Writing Goopy Horror in a Neurotypical World

Lor Gislason: Writing Goopy Horror in a Neurotypical World

Interview by Andrew Fowlow
As writers, we are often reminded by the self-help motivational gurus to "just write," but what happens if your sensory tank is filled to the brim and you go into full-blown burnout?

5 Must-Read Frankenstein Retellings

Column by Jena Brown
In honor of Shelley's birthday, we highlight 5 reimaginings of her timeless classic.
An interview with Gwendolyn Kiste on her new novel, Reluctant Immortals.

Gwendolyn Kiste: Vampires, Decay, and Hollywood

Interview by Sara Tantlinger
Sunshine and rot are just a few elements one will find in the California Gothic novel, 'Reluctant Immortals'. Check out what author Gwendolyn Kiste had to say about her new book.
On Becoming Nightbitch

On Becoming Nightbitch

Review by Stephanie M. Wytovich, MFA August 12, 2022
A reflection on "Nightbitch" by Rachel Yoder that explores female rage and the importance of unapologetic women in fiction.
"Writing in the Dark: The Workbook" by Tim Waggoner

"Writing in the Dark: The Workbook" by Tim Waggoner

Review by Cina Pelayo August 2, 2022
Tim Waggoner follows up his 2020 Bram Stoker Award winning "Writing in the Dark" with this thought-provoking workbook.

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea: 10 Dark Nautical Novels

Column by Leah Dearborn
Some darker materials for your beach reading pleasure.

Why Writers Should Read Across the Genres

Column by Sara Tantlinger July 27, 2022
Reading outside of one's favorite genre is vastly beneficial to a writer. Each genre brings unique elements that can help you strengthen your craft.
 Kim Vodicka: Interview

Kim Vodicka: "I’m Only A Horror Writer Because My Life Is A Nightmare"

Interview by Gabriel Hart
Gabriel Hart interviews Memphis writer Kim Vodicka, author of 'Dear Ted' (Really Serious Literature).
Alma Katsu: Highlighting the Personal in the Historical

Alma Katsu: Highlighting the Personal in the Historical

Interview by Jena Brown July 5, 2022
The bestselling author discusses her boldest, most personal work yet.
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Bram Stoker Awards®

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Bram Stoker Awards®

Interview by Sadie Hartmann June 17, 2022
An interview prompted by a tweet. I saw some speculation on the process used to determine Bram Stoker Award nominees and winners. I wanted to dig into this information a little.

The Books of Horror Facebook Group: Readers Take Over

Column by Jay Wilburn June 1, 2022
The Books of Horror Facebook group is reshaping the indie horror scene.

Things to Do in Denver StokerCon When You're Dead

Column by Christoph Paul
Damn, I've been touring for the past 5 weeks and and just finished up with StokerCon. Should you go next year? Read on and find out.

10 Horror Books Perfect for Summer

Column by Sadie Hartmann May 19, 2022
Horror fiction recommendations perfect for lounging poolside or when you're at some outdoor social event like a BBQ and want your nose in a book instead of having to force small talk.

The Impact of Scares That Care

Column by Jay Wilburn
Scares That Care has had a significant impact on the horror industry by helping those in need, and they are expanding.
Dark Horrorsong: An Interview with Joe Koch

Dark Horrorsong: An Interview with Joe Koch

Interview by Sadie Hartmann April 18, 2022
When I think of hot titles releasing in 2022, CONVULSIVE by Joe Koch is at the top of the list. To celebrate the book's publication, I took the opportunity to have a chat with Joe.

10 Dark Recommendations for National Poetry Month 2022

Column by Sadie Hartmann April 6, 2022
In honor of National Poetry Month, and because dark/horror poetry made me feel accepted as a newly formed poetry fan, here are some collections I've read or want to read in celebration.
Catriona Ward interview

Catriona Ward: Learning to Fail

Interview by Jena Brown April 4, 2022
The author of "The Last House on Needless Street" discusses her latest book, why she loves horror, and why failure is a necessary skill for every writer to learn.

Friday the 13th: Even Better Than the Real Thing

Column by Tony McMillen
Tony McMillen talks writing and drawing Jason Vorhees—without permission.

Storyville: From Baseline to Variation—How to Set and Expand Expectations

Column by Richard Thomas
How to set the baseline and then take your readers somewhere else entirely.

5 Short Speculative Stories with Unusual Formats

Column by Sara Tantlinger March 17, 2022
A list featuring 5 short speculative stories with unusual or experimental formatting.
A Collision of Fictional Worlds in Gothic Horror

Beverley Lee & Nicole Eigener: A Collision of Fictional Worlds in Gothic Horror

Interview by Andrew Fowlow
A collaboration birthed in the darkest depths of horror fiction. A collision of two fictional worlds from the talented minds of Beverley Lee and Nicole Eigener.

What Are Your Favorite Horror Authors Afraid Of?

Column by Gabino Iglesias
I asked some of my favorite horror writers if they had any childhood fears that shape their work. Their answers blew me away.
Valancourt Books on Horror Stories from Around the World

Valancourt Books on Horror Stories from Around the World

Interview by Sadie Hartmann
"Horror really is a worldwide phenomenon, and if you look hard enough you can find it almost anywhere in the world." - James D. Jenkins

15 Books I'm Looking Forward to in 2022

Column by Gabino Iglesias January 26, 2022
Here is a very incomplete list of books you should be excited about this year.

Stephen King’s 10 Most Underrated Novels From a Guy Who's Read Them All

Column by Jay Wilburn
Stephen King has written a lot of novels over the past half century. You may have opinions about his best or his worst books. But what about his most underrated? The hidden treasures?