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HAVE YOU TRIED TURNING IT OFF AND TURINING IT BACK ON?

A NEW STORY by

MELISSA OLISSE

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UPSTAIRS 

A NEW STORY by

NATHAN BREAKENRIDGE

FLASH FICTION

MRS JONES

 

New Writing from

YVETTE NADEN

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FLASH FICTION

USIK DAGINUT

 

New Writing by

VICTORY WITHERKEIGH

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NOW AVAILABLE

ILLUSTRATED LIMITED EDITION MATTHEW G. REES’ DARK SATIRE

SIGNED & NUMBERED COPIES HERE

FEATURE: READ IT HERE

WALES & THE WEIRD TALE

MARK HOWARD JONES

FLASH FICTION

THE MAN MADE MASTER BY MUSICAL TOOLS

New Writing by

PETER GEIER

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EX FELIS

A NEW STORY by

GEORGE AITCH

FLASH FICTION

DOPPELGANGER

New Writing by

DAVID R.L. CAMPBELL

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CHARLOTTE THE HARLOT

A NEW STORY by

ELI PHESAN

FLASH FICTION

GHOSTIES IN THE MACHINE

New Writing by

DAVID RUDD

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FLASH FICTION

RETURN JOURNEY

New Writing

from

MALCOLM TIMPERLEY

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FEATURED FICTION

DOCTOR SPOTLIGHT

A new story by

PETER KENNY

READ IT HERE

Recent and new reading from the smaller and specialist presses

With MATTHEW G. REES

THE NEW ABJECT – TALES OF MODERN UNEASE (Comma Press), WAITING FOR THE END OF THE WORLD by R.B. RUSSELL (PS Publishing), THE END OF THE YELLOW HOUSE by ALAN BILTON (Watermark)

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NEW ESSAY

THEY CAN’T BE SERIOUS!

HARRIS COVERLEY TAKES ISSUE WITH 

OVER THE MAGAZINE’S PICKS AS THE ‘100 BEST FANTASY BOOKS OF ALL TIME’

Read this essay here

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FEATURED FICTION

CAT AND MOUSE

by PAUL MURGATROYD 

Read it HERE

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EXCLUSIVE HORLA INTERVIEW

AUTHOR & BAFTA-WINNING SCREENWRITER

STEPHEN VOLK

ON the nature of horror; stand-out stories, novels & films; the health – or otherwise – of horror & the supernatural on contemporary TV; his evolution as a writer; the different lives a piece of fiction can have; writer responses to Covid; advice for developing writers; future projects & the one he really wants to see reach fruition.

PLUS why – to his dismay – UK TV bosses have apparently rejected a modern reboot of Roald Dahl’s Tales of the Unexpected; also, his frustration with the BBC over its ‘lack of faith’ in horror and supernatural genre drama.

All this and more HERE

HORLA ORIGINAL ART  

We are absolutely delighted to give a platform to art inspired by the story from which our website takes its name: ‘Le Horla’ by Guy de Maupassant, regarded as a classic in the oeuvre of supernatural fiction.

The image above was created by French artist Marine Lannoy. Follow the link below to learn more about her and her art, including more images inspired by ‘Le Horla’.

We are always interested in publishing fine photographs and art relevant to our genre here at Horla. If you would like yours to be considered please contact us at horlamagazine@hotmail.com 

READ MORE ABOUT ‘LE HORLA’ AND THE ART OF MARINE LANNOY HERE

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

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A Writer’s Stay in Victoria’s Spectral Autumn by HARRISON KIM

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A COLLECTION OF STORIES BY MATTHEW G. REES

‘This is a hugely recommended collection’ WYRD BRITAIN

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

NEW: READ REVIEWS HERE    FROM THREE IMPOSTORS PRESS

NEW REVIEW – The Murenger & Other Stories by JON GOWER 

READ HORLA’S REVIEW OF THE NEW STORY COLLECTION FROM THREE IMPOSTORS PRESS

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Exclusive interview with Pakistan-based writer HABIB MOHANA

‘THE horror or supernatural genre is common in Urdu, which is the national language of Pakistan. People in our part of the world love stuff depicting horror and the supernatural… The role of tradition and training can’t be ignored as far as horror and supernatural stuff is concerned. The Muslim world can easily grasp and enjoy the stories of genies better than the stories of ghosts, which is a western thing.

‘However due to globalization and superfast communication things are getting pretty mixed up: the western world is relishing hot spicy foods and the eastern world is loving pizzas and burgers.’

Read more here

HORLA ARCHIVE

AN UNEXPECTED PLEASURE

Supernatural stories from surprising sources

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

Read it here

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

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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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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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Read Exclusive Horla Articles / Interviews / Essays

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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Read more…

HORLA AUTHORS – HOW TO FIND THEM 

We’re reorganising our vaults containing the works of the many authors who’ve written for us since our launch. For now, most of the fiction from contributors can be found in the two panels below. A new vault, cataloguing the most recent contributors, will hopefully be available shortly. All Horla fiction writers can be found by inputting the writer’s name in our search engine (top right of home page).

RECENT HORLA FICTION 

Janna Grace – Edward Ahern – Sally O’Reilly – Mark Keane – Andrew Kolarik – Paul Green – Michael D. Davis – Timothy Granville – Mark Colbourne – Bill Davidson – Holly Tinsley – David Rudd – Adam Marks – Titus Green – Glyn Carter – Jean Levy – Paul Murgatroyd – Nazli Karabiyikoglu – S.J. McMahon – Jordan Whatman

Find their stories here

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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

Read Exclusive Horla Stories

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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AUDIO STORY – AS THE MEADOW ENDS

by MATTHEW G. REES

HEAR IT HERE

www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RoSQomT8_o

A LATE REVIEW

MATTHEW G. REES on a vintage horror novel that’s often overlooked

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AUTHOR INTERVIEWS

GUIDO  EEKHAUT – CARLY HOLMES – GABRIEL TALLENT – SALLY SPEDDING – CARMEN MARIA MACHADO MATTHEW G. REES

READ THEM AT HORLA FEATURES

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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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FRONT PAGE FOOTNOTE

HORLA WRITERS – NEWS

Contributor Guido Eekhaut has a story in this Dutch literary journal: www.extaze.nl

Congratulttions to contributor Luke Tebb who has a new book out , The Twins and Other Tales of Terror, available now from phantasmpress.com 

ALWAYS WANTED – HIGH QUALITY ESSAYS, INTERVIEWS & REVIEWS

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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