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TITLEAUTHORPUBLICATIONPUBLISHERLINKNOTES
A Different Kind of PlaceTobias BuckellApex Magazine
A Head in a Box, or Implications of Consciousness After DecapitationLori SelkeNightmare Magazine
A Man Totally AloneRobert HoodThe Mammoth Book of Halloween StoriesSkyhorse Publishing
A Moment Before BreakingA.C. WiseThe Devil and the Deep: Horror Stories of the Sea
A Rainy Night at the Sunset GrilleJ. G. FahertyFlame Tree Publishing Newsletter
A Tiny MirrorEloise C. C. ShepherdSupernatural Tales #39
A Winterís TaleJohn F.D. TaffLittle Black SpotsGrey Matter Press
Aftermath of an Industrial AccidentMike AllenTransmissions from PunktownDark Regions Press
All Summers EndTom DeadyUnnerving Magazine, Issue #8
Always After ThreeGemma FilesTales from the Lake Vol. 5Crystal Lake Publishing
Amadis the EnchantressAshley DiosesTest Patterns: Creature FeaturesPlanet X Publications
An Incomplete Catalogue of Miraculous Births, or Secrets of the Uterus Abscondita Rebecca CampbellShimmer 41
An InterviewBrendan ViditoNightmares in EcstasyCLASH Books
And In Her Eyes the City DrownedKyla Lee WardWeirdbook #39Wildside Press
And Lo! It is Our OwnB.E. ScullyBirthing Monsters: Frankenstein's Cabinet of Curiosities and CrueltiesFirbolg Publishing
AuditionNaching T. KassaCrescendo of DarknessHorrorAddicts.net
Back Along the Old TrackSam HicksThe Fiends in the FurrowsNosetouch Press
Back SeatBracken MacLeodLost Highways: Dark Fictions from the RoadCrystal Lake Publishing
Bitter is the Sea, and BrightMichelle MuenzlerDaily Science Fiction
Bleeding Through the ShadowsDavid Rees-ThomasShimmer #44
Bride Before YouStephanie Malia MorrisNightmare
C.H.A.D.Michael H. HansonC.H.U.D. LIVES!Crystal Lake Publishing
Cherry Wood CoffinEugenia M. TriantafyllouApex Magazine
Crisis Apparition Kaaron WarrenExploring Dark Short Fiction #2: A Primer to Kaaron WarrenDark Moon Books
Dark CarouselJoe HillHarper Audio / Wax Records
Dead End TownLee MurrayCthulhu Deep Down Under Volume IIIFWG Publishing International
Dead HalfJeremy WagnerShopping List 3: 21 Tales of TerrorHellbound Books Publishing
Down Along the BackroadsJenny BarberThe Alchemy Press Book of Horrors The Alchemy Press
Dr. 999Matthew M. BartlettAshes and EntropyNightscape Press
Feasty-FeastMichael DarlingThe HungerTwisted Tree Press
Hans and Greta Alessandro Manzetti & Paolo Di OrazioSplatterpunk Zine
He Sings of Salt and WormwoodBrian HodgeThe Devil and the Deep: Horror Stories of the SeaNight Shade Books
Hearts are Just "Likes"Sonora TaylorQuoth the RavenCamden Park Presssonorataylor@gmail.comCopy and paste the email address under 'Link to material' to request a PDF or Word doc of the work.
Her Royal CounselAndrew RobertsonAlice Unbound: Beyond WonderlandExile Editionshttps://drive.google.com/file/d/1Cu5OmJpNmLWTRuUFSRjpQHMfeobLquEJ/view
Home and Hope Both Sound a Little Bit Like 'Hunger'Jennifer Brozek & Seanan McGuireChiral Mad 4Written Backwards
House of Small SpidersWeston OchseNightmare Magazine Issue 72
How to be a Horror WriterTim WaggonerVastarien, Vol. 1, Issue 2 Grimscribe Press
I Remember NothingAnne BillsonWe Were StrangersConfingo Publishing
Itís Only a StoryScott EdelmanBirthing Monsters: Frankensteinís Cabinet of Curiosities and CrueltiesFirbolg Publishing
Kűpura Rising David KurariaCthulhu: Land of the Long White CloudIFWG Publishing International
Lather of FliesBrian EvensonLost FilmsPerpetual Motion Machine Publishing
Left Hand TormentR.J. JosephBlack Magic Women: Terrifying Tales by Scary SistersMocha Memoirs Press, LLChttps://www.dropbox.com/s/kdmtziwzav1mrhf/Left%20Hand%20Torment%20by%20RJ%20Joseph.pdf?dl=0
Life After BreathTori EldridgeRunning Wild Anthology of Stories Volume 2Running Wild Presshttps://torieldridge.com/life-after-breath-by-tori-eldridge/
Love in the Time of DraculaJohn. R. FultzThe Audient Void: A Journal of Weird Fiction and Dark Fantasy #5
MasksPeter SuttonThe Alchemy Press Book of Horrors The Alchemy Press
Monkeys on the BeachRalph Robert MooreTales from the Shadow Booth, Vol.2
MorbierR. S. BenedictMagazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction
MutterJess LandryFantastic Tales of TerrorCrystal Lake Publishing https://www.dropbox.com/s/1yuoimszesi9fzj/Mutter%20by%20Jess%20Landry%20-%20Short%20Fiction.pdf?dl=0
My Eye EyeLela TredwellThe Pinch Journal #38.2
No ExitOrrin GreyLost Highways: Dark Fictions from the RoadCrystal Lake Publishing
October in the Chair Neil GaimanThe Mammoth Book of Halloween StoriesSkyhorse Publishing
Pedrito Gabino IglesiasCoyote SongsBroken River Books
Ravenous Stars, Carnivorous MoonMercedes YardleyLittle Dead Red and Other Short StoriesVault Books
RedChristina SngSpace and Time #131https://www.dropbox.com/sh/974t5l0wmqnahlx/AADPONEIoBzOZLICzsnkP0cJa?dl=0
Red RainAdam-Troy Castro Nightmare 69
Reflections in BlackSteve Rasnic Tem The Mammoth Book of Halloween Stories Skyhorse Publishing
RiptideDan RabartsSuspended in Dusk IIGrey Matter Press
Room 4 at the HaymakerJosh MalermanLost Highways: Dark Fictions from the RoadCrystal Lake Publishing
Shit HappensMichael Marshall SmithThe Devil and the DeepNight Shade Books
Sick Cats in Small SpacesKaaron WarrenA World Of HorrorDark Moon Books
Singing the Song of My UnmakingChristopher RopesVastarien Vol. 1, Issue 1Grimscribe Press
Sire of the HatchetCoy HallThe Fiends in the FurrowsNosetouch Press
Sister, Dearest Sister, Let Me Show to You the SeaSeanan McGuireThe Devil and the Deep: Horror Stories of the Sea
SleepCarly HolmesFigureheadTartarus Press
Snake SeasonErin RobertsThe Dark
Soda JerkPhilip FracassiShilohLovecraft eZine Press
Split Chain StitchSteve ToaseMystery Weekly Magazine
Sugar and SpiceJill HandDeathís GardenLycan Valley Press Publications
Sundown TownZZ ClaybourneDown Home Country VampirePaulericaleshttps://www.dropbox.com/s/smdeeeglzqac87t/Sundown%20Town_2018_ZZ%20Claybourne.pdf?dl=0
TenetsJosh MalermanHark! The Herald Angels ScreamPisces Books
The Apple TreeMarion PitmanThe Alchemy Press Book of Horror The Alchemy Press
The Bearded WomanAlessandro ManzettiSplatterpunk Forever
The BlinkNicholas RoyleThe Dummy & Other Uncanny StoriesSwan River Press
The Bunny SuitJohn F.D. TaffLittle Black SpotsGrey Matter Press
The Chosen PlacePatrick FreivaldA New York State of Fright: Horror Stories from the Empire StateHippocampus Press
The Christ of St. Jozef ChurchAngel Leigh McCoyDark Rainbow: Anthology of Queer Erotic HorrorRiverdale Avenue Books
The CullingMary RajotteBlack Buttons Vol. 3: A Family AffairMagnificent Cowlick Mediahttps://www.dropbox.com/sh/k6b3h7hspmdgh2n/AABDuFYt34cEUujw1Hf9z4AUa?dl=0
The Devil's ThroatRena MasonHellhole: an Anthology of Subterranean HorrorAdrenaline Press
The FruitLindsay King-MillerThe Fiends in the FurrowsNosetouch Press
The Heart of Owl AbbasKathleen JenningsTor.com
The Hermit of Singer's CreekJ. TonzelliGhosts, Goblins, Murder and Madness: Twenty Tales of HalloweenDark Ink
The Hurrah (aka Corpse Scene)Orrin GreyThe Dark issue 37
The Insects Of Seneca VillageJeff C. StevensonA New York State of Fright: Horror Stories from the Empire StateHippocampus Press
The Jaws of OuroborosSteve ToaseThe Fiends in the FurrowsNosetouch Press
The JoanneJohnny MainsTales from the Shadow Booth Vol. 2
The Last WintergirlDamien Angelica WaltersMonsters of Any KindIndependent Legions Publishing
The LossMichael GoreSkeletons in the AtticDark Ink
The Master, the Mistress, and the MidwifeBruce BostonBirthing Monsters: Frankenstein's Cabinet of Curiosities and CrueltiesFirbolg Publishing
The MotherGabino Iglesias Coyote SongsBroken River Books
The MunchiesRebecca RowlandThe Horrors Hiding in Plain SightDark Ink
The November HouseCharles Wilkinson Vastarien Vol. 1, Issue 2Grimscribe Press
The PeerlingsKC GrifantBeyond the Infinite: Tales From the Outer ReachesThings in the Well Publications
The Pine Arch CollectionMichael WehuntThe Dark
The RabbitMallory OrtbergThe Merry Spinster: Tales of Everyday HorrorHolt Paperbacks
The ResidentsTyson HanksGhosts, Goblins, Murder, & Madness: Twenty Tales of HalloweenDark Ink
The Rye-MotherCurtis M. LawsonDoorbells at Dusk: Halloween StoriesCorpus Press
The SeacretorRyan HardingSplatterpunk Forever
The Second Floor of the Christmas Hotel Joe R. LansdaleHark! The Herald Angels ScreamKnopf Doubleday Publishing Group
The Shadows of Saint UrbanClaudio FotiA World Of HorrorDark Moon Books
The Silence at the Edge of the Sea Dan RabartsCthulhu: Land of the Long White CloudIFWG Publishing International
The Substance of BeliefElizabeth Massie & Marge SimonChiral Mad 4Written Backwards
The Sweetness of Honey and RotA. Merc RustadBeneath Ceaseless Skies
The Thing in the TreesJoanna ParypinskiNightscript Volume 4Chthonic Matter
Things She Left in the WoodsJessica McHughLost FilmsPerpetual Motion Machine Publishing
True CrimeM. RickertNightmare (Issue 72)
Visiting FriendsRebecca HouseRunning Wild Anthology of Stories, Volume 2Running Wild Press
Volver Al MonteS. L. EdwardsChthonic: Tales of Weird Inner EarthMartian Migraine Press
WavesDan GraceTales from the Shadow Booth, Vol. 2
You Know How the Story GoesThomas Olde HeuveltTor.com