Published March 27, 2024

Across time and genre, four authors explore the dark side of their imaginations.

Amiee Gibbs showcases a Victorian sideshow and the real magic performed behind the curtain in The Carnivale of Curiosities. Alix Harrow’s Starling House is a modern gothic fantasy following a young woman’s investigation into an author’s mysterious disappearance as she tries to create a better life for herself and her brother. In The Woods All Black, Lee Mandelo illuminates 1920’s Appalachia with elements of horror, trans romance, and blood-soaked revenge. Sunny Moraine remixes Bird Box and The Last of Us with beautiful prose in the post-apocalyptic Your Shadow Half Remains.

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