Horror & Dark Fantasy

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Issues

Nov. 2015 (Issue 38)

In this issue, we have original fiction from Matthew Kressel (“Demon in Aisle 6”) and Silvia Moreno-Garcia (“Lacrimosa”), along with reprints by Gemma Files (“The Emperor’s Old Bones”) and F. Paul Wilson (“Soft”). We also have the latest installment of our column on horror, “The H Word”—this time a look at storytelling in horror video games from gaming insider and author Justin Bailey—plus author spotlights with our authors, a showcase on our cover artist, and a feature interview with horror film producer Jason Blum.

Oct. 2015 (Issue 37): Queers Destroy Horror!

Our special issue for 2015 is Queers Destroy Horror!, guest edited by Wendy N. Wagner, with nonfiction editor Megan Arkenberg and poetry editor Robyn Lupo. This double-issue features new work from Chuck Palahniuk, Matthew Bright, Lee Thomas, Alyssa Wong, and Sunny Moraine, as well as reprints from Kelley Eskridge, Caitlín R. Kiernan, and Poppy Z. Brite. You’ll also be treated to a very special selection of dark poetry reprints and nonfiction that takes a hard look at queer achievements and challenges in the horror genre.

Sep. 2015 (Issue 36)

We have original fiction from Vajra Chandrasekera (“The Sill and the Dike”) and Gwendolyn Kiste (“The Pied Piper Syndrome”), along with reprints by Richard Christian Matheson (“Third Wind”) and Reggie Oliver (“The Skins”). We also have the latest installment of our column on horror, “The H Word,” plus author spotlights with our authors, a showcase on our cover artist, and a feature interview with the creators of Dapper Cadaver, one of the best sources for creepy props and Halloween supplies.

Aug. 2015 (Issue 35)

We have original fiction from Nathaniel Lee (“Where It Lives”) and Megan Arkenberg (“And This is the Song it Sings”), along with reprints by Steve Rasnic Tem (“The Men and Women of Rivendale”) and Molly Tanzer (“Qi Sport”). In our latest installment of our monthly column, “The H Word,” award-winning author Seanan McGuire gets serious about the Black Plague. We’ve also got an interview with horror legend Clive Barker, and of course, author spotlights with our authors, and a showcase on our cover artist.

Jul. 2015 (Issue 34)

We have original fiction from Alison Littlewood (“Wolves and Witches and Bears”) and Nate Southard (“The Cork Won’t Stay”), along with reprints by Lisa Tuttle (“Replacements”) and Christopher Golden (“Under Cover of Night”). In our latest installment of our monthly column, “The H Word,” author Paul Tremblay explores the political in horror. Plus, we’ve got author spotlights with our authors, a showcase on our cover artist, and a panel interview on horror podcasts, featuring Kc Wayland and David Cummings.

Jun. 2015 (Issue 33)

We have original fiction from Maria Dahvana Headley (“The Cellar Dweller”) and Dale Bailey (“Snow”), along with reprints by Sarah Langan (“The Changeling”) and Chet Williamson (“The Music of the Dark Time”). We also have the latest installment of our column on horror, “The H Word,” plus author spotlights with our authors, a showcase on our cover artist, and a feature interview with Lucy A. Snyder.

May 2015 (Issue 32)

We have original fiction from Kealan Patrick Burke (“The Red Light Is Blinking”) and Sandra McDonald (“Rules for Ordinary Heroes”), along with reprints by Kaaron Warren (“Mountain”) and Stephen Graham Jones (“Raphael”). We also have the latest installment of our column on horror, “The H Word,” plus author spotlights with our authors, a showcase on our cover artist, and a feature interview with Bram Stoker Lifetime Achievement winner William F. Nolan.

Apr. 2015 (Issue 31)

We have original fiction from Desirina Boskovich (“The Island”) and Charles Payseur (“Spring Thaw”), along with reprints by Usman Malik (“Ishq”) and Nancy Kilpatrick (“The Age of Sorrow”).
We also have Seanan McGuire penning the latest installment of our column on horror, “The H Word,” plus author spotlights with our authors, a showcase on our cover artist, and a feature interview with author and founder of Cemetery Dance Publications, Richard Chizmar.

Mar. 2015 (Issue 30)

We have original fiction from Chesya Burke (“Please, Momma”) and Caspian Gray (“An Army of Angels”), along with reprints by Robert Shearman (“Featherweight”) and Lynda E. Rucker (“The Burned House”). For nonfiction, author S. G. Browne talks about the new flavor of zombies in the latest installment of our column on horror, “The H Word.” We’ve also got author spotlights on this month’s authors, a showcase on our cover artist, and a feature interview with up-and-coming author Helen Marshall — conducted by acclaimed author Kelly Link! Our issue this month is sponsored by our friends at Nightscape Press. Check out the excerpt of THE PATCHWORK HOUSE in our ebook edition this month, and visit nightscapepress.com to learn more.

Feb. 2015 (Issue 29)

We have original fiction from Karen Munro (“The Garden”) and Carmen Maria Machado (“Descent”), along with reprints by Halli Villegas (“Fishfly Season”) and Brian Evenson (“Cult”). We also have the latest installment of our column on horror, “The H Word,” plus author spotlights with our authors, a showcase on our cover artist, and a feature interview with award-winning author Chuck Palahniuk.