Massacre Summer Contest Winner: Shield Your Eyes, Because…

Black eyes…Black is the Brightest Colour – by Anthony Cowin.

Once again we were (virtually) buried alive by submissions – many thanks to all those who entered!

Anthony receives an Amazon voucher for his winning entry and you will be able to read Black is the Brightest Colour in Issue 3 of Massacre Magazine in June.

Click on Flash Fiction to see our previous winners. Perhaps YOU should have a go, too…you’ll be able to get a sneak peek at the inspiration for Massacre’s Autumn Fearsome Flashers’ contest in Issue 3 – coming soon!

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Massacre Magazine Issue Two – Out Now!

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The spring edition of Massacre Magazine has been let loose on Amazon for Kindle. Stuffed with tales of the dark and dreadful from thirteen international authors, we think there is something to rattle everyone’s nerves.

We also meet horror writer Gary McMahon, author of The Bones of You and The Concrete Grove.

Gary McMahon

To find out more about our Issue Two contributors, please click HERE

If you have always wanted to try your hand at writing horror or dark fiction, check out the inspiration for the summer flash fiction contest.

The Kindle edition of Issue One is available FREE from 1st to 3rd March 2014. Go and grab a copy!

Coming Soon – Massacre Magazine Issue 2

Massacre Issue 2 CoverFrom the spring issue of Massacre Magazine spew thirteen dark and disturbing works of fiction.

Emerging from the shadows come two new Fearsome Flashers: Amdi Silvestri’s winning entry, Imprint, gives a possible glimpse of the future, and Dan Weatherer will forever change the way you look at your shadow with One and Free.

Our resurrection theme has raised The Gorgon’s Kiss from Stephanie Ellis and My Search For Perfection from Paul Holbrook. Anthony Crowley treats us to a new take on a classic theme with his poem Constructing Death.

In this issue’s author interview, Steve Emmett talks to Gary McMahon – author of The Concrete Grove trilogy, The Bones of You and many other novels and short stories.

To read these and eight other dark delights look out for Massacre Magazine, Issue 2, March 1st!

Massacre Spring Contest Winner: Leaving Its Mark On Us…

ImprintIMPRINT – by Amdi Silvestri!

Once again we had a rash of entries and it’s just chilling to see how many different stories one image can conjure.

Amdi receives the prize of an Amazon voucher for his winning entry and you will be able to read ‘Imprint’ in Issue 2 of Massacre Magazine in March.

Last time the decision was so close we chose a runner up – and we’ve done it again! Catch ‘One and Free’ by Dan Weatherer in the March issue.

Both stories will appear on the website shortly after the magazine’s release. Click on ‘Flash Fiction‘ to see previous winners. Perhaps YOU should have a go, too.

Take an early peek at the inspiration for Massacre’s Summer Fearsome Flashers’ contest in Issue 2 – coming soon!

Happy New Year From The Massacre Team!

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Happy New Year to all horror readers and writers (and everyone else who may be reading!)

And a big THANK YOU to our contributors and all those who have helped spread the word about Massacre Magazine. We’re looking forward to bringing a new year of new horror!

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Massacre Winter Contest Winner: Hurrah for…

Firework MassacreMatt Harrah!

His entry Burning Questions is the winner of our first flash fiction contest and Matt receives the prize of an Amazon voucher. You will be able to read Matt’s winning story in the first edition of Massacre Magazine, due December 2013. We will also post the story on the website shortly after.

Some of the submissions were so good we decided we’d have to also choose a runner up, and we are pleased to announce Jake Sheridan takes that second place. His story will also appear in Massacre Magazine.

If you didn’t win, don’t worry. Some were very close indeed, so keep joining in and one day it could be you.

Thank you to all those who entered.

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Issue One – On Sale Soon

Human hand with blood

All hope abandon, ye that enter here!

Open the pages of the first issue of Massacre Magazine and release a plague of darkness. Over thirty thousand carefully crafted words from some of today’s most promising horror writers. Bestselling author Rupert Smith talks about his first horror novel, GRIM, and the importance of community in tales of the mysterious and macabre. Matt Harrah asks Burning Questions in his flash fiction winner, and Jake Sheridan reveals what glides down mountains full of sin in his distinctive, The Voice. Marc E Fitch rolls up his sleeves for a bit of Savage Work. Talking of savage work, we have two very different twists on The Ripper theme in Paul Holbrook’s short story, Chain Me Not in Heaven, and a poem from Anthony Crowley. Jake Swan provides a warning to the desperate in There Are Worse Things Than Loneliness. Steve Emmett takes us to the German countryside in Head of the House, a simmering and atmospheric tale of sweet revenge. Sailing holidays will never be the same once you’ve visited Julia Kavan’s Safe Harbour, where reality and nightmare lap at the shore. Winter wouldn’t be complete without a Christmas story, but in Demon Darkling author Dana Wright provides more red than Santa’s suit. Our non-fiction contribution comes from Tracy Kuhn who takes exception to the theory that Horror is for Boys.

On sale in December!

Authors looking to submit, please click HERE