Horror & Dark Fantasy

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Issues

May 2021 (Issue 104)

We have original short fiction from Tim Waggoner (“Negative Space”) and Maria Dong (“The Cabbit”). Our Horror Lab originals include a flash story (“Getting Control of Your Life in Five Easy Steps”) from P H Lee and a poem (“Julia, Forever”) from Eugie Foster. We also have the latest installment of our column on horror, “The H Word,” plus author spotlights with our authors, and a feature interview with two professors trying to organize the world’s largest horror archives. Our ebook readers will also enjoy an excerpt from Benjamin Percy’s The Ninth Metal.

Apr. 2021 (Issue 103)

We have original short fiction from A.T. Greenblatt (“Family in the Adit”) and Marc Laidlaw (“Paradise Retouched”). Our Horror Lab originals include a flash story (“When the Snowshoe Hare Turns White”) from Eileen Gunnell Lee and “Step on a Crack,”a creative nonfiction piece from Paul Crenshaw.  We also have Nightmare alum Stephanie Malia Morris writing about her family’s supernatural stories in “The H Word.” Plus we have author spotlights with our authors, and a book review from Terence Taylor.

Mar. 2021 (Issue 102)

We have original short fiction from Woody Dismukes (“A Cast of Liches”) and Joanna Parypinski (“It Accumulates”). Our “The Horror Lab” micro-treats include a flash story by Michael Kelly (“That Which Crawls from Dark Soil”) and a poem by Meg Elison (“Modern Promethea”). In  the latest installment of “The H Word,” Donald McCarthy talks about how horror has helped him cope with mental health issues. Plus we have author spotlights with our authors, and a review of the movie Hunter Hunter. It’s creepy stuff!

Feb. 2021 (Issue 101)

This month we have original short fiction from E.A. Petricone (“We, the Girls Who Did Not Make It”) and Stephen Graham Jones (“Hairy Legs and All”). Our new “The Horror Lab” department features a poem from Anuel Rodriguez (“The Girl with the Voice Made of Stone”) and a flash story from Erica Ruppert (“And Lucy Fell”). We also have Justin C. Key bringing us the latest installment of our column on horror, “The H Word,” author spotlights with our authors, and an interview with Hailey Piper.

Jan. 2021 (Issue 100)

It’s our 100th issue! Needless to say, it’s a blow-out of terror—and a double issue. We have original fiction from Stephen Graham Jones (“How to Break into a Hotel Room”), Adam-Troy Castro (“Rotten Little Town: An Oral History”), and Desirina Boskovich (“I Let You Out”) along with a chilling reprint by Tananarive Due (“Last Stop on Route Nine”). Our ebook readers will enjoy bonus content: original shorts by Sam J. Miller (“Darkness, Metastatic”) and Maria Dahvana Headley (“Wolfsbane”), plus reprints from Gemma Files (“Thin Cold Hands”), Carmen Maria Machado (“The Things Eric Eats Before He Eats Himself”), Victor Lavalle (“Up From Slavery”), and Laird Barron (“Jaws of Saturn”). We also have Orrin Gray returning with the latest installment of our column on horror, “The H Word,” plus author spotlights with our authors, a book review from Terence Taylor, and a roundtable interview with outgoing editor John Joseph Adams and incoming editor Wendy N. Wagner.

Dec. 2020 (Issue 99)

We have original fiction from Caspian Gray (“The Book of Drowned Sisters”) and Angela Slatter (“The Wrong Girl”), along with reprints by Stephen Graham Jones (“The Ones Who Got Away”) and Nicholas Royle (“The Obscure Bird”). We also have the latest installment of our column on horror, “The H Word,” plus author spotlights with our authors, and a media review from Adam-Troy Castro.

Nov. 2020 (Issue 98)

We have original fiction from KT Bryski (“Tiger’s Feast”) and Kurt Fawver (“Introduction to the Horror Story, Day 1”), along with reprints by P. Djèlí Clark (“Night Doctors”) and Thana Niveau (“White Mare”). We also have the latest installment of our column on horror, “The H Word,” plus author spotlights with our authors, and a feature interview with Alma Katsu.

Oct. 2020 (Issue 97)

We have original fiction from David Tallerman (“Not Us”) and Adam-Troy Castro (“The Monkey Trap”), along with reprints by Kaaron Warren (“Furtherest”) and A.C. Wise (“The Secret of Flight”). We also have the latest installment of our column on horror, “The H Word,” plus author spotlights with our authors, and a book review from Adam-Troy Castro.

Sept. 2020 (Issue 96)

This month we have original fiction from Ray Nayler (“Outside of Omaha”) and Sonya Taaffe (“Tea with the Earl of Twilight”), along with reprints by Kivel Carson (“The Night Has No Eyes”) and Gary McMahon (“My Boy Builds Coffins”). Suyi Davies Okungbowa talks about the difference between Nigerian horror and American horror in “The H Word.” Plus, Terence Taylor reviews some excellent new reads, and of course we have author spotlights with our authors. Our ebook readers will get a very special excerpt from the reissue of Kathe Koja’s classic novel, The Cipher.

Aug. 2020 (Issue 95)

We have original fiction from Claire Wrenwood (“Dead Girls Have No Names”) and Vajra Chandrasekera (“Redder”), along with reprints by Adam-Troy Castro (“The Hour in Between”) and Livia Llewellyn (“Yours Is the Right to Begin”). We also have the latest installment of our column on horror, “The H Word,” plus author spotlights with our authors, and a feature interview with John Langan.