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6 Books by Trans Authors

by @ferris, curator of HOWLS Book Club nominees for May's "Trans-Scribed Terrors" category This list is intended as a diverse selection of horror stories written by transgender authors. As a trans person and a horror fan I feel there is a lack of mainstream discussion surrounding works by trans and gender non-conforming writers, though thankfully… Continue reading 6 Books by Trans Authors

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6 Horror Novels That’ll Have You Feeling Like a Kid Again

by @Arboc Rednammoc, curator of HOWLS Book Club nominees for May's "Parents Just Don’t Understand" category Editor's note: This introduction contains a fair amount of inside jokes. Members of Howl Society will understand. Outsiders should join the Discord for something in the family of an explanation.Could you recite the first rule of HOWL Society without… Continue reading 6 Horror Novels That’ll Have You Feeling Like a Kid Again

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6 Shuckingly Good Folk Horrors

by @_ghostgrrrl, curator of HOWLS Book Club nominees for May's "🌾The Books Are Not What They Seem" Folk horror has always been my favorite subgenre, as an avid fan of folklore around the world. What is Folk Horror? It’s secret cults and strange practices. It’s small towns and the secrets they hide. It’s liminal spaces… Continue reading 6 Shuckingly Good Folk Horrors

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… Continue reading Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

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6 Books by Asian and Pacific Islander Authors

by @Ri3Ri3, curator of HOWLS book club nominees for May's "Asian and Pacific Islander Week!" category In honor of Asian and Pacific Islander month, it was important for me to broaden my horizons and create a list of picks to represent different cultures.  She Said Destroy by Nadia Bulkin A dictator craves love--and horrifying sacrifice--from… Continue reading 6 Books by Asian and Pacific Islander Authors

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

Anthology News, Blog

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,… Continue reading Howls from the Dark Ages: The First-Ever Medieval Horror Anthology

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Two Weeks With a Terrifying Tome Returns: 2 Thicc 2 Impervious

by @bunttriple, curator of HOWLS Book Club nominees for March's "2 Thicc 2 Impervious" category That’s right, baby—the doorstoppers are back! Get out your shrines to George Eliot, Charles Dickens, Ayn Rand, Brandon Sanderson, Robert Jordan, and all the other writers who never met an editor they didn’t disagree with, and say a prayer.For two… Continue reading Two Weeks With a Terrifying Tome Returns: 2 Thicc 2 Impervious

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5 Books That Will Draw You Into the Void of Space

by @mrkvm, curator of HOWLS Book Club nominees for March's "Lost In The Void" category For me, the cold, dark isolation of space is the perfect setting for horror. This category includes a set of stories with characters trapped by their surroundings, whether that be in a claustrophobic spaceship far from home or on the… Continue reading 5 Books That Will Draw You Into the Void of Space

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7 Dark Gothic Works of Women’s Literature

by @Bad Janet, curator of HOWLS Book Club nominees for March's "Gothicc" category This is a category of Gothic feminist literature. I've always been drawn to stories of dark and disturbing undertones of repressed women, society forcing them into isolation, madness, and horror. Here are some of the best in history and some modern takes. … Continue reading 7 Dark Gothic Works of Women’s Literature