If you’re looking for a new horror magazine to throw some support behind, Nightmare Magazine certainly has a pedigree worth considering. This monthly magazine will be edited by John Joseph Adams (the master anthologist behind books like The Living Dead, The Living Dead 2, The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Wastelands) and co-published by Adams and the super-talented folks at Creeping Hemlock Press (that would be RJ and Julia Sevin, the braintrust behind the “Print Is Dead” line of zombie novels).
What they plan to do is publish a monthly collection of horror and dark fantasy short fiction that will be available online and in ebook formats. There will also be nonfiction, podcasts and other content in each issue. The publishers also plan to pay pro rates to contributing writers, which means they will be able to attract top talent if this magazine gets off the ground.
If you’d like to help get the magazine off the ground (with a first issue that will include stories by Sarah Langan and Jonathan Maberry), check out the project’s official Kickstarter page for details. In my opinion, you can’t go wrong backing this project – you’ve got an experienced group of people who’ve already proven their worth in putting together attractive, entertaining books, and they clearly have a strong vision for where they want this magazine to go. They’re aiming to raise $7,500 by June 8, and they’ve already got nearly $2,000 in pledges this early in the game. I hope you’ll check it out and help make this project a reality.