In the mail today, just in time for Halloween, is the blood-spattered graphic of the October/November cover of Black Static magazine, the horror and dark fantasy counterpart that alternates monthly appearances with Interzone science fiction published by the folks at TTA Press. The artwork is by David Gentry. The stories are:
“Cuckoos” by Tim Lees
“The Shadow Keeper” by Kim Lakin-Smith
“Dead Loss” by Carole Johnstone
“Some of Them Fell” by Joel Lane
“My Secret Children” by James Cooper
There are also several regular nonfiction columns, book and film reviews.
Also just out is dark fiction from Apex Magazine, available in pdf, web, Kindle and even good old-fashioned print. The October issue features short stories by Alethea Kontis (“A Poor Man’s Roses”), Peter M. Ball (“To Dream of Stars: An Astronomer’s Lament”), Jason Sizemore (“Yellow Warblers”) and Paul Jessup (“Ghost Technology From the Sun”), and a poem by J.C. Hay (“After, Thoughts–A Pantoum”). There’s also an interview with Brandon Massey by Maurice Broaddus and recommended reading from Ekaterina Sedia.