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WEIRD TRAILS: URBAN FANTASY WALKS – Digbeth, Birmingham

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Paperback: 154 pages
Publication Date: 15th September, 2013
ISBN-10: 1909573086
ISBN-13: 978-1909573086

Weird Trails, Volume One is available to purchase in paperback or on kindle at Amazon.

Weird Trails is a series of urban fantasy and horror anthologies focused upon real-word locations. Each Volume will focus on a different town or suburb, and will contain:

– A Walking Map
– An Guide to the target area
– a number of urban fantasy shorts set somewhere along the walk

The first volume is set in Digbeth, Birmingham, and has been edited by Adrian Middleton with graphics from Mike Watts. The line-up of authors is as follows:

‘The Curzon Street Horror’ by James Brogden (author of The Narrows and Tourmaline by Snow Books);
‘Bird’s over the Bullring’ by Mike Chinn (author of the Paladin Mandates and our forthcoming steampunk Sherlock Holmes novel, Vallis Timoris)
‘The Battle of Bordesley Bridge’ by Lynn Cochrane
‘Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Bigfoot’ by Theresa Derwin
‘Let Sleeping Wurms Lie’ by Pauline Dungate
‘The Anorak’ and ‘Robert O’ the Green & the Poor Knight’ by the late Julius Horne
‘Box of Dreams’ and ‘Heavy Metal’ by Adrian Middleton
‘The Giant’s Heartbeat’ by Anne Nicholls (better known to SF fans as Anne Gay, author of Mindsail and The Brooch of Azure Midnight).

We’ve blogged more about it on LiveJournal here

Future volumes are open to proposals from potential editors. We will consider a walk in any town (UK or abroad) except, for now, walks in London, Paris, Tokyo or New York). The editor and his contributors needs to be from or strongly connected to the town in question, and the contents should try and achieve the following:

– To Provide a map and guide that focus on history, geography and urban legend
– To be able to inspire locals and outsiders to want to set their urban fantasies in the town
– To showcase local writers, telling urban fantasy stories to inspire new urban legends

The first volume will cover an urban fantasy walk through Digbeth, meandering through stories about dragons, folkloric heroes, gangs, ghosts, giants, icons, magic, trolls and more.

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