So, I like to support new endeavors in the horror industry. I like to participate in bringing new blood, as it were, into the mix. I’d like to think that, perhaps, I can bring some of the six of you who read this along for the ride with me, and we can all help keep horror vibrant and refreshing.
I saw a call for submissions a while back for something new, a quarterly horror magazine called Unnerving Magazine. I liked what the publication said it was shooting for, and even though its pay rate fell well below the bar I’ve set for myself, I wanted to support the effort. I know, from two decades in the magazine industry, how hard it is to make a magazine work, in any industry. To that end, I submitted. And the story was accepted.
The piece was an older short story fragment I cleaned up and finished a few years back for Deb, She Who Hates Horror. It’s called “What Returns, What Remains,” and it appears in this first issue of Unnerving.
Go grab this first issue and support the horror industry! And read a little John F.D. Taff!