Horror & Dark Fantasy




Editorial, October 2013

Welcome to issue thirteen of Nightmare!

Wow, has it really been a whole year already? It’s true! We launched back in October 2012, so this month’s issue is our anniversary issue—happy birthday to us! You really don’t need to get us anything, but if you insist, now would be a wonderful time to subscribe; or, if you already do, tell a friend!

Thanks to all of our wonderful writers and our ever-vigilant and hardworking staff that have helped us get to this point. And, of course, thanks too to all of you—the readers who have supported us since our inception; we’re glad to see you sticking with us, and to see your ranks growing by leaps and bounds. Here’s to the next twelve months and beyond!


In other news, over in the Nightmare ebookstore, I just wanted to point out that we currently have the following ebook bundles available:

Buying a Bundle gets you a copy of every issue published during the named period. Buying either of the half-year Bundles saves you $3 (so you’re basically getting one issue for free), or if you spring for the Year One Bundle, you’ll save $11 off the cover price. So if you need to catch up on Nightmare, that’s a great way to do so.

Of course, if you don’t want to buy a Bundle, you can also just purchase an individual ebook issue, or if you’d like to subscribe directly from us, you can do that too. All purchases from the Nightmare store are provided in both epub and mobi format. Visit nightmare-magazine.com/subscribe to learn more about all of our subscription options.


With our announcements out of the way, here’s what we’ve got on tap in October:

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.

That’s about all I have for you this month, but before I step out of your way and let you get to the fiction, here are a few URLs you might want to check out or keep handy if you’d like to stay apprised of everything new and notable happening with Nightmare:

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John Joseph Adams


John Joseph Adams is the series editor of Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy and is the bestselling editor of more than thirty anthologies, including Wastelands and The Living Dead. Recent books include A People’s Future of the United States, Wastelands: The New Apocalypse, and the three volumes of The Dystopia Triptych. Called “the reigning king of the anthology world” by Barnes & Noble, John is a two-time winner of the Hugo Award (for which he has been a finalist twelve times) and an eight-time World Fantasy Award finalist. John is also the editor and publisher of Lightspeed and is the publisher of its sister-magazines, Fantasy and Nightmare. For five years, he ran the John Joseph Adams Books novel imprint for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Find him online at johnjosephadams.com and @johnjosephadams.