SHORTLY 

 THE BUTCHER’S BRIDE  

A NEW STORY by

 HABIB MOHANA

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TERMS & CONDITIONS 

A NEW STORY by

TITUS GREEN

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HURRY UP PLEASE, IT’S TIME  

A NEW STORY by

 SAM DERBY

PSYCHOGEOGRAPHY

We want your explorations – especially if they have literary links with the supernatural

We are also keen to receive high-quality ESSAYS, ARTICLES, INTERVIEWS & REVIEWS FROM AROUND THE WORD – See guidelines at Submissions

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SHORTLY

New fiction by

TITUS GREEN – SUBHAM TALUKDAR

Reviews by

JON GOWER – CAROLYN PERCY – SARA GETHIN

SUBMISSIONS July 2019 CLOSED FOR STORIES – OPEN FOR ESSAYS / FEATURES / REVIEWS  

NEW: Dominic Kildare on a special edition of a horror classic by Arthur Machen featuring eye-catching new art

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NEW: Clare Ramsey on a guide to the myriad worlds of Arthur Machen

Occult Territory: An Arthur Machen Gazetteer Edited by R.B. Russell

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NEW: Strange fiction by TALIESIN GORE

‘The Nocturnality of Dorian Salva’

 

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Horla Featured Story 

FLIGHT by GUIDO EEKHAUT 

Author of Absinthe

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NEW RELEASE

A NEW COLLECTION OF STORIES BY MATTHEW G. REES

‘Tales shot through with the shudder of the unexpected and magical transformations…’ JON GOWER

‘… elusive, eerie, delicately unsettling and quietly devastating… his story arcs cast their strange net over the reader…’ CARLY HOLMES

AVAILABLE NOW FROM THREE IMPOSTORS PRESS

Our summer season of stories by rising young writers continues with 

BIG BROTHERS by Archie Macintosh

‘BIG brothers look out for little brothers. That’s the way it’s supposed to be.

In return, big brothers get to be bigger, faster, stronger, smarter than at least one other person in the whole world. They get to be the one who opens lids and multiplies fractions and all for just the cost of brotherly love. Fair trade. But what if your little brother is better than you? What if he’s bigger, faster, stronger, smarter than you are? You’ve been cheated out of your dominance! You’re giving away fraternal care for free! The deal’s been broken… and he’s broken it.’

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NEW: An illustrated edition of a Ray Bradbury classic is welcomed by Carolyn Percy

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FEATURE: ‘DOORWAYS TO HELL – How I re-found Horror’ by Peter Kenny

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ARCHIVE STORY: 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.’

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Two new stories by HABIB MOHANA

‘Scorpions’ & ‘The Dead Man’s Head’

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THE WICKER MAN

Fact Not Fiction?

MATTHEW G. REES on a cult book & film, a strange stone and an old scholarly paper 

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DRIVING LENIN’S GHOST A SUPERNATURAL STORY by MATTHEW G. REES

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JON DOYLE on Southern Horror’s WILLIAM GAY

The Writer Who Avoided Easy Answers

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REVIEW: House of the Flight-helpers by Philomena van Rijswijk

REVIEW BY SARAH TANBURN 

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THE NEGLECTED

LOOKING FOR LEONARD

The Writer Who Disappeared

Matthew G. Rees goes in search of L.A.G. Strong

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NEW: We continue our series Student-Writers at Work with ‘Rhiannon’, a vampire story set in Los Angeles, by H.D. HURWORTH

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New: HORLA EXPLORER

MATTHEW G. REES on NEWTON HOUSE

‘Hauntings in a place of such antiquity seem entirely logical… Some corridors, in compensation for a lack of natural light, are hung with bulbs – at times bare – that offer a wan glow…’

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HORLA FEATURES     

                                                   

 ‘Scariest Story… Ever’

Magnificent Horror Moments

DARK SITES: Dominic Kildare Rides Out 

 The grotesques of Grange Court

The Haunted House: One Writer’s Wintry Experience

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HORLA FICTION 2018-2019

STORIES BY

Auriel Roe – Conor Robin Madigan – Thomas Kodnar – Matthew John Fletcher – Melanie Smith – John Andreini – David McVey – Paul Murgatroyd – Garry Kilworth – Frances Holland – Peter Kenny – 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 – Guido Eekhaut – Matthew G. Rees

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HORLA ARCHIVE

Walter de la Mare – A Master Overlooked?

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NEW SERIES – AN UNEXPECTED PLEASURE

Supernatural stories from surprising sources

Matthew G. Rees appreciates ‘A Drink with a Witch’ by LAURIE LEE    

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

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 ‘EXQUISITE WRITING & TALES THAT TRANSPORT’

MATTHEW G. REES on Valentine & Howard’s Collected Connoisseur

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NEWS AND REVIEWS

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THE WENTWOOD TALES

& OTHER NEW REVIEWS: Fiction & Non-Fiction

LATE REVIEWS: Lost Volumes Exhumed

IN SHORT: Recent Chapbooks

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HORLA INTERVIEWS

CARLY HOLMES

GABRIEL TALLENT

CARMEN MARIA MACHADO

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HORLA INTERVIEW: SALLY SPEDDING

THE award-winning author of Cold Remains and a wealth of fiction tells, among other things, of her sense of a previous life and its dark end – walled-up in a French cave – in a truly revealing Horla interview.

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Matthew G. Rees on M.R. James &

A MAGNIFICENT HORROR MOMENT

The awful secret of ‘The Ash Tree’ revealed

Continuing a Horla series – Fine passages in literary dark fiction listed & discussed

‘In the climax of his story ‘The Ash Tree’, James – often noted for understatement – shuns brevity and ambiguity, and instead pulls out the stops, as if at the seat of some great  cathedral organ.’

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CATHERINE  FISHER’S TALE THE  TUNNEL

DISCOVER THE STORY SERIES WHERE IT PREMIERES  

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FRONT PAGE FOOTNOTE

MACHEN MOMENT

Independent press Three Impostors have announced a planned new edition of Arthur Machen’s novel The Three Impostors, with specially commissioned illustrations by artist and print-maker Pete Williams, introductory essays by James Machin on the text and Hywel Pontin on the artist, and comprehensive endnotes. For more:  Three Impostors 

COMING TO HORLA

Reviews, features and new fiction from around the world at The Home of Intelligent Horror. We welcome submissions. See guidelines. At present we are very interested in receiving high-quality writing in the field of psychogeography, particularly in relation to locations with supernatural / literary links. 

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