Massacre Magazine’s Women in Horror – Day Two

Highlighting Massacre Magazine’s Women in Horror

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Issue Two of Massacre Magazine featured these talented writers:

Nicole Starbuck – Do You Know Who I Am?

Nicole Starbuck PicNicole Starbuck started scribbling as an infant and hasn’t stopped since. After receiving her BFA in Studio Art from the University of Arizona, she gathered her snow gear and settled in the foothills of the Colorado Rockies. She splits her time between vendor relations and writing her heart out. She’s deeply fascinated by the inner workings of the human mind and is often caught contemplating the emotional significance of even the most mundane experiences. When she’s not working her retail magic, writing short stories, or prepping her three novels for publication, she enjoys curling up on the couch with her husband, two cats, and a large bowl of popcorn.

You can also find Nicole Starbuck here:
Facebook – Nicole Starbuck
Twitter – @nicole_starbuck

J. Kimber – Hurt

J. Kimber’s fiction has appeared in several anthologies and her passions are curling up with F. Scott Fitzgerald, Paul Auster, Edgar Allen Poe or Stephen King. She is currently studying for a degree in Humanities, lives in London, misses the sea and likes getting lost in the woods.

Stephanie Ellis – The Gorgon’s Kiss

S EllisStephanie Ellis is currently a Teaching Assistant in a Southampton secondary school but previously worked for many years as a technical author.  Her short stories, firmly based in the horror genre, have found success with a variety of publishers and over the coming year will be found in the Fringeworks anthologies – Raus! Untoten!, Last Diner, Deadman’s Tales and Cadavers as well as the future Distorted Perceptions anthology by Death Throes Publishing.
She also dabbles in poetry (printed in local and national press) and has recently distorted a number of favourite childhood nursery rhymes into something darker and more sinister, these can be found on her own website.
Her own taste in reading varies widely from Terry Pratchett, to Bernard Cornwell to current favourite Neil Gaiman – and oh yes, Stephen King and Edgar Allan Poe also get a look in.

You can find out more about Stephanie Ellis here: (where she is also a staff reviewer)
Twitter: @el_stevie


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Massacre Magazine’s Women in Horror – Day One

During February we will be highlighting Massacre Magazine’s Women in Horror

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Issue One of Massacre Magazine featured these talented writers:

Tracy Kuhn PicTracy Kuhn – Horror is for Boys…

Tracy Kuhn is a freelance writer and editor who lives in York, England, with her husband and two daughters. She’s always written short stories and gets her inspiration from being generally nosey. She only recently came out as a fiction writer and has had several short stories published under a pen name, in a variety of magazines. She has a flash fiction story in an anthology and has had several stories published by Ether Books.
She has also had several pieces of non-fiction published. She has recently found herself in the world of YA horror after re-discovering her cache of horror novels from her teens, and is currently halfway through her first novel.
She spends far too much time on Twitter and Facebook and recently started a blog which is supposed to be about writing, but usually ends up a little bit ranty.

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Dana Wright – Demon Darkling

Dana and Tadpole 2013Dana has always had a fascination with things that go bump in the night.  It began with two cut out Halloween decorations of Dracula and his Bride that she kept up year round, much to the concern of her parents. Writing and reading have always been her passion. She is often found playing at the local bookstore where she works as a manager. In her off hours, she tries not to maim herself with crochet hooks or knitting needles, watching scary monster movies with her husband and furry kids or blogging about books. More commonly, she is chained to her computers, writing like a woman possessed. Coffee and chocolate at the ready, she loves to read and is pretty sure her to be read pile will one day crush her in her sleep. She is currently working on two young adult fiction novels and a menagerie of horror stories.

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Julia Kavan – Safe Harbour

Seneca gifBorn in the University city of Cambridge, England, Julia has spent most of her life living in Cambridgeshire – atmospheric and the perfect inspiration for ghost stories.
She loves exploring the darker side of human nature, writing psycho-sexual and psychological thrillers, horror and supernatural mysteries.
She finds inspiration in the British landscape, art, photography and music.  When she isn’t writing you can find her rambling (or tripping over) in forests or being crushed against the barriers at a rock gig – she loves the great outdoors and deafening music equally (and has a death wish…really, she’s too old for gigs).
She has also taught creative writing classes for over ten years, whilst writing screenplays, tackling novels and experimenting with short stories.

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Massacre Magazine Issue 8 ~ Horror Hides Everywhere


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Eight new tales of terror – now available to buy from Amazon (99c/99p) or to borrow for Prime and Kindle Unlimited subscribers..

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Massacre Magazine Issue 7 – Silence Is Golden…Or Is It?


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Six new tales of horror and suspense – now available to buy from Amazon (99c/99p) or to borrow for Prime and Kindle Unlimited subscribers..

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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.

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Massacre 5 ~ General Submissions Deadline Extended



General submissions deadline for Issue 5 of Massacre EXTENDED to November 30th 2014.

Word count 500 – 10,000 words

You could even use this photograph for inspiration!

For submission guidelines please click HERE.


(Massacre 5 due to be released January 2015)

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Massacre Autumn Contest Winner: Shining Out In The Darkness…

Bonfire - DanOnly The Good Burn Brightly – by Dan Weatherer


A previous runner-up in Massacre’s flash fiction contest, Dan made it to the top of the pile this time. He receives an Amazon voucher for his winning entry and his story will be published in Massacre.


But that’s not all…

Due to the number of high quality submissions we also have a runner-up


Scythes - RoseWe Were Wolves by Rose Blackthorn
will also feature in Issue 4 of Massacre

You will be able to read Only the Good Burn Brightly and We Were Wolves in Issue 4 of Massacre in September.

Many thanks to all those who entered!


Click on Flash Fiction to see our previous winners. Perhaps YOU should have a go, too…


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Autumn Issue Submission Call: Moonstruck

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We’ve seen blood moons, blue moons and even a honey moon. This celestial body affects the tides and rouses demons within. It has fascinated man through history and a lucky few have even set foot on it.

Massacre 4 seeks to eclipse all that has gone before. We’re on the hunt for tales of lunar terror, lunacy (maybe a little lycanthropy – but twist it!) and drama from the dark side. We’ll even look at Sci-Fi for this issue – but you’d better give it a good set of teeth.

The deadline for ‘moonstruck’ themed fiction and dark verse has been EXTENDED to  August 24th, 2014 (midnight, GMT).

Word count for fiction: 500 – 10,000.

In the subject line of your email please put: MOONSTRUCK/YOUR NAME/TITLE OF YOUR WORK. For complete guidelines click HERE.


We aim to release Massacre 4 with the moonstruck theme September 2014. 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.

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Fearsome Flashers – Autumn Contest

Are you up for our new flash fiction challenge? Here it is…

Autumn Contest

Take a good look at the image above and write a story in no more than 250 words, drawing inspiration from the photo. Let your mind wander… Remember, we are looking for horror, the strange, the weird and worrisome, the macabre and mysterious.

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

Closing date is 31st July 2014. We will pick one winner who will receive a £15/$20 Amazon voucher and have their story published in the autumn issue of Massacre. Our decision is final, any complainers will be crucified.

To see our previous winners, click HERE


Many thanks to The Horror Tree for their support.