Greetings from the Ether,
It’s Women in Horror Month! Because of this, we thought we’d take a look back at all the talented women writers who have had their stories in our publications, and the ones who will be seen in upcoming releases. We’ll do this series in four parts: the first covering the magazine’s 1st year, the second covering the magazine’s 2nd year, the third covering our anthologies, and the fourth covering upcoming releases. Join us as we highlight these fascinating writers!
HINNOM MAGAZINE #5-9 (2018)
Melissa Burkley has the distinct honor of appearing in more issues of Hinnom Magazine than anyone else besides interior and cover illustrator David Dawkins. Her contributions to our guest column where she helps budding authors find their paths is perhaps one of the most defining aspects of the magazine as a whole. Her blog The Writer’s Laboratory is the perfect resource for authors, and she also contributes to Psychology Today’s The Social Thinker . If you’d like to learn more about this brilliant psychologist and her astounding body of work, check out her website!
Rue Karney had a wonderful story in the fifth issue of Hinnom Magazine titled “Toothpaste,” that was as much a commentary on abusive and unhappy relationships as it was a grotesquely beautiful piece. The Australian native has her share of accolades, and has found great success in writing, going as far as having her award-winning story “Brother” translated to Italian. We’re very excited to see where the future takes Rue Karney, and we implore you to read her dazzling work.
Brianna Zigler has the distinction of being the youngest author we ever published. Her chilling, gruesome story “This Must Be The Place” caught us completely off guard, and we couldn’t be more happy to have published it in the 6th issue of Hinnom Magazine. The piece follows a body on the beach, and the dark truths that follow are told in a grotesque, song-like manner, hypnotizing the reader along the way. To learn more about the up-and-coming author and Philly-native, follow her on Twitter!
Ashley Dioses. What more can be said that hasn’t been said already? The Sorceress herself appeared in the magazine when we published her Bathory-themed poem “O Won’t You?” in Hinnom Magazine Issue 006. Ashley is a poet of unparalleled talent, and we look forward to our future endeavors with her, as you all will learn more of on the horizon. For those who haven’t read her work, her debut collection is here, and you can follow her blog for more updates on her work. We also interviewed her about her poem before the release of Hinnom 006 for those interested in learning more!
S. P. Miskowski hasn’t appeared in the magazine with her fiction, though that would be an honor beyond expressing. But the three-time Shirley Jackson Award-nominated and Bram Stoker Award-nominated author was gracious enough to let us interview her about her work after we reviewed her heartbreaking novel I Wish I Was Like You and her collection Strange is the Night. Miskowski is one-of-a-kind, and her work speaks for itself. There aren’t many writers working today who control the English language in the way she does. For those interested in reading her work, she has a new novel coming out this month. Expect a review of that one too!
Sarah Gribble submitted a story for the Hinnom Magazine Issue 007 submissions call titled “Thirst,” and it was a love at first sight for us. The Cosmic Horror in the story is some of the best we’ve seen, and the ending is simply haunting. Sarah has been published in several great publications, and for those interested in learning more of her work, you can find her on Twitter @sarahstypos and her website is here.
Deborah L. Davitt found a home for her Cosmic Horror poem “The Dark Wyrm” in Hinnom Magazine Issue 007. She is a well-versed poet and writer, her work being nominated for Pushcart and Rhysling awards, and she also has written novels in the fantasy genre. For those who are interested in learning more of Davitt’s work, visit her page!
Helen Power submitted a piece to us titled “Sundown” for the Hinnom Magazine Issue 008 submissions call, and it was by far one of the best pieces we’ve published. Combining dystopian themes with creeping Cosmic Horror, the story follows a man trying to get back to his family before the sun goes down, since monstrous things await in the dark. The ending is heartbreaking, but the language is so damn good, no reader will be able to put the piece down until that final page comes. We couldn’t be more excited to see what the future has in store for Helen, and we encourage you to read her work if you haven’t already.
Elena Sichrovsky found a home for her chilling flash fiction “Wings of a Dove” in Hinnom Magazine Issue 009. The story is equal parts body horror and poetry, and the story bolsters some extremely gruesome imagery that we just couldn’t shy away from. We couldn’t be more excited to see where the future takes Elena, and if you haven’t read any of her work, we highly recommend “Wings of a Dove” to start you off.
Anna Strain is one of the most unique illustrators we’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. The abstract, odd nature of her art is breathtaking, and you’ll find her disturbing style on the cover of Hinnom Magazine Issue 009. Anna is active online, with her website and Instagram being great places to start for those interested in seeing one of the most talented artists working in the field.
Thanks for stopping by, and make sure to check out our future installments of this series. If you want to join in during WiHM, go out and purchase some books from female authors. Help us bridge the gap between readers and women writers this month!