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Editorial

Preface

Welcome to issue twenty-five of Nightmare Magazine!

You may have noticed that this issue is a little heftier than usual—that’s because it’s Women Destroy Horror!, a special double issue that celebrates the women writing and editing horror. It’s all part of the exciting Destroy project that includes Women Destroy Science Fiction!, an all-SF special double issue of our sister-magazine, Lightspeed, and Women Destroy Fantasy!, which launches this month at sibling site Fantasy Magazine. All of this fantastic women-powered fiction is brought to you by an amazing group of Kickstarter backers.

For this issue, we’ve brought on a special guest editor to run the show: the multi-award-winning Ellen Datlow. She and Nonfiction Editor Lisa Morton have lined up an impressive array of chilling reads.

I’m delighted and honored to help bring you this very special project. If you enjoy this issue and would like to learn more about the Destroy projects (Women Destroy Science Fiction!, Women Destroy Fantasy!, and, of course, Women Destroy Horror!), visit our special Destroy projects website at DestroySF.com.

—Wendy N. Wagner
Managing Editor

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Wendy N. Wagner

Wendy N. Wagner

Wendy N. Wagner is the author of Skinwalkers, a Pathfinder Tales novel inspired by Viking lore. She’s published more than thirty short stories in anthologies like Cthulhu Fhtagn!, Armored, and The Way of the Wizard, and magazines like Beneath Ceaseless Skies and Farrago’s Wainscot. She serves as the managing/associate editor of Lightspeed and Nightmare magazines. She is also the non-fiction editor of Women Destroy Science Fiction!, which was named one of NPR’s Best Books of 2014, and the guest editor of Queers Destroy Horror! She lives in Oregon with her very understanding family.