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Issues

July 2017 (Issue 58)

This month, we’re bringing you original fiction from Caspian Gray (“Promises of Spring”) and Caroline Ratajski (“And With Her Went the Spring”), along with reprints by Stephen Graham Jones (“Brushdogs”) and Cynthia Ward (“The Midwife”). In the latest installment of “The H Word,” we have Nathan Carson sharing the creepy truth about goats. Plus, we’ve got author spotlights with our authors, and a feature interview with Donnie Darko’s Richard Kelly.

June 2017 (Issue 57)

This month, we’ve got original fiction from Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam (“Secret Keeper”) and Adam-Troy Castro (“The Narrow Escape of Zipper-Girl”), along with reprints by Micaela Morrissette (“Wendigo”) and writing duo Robert Jackson Bennett and David Liss (“Hollow Choices”). Over at “The H Word,” we’ve brought Lee Thomas in to discuss the unique role of Peter Straub’s novel Koko in horror literature. We’re also pleased to offer the first installment of a new quarterly media and book review column from long-time fiction contributor Adam-Troy Castro. Of course we’ll have author spotlights with our authors, too!

May 2017 (Issue 56)

We have original fiction from Giovanni De Feo (“Kiss of the Mouthless Girl”) and Charles Payseur (“The Sound Of”), along with reprints by Priya Sharma (“Pearls”) and Helen Marshall (“The Vault of Heaven”). We also have David Bowles discussing dark Latino folklore in the latest installment of our column on horror, “The H Word.” As usual, you can expect some great author spotlights with our authors. But the big news this month is the exciting premier of our new book review column by Terence Taylor, called “Read This!”

Apr. 2017 (Issue 55)

We have original fiction from Eric Schaller (“Red Hood”) and Jenn Grunigen (“Figs, Detached”), along with reprints by Premee Mohamed (“The Adventurer’s Wife”) and Molly Tanzer (“But Only Because I Love You”). In the latest installment of our column on horror, “The H Word,” John Langan discusses the influence of Shirley Jackson on the genre. We also have author spotlights with our authors, and a feature interview with Stephen Graham Jones.

Mar. 2017 (Issue 54)

We have original fiction from Nate Southard (“Things Crumble, Things Break”) and Kathleen Kayembe (“You Will Always Have Family: A Triptych”), along with reprints by Nadia Bulkin (“Seven Minutes in Heaven”) and Robert Shearman (“Alice Through the Plastic Sheet”). 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 Norman Prentiss.

Feb. 2017 (Issue 53)

We have original fiction from Jessica Amanda Salmonson (“The Garbage Doll”) and Andrew Fox (“Youth Will be Served”), along with reprints by Jeffrey Ford (“Word Doll”) and Lynda E. Rucker (“The Dying Season”). 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 J. Lincoln Fenn.

Jan. 2017 (Issue 52)

We have original fiction from Cadwell Turnbull (“Loneliness is in Your Blood”) and Carrie Vaughn (“Redcap”), along with reprints by Lilliam Rivera (“The H8te”) and Ashok Banker (“Blood Mangoes”). In our nonfiction department, author Kat Howard talks about the terror of changelings in the latest installment of our column on horror, “The H Word.” Plus we have author spotlights with our authors and a feature interview with Mira Grant.

Dec. 2016 (Issue 51)

We have original fiction from Dale Bailey (“I Was a Teenage Werewolf”) and Livia Llewellyn (“The Low, Dark Edge of Life”), along with reprints by Brian Evenson (“The Blood Drip”) and Priya Sridhar (“The Opera Singer”). In our “The H Word” column, Alex Hofelich of Pseudopod talks about what makes the audio experience of horror so great. We’ve also got author spotlight mini-interviews with our authors, a showcase on our cover artist, and a panel discussion of the show Penny Dreadful.

Nov. 2016 (Issue 50)

We have original fiction from Tananarive Due (“Migration”) and Sandra McDonald (“When You Work for the Old Ones”), along with reprints by Michael Shea (“The Horror on the 33”) and Tim Pratt (“Fool’s Fire”). 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 Jack Ketchum.

Oct. 2016 (Issue 49): People of Colo(u)r Destroy Horror!

It’s a double-sized special issue: People of Colo(u)r Destroy Horror!, the latest installment in our Destroy series (for more information, be sure to check out destroysf.com). For this issue, we’ve brought on a team of amazingly talented creators of color to explore the horror genre and to smash inequality in our field. World Fantasy award-nominated editor Silvia Moreno-Garcia is serving as our Guest Editor and has wrangled original fiction from Nadia Bulkin (“Wish You Were Here”), Valerie Valdes (“A Diet of Worms”), Gabriela Santiago (“None of This Ever Happened”) and Russell Nichols (“The Taming of the Tongue”).
The legendary Tananarive Due is our Reprint Editor, and she’s sourced us classic fiction by Nisi Shawl (“Cruel Sistah”), Priya Sharma (“The Show”), and Terence Taylor (“Wet Pain”). We also have a host of nonfiction features edited by the talented Maurice Broaddus. He’s lined up new essays and articles by Alyssa Wong, Chinelo Onwualu, Rochita Loenen-Ruiz, and Chesya Burke.