FLASH FICTION

THE NIGHTSHIFT

New Writing

by

TOMMY ELLIS

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STOP!

New Writing

by

MATTHEW G. REES

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TOURIST TRAP

New Writing

by

MALCOLM TIMPERLEY

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HER VOICE IN THE WIND 

A NEW STORY by

ANDREW HODGES

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VANTA BLACK SLEEP

New Writing by

JOHN GERARD FAGAN

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THE SOD 

A NEW STORY by

MICHAEL PRENDERGAST

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EMPTY NEST

A NEW STORY by

S.J. TOWNEND

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MISCHIEF NIGHT

New Writing

by 

D.W. DAVIS

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FAMILY CONNECTIONS

A NEW STORY by

CECILIA KENNEDY

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WYK

 

New Writing

by

BILL HUGHES

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THE TREYBRIDGE HORROR 

A NEW STORY by

MICHAEL SUMMERLEIGH

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THE BURNT CLOWN

New Writing

by 

O. JAMIE WALSH

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ENTER THE LAND THAT MADE ARTHUR MACHEN

Photographs & Notes from

A JOURNEY by MATTHEW G. REES 

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NEW BOOKS

I am reading…

MATTHEW G. REES on

UNDER A RAVEN’S WING by STEPHEN VOLK

HERE

NEW BOOKS

JENI WILLIAMS on

THE HUNGRY AND THE LOST by BETHANY W. POPE

HERE

EXCLUSIVE HORLA INTERVIEW

CATHERINE McCARTHY

On her life, her writing & her latest projects

‘Once the seed is sown, it germinates a while, until eventually it grows into a flower, albeit a crimson rose or toxic Digitalis…’ 

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NEW REVIEW

HARRIS COVERLEY ON A NOTORIOUS NOVEL

OCTAVE MIRBEAU’S

The Torture Garden

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REVIEW

CAROLYN PERCY finds pleasing echoes of Seventies horror in THE APPARITION PHASE by WILL MACLEAN

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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

FEATURED FICTION

PAUL MURGATROYD RETURNS TO HORLA WITH

‘THE PHANTOM HAND’

A tale of the grotesque 

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FEATURED FICTION

DOCTOR SPOTLIGHT

A new story by

PETER KENNY

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NOW AVAILABLE

MATTHEW G. REES’S LATEST STORY COLLECTION

‘A WRITER AT THE TOP OF HIS GAME AND THEN SOME’

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A 1980s CULT NOVEL REAPPEARS IN A BRAND-NEW PAPERBACK

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‘THE CORMORANT’ by STEPHEN GREGORY

HERE

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HORLA INTERNATIONAL

CONTAGION… VOLUNTARY BURIAL

A New Story by Italian author P.F. GRAZIOLI

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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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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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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

FEATURE: READ IT HERE

WALES & THE WEIRD TALE

MARK HOWARD JONES

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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.’

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HORLA ARCHIVE

AN UNEXPECTED PLEASURE

Supernatural stories from surprising sources

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

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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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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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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

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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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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

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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

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NOW AVAILABLE

ILLUSTRATED LIMITED EDITION

MATTHEW G. REES’ DARK SATIRE

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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

We’re delighted to hear of a new book – out now (!) – written by one of our contributors – The Forest Perilous (left)  by New York-based Terence Gallagher (especially given the Celtic connections some of us at Horla have with a country known for its dragons).

Here’s a taster from Terence: ‘After seven long years, James Ward gets the summons he’s been waiting for. Soon, reunited with his childhood friend Cornelia, he is back among the Dragons, a nation of travelers with roots in the distant Celtic past. This time he is living in the heart of the secret kingdom; but a sudden reversal of fortune throws the Dragons’ world into peril and forces James to step up into a new role to save it.’

More at: Come wander in The Forest Perilous… – Terence Gallagher (wordpress.com)

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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