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The Horror Zine Staff
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The Horror Zine Staff


Jeani Rector

Jeani Rector

Jeani Rector is the founder and editor of The Horror Zine. Find information about Jeani HERE

Contact: thehorrorzine@gmail.com

Staff Webpages:

Dean H. Wild, Assistant Editor HERE
Bruce Memblatt, Kindle Coordinator HERE
Trish Wilson, Media Director HERE
Heather Miller, Book Reviewer HERE
John M. Cozzoli, Book Reviewer HERE

About our Staff



Dean H. Wild

Dean H. Wild grew up in the small Wisconsin town of Lamartine and has lived in the area all his life. He wrote his first short horror story at the tender age of seven and continued to write dark fiction while he pursued careers in the newspaper industry, real estate and retail pharmacy. His short stories have seen publication in various magazines and anthologies including Bell, Book & Beyond, Night Terrors III and Murder Mayhem Short Stories. When not writing, editing or proofreading for one project or another, he is busy working on a novel.  He and his wife, Julie, currently reside in the village of Brownsville.

His job for The Horror Zine includes editing our print anthologies and giving much needed advice and opinions on the content of the ezine.

Contact: scrybe@deanwild.com


bruce memblatt

Bruce Memblatt

Bruce Memblatt is a native New Yorker and has studied Business Administration at Pace University. He’s member of the Horror Writers Association.

His short stories have been featured in anthology books, magazines, and zines such as Bewildering Stories, Nameless Magazine (Cycatrix Press), The Literary Hatchet, Suspense Magazine, Post Mortem Press, Jack of No Trades Publishing, Dark Moon Books, The Horror Zine, Danse Macabre, Parsec Ink, The Cynic Online, The Feathertale Review, Yellow Mama and more.

His story "A Dream for Sugar" was a finalist in the TNT Horror Contest (December 2016) and was published by Digital Fiction Publishing in 2018.

You can find his short story collections The Dark Jar and Stories for a Cruel World on Amazon.com.

His job for The Horror Zine includes print magazine and anthology cover art creation and all Kindle development and formatting.

Contact: bmemblatt@aol.com


Trish Wilson

Trish Wilson

Trish Wilson writes fiction with the pen names Elizabeth Black and E. A. Black. Her short horror stories have appeared in The Horror Zine’s Book of Ghost Stories, The Black Stone: Stories for Lovecraftian Summonings, Zippered Flesh 2, Zippered Flesh 3, Teeming Terrors, and more.  She won a Best Short Story mention on The Solstice List@ 2017: The Best of Horror for Invisible, which appeared in Zippered Flesh 3. She has conducted many author interviews for The Horror Zine, including Ramsey Campbell, Josh Malerman, and Jonathan Maberry. 

She lives with her husband, son, and cats on the Massachusetts coast in Lovecraft country. The beaches often call to her, but she has yet to run into Cthulhu.

Contact: trishcwilson@comcast.net


Please do not contact these reviewers directly. Please email thehorrorzine@gmail.com for your review request.

Please see our book review guidelines BEFORE you request a review HERE

Heather Miller

Heather Miller

Heather Miller reads and writes horror in a century-old house (definitely haunted) in a small town in Oklahoma. She has loved horror since she was old enough to string sentences together. When she's not immersed in a book, she spends her time chasing after five kids, working in her garden, or hiking in the woods. 


John M. Cozzoli

Tired of being a corpse-orate zombie, 60s monster-kid JM Cozzoli traded in the needles and voodoo doll effigies of his coworkers for the more rewarding pleasure of writing about the genres that people love to fear, or dream to live in, on his blog, From Zombos’ Closet. He lives in Westbury New York with his wife and son and hopes to one day own an old-styled theater, serving up steamy hot popcorn smothered in real butter, ice-cold Bonbons, and lots of horror and science fiction movies. Now and then he also gets the urge to write.

Go to the official The Horror Zine facebook page HERE

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The Horror Zine's Wikipedia page is found HERE

See awards won by The Horror Zine HERE

best of the horror zine

Many anthologies have come out of The Horror Zine, but none like this! Here you will find a compilation of the very best from the first four anthologies, hand-chosen by editor Jeani Rector: AND NOW THE NIGHTMARE BEGINS, TWICE THE TERROR, WHAT FEARS BECOME and A FEAST OF FRIGHTS. Some of The Horror Zine’s early years have been lost in time…until now. Featuring dark fantasy, mystery, pure suspense and classic horror, THE BEST OF THE HORROR ZINE: THE EARLY YEARS is relentless in its approach to basic fears and has twisted, unexpected endings.

THE BEST OF THE HORROR ZINE: THE EARLY YEARS contains fiction from such renowned masters of the macabre as Bentley Little, Joe R. Lansdale, Elizabeth Massie, Scott Nicholson, Joe McKinney, Susie Moloney, Scott Nicholson, Jeff Strand, Simon Clark, Taylor Grant and Eric J. Guignard. This book also contains the very best of emerging writers, poets, and artists from the award-winning, long-running ezine: The Horror Zine.

“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. This fine anthology not only collects work from established pros like Joe R. Lansdale, Elizabeth Massie, Scott Nicholson, Bentley Little, Jeff Strand, and Joe McKinney, but it also presents dark visions from the new voices that you’ll be talking about in years to come.” –  Lisa Morton, multiple Bram Stoker Award-winning author and co-editor of HALLOWS' EVE

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best of the horror zine