EXCLUSIVE HORLA FICTION

New Stories from

Claudia Wardle – Tim Jeffreys – Wendy Holborow – Sally Spedding – Jane Fraser – Angela Graham – Matthew G. Rees

‘Every key that I had hidden, buried, thrown, even those in the grave at the churchyard, had resurrected themselves and returned to my door, assembled in his incredible skeleton.’

From ‘The Keys’ by Matthew G. Rees

With stories by Jon Gower, Alan Bilton, M. J. Allen and Brian Manton

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CARMEN MARIA MACHADO – EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

The incredible new queen of the horror story talks to Horla about reaction to her writing, her ‘vampire’ tendencies, stories that have scared her, the ‘secret’ her admirers tend not to know and what she likes and is doing now. ‘At the moment I’m really into haunted house stories…’ 

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FEATURES: ARTICLES / INTERVIEWS / ESSAYS

 

    ‘The Scariest Story… Ever’

A Town’s Dark Past – A New Black Book

Arthur Machen Remembered 

Walter de la Mare Reviewed

Raymond Carver Reconsidered

The Haunted House – One Writer’s Wintry Experience

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JEREMY STRANGE JOINS HORLA

Read his new column, Freakish Facts. FULL of tasty titbits about oddities in the world of horror fiction. Turn to him now on Arthur Machen, A.E. Waite, Graham Greene, Vladimir Nabokov and others. Jeremy Strange – only at Horla. 

Tittle-tattle from the man-about-town that’s… strange but (it would seem) true. 

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NEWS AND REVIEWS

 DYLAN THOMAS PRIZE

FESTIVALS

NEW REVIEWS: Fiction & Non-Fiction

LATE REVIEWS: Lost Volumes Exhumed

IN SHORT: Recent Chapbooks

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FRONT PAGE FOOTNOTES

Congratulations to author & Horla contributor Jon Gower and The Three Impostors / Wentwood Press whose chapbook ‘Creep’ is on sale at no less an outlet than Foyles of London – displayed alongside the writing of Stephen King. And a small mention for Horla editor Matthew G. Rees whose play Dragonfly begins a three-venue tour of theatres in South Wales in the arts wing of The Grand Theatre, Swansea, on Saturday May 26. Follow Horla on Twitter @HorlaHorror