Edited by S.T. Joshi, available now from Centipede Press.

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My dark archaeology sonnet  “To the Next Priest” is one of the four Featured Poems in The HWA Poetry Showcase Volume I.   It’s edited by Peter Adam Salomon,  with cover art by Marge Simon.   The HWA’s first-ever book of dark poetry is available now on Kindle, & includes 38 dark poems originally submitted for May’s HWA Poetry Showcase.

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I have two new  poems, "Eating Mummy" & "Desert Nocturne," in The Weird Fiction Review  #4 (listed as Fall 2013).  This trade paperback annual   -- over 270 pages! -- includes an 8 page full-color artist portfolio by Bob Eggleton, plus fiction, articles, poetry, & reviews.  Edited by S.T. Joshi, available now from Centipede Press.

The Weird Fiction Review #4


Tales of Jack the Ripper

I have two reprint poems in Tales of Jack the Ripper (Word Horde Press), edited by Ross Lockhart of Book of Cthulhu fame. 

The official release date is August 31, 2013, but copies (print and e-book) are now available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other online retailers.

For more details  including TOC and a book trailer  check the Word Horde web site

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Fungi #21

 My short fiction piece, “Her Beloved Son,” appears in the 30th anniversary issue of Pierre Comtois’ legendary Lovecraftian magazine, Fungi.   Fungi #21 offers more than 400 pages of fiction & nonfiction, & is fully illustrated.

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Dreams of Fear

My Lovecraftian poem “The Coming of Chaos” will be reprinted in Dreams of Fear,  edited by S. T. Joshi and Steven J. Mariconda (Hippocampus Press 2013).

Hippocampus Press

For the complete table of contents & more information on this "anthology of all things mycotic":


Twisted in Dream: The Collected Weird Poetry of Ann K. Schwader

December  2011 by Hippocampus Press.

Edited by S.T. Joshi, with a Foreword by Robert M. Price. Photomontage cover by Loretta Young-Gautier, plus interior illos by Steve Lines. 204 pp., trade paperback.

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Innsmouth Free Press review

Lovecraft eZine review


2010 Bram Stoker Award Nominee

My dark SF poetry collection, Wild Hunt of the Stars, is now available from Sam’s Dot  Publishing.

Sams Dot Publishing.

Ebook (multiple formats) now available at Smashwords

This collection includes fifty poems, with color cover and black & white interior illustrations by noted speculative artist Marge Simon.

Review at The Tomb of Dark Delights (scroll down)

My Lovecraftian Mythos story "Objects From the Gilman-Waite Collection" has been reprinted in Cthulhu's Creatures (ed. by Steve Lines & John B. Ford), JnJ Publishing/Rainfall Books.

This trade paperback of Mythos fiction and poetry is available from www.jeffnjoys.co.uk or Rainfall Books





My cosmic horror tale "Dark Equinox" appears in Searchers After Horror: New Tales of the Weird and Fantastic, edited by S.T. Joshi.  (Fedogan & Bremer 2014).  Focused on the theme of weird places, it includes 21 strange tales -- all but one appearing for the first time. 

Searchers After Horror: New Tales of the Weird and Fantastic

John L. Probart's review of Searchers After Horror


Dark Fusions: Where Monsters Lurk

My dark science fiction tale "When the Stars Run Away" appears in Dark Fusions: Where Monsters Lurk (PS Publishing 2013), edited by Lois Gresh.

Dark Fusions: Where Monsters Lurk


My Lovecraftian short story “Objects from the Gilman-Waite Collection” has been reprinted in The Book of Cthulhu II, from Night Shade Books.

Night Shade Books


Now is Gone review


My terza rima poem, “Finale, Act Two,” appears in A Season in Carcosa (Miskatonic River Press), edited by Joseph S. Pulver

Table of contents

Miskatonic River Press info

"A Season In Carcosa" Book Trailer

Another "A Season In Carcosa" Book Trailer

Reviews for A Season in Carcosa:

Top Ten Dark Lit Books of 2012

The Arkham Digest

Horror World


Hellbound Times


Deepest, Darkest Eden

My Clark Ashton Smith-inspired poems, "Yhoundeh Fades" & "Weird of the White Sybil," appear in Deepest, Darkest Eden (New Tales of Hyperborea),  out now from Miskatonic River Press &  edited by Cody Goodfellow. 


My Lovecraftian haiku appear in Cthulhu Haiku & Other Mythos Madness, edited by Lester Smith & out now from Popcorn Press.


My dark science fiction villanelle “In This Brief Interval” appears in Future Lovecraft, an anthology of futuristic Lovecraftian fiction & poetry from Innsmouth Free Press.   (December 2011)

Future Lovecraft

Table of Contents


My dark Egyptology sonnet, “The Ba-Curse,” appears in Candle in the Attic Window, an anthology of new Gothic horror from Innsmouth Free Press (September 2011).

Table of Contents

Read an Innsmouth Free Press micro-interview with me:


Preorders are now being taken for Cthulhu Fhtagn! (ed. Ross E. Lockhart) , due out in August from Word Horde, & available from both independent booksellers & online retailers. This anthology contains my Mars-themed Mythos tale "Dead Canyons," set in Boulder, CO.

Signed copies can be preordered direct from Word Horde.

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Preorders are being taken now for my second collection of (mostly) Lovecraftian fiction, Dark Equinox. Due out in July 2015 from Hippocampus Press, this collection includes sixteen stories (four previously unpublished), with Southwestern cover art by Lyndsay Harper.

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Last updated on 28 June 2015