The Horror Zine

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"Read it. Liked it." -- Joe R. Lansdale

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I have seen the future of horror—and so has Jeani Rector. In fact, she’s publishing it. Amazing stuff -- Bentley Little, author of The Disappearance and The Haunted

The Horror Zine is one of the very best horror sites online.-- Graham Masterton, author of Blind Panic and the Manitou Series

The Horror Zine is a gloriously rich feast of images and text. Truly a banquet of delights for the discerning horror fan.-- Simon Clark, author of Whitby Vampyrrhic

A terrific zine of horrific delights!-- Tom Piccirilli, author of Shadow Season

The Horror Zine is always packed with the best in horror of all kinds. -- Ed Gorman, author of the Sam McCain Mystery Series

The Horror Zine is a great online magazine that recognizes good work by new and established writers. I think highly of it. -- Joe R. Lansdale, author of Cold in July and the Hap and Leonard Series

The Horror Zine is the genre's Ground Zero where horror legends merge with the talents of tomorrow. -- Scott Nicholson, author of The Red Church

Short fiction is the beating, bloody heart of the horror genre, and The Horror Zine has consistently presented startling and superb short stories, poetry and art. -- Lisa Morton, multiple Bram Stoker Award-winning author and co-editor of Hallow's Eve

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The word Zine is pronounced ZEEN and is short for MAGAZINE.

The Horror Zine is a monthly ezine that produces new issues the first of every month. The Horror Zine also produces anthology books and a quarterly print magazine.

The Horror Zine was started in July of 2009 by founder and editor Jeani Rector. It was an instantaneous hit world-wide and now receives around 100,000 hits every month.

The Horror Zine's Mission Statement: To support and promote writers, poets, and artists.

The members of our staff:

Dean Wild, Assistant Editor HERE
Christian A. Larsen, Media Director HERE
Bruce Memblatt, Kindle Coordinator HERE

Photos of our staff are on the bottom of this page.

Read how The Horror Zine got started HERE.


From the Preditors and Editors Critters Workshop

First Place Best Fiction Magazine 2017 HERE
First Place Best Poetry Magazine 2017 HERE
First Place Best Fiction Magazine 2016 HERE
First Place Best Poetry Magazine 2016 HERE
First Place Best Fiction Magazine 2015 HERE
First Place Best Poetry Magazine 2015 HERE
First Place Best Fiction Magazine 2014 HERE
First Place Best Fiction Magazine 2013 HERE
First Place Best Fiction Magazine 2012 HERE
First Place Best Poetry Magazine 2012 HERE
First Place Best Poetry Magazine 2011 HERE
First Place Best Fiction Magazine 2010 HERE
First Place Best Poetry Magazine 2010 HERE

From the British Fantasy Society

Long-Listed for Best Magazine 2013 HERE
Short-Listed for Best Magazine 2012 HERE
Long-Listed for Best Magazine 2010 and 2011 HERE

From This is Horror

First Place "Magazine of the Year" 2013 HERE

The Horror Zine will be or has been a sponsor of and/or an advertiser with the following events:

The Stoker Convention 2018. Providence Rhode Island, May 2018
The World Horror Convention 2015, Atlanta Georgia, May 2015
The World Horror Convention 2014, Portland Oregon, May 2014
The World Horror Convention 2013, New Orleans Louisiana, June 2013
FantasyCon 2012, Brighton England, October 2012
KillerCon4 2012, Las Vegas Nevada, September 2012
The Alt. Fiction Festival 2011, Derby QUAD England, June 2011
The World Horror Convention 2011, Austin Texas, April-May 2011
The Alt. Fiction Festival 2010, Derby QUAD England, June 2010
The World Horror Convention 2010, Brighton England, March 2010
The Women in Horror Convention, San Francisco California, Feb 2010

Editor Jeani Rector is an Active Member of The Horror Writers Association

Jeani won an award for Best Magazine Editor in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 HERE

See the article in The Huffington Post HERE

Read about The Horror Zine in Duotrope's Digest HERE

The Horror Zine is featured in Wikipedia HERE

Facebook The Horror Zine Like us on Facebook HERE

The Horror Zine is recommended by the following leading societies and magazines:

British Fantasy AwardBritish Fantasy Society Preditors and Editors

This is Horror Award The Horror Zine

fiction Poetry

fiction poetry

best fiction best poetry

Best Fiction Ezine Best

Best Fiction Best Poetry

Best Fiction Best Poetry Poetry

Duotrope's Digest Eclectica

Critters Workshop

Top Ten


Jeani Rector

You can learn about Jeani Rector HERE.


Dean Wild

Dean H. Wild has been writing for over twenty years, and most of his work is in the horror and dark fantasy genre. Some of Dean’s work in print include “The Laughing Place,” published in Brian Hopkins’ Extremes 5: Fantasy and Horror from the Ends of the Earth, and “The Kid,” included in William Simmons’ Vivisections. He can be emailed at


Christian Larsen The Horror Zine

Christian grew up in Park Ridge, Illinois and graduated from Maine South High School in 1993. He has worked as an English teacher, radio personality, newspaper reporter, and a printer's devil, and has been published by What Fears Become (Imajin Books), A Feast of Frights (The Horror Zine Books), The Ghost IS the Machine (Post Mortem Press), Fortune: Lost and Found (Omnium Gatherum), and Chiral Mad (Written Backwards).

Christian received his bachelor of science in broadcast journalism from the University of Illinois and studied secondary English education at National-Louis University. He lives with his wife and two sons in the fictional town of Northport, Illinois. Follow him on Twitter @exlibrislarsen or visit


Bruce Memblatt

Bruce Memblatt is a native New Yorker and a member of the Horror Writers Association. He has also studied Business Administration at Pace University. In addition to writing, he runs a website devoted to theater composer Stephen Sondheim, which he’s lovingly maintained since 1996.

His stories have been featured in such publications as Aphelion, Post Mortem Press, Dark Moon Books, Sam’s Dot, Strange Weird and Wonderful Magazine, Midwest Literary Magazine, Danse Macabre, Parsnec Ink, The Feathertale Review, Yellow Mama, and many more as well as in numerous anthology books, and at The Horror Zine where he is very proud to be part of the team.

His collection of previously published short stories titled The Dark Jar is currently available HERE.



Justin Hamelin is a Rondo Hatton Award-winning freelance writer and author who runs the horror blog Mangled Matters. He also contributes to Rondo Hatton Award-winning webzine Ravenous Monster and previously wrote for Tom Holland’s Terror Time

In 2012, Justin had the privilege of assisting Women In Horror founder Hannah Forman for the month of February’s Women in Horror Month events.

When he isn’t talking, reading, writing or dreaming about horror, you can find Justin at home, enjoying life with his wife and their three black cats… and a tabby named Ripley

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