FEATURED FICTION

AN EXPERIMENT WITH THE UNCANNY

CHIRALITY

hand silhouette light black and white white photography spooky mystery finger palm halloween shadow darkness black monochrome close up help scary fear creepy terror organ horror shape emotion macro photography monochrome photography

EXCLUSIVE HORLA STORY

by Peter Ahern

EXPLORATION 

OFF THE BEATEN TRACK

HAUNTED ABBEY WHERE A KING WAS BETRAYED  

Dominic Kildare enjoys A Ride Out

EXCLUSIVE NEW STORIES

SIN Can it really find us outRead George Aitch’s new story

Plus Peter Kenny, Sally O’Reilly, Mark Sadler 

Holly Tinsley & Michael D. Davis

INSIGHT

Reviewed DEBORAH KAY DAVIES

VICTOR LAVALLE, ALMA KATSU, GLYN JONES, CATHERINE FISHER, MEGAN TAYLOR & more 

Plus GABRIEL TALLENT & CARLY HOLMES talk

FEATURED FICTION: BACK DOOR 

A NEW GHOST STORY BY SALLY O’REILLY

Read this story

REVIEW EXTRA: SARAH TANBURN READS SARAH PERRY’S MELMOTH IN PRAGUE

Read more…

NEW FEATURED FICTION: The dark fish

by Peter Kenny

‘The symbol for Pisces is two fish, which are hooked at the mouth and strung together by a single silver cord. He thought about its symbolism often. One of his venerable textbooks grandly called this the cord of human limitation. It made him fear there were things about himself he would never break free from.’

Read more…

WINTRY TALES WANTED: WE ARE NOW OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS OF FINE CHRISTMAS FICTION WITH A PLEASING CHILL FACTOR

HORLA FICTION

STORIES BY

George Aitch – P.F. Grazioli – Michael D. Davis – Holly Tinsley – Mark Sadler – 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

Read Exclusive Horla Stories

FEATURES: ARTICLES / INTERVIEWS / ESSAYS 

                                                         

 ‘Scariest Story… Ever’

Magnificent Horror Moments

Haunted ruins of an old abbey

 The grotesques of Grange Court

A Town’s Dark Past: A New Black Book 

The Haunted House: One Writer’s Wintry Experience

Read Exclusive Horla Articles / Interviews / Essays

CATHERINE  FISHER’S NEW TALE THE  TUNNEL

DISCOVER THE STORY SERIES WHERE IT PREMIERES  

Read Horla News & Reviews

URBAN MYTHS – A Horla Inquiry

Dr Alan Gowing begins our examination

Read more…

FEATURED FICTION: AN EXPERIMENT WITH THE UNCANNY

SCIENCE & STORYTELLING JOIN FORCES IN PETER AHERN’S CHIRALITY 

hand silhouette light black and white white photography spooky mystery finger palm halloween shadow darkness black monochrome close up help scary fear creepy terror organ horror shape emotion macro photography monochrome photography

Read more…

PURE MACHEN

Matthew G. Rees reads and reviews

ARTHUR MACHEN’S 1890s NOTEBOOK

 Read more…

‘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.

Read this exclusive Horla interview

NEWS AND REVIEWS

                     FESTIVALS

THE WENTWOOD TALES

& OTHER NEW REVIEWS: Fiction & Non-Fiction

LATE REVIEWS: Lost Volumes Exhumed

IN SHORT: Recent Chapbooks

Read Horla Reviews & News

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.  

Read Exclusive Horla Feature

MAGNIFICENT HORROR MOMENTS – Our series continues

The finest passages in literary dark fiction listed & discussed

No 2. ‘The Withered Arm’ by THOMAS HARDY

The nightmare of Rhoda Brooks: the incubus flaunts her wedding ring 

Read more…

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…’

Read Exclusive Horla Feature

Follow Horla on Twitter@HorlaHorror