Horror & Dark Fantasy

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Issues

Mar. 2019 (Issue 78)

We have a new short story called “All the Hidden Places,” from Cadwell Turnbull, which is about a particularly monstrous apocalypse. Adam-Troy Castro takes us into the near future in his new short “Example,” which looks at a dark new approach to the corrections system. We also have terrific reprints by Kaaron Warren (“Bridge of Sighs”) and Seanan McGuire (“Carry On”). In our column on horror, “The H Word,” writer Nibedita Sen writes about the body horror of pregnancy. Plus, we have author spotlights with our authors, and a book review from Terence Taylor.

Feb. 2019 (Issue 77)

This month, we have original fiction from Micah Dean Hicks (“Quiet the Dead”) and Rafeeat Aliyu (“58 Rules To Ensure Your Husband Loves You Forever”), along with reprints by Kelley Armstrong (“We Are All Monsters Here”) and Nick Mamatas (“The Glottal Stop”). In the latest installment of our column on horror, “The H Word,” Richard Thomas discusses new, exciting trends in horror films. Plus we have author spotlights with our authors, and a panel interview with some amazing women in the horror industry.

Jan. 2019 (Issue 76)

We’re kicking off the new year with a new dark fantasy story from Natalia Theodoridou (“What it Sounds Like When You Fall”)—and trust me, you’ve never seen angels like these before. Vajra Chandrasekera brings us our second original, “On the Origin of Specie,” a story that will make you reconsider how you feel about the spare change in your wallet. Our reprints this month are by Paul Tremblay (“Headstone in Your Pocket”) and Laura Blackwell (“Bitter Perfume”). In the latest installment of our column on horror, “The H Word,” Cadwell Turnbull writes about the real monsters in our world. Plus, we have author spotlights with our authors, and a feature interview with cartoonist and writer Emil Ferris.

Dec. 2018 (Issue 75)

We have original fiction from Adam-Troy Castro (“The Ten Things She Said While Dying: An Annotation”) and Carrie Vaughn (“The Island of Beasts”), along with reprints by Gemma Files (“Nanny Grey”) and Stephen Graham Jones (“Universal Horror”). Over at “The H Word,” Nicole Sconiers takes a close look at common horror tropes about children. Plus, we have author spotlights with our authors, and a book review from Adam-Troy Castro.

Nov. 2018 (Issue 74)

This month we have an original novelette from Usman Malik (“Dead Lovers on Each Blade, Hung”) that we’ll be serializing over two weeks. Our reprints are by Carole Johnstone (“Better You Believe”) and Lucy Taylor (“Nikishi”). In the latest installment of our column on horror, “The H Word,” A.C. Wise examines the roles mothers play in horror. Plus we have plus an author spotlight with Usman Malik and a book review from Terence Taylor.

Oct. 2018 (Issue 73)

We have original fiction from Joanna Parypinski (“The Inheritance”) and Halli Villegas (“A Mother’s Love Never Ends”), along with reprints by Micah Dean Hicks (“Ghost Jeep”) and John Langan (“The Underground Economy”). In the latest installment of our column on horror, “The H Word,” Karin Lowachee meditates on the psychological draws of watching horror movies. We also have our usual author spotlights with our authors, and a feature interview with author and editor Amber Fallon.

Sept. 2018 (Issue 72)

We have original fiction from Weston Ochse (“House of Small Spiders”) and M. Rickert (“True Crime”), along with reprints by Barbara Roden (“The Brink of Eternity”) and Conrad Williams (“The Pike”). In the latest installment of our column on horror, “The H Word,” Grady Hendrix digs into the role of paranoia in horror. Plus, we have author spotlights with our authors, and Adam-Troy Castro reviews Paul Tremblay’s new novel, The Cabin at the End of the World.

Aug. 2018 (Issue 71)

We have original fiction from Nino Cipri (“Dead Air”) and G.V. Anderson (“Crook’s Landing, by Scaffold”), along with reprints by Terry Dowling (“Mariners’ Round”) and Gary McMahon (“Kill All Monsters”). In the latest installment of our column on horror, “The H Word,” Nadia Bulkin connects horror to anxiety. Plus, we have author spotlights with our authors, and a heavy metal-themed book review from Terence Taylor.

July 2018 (Issue 70)

We have original fiction from Alison Littlewood (“Ways to Wake”) and Caspian Gray (“Kylie Land”), along with reprints by Ray Cluley (“Bones of Crow”) and Kelley Armstrong (“A Haunted House of Her Own”). In the latest installment of “The H Word,” Halli Villegas discusses the old-fashioned ghost story. We also have author spotlights with our authors, and a feature interview with horror poet and author Linda D. Addison.

June 2018 (Issue 69)

We have original fiction from Nibedita Sen (“Leviathan Sings to Me in the Deep”) and Adam-Troy Castro (“Red Rain”), along with reprints by Seth Fried (“Frost Mountain Picnic Massacre”) and Priya Sharma (“The Anatomist’s Mnemonic”). Lucy Taylor discusses body horror in the latest installment of our column on horror, “The H Word.” Plus we have author spotlights with our authors, and a review of box office monster The Quiet Place.