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A Monday for Anything: Beware the Dark Magazine

Beware the Dark Magazine is put out by Short, Scary Tales Publications three times per year. It’s a  uniquely sized (7.44 x 9.69 in), full-color interior, high-quality produced magazine of between 100-130 pages bringing you the best dark and disturbing fiction and artwork.

Here’s what the first issue looks a little like and the talent that graces the pages. It was released in October 2013 and is 158 full colour pages!

Horror Fiction & Dark Art:

“Potential” by Ramsey Campbell
“Twins” by Jack Ketchum
“Empathy” by Kealan Patrick Burke
“The Dying Season” by James B. Carter
“Asleep with the Black Goat” by Aaron J. French
“To Turn a Blind Eye” by Jeremy Terry
“Si or No?” by Timothy McGivney
“Cross My Heart, Hope to Die” by Sheri White
“Pool Days” by Russell C. Connor
“Company at the Lavoisier” by Terry ‘Horns’ Erwin

Story Illustrations & Artwork:

Alfred Klosterman
Luke Spooner
Glenn Chadbourne
Eleanor Bennett
Stephen Cooney
Allen Koszowski
Daniele Serra
Vince Natale

Gallery: Vincent Chong

Columns, Interviews & Reviews:
Ray Garton: An Introduction
Nancy Kilpatrick: Bones in England
Robert Morrish: Nightlight
Ty Schwamberger: The Dark Spot
A Brief Conversation with Vincent Chong by Paul Fry
Interview with Kasey Lansdale by Ty Schwamberger
Writer/Director Luke Brady Talks Young, High and Dead by Vi Reaper

Paul Fry, the editor of Beware the Dark magazine and owner of Short, Scary Tales Publications got in touch with my recently as part of a campaign to reach out to the industry. You see, the problem is that Paul cannot do this along. He cannot spend the money it takes out-of-pocket to produce such a fantastic magazine. As a small publisher, I know what it’s like – trying to find the money to fund your dream – but it is possible and something can be done to help the publication out.

Would you consider buying a subscription? I did and with shipping, it cost me less than $40 for the three issues Paul will produce this year. That seems nothing compared to the enjoyment of the magazine I’m sure to get. So if you have some money burning a hole in your pocket, consider treating yourself 🙂

Subscriptions can be purchased via the Short, Scary Tales Publications website!


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