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November Reading Schedule

November reading schedule includes Red X by David Demchuk starting on 11/7, The Devourers by Indra Das starting on 11/14, "The Cabbit" by Maria Dong, Nightmare Magazine starting on 11/19, We Need to Do Something by Max Booth III starting on 11/21, and The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson  starting on 11/28
Red X by David Demchuk starting on 11/7
The Devourers by Indra Das starting on 11/14
“The Cabbit” by Maria Dong, Nightmare Magazine starting on 11/19
We Need to Do Something by Max Booth III starting on 11/21
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson starting on 11/28

November artwork by Maia Weir (shop her merch!)

Anthology News

Howls from the Dark Ages: The First-Ever Medieval Horror Anthology

HOWL Society Press presents the first-ever anthology of medieval horror! Howls from the Dark Ages contains 18 thrilling tales of cursed castles, wild woodlands, haunted hamlets, and mysterious monasteries, with an introduction by Christopher Buelhman, the author who started it all with his novel Between Two Fires.Available in eBook, paperback, and a limited edition hardcover,…

Join Us! HOWLS From Hell Twitch Party on June 26

To celebrate the audiobook release of Howls From Hell, we will be having a party event on Twitch on Saturday June 26th, 2021, at 2:00 PM EST. We we will have author readings of Howls From Hell stories, games, and giveaways!Attendees will have a chance to win a copy of the Howls From Hell audiobook,…

Showcasing the Howls From Hell Authors!

With the release of HOWL’s debut anthology, Howls From Hell on May 18th, (order now!), HOWL Society would like to showcase the sixteen talented writers featured in Howls From Hell. Each of these writers contributed terrifying tales unique in voice, themes, and idea. No matter the type of horror fan, a reader is sure to…

Recent Reviews

Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

by Christopher O’Halloran (@Burgleinfernal) Poll the average HOWLer and you’ll get the same opinion: the world is a dumpster fire. Many find it hard to point at the marvels around us without being overwhelmed by the constant injustices going on every day. Whether that’s the mistreatment of minority populations by both authority figures and fellow…

Boof-e Koor (The Blind Owl) by Sadegh Hedayat

by ghazal ghaffari (@ghazal) One of the most important books from Iran, and Hedayat’s magnum opus. This brilliant book is the literary manifestation of a fever dream. Hedayat leads us through the non-linear story of an unnamed narrator, plagued by death and murderous intentions. A wildly unconventional piece of literature, with subtle plays on the…

The Gilda Stories by Jewelle L. Gómez

by Molly Collins (@History Bot) We all know vampires. They hate garlic, they can’t cross moving water, the sun burns them, they’ve got to hang out in their coffins pretty regularly, they suck blood, and they live for a long, long time. This week over at HOWL Society, we read a book that sticks to…

Recent Blogs

August in Review

Q&A Authors Books We Read Stories published By HOWLers

The 2021 HOWLS Awards

by Joseph Andre Thomas (@bunttriple) HOWLS exploded in 2021. Like literally exploded. There’s blood everywhere. A bit of liver on the ceiling, half-a-heart sliding down the wall.This past year, HOWLS Discord channel grew to 1500+ users, with around 200 active at any given moment. HOWLS released Howls From Hell, its first anthology, to very positive…

Bloodlines Interview Series #4: Chris O’Halloran

by P.L. McMillan Welcome back, dearest reader, for the final interview of my Bloodlines series! In this series of interviews, I ask the authors who put together the collection about writing, their inspirations, aspirations, and more.Bloodlines comes out this Tuesday, Jan 11th, so get your pre-order now!And if you haven’t watched them yet, you can…

Book Club Nominees

7 Horror Books to Read in the Aftermath of the Roe v. Wade Decision

by @MrsReads, @L., and @Cheese Dance, curators of HOWLS Book Club nominees for August’s “We Could be Reading Other Stuff But…” category So many small choices that got us here. And now we need to sit with this feeling a little while. So enjoy, or shake with rage at, these selections that explore bodily autonomy…

Fun in the Sun with 5 Sandy Books

by @WakefulNight, curator of HOWLS Book Club nominees for August’s “Horror at the Beach” category The Forgotten Island by David Sodergren When Ana Logan agrees to go on holiday to Thailand with her estranged sister Rachel, she hopes it will be a way for them to reconnect after years of drifting apart. But now, stranded…

6 Comics Worth More Than a Thousand Horrific Words

by @SemaphoreRaven, curator of HOWLS Book Club nominees for July’s “Contains “Graphic” Imagery” category One of my early formative experiences was puttering around my grade school library and happening upon a copy of *Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.* Being the poor naïve soul that I was, I opened it and promptly had the…

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