The following listing gives the stories published from the year following H.P. Lovecraft's death to the year prior to Ramsey Campbell's first collection being published that are considered integral to the Cthulhu Mythos. Some of these were not considered as Mythos stories when first published, but have subsequently been subsumed into the Mythos by more current authors. This chronology only gives the place of first publication and the byline as it appeared therein.

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NOTE: If for a particular publication the year and/or the date are blank, they are they same as above.

Year Date Publication Story
1938 February Weird Tales The Diary of Alonzo Typer, William Lumley

April Weird Tales The Eyes of the Mummy, Robert Bloch

July Weird Tales The Spawn of Dagon, Henry Kuttner
1939 January Weird Tales Medusa's Coil, Zealia B. Bishop

February Strange Stories The Invaders, Keith Hammond

March Weird Tales The Return of Hastur, August W. Derleth

April Strange Stories Bells of Horror, Keith Hammond

April Weird Tales Hydra, Henry Kuttner

June Strange Stories The Hunt, Henry Kuttner

June - July Weird Tales The Death Watch, Hugh B. Cave

September Weird Tales Spawn of the Maelstrom, August W. Derleth and Mark Schorer

--- Arkham House The Shadow Out of Time, H.P. Lovecraft
At the Mountains of Madness, H.P. Lovecraft

December Strange Stories Passing of Eric Holm, Will Garth
1940 September Polaris The Tree on the Hill, Duane W. Rimel

October Strange Stories The Evil Ones, August W. Derleth and Mark Schorer

November Weird Tales The Sandwin Compact, August W. Derleth
The Mound, Zealia B. Bishop (abridged)
1941 February Stirring Science Stories Out of the Jar, Charles R. Tanner
The Abyss, Robert W. Lowndes

Strange Stories Ithaqua, August W. Derleth

March Scorpio Dr. Xander's Cottage, Martin D. Brown
Through the Alien Angle, Elwin G. Powers

April Stirring Science Stories The Coming of the White Worm, Clark Ashton Smith

May Weird Tales The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, H.P. Lovecraft (part 1; abridged)

July Weird Tales The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, H.P. Lovecraft (part 2; abridged)

September Weird Tales Beyond the Threshold, August W. Derleth

October The Unique Magazine The Mantle of Graag, Paul Dennis Lavond
1942 March Stirring Science Stories The Long Wall, Wilfred Owen Morley

May Weird Tales Black Bargain, Robert Bloch

December Future Fantasy and Science Fiction The Leapers, Carol Grey
1943 --- Arkham House The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, H.P. Lovecraft
The Mound, Zealia Brown-Reed Bishop

Spring The Acolyte Music of the Stars, Duane W. Rimel

July Weird Tales Legacy in Crystal, James Causey

Fall The Acolyte Horror at Vecra, Henry Hasse
1944 March Weird Tales The Trail of Cthulhu, August Derleth

November Weird Tales The Dweller in Darkness, August Derleth
1945 --- Arkham House The Lurker at the Threshold, H.P. Lovecraft and August Derleth

July Weird Tales The Watcher from the Sky, August Derleth
1946 August Amazing Stories Bothon, Henry S. Whitehead

November Weird Tales Spawn of the Green Abyss, C. Hall Thompson
1947 --- Fantasy Book Black Lotus, Robert Bloch (revised version)

July Weird Tales The Will of Claude Ashur, C. Hall Thompson

September Weird Tales The Occupant of the Crypt, August Derleth and Mark Schorer
1948 March Weird Tales Something in Wood, August Derleth

September Weird Tales The Whippoorwills in the Hills, August Derleth
1949 March Weird Tales The Testament of Claiborne Boyd, August Derleth

[Spr] Avon Fantasy Reader The Unspeakable Betrothal, Robert Bloch
1950 September Weird Tales The Shadow from the Steeple, Robert Bloch

Autumn The Nekromantikon Why Abdul Alhazred Went Mad, D.R. Smith
1951 January Weird Tales Something from Out There, August Derleth

[3] Futurian Press Blinded They Fly, Vol Molesworth

[Spr] Avon Fantasy Reader The Black Kiss, Robert Bloch

May Weird Tales Notebook Found in a Deserted House, Robert Bloch
The Keeper of the Key, August Derleth

November Weird Tales The Night They Crashed the Party, Robert Bloch
1952 January Weird Tales The Black Island, August Derleth
1953 July Weird Tales The House in the Valley, August Derleth
1954 July Weird Tales The Survivor, H.P. Lovecraft and August Derleth
1957 --- Arkham House The Peabody Heritage, H.P. Lovecraft and August Derleth
The Gable Window, H.P. Lovecraft and August Derleth
The Shadow Out of Space, H.P. Lovecraft and August Derleth
The Lamp of Alhazred, H.P. Lovecraft and August Derleth

July Fantastic Universe Science Fiction Seal of the Damned, August Derleth

[10] Supernatural Stories The Sorcerer's Cave, Trebor Thorpe

[11] Screen Chills and Macabre Stories Them Ones, Robert Bloch
1958 Jun Fantastic Terror in Cut-Throat Cove, Robert Bloch

[11] Out of This World The Kraken, Leo Brett
1959 --- Arkham House The Shuttered Room, H.P. Lovecraft and August Derleth
The Fisherman of Falcon Point, H.P. Lovecraft and August Derleth

March Monster Parade Demons of Cthulhu, Charles D. Hammer
1960 November Kaleidoscope Conspiracy Out of Dorwich, Howard St. John
1961 [5] Supernatural Stories They Flew By Night, Leo Brett

[6] Supernatural Stories Mythos, Max Chartair
1962 --- Arkham House The Church in High Street, J. Ramsey Campbell
Witches' Hollow, H.P. Lovecraft and August Derleth

--- Arkham House The Trail of Cthulhu, August Derleth

March Justice League of America The Fantastic Fingers of Felix Faust, Gardner F. Fox (comic)

May Justice League of America One Hour to Doomsday, Gardner F. Fox (comic)
1963 --- Goudy The Tower from Yuggoth, J. Ramsey Campbell

--- Macabre House The Seventh Incantation, Joseph Payne Brennan

[7] Supernatural Stories Solitude, Michael Hamilton

November Magazine of Horror The Space-Eaters, Frank Belknap Long (revised version)

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