The Horror Zine

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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 Bank and The Consultant

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!-- The lateTom Piccirilli, author of Shadow Season

The Horror Zine is always packed with the best in horror of all kinds. -- The late 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 The Bottoms 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 27th of every month. The Horror Zine also publishes 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 success and now receives around 100,000 website hits every month worldwide.

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

The members of our staff:

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

Jon R. Meyers, Book Reviewer HERE

Meet all of our staff HERE

Read how The Horror Zine got started HERE.


From the Preditors and Editors Critters Workshop

First Place Best Fiction Magazine EVERY YEAR from 2010 through 2021, and again in 2023
First Place Best Poetry Magazine EVERY YEAR from 2010 through 2021

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:

Star*Line, The Science Fiction Poetry Association (SFPA), October 2023
The Stoker Convention, Denver, Colorado May, 2022
The Stoker Convention, Denver, Colorado, May 2021
The Stoker Convention, Providence Rhode Island, May 2018
The World Horror Convention, Atlanta Georgia, May 2015
The World Horror Convention, Portland Oregon, May 2014
The World Horror Convention, 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, Austin Texas, April-May 2011
The Alt. Fiction Festival, Derby QUAD England, June 2010
The World Horror Convention, 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 from The Preditors and Editors from 2012 through 2021

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

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

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This is Horror Award The Horror Zine


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