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A brand new anthology of occult detective mysteries with real bite – seven specially selected novella to novelette length stories.
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A substantial anthology of new occult detective mysteries with real bite.

Some stories need space to breathe and develop – and sometimes there’s no easy solution to be wrapped up in a dozen pages. Not content with being limited to our usual magazine length fiction, this time we’re offering readers and writers a chance to really get their teeth into something.

For Occult Detective Quarterly Presents, we’ve carefully selected seven new stories of novelette to novella length from some terrific authors. We’ll be giving out more details as this campaign unfolds, but we can say that ODQ Presents features a wild Nick Nightmare novella by veteran, award-winning author Adrian Cole, exclusive to this anthology and full of mad adventure and the occult, risks and betrayals.

Don’t be fooled, though – we haven’t just played safe with established characters. We’ve gone for a great mix of characters and settings from six other contemporary horror, pulp, Gothic and supernatural authors, each with her or his own distinctive style. As an example, we also have Amanda DeWees, another award-winning author who specialises in Gothic mysteries! Whilst you’ll find some sort of occult detective in each of these stories, they may not always be what you expected.

The anthology will be over 250 pages of mystery, magic and malice, with settings that range from urban Scotland to early Judea, calling in at an English country house and smog-bound Los Angeles along the way. Gritty private eyes, stylish psychic sleuths and a rabbi’s assistant await you, in what we hope will be the first of a series of anthologies which will give our occult detectives the space to succeed – or die.

This is your chance to show there’s an appetite for longer fiction, and to get in from the start. The campaign offers some great deals, including both ODQ Presents and issues of ODQ magazine at special prices. If you like what you see, then those further anthologies will be one step nearer to reality, and we’ll be able to plan Open Calls so that more writers can deliver the goods.

Stretching our art

© Sebastian Cabrol
© Sebastian Cabrol

We’re not going mad here – the anthology itself is the thing. So our stretch goals are all about art for this volume. We’ve already been negotiating with some fine artists for interior illustrations. The basic anthology will have some art, yes. But if the campaign goes well, we’ll be adding goals which include having every story specially illustrated, and a bit more – maybe even a small portfolio of occult detective art at the back.

STRETCH GOAL 1 - $2250

Every single story with its own commissioned, full page interior illustration.

STRETCH GOAL 2 - $2400

An additional novelette, 'Conquer Comes Correct' by Edward M Erdelac.

Risks and challenges

All the stories are in, and they're great, so it's up to our backers now. The bottom line - we'll have trouble getting such long works into print without this anthology. So we need really support to make this the best it can be for everyone.

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    Our appreciation for anything you can give to help ODQ PRESENTS become reality.

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    For the electronic devotees, an e-copy of ODQ PRESENTS plus a FOUR ISSUE electronic subscription to ODQ. If you're an existing e-subscriber, this will start with ODQ #5. IF you're new to ODQ, then your subscription will start with ODQ #4.

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    Print and eformat copies of ODQ PRESENTS plus a print copy of A PERSISTENCE OF GERANIUMS, Electric Pentacle's 5 star collection by John Linwood Grant.

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    A blend of human and electronics - a print copy of ODQ PRESENTS plus a FOUR ISSUE electronic subscription to ODQ. If you're an existing subscriber, this will start with ODQ #5. IF you're new to ODQ, then your subscription will start with ODQ #4.

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    The occult collection - a print copy of ODQ PRESENTS plus print copies of ODQs 1, 2 and 3.

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    The Occult Shelf-filler - Print copies of ODQ PRESENTS and A PERSISTENCE OF GERANIUMS, Electric Pentacle's 5 star collection by John Linwood Grant, PLUS the first 3 ODQs in print.

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    A bumper bargain. Receive a print copy of ODQ PRESENTS plus a FOUR ISSUE subscription to the print edition of ODQ itself. If you're an existing print subscriber, this will start with ODQ #5. IF you're new to ODQ, then your subscription will start with ODQ #4. (Shipping is to cover five shipments)

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    The Electric Pentacle Shelf-filler! ODQ PRESENTS, ODQs 1-3, A PERSISTENCE OF GERANIUMS by John Linwood Grant, THIS ROUGH OLD WORLD by Brandon Barrows, PULLP Junk by Michael Faun, and THE DOLLKEEPER by Rob F Martin.

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