Writing the Crime Scene: Arson

Column by Repo Kempt
A guide to writing realistic depictions of arson and fire investigation in crime fiction.

Why People Shouldn't Fear Academic Essay Collections

Column by Bart Bishop January 24, 2017
A look at how to get your academic essay published, and why they're not as inaccessible to read as the layman might think.

9 Gothic Novels Less than 40 Years Old

Column by Annie Neugebauer January 23, 2017
Gothic fiction may be a genre born of tradition, but these 9 atmospheric novels aren’t even over the hill!

Dystropia: A Family Moves Into THEIR WORST NIGHTMARE!!!

Column by Christopher Shultz January 17, 2017
In the realm of horror, there are haunted houses all over the country just waiting for new tenants to gobble up. Be careful not to steer your characters into this nightmarish trope.

The 16 Most Anticipated Horror Books of 2017

Column by Max Booth III January 13, 2017
A look at the best horror coming your way this year.
Bookshots: 'Little Heaven' by Nick Cutter

Bookshots: 'Little Heaven' by Nick Cutter

Review by Max Booth III January 11, 2017
A mashup of Stephen King's greatest hits.

Writing the Crime Scene: Gunshot Wounds

Column by Repo Kempt
A guide to writing realistic depictions of gunshot wounds, as well as their treatment and recovery, in crime and horror fiction.

Writing the Crime Scene: Autopsies

Column by Repo Kempt
A guide to researching and writing about autopsies in crime and horror fiction.

A Literary Gift Guide for Witches

Column by George Cotronis December 14, 2016
Some book and film suggestions for the special witch in your life this holiday season.

11 Nasty Women Dominating Weird Fiction

Column by Gabino Iglesias December 9, 2016
When it comes to weird fiction, these women are making great things happen.
Bookshots: 'Fungoid' by William Meikle

Bookshots: 'Fungoid' by William Meikle

Review by Leah Rhyne December 5, 2016
What happens when genetically engineered fungi (or maybe aliens taking the shape of genetically engineered fungi) take over the world? Seriously, y'all. There's a fungus among us.

5 Horrifying Monsters That Aren't Vampires, Zombies or Werewolves!

Column by Repo Kempt
Editors are tired of their slush piles being haunted by vampires, werewolves and zombies. Here's five horrifying new monsters dying to claw their way into your next submission.
Bookshots: ‘Bones Are Made To Be Broken’ By Paul Michael Anderson

Bookshots: ‘Bones Are Made To Be Broken’ by Paul Michael Anderson

Review by Keith Rawson
A brief review of Paul Michael Anderson's debut short story collection, ‘Bones Are Made To Be Broken’.

Creepypasta: Is Any of it Worth Reading?

Column by George Cotronis November 29, 2016
We look into the best that internet phenomenon creepypasta has to offer. At least according to this guy.
Bookshots: 'Slipping' by Lauren Beukes

Bookshots: 'Slipping' by Lauren Beukes

Review by Gabino Iglesias
Beukes offers a wonderful mix of science fiction, horror, and smart writing in her latest collection.
Bookshots: 'They Don't Come Home Anymore' by T.E. Grau

Bookshots: 'They Don't Come Home Anymore' by T.E. Grau

Review by Joshua Chaplinsky
This is not another teen vampire story.

10 Great Horror Books That Will Never Be Movies

Column by Gabino Iglesias November 18, 2016
Some horror books prove that not every novel can be turned into a film.
The Origins of T.E. Grau’s 'They Don't Come Home Anymore': An Interview

The Origins of T.E. Grau’s 'They Don't Come Home Anymore': An Interview

Interview by Michael David Wilson November 16, 2016
We chat with T.E. Grau about his forthcoming This Is Horror novella, "They Don't Come Home Anymore" and learn about the origins of the story.

The Horror Stigma

Column by Annie Neugebauer November 15, 2016
What's up with the stigma attached to horror? A deeper look at the problem through examples and analysis.
Bookshots: Bookshots: 'A HouseA House at the Bottome of a Lake' by Josh Malerman

Bookshots: 'A House at the Bottom of a Lake' by Josh Malerman

Review by Joshua Chaplinsky November 4, 2016
A review of Malerman's followup to the eminently creepy 'Bird Box'.
Bookshots: 'Nightmares: A New Decade of Modern Horror' Edited By Ellen Datlow

Bookshots: 'Nightmares: A New Decade of Modern Horror' Edited By Ellen Datlow

Review by Keith Rawson
A brief review of the new anthology, 'Nightmares: A New Decade of Modern Horror'.

Storyville: 10 Lesser-Known Stephen King Books Worth Reading

Column by Richard Thomas October 28, 2016
10 lesser-known books by the master of horror that are worth your attention.

The Horror Fiction Atlas: 7 Spooky Books with Settings You Can Actually Visit

Column by Leah Dearborn
There are exciting stops for the more macabre among us all over the country, so here are just a few to start Halloween off with.

10 Poems to Old-School Your Halloween

Column by Annie Neugebauer October 27, 2016
Watching horror movies is an obvious way to celebrate the 31st, but if you want something a little more atmospheric, gathering around a campfire and reading some creepy poems aloud can’t be beat.