Massacre Magazine Issue 5 – Chilling Dark Fiction

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Delve into danger with eight chilling tales of horror – now available to buy from Amazon (99c/99p) or to borrow for Prime and Kindle Unlimited subscribers in the UK and US.

To find out more about our contributors click HERE

FREE – Massacre Magazine Issue 1

As we lead up to the release of Massacre Magazine Issue 3, we’d like you to have a taste of Massacre’s horror for FREE! ( Special offer now over – but Massacre is still only 99c!)

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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!

Look Out! Massacre Magazine is OUT

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The wait is over. The first issue of our new horror magazine is now available on Amazon for your Kindle. If you are an Amazon Prime member you can read it for free. Not a Kindle user? Worry ye not – the print edition is now available, too – click HERE for details!

But for those who do read on a Kindle, just open the pages of this first issue of Massacre Magazine and release a plague of darkness. Nearly 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.

To find out more about our authors, click HERE.

If you’d like to learn more about Massacre Publishing, gatecrash the party over at Catherine Cavendish‘s. We might toss you a fava bean.

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Massacre – Now Open for Non-fiction Submissions

Keeping an eyeDo you keep an eye on all things horror? Do you think you have a unique viewpoint on the horror genre? If so, we want to hear from you

Whilst Massacre Magazine is primarily a fiction publication, we do seek excellent writing on all aspects of the horror genre.

Therefore we welcome unsolicited submissions, for publication in Massacre Magazine and/or on our website, dealing with horror in an entertaining and informative way.

Any subject may be considered if it relates to horror.

More details can be found HERE.

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Contest: Fearsome Flashers Wanted

Winter contest is now CLOSED
Thank you for all your entries – the winner will be notified and announced as soon as we make our decision!

Do you want to flex your horror writing muscles? Do you like a challenge? Maybe you’ve never written flash fiction before…maybe you’ve never written anything before! Now’s the time to give it a try.

Here’s a photograph. Look closely. Look closer still (you should be able to click on it to enlarge it).

Bob Sleigh

Now write a story in no more than 250 words, drawing inspiration from the photo. Remember, we are looking for horror, the strange, the weird and worrisome.

When done, paste your story directly into the CONTACT form in the top menu. Please add WINTER CONTEST to the ‘Subject’ line.

Closing date is 31st October 2013. We will pick one winner who will receive a £10/$15 Amazon voucher and have their story published in Massacre Magazine. Our decision is final, any moaners will be put to the rack.

Winter contest is now CLOSED

Cold Calling – Winter Solstice Horror for Edition 1

If you want to be in the first issue of Massacre Magazine, look below. We are accepting general horror plus a special call for winter worriers. Any queries, just hit the CONTACT tab at the top.


Newgrange (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Imbolc, Jack Frost

Imbolc, Jack Frost (Photo credit: t0msk)


Deadline for general submissions with any horror theme is October 15th 2013 (midnight, GMT). Submissions received AFTER this time will be considered for future editions. Click HERE for full submission guidelines.

Special Call

As the summer recedes and the days grow shorter…and darker…and colder, the longest night approaches. Massacre Magazine is looking for winter solstice themed stories for its first edition. Can your words chill Jack Frost to the bone? Will your demons drive an icicle through the heart of Krampus? Whether your story is about the longest night itself, rituals gone awry, Hell freezing over, or creatures that lurk beneath our frozen surface, we want to see it. Deadline for winter solstice themed stories is October 31st 2013 (midnight, GMT). Word count: 1000 – 5000. In the subject line of your email please put: SOLSTICE/YOUR NAME/TITLE OF YOUR WORK. For complete guidelines click HERE.

English: Winksley. A cold Winter solstice dawn...

English: Winksley. A cold Winter solstice dawn over Winksley, 1998. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


It is our aim to release Issue 1 with the winter solstice content around December 1st 2013. However, we are looking for great writing and if this means we have to extend that date we will do so. We will provide further information if you are accepted and before you sign a contract.