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April Reading Schedule

Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich – April 3-7

The Route of Ice and Salt by José Luis Zárate, translated by David Bowles – April 10-14

Lakewood by Megan Giddings – April 17-21

The Bayou by Arden Powell – April 24-28

Anthology News

Thank You, and a Major Announcement

That’s a wrap on our Kickstarter! Thank you to everyone for helping us get over the finish line. We hope you’ve enjoyed it! Some Highlights of the Road So Far… Even our own membership has been pretty blown away by our updates, so if you missed any, please take a look back! Some of the…

40% Funded, and Announcing a Partner Campaign!

To everyone who’s already backed Howls From the Wreckage, THANK YOU! With Kickstarter’s “Project We Love” label and all of the early support, we’re already at the 40% mark for reaching our initial goal! The contributors are thrilled, HOWLS members are howling in excitement, and we’re excited to keep rolling right along!Meanwhile, we’re devoting today…

Howls from the Wreckage Kickstarter Launch!

Skies darken. Sirens wail. Buildings tremble with each distant boom. You grasp your loved ones close to you. Any second could be your last. Howls From the Wreckage will push you to the edge of imminent disaster—and drown you in the heartbreak of its fallout. HOWL Society Press presents its thrilling anthology of disaster horror, fittingly introduced…

Recent Reviews

The 2022 HOWLS Awards

by Joseph Andre Thomas (@bunttriple) They’re (finally) here—the HOWL Society Best of 2022 Awards. Yes, the new year has come and gone long ago (along, apparently, with any semblance of my commitments and responsibilities). But at long last the hammer has struck the anvil, and the winners have been chosen.HOWLS members voted on their top…

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…

Recent Blogs

August in Review

Q&A Authors Books We Read Stories published By HOWLers

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,…

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…

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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