Police Scale Down Search for Missing Lovers

By Amanda J. Spedding

Dunwich, MA – In an effort to piece together the last known movements of Thomas John (T.J.) Bennett and Bella May Langford, police are calling for witnesses who had any contact with the couple to come forward.

At approximately 3am Saturday morning, a passing motorist alerted police to a broken guardrail at the top of ‘Witches Drop’ above the Miskatonic River. A full-scale search was launched at daybreak, with police rescue officers having to abseil the …

IFPPolice Scale Down Search for Missing Lovers

Review: The Supernatural Book of Monsters, Spirits, Demons and Ghouls

The Supernatural Book of Monsters, Spirits, Demons, and Ghouls by Alex Irvine

Review by Paula R. Stiles

Irvine, Alex. The Supernatural Book of Monsters, Spirits, Demons, and Ghouls. New York: Harper Entertainment, 2007. 219pp. $14.95. ISBN#: 978-0-06-136703-8.

Supernatural, the CW show about two brothers riding the back roads of America, hunting down urban legends and the demon that killed their mother, has developed a real cult following, largely due to its concept (American urban legends), and the …

IFPReview: The Supernatural Book of Monsters, Spirits, Demons and Ghouls

Column: Writing the Mythos: By Its Cover: Mythos Tomes

By Its Cover: Mythos Tomes

By G. W. Thomas

H. P. Lovecraft did not invent the idea of the arcane tome, one so evil its very existence meant insanity and worse for its possessor. The idea is borrowed–with acknowledgement–from Robert W. Chambers (1865-1933), a turn-of-the-century writer who carved out a career largely in historical fiction but with a few excursions into the macabre. His book The King in Yellow (1895) is a loose collection of tales revolving around a weird …

IFPColumn: Writing the Mythos: By Its Cover: Mythos Tomes

Interview: Robert Borski

Robert Borski’s “The Cthulhu Whisperer” appears in the Summer 2009 fiction issue of Innsmouth Free Press.

He grew up in Wisconsin, not far from Sauk City, home to Arkham House and its founder, August Derleth. Though he has not written much HPL-inspired fiction, he was a contributor to the early Weird Tales fanzine, Etchings & Odysseys. These days he mostly writes poetry.

How did you become interested in writing Mythos/Lovecraftian stories?

I was a big Arkham House fan …

IFPInterview: Robert Borski

IFP Special Multi-issue: 2010

We’re running a multiethnic issue in 2010 and we want your scary, funny, exciting and plain-bizarre stories with a Lovecraftian twist.


  1. Must have a minority character in a major role. We are trying to produce an issue that showcases diversity in speculative fiction. We get a lot of slush with characters with English backgrounds, and a lot of stuff set in the United States. We are trying to do something different this time around.
  2. Special attention will be paid
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Review: Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath

Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath by H.P. Lovecraft

Review by Amy Harlib

Ballantine Books, NY, Reissue edition July 1996, $6.50, mass market paperback, ISBN#: 0-34533-779-4

Way back in the early 70s, when I was a college student (dates me doesn’t it), I was already a lifelong lover of all things fantastical. That I became an eager collector of the entire run of the late, lamented, Lin Carter-edited Ballantine Adult Fantasy Series, which burst upon the genre literary scene at that …

IFPReview: Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath

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Interview: Pamela K. Kinney

Pamela K. Kinney’s story “Azathoth Is Here” appears in the Summer 2009 issue of Innsmouth Free Press.

Pamela K. Kinney is an author of published horror, science fiction, fantasy, horror, poetry, and the nonfiction book, Haunted Richmond, Virginia, published by Schiffer Publishing, along with Haunted Virginia: Legends, Myths and True Tales coming May 2009 from Schiffer Publishing, too. Using the pseudonym, Sapphire Phelan, she has published erotic and sweet paranormal/fantasy/science fiction romance, also poetry and a couple of …

IFPInterview: Pamela K. Kinney

Art Review: Protesting Pickman Paintings

The Work of Richard Upton Pickman

(Pickman Art Gallery, June 8 – August 16)

by Scott Woods

Outside of a taste for the socially repellent, sheer shock value, or a sense of fiduciary duty to local computer baron and patron of the visual arts Alex Visser, I can scarcely conceive of any good reason why the Pickman Art Gallery has chosen to broadcast such a wide version of their collection of Richard Upton Pickman art.

Most of the works on …

IFPArt Review: Protesting Pickman Paintings

Pickman Art Gallery Opens its Doors

by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Innsmouth, MA – Finally, after years of planning, fund-raising and contentious debates over its redevelopment, the Pickman Art Gallery is open to the public in a new, larger location.

Housed in a building that was closed for nearly ten years and almost demolished, the Pickman Art Gallery now hosts on its second floor the largest collection of art by Bostonian artist Richard Upton Pickman.  The collection consists mainly of 1920s paintings, but there are also some sketches …

IFPPickman Art Gallery Opens its Doors

Micro-interview: Nick Mamatas

Nick Mamatas’ flash piece “And Then, And Then, And Then …” appears in the Summer 2009 fiction issue of Innsmouth Free Press.

He is the author of two novels, the Lovecraftian Move Under Ground and the satirical Under My Roof. His short fiction has appeared in subTERRAIN, Poe’s Lighthouse, Lovecraft Unbound, and many other journals, magazines and anthologies. Much of his short fiction was recently collected in You Might Sleep… A native New Yorker, Nick now lives …

IFPMicro-interview: Nick Mamatas

Summer 2009 Fiction Issue


Welcome to the inaugural fiction issue of Innsmouth Free Press. This summer, our theme is “water”. Nick Mamatas brings us a hopeful re-imagining of “The Shadow over Innsmouth” in “And Then, And Then, And Then …”. Pamela K. Kinney takes us briefly back to land and describes a tentacled apocalypse at the grocery store in “Azathoth is Here”. Robert Borski shows us how to gentle a Mythos monster in “The Cthulhu Whisperer”. Caroline Totten tells …

IFPSummer 2009 Fiction Issue