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September Reading Schedule

September reading schedule includes: Agents of Dreamland by Caitlín R. Kiernan starting on 9/6, The Memory Police by Yōko Ogawa starting on 9/13, The Grip of It by Jac Jemc starting on 9/20, and Bunny by Mona Awad starting on 9/27
Agents of Dreamland by Caitlín R. Kiernan starting on 9/6
The Memory Police by Yōko Ogawa starting on 9/13
The Grip of It by Jac Jemc starting on 9/20
Bunny by Mona Awad starting on 9/27

September artwork by P. L. McMillan (shop her merch!)

Anthology News


Recent Reviews

Pin by Andrew Neiderman

by @Asenath Ah, incest. The Gothic’s favorite taboo, there from the very beginning. Much like the function of incest in the original Gothic novels, the horror in Pin is less focused on the perverse acts themselves than on the ways in which a young woman is forced to exchange one captor for another. Here, teenage… Continue reading Pin by Andrew Neiderman

Maynard’s House by Herman Raucher

by Molly Collins (@mollyec) A cold, snowy landscape; a protagonist grappling with the ghosts of his past; a witch tree surrounded by animals acting strangely; and a long history of tenants fleeing a haunted house. These are the ingredients Herman Raucher makes use of in his novel Maynard’s House, and by all means, it ought… Continue reading Maynard’s House by Herman Raucher


Recent Blogs


Book Club Nominees

6 Horror Novels of Women and Payback

by @StephanieAdele, curator of HOWLS Book Club nominees for September’s “WAP (Women and Payback)” category Who doesn’t like books with some juicy WAP (Women and Payback) to close out the month of September? Most of my all-time favourite books feature female characters with questionable morals taking their revenge on those they think have wronged them.… Continue reading 6 Horror Novels of Women and Payback

6 Millennial-Penned Horrors

by @ArthurBea, curator of HOWLS Book Club Nominees for September’s “🔥 YAAAAS, Millennial Horror Is Lit!” category Perennial Gen Xer Bret Easton Ellis said of Millennials: “There’s no writing. They don’t care about literature. None of them read books.” FOH, because I can’t even. Sure, a lot of this generation’s horror comes from the horror… Continue reading 6 Millennial-Penned Horrors

6 Terrifying Japanese Novels

by @DunMiff/sys, curator of HOWLS book club nominees for September’s “Konnichi-AAAHHH!!! (Japanese Horror)” category From Wikipedia: Japanese horror (also known as J-horror) is horror fiction arising from popular culture in Japan, generally noted for its unique thematic and conventional treatment of the horror genre differing from the traditional Western representation of horror. Japanese horror tends… Continue reading 6 Terrifying Japanese Novels


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