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December 2014 (Issue 27)

We have original fiction from Tim Lebbon (“Embers”) and newcomer Seras Nikita (“Bog Dog”). For reprints, we have work from Christa Faust (“Bodywork”) and Michael Marshall Smith (“Night Falls, Again”). In the latest installment of our column on horror, “The H Word,” Simon Strantzas talks about the strange and the weird. We’ve also got author spotlights with our authors, a showcase on our cover artist, and a feature interview with Robert Shearman.

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November 2014 (Issue 26)

We have original fiction from David Sklar (“Rules for Killing Monsters”) and Maria Dahvana Headley (“Who Is Your Executioner?”). For reprints, we have work from Karin Tidbeck (“Rebecka”) and David Morrell (“For These and All My Sins”). In the latest installment of our column on horror, “The H Word,” Stoker winner Eric J. Guignard talks about some up-and-coming trends in horror writing. We’ve also got author spotlights with our authors, a showcase on our cover artist, and a feature interview with Leslie S. Klinger.

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October 2014 (Issue 25), Women Destroy Horror!

This month, we have our Women Destroy Horror! special issue, with a special guest-editor at the helm: None other than the legendary editor-queen of the macabre, Ellen Datlow! This special issue, which contains twice the amount of regular fiction as a regular issue of NIGHTMARE, was entirely written (and edited by) women, and features original fiction by Livia Llewellyn, Pat Cadigan, Gemma Files, Katherine Crighton, Catherine MacLeod, along with reprints by Tanith Lee, A.R. Morlan, and Joyce Carol Oates. All that plus an array of destructive nonfiction, including feature interviews with the aforementioned Ms. Oates and American Horror Story’s Jessica Sharzer. (Take that, Horror!)

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September 2014 (Issue 24)

This month, we have original fiction from Sunny Moraine (“Singing With All My Skin and Bone”) and Daniel José Older (“Animal”), and reprints by Charles L. Grant (“Old Friends”) and Lisa Tuttle (“The Man in the Ditch”). 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 of course, an exciting feature interview.

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August 2014 (Issue 23)

We have original fiction from Desirina Boskovich (“Dear Owner of This 1972 Ford Crew Cab Pickup”) and Ben Peek (“Upon the Body”), along with reprints by Tia Travis (“The Kiss”) and Simon Strantzas (“Out of Touch”). We also have the latest installment of our column on horror, “The H Word,” written this month by Lucy A. Snyder, plus author spotlights with our authors, a showcase on our cover artist, and a feature interview. And for our ebook readers, we've got an excerpt from the novel Proud Parents, by Kristopher Rufty.

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July 2014 (Issue 22)

We have original fiction from Lane Robins (“The Black Window”) and Mari Ness (“Death and Death Again”), along with reprints by Denis Etchison (“Talking in the Dark”) and Tom Piccirilli (“The Misfit Child Grows Fat on Despair”). 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 Del Howison of the legendary Dark Delicacies bookstore in Los Angeles.

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June 2014 (Issue 21)

We have original fiction from Łukasz Orbitowski (“Don’t Go”) and H.L. Nelson (“Dirtman”), along with reprints Michael Cisco (“Machines of Concrete Light and Dark ”) and the aforementioned Seanan McGuire story, “Spores.” 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 Mark Morris.

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May 2014 (Issue 20)

This month, we have original fiction from Adam-Troy Castro (“In the Temple of Celestial Pleasures”) and Damien Angelica Walters (“This is the Way I Die”), along with reprints by Miranda Siemienowicz (“Dress Circle”) and Chesya Burke (“I Make People Do Bad Things”). 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 author Nancy Holder.

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April 2014 (Issue 19)

We have original fiction from Dale Bailey (“Sleep Paralysis”) and Martin Cahill (“It Was Never the Fire”), along with reprints by Nancy Etchemendy (“Nimitseahpah”) and Lucy A. Snyder (“Magdala Amygdala”). 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 bestselling author Darren Shan.

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March 2014 (Issue 18)

We have original fiction from Isabel Yap (“Have You Heard the One About Anamaria Marquez”) and Genevieve Valentine (“A Dweller in Amenty”), along with reprints by Glen Hirshberg (“I am Coming to Live in Your Mouth”) and Nathan Ballingrud (“Sunbleached”). 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 nominated author Jeff Strand.

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February 2014 (Issue 17)

This month we have original fiction from Adam-Troy Castro (“The Totals”) and Kat Howard (“Dreaming Like a Ghost”), along with reprints by Gary Braunbeck (“We Now Pause for Station Identification”) and Tanith Lee (“The Gorgon”). 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 legendary master of horror Dean Koontz.

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January 2014 (Issue 16)

This month, we have original fiction from Adam Howe (“The Mad Butcher of Plainfield’s Chariot of Death”) and Tim Pratt (“Ghostreaper, or, Life After Revenge”), along with reprints by Jonathan Maberry (“Whistlin’ Past the Graveyard”) and Lucy Taylor (“Walled”). 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 bestselling author Christopher Golden. And, finally, as a bonus for our ebook readers, we have an excerpt from the novel Hoad’s Grim by author (and Nightmare podcast host) Jack Kincaid.

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December 2013 (Issue 15)

This month, we have original fiction from Sam J. Miller (“57 Reasons for the Slate Quarry Suicides”) and David J. Schow (“A Home in the Dark”), along with reprints by Connie Willis (“Distress Call”) and Conrad Williams (“The Owl). 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 master of horror Joe R. Lansdale.

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November 2013 (Issue 14)

This month, we have original fiction from Brooke Bolander ("The Beasts of the Earth, the Madness of Men") and Alison Littlewood ("Waiting for the Light"), along with reprints by Dale Bailey ("Hunger: A Confession") and Melanie Tem ("Dhost).

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 bestselling author Dan Simmons.

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October 2013 (Issue 13)

This month, we have original fiction from Megan Arkenberg (“The Crowgirl”) and Norman Partridge (“10/31: Bloody Mary”), along with reprints by Kaaron Warren (“All You Can Do is Breathe”) and Alaya Dawn Johnson (“The Score”).

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 Margo Lanagan.

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September 2013 (Issue 12)

This month, we have original fiction from C.S. McMullen (“The Nest”) and Linda Nagata (“Halfway Home”), along with reprints by The Walking Dead’s Robert Kirkman (“Alone, Together”) and legendary horror scribe Peter Straub (“A Short Guide to the City”).

We also have the latest installment of our column on horror, “The H Word,” plus author spotlights with most of our authors, a showcase on our cover artist, and a feature interview with horror author/homicide detective Joe McKinney.

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August 2013 (Issue 11)

This month, we have original fiction from Matthew Cheney ("How Far to Englishman's Bay") and Jennifer Giesbrecht ("All My Princes Are Gone"), along with reprints by living legends Robert McCammon ("Nightcrawlers") and Clive Barker ("Lost Souls").

We also have the latest installment of our column on horror, "The H Word," plus author spotlights with all of our authors, a showcase on our cover artist, and part two of our two-part feature interview with bestselling author Joe Hill.

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July 2013 (Issue 10)

This month, we have original fiction from Anaea Lay (“They Called Him Monster”) and Brit Mandelo (“And Yet, Her Eyes”), along with reprints by Ramsey Campbell (“The Companion”) and from the new anthology The Lowest Heaven, Maria Dahvana Headley’s “The Krakatoan.”

We also have the latest installment of our column on horror, “The H Word,” plus author spotlights with all of our authors, a showcase on our cover artist, and part one of a two-part feature interview with bestselling author Joe Hill.

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June 2013 (Issue 9)

This month, we have original fiction from Lynda E. Rucker ("The House on Cobb Street") and Carrie Vaughn ("Fishwife"), along with reprints by Laird Barron ("Shiva, Open Your Eye") and Joe R. Lansdale ("God of the Razor").

We also have the latest installment of our column on horror, "The H Word," plus author spotlights with all of our authors, a showcase on our cover artist, and a feature interview with Robert McCammon.

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May 2013 (Issue 8)

This month, we have original fiction from Caspian Gray (“Centipede Heartbeat”) and Tanith Lee (“Doll Re Me”), along with reprints by Caitlín R. Kiernan (“Houses Under the Sea”) and Neil Gaiman (“Feminine Endings”).

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 acclaimed comics writer Steve Niles.

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April 2013 (Issue 7)

This month, we have original fiction by Marc Laidlaw ("Bonfires") and Weston Ochse ("Gravitas"), along with reprints by Elizabeth Hand ("The Bacchae") and Angela Slatter ("The Coffin-Maker's Daughter").

We also have the latest installment of our column on horror, "The H Word," plus author spotlights with all of our authors, a showcase on our cover artist, and a feature interview with bestselling horror writer Sarah Langan.

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March 2013 (Issue 6)

In our March 2013 issue, we have original fiction from David Tallerman ("The Sign in the Moonlight") and Jeff VanderMeer ("No Breather in the World But Thee"), along with reprints by Molly Tanzer ("The Infernal History of the Ivybridge Twins") and Livia Llewellyn ("Jetsam").

We also have the latest installment of our column on horror, "The H Word," plus author spotlights with all of our authors, a showcase on our cover artist, and a feature interview with bestselling author Jonathan Maberry.

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February 2013 (Issue 5)

In our February 2013 issue, we have original fiction from Ted Kosmatka ("Cry Room") and Sarah Langan ("Sacred Cows"), along with reprints by Margo Lanagan ("The Goosle") and Norman Partridge ("Blackbirds").

We also have the latest installment of our column on horror, "The H Word," plus author spotlights with all of our authors, a showcase on our cover artist, and a feature interview with Caitlìn R. Kiernan.

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January 2013 (Issue 4)

In our January 2013 issue, we have original fiction from Matt Williamson (“On Murder Island”) and Tamsyn Muir (“Chew”), along with reprints by Lucius Shepard (“The Ease With Which We Freed the Beast”) and Lisa Tuttle (“Need”).

We also have the latest installment of our column on horror, “The H Word,” plus author spotlights with all of our authors, a showcase on our cover artist, and a feature interview with acclaimed editor Ellen Datlow.

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December 2012 (Issue 3)

In our December 2012 issue, we have original fiction from new writer J.B. Park (“Chop Shop”) and bestselling author Daniel H. Wilson (“Foul Weather”), along with reprints by Tananarive Due (“Summer”) and Sarah Pinborough (“The Nowhere Man”).

We also have the latest installment of our column on horror, “The H Word,” and an interview with Hellboy creator Mike Mignola. All that, plus author spotlights with all of our authors, and a showcase on our cover artist.

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November 2012 (Issue 2)

In our November 2012 issue, we have original fiction by horror legend Ramsey Campbell (“At Lorn Hall) and up-and-coming writer Desirina Boskovich (“Construction Project”), along with classic reprints by Joe Haldeman (“Graves”) and Poppy Z. Brite (“The Ash of Memory, the Dust of Desire”).

We also have author spotlights with all of our authors, a showcase on this month’s artist Maxim Verehin, part two of our in-depth interview with Peter Straub, and the latest installment of our column on horror, “The H Word.”

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October 2012 (Issue 1)

In our debut issue, we have four all-new, never before published horror stories: "Property Condemned" by Jonathan Maberry, "Frontier Death Song" by Laird Barron, "Good Fences" by Genevieve Valentine, and "Afterlife" by Sarah Langan.

We also have author spotlights with each of our authors, a showcase on our cover artist Jeff Simpson, and an in-depth feature interview with horror legend Peter Straub. And finally we'll have the first installment of "The H Word," a monthly column which will focus on exploring the many facets of the field of horror.

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