SCARIEST STORY EVER

NEW NOMINATION

Fiction by FLANNERY O’CONNOR

The Editor’s Choice (for now)

EXPLORATION

Dominic Kildare on 

the carvings of GRANGE COURT

EXCLUSIVE NEW STORIES

by Sally Spedding 

& Matthew G. Rees

CARLY HOLMES reviewed & interviewed

GABRIEL TALLENT interviewed

CATHERINE FISHER reviewed

GLYN JONES discussed

JOHN COWPER POWYS re-read

Features, news & commentary

HORLA FICTION

STORIES BY

Sally Spedding – Simon Marlowe – Carly Holmes – Jon Gower – Jane Fraser – John Ord – Claudia Wardle – Alan Bilton – Angela Graham – M.J. Allen – Wendy Holborow – Ali Azar – Brian Manton – Tim Jeffreys – Matthew G. Rees

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‘LITERARY STRANGE’ – INTERVIEW: CARLY HOLMES

THE AUTHOR OF FIGUREHEAD TALKS TO HORLA 

The intriguing Doctor Holmes speaks in detail about her writing, her life (including her recent acquisition of a ukulele), future projects and Figurehead – her newly-published collection of short fiction – which we review.

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CATHERINE  FISHER’S NEW TALE THE  TUNNEL

DISCOVER THE STORY SERIES WHERE IT PREMIERES  

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GABRIEL TALLENT 

THE AUTHOR OF MY ABSOLUTE DARLING 

on what makes him write – the fiction, poetry and art that’s influenced him – his reaction when Stephen King hailed his debut ‘a masterpiece’ – his own take on his writing – possible future projects & more. Read his thoughts here at Horla.  

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FEATURES: ARTICLES / INTERVIEWS / ESSAYS 

                                                         

 ‘Scariest Story… Ever’

NEW Nomination: Flannery O’Connor

NEW Magnificent Horror Moments

NEW The grotesques of Grange Court

A Town’s Dark Past: A New Black Book 

The Haunted House: One Writer’s Wintry Experience

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‘As his eyes were closing on the couch Fedor watched the man’s form melting. He was on the stool, holding his gun, working his foot pedal. The icons on the wall – the beasts, satyrs, superheroes, mermaids, cherubs and busts of Lenin, Marx, Putin and Tsar Nicholas – carnivalled around him in a whirl.’

From ‘WILL IT HURT?’ The new Moscow story by Matthew G. Rees, author of ‘The Tip’

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NEW HORLA SERIES – MAGNIFICENT HORROR MOMENTS

The finest passages in literary dark fiction listed and discussed

No 1. ‘The Last Will’ by GLYN JONES

The resurrection of the miser William Nantygors 

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NEWS AND REVIEWS

                     FESTIVALS

THE WENTWOOD TALES

& OTHER NEW REVIEWS: Fiction & Non-Fiction

LATE REVIEWS: Lost Volumes Exhumed

IN SHORT: Recent Chapbooks

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PSYCHOGEOGRAPHY – WANDERING AMONG GHOSTS IN THE STEPS OF ARTHUR MACHEN

Horla takes a route less travelled in a city once familiar to the father of WEIRD HORROR

‘The soldier was discovered in the darkness clutching a silver disc that bore one word…’ 

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THE ‘UNCANNY’ SOURCE OF MY WRITING

Folklore-influenced Jane Fraser describes how she ‘walks into’ her stories on the Welsh coast

‘They have often been shocked into being by the discovery of something I least expected…’

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