This month is a massive special issue, Queers Destroy Horror!, containing far more content than regular issues, but the digital edition is still available for the same low price ($2.99). The issue was funded as a stretch goal of the incredibly successful Queers Destroy Science Fiction! Kickstarter campaign for Lightspeed magazine, which was released in June.
Nightmare 37 an all-horror extravaganza entirely written and edited by queer creators. Guest editor Wendy N. Wagner has assembled new horror from Chuck Palahniuk, Matthew Bright, Sunny Moraine, Alyssa Wong, and Lee Thomas, and reprints by Kelley Eskridge, Caitlin R. Kiernan, and Poppy Z. Brite. There’s also a generous assortment of nonfiction articles edited by Megan Arkenberg, and written by Lucy A. Snyder, Sigrid Ellis, Catherine Lundoff, Michael Matheson, Evan J. Peterson, and Cory Skerry, that take a hard look at queer achievements and challenges in the horror genre. Plus there’s a selection of queer poetry selected by Robyn A. Lupo, and an original cover by AJ Jones.
Like the supermassive Women Destroy Science Fiction! issue of Lightspeed,, the Queers Destroy Science Fiction! special issue of Nightmare is also available in print — as a 198-page trade paperback for $12.99.
Here’s the complete Table of Contents, including the free content on the website, as well as the exclusive paid content available online in the print and ebook editions.
“Golden Hair, Red Lips” by Matthew Bright
“Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers” by Alyssa Wong
“The Lord of Corrosion” by Lee Thomas
“Dispatches from a Hole in the World” by Sunny Moraine (available on 10/28)
On the Destruction of Horror: Notes from Your Queer Editors by Queers Destroy Horror! Editors
The H Word: A Good Story by Lucy A. Snyder
Artists’ Spotlight: Five Queer Artists Destroying Horror Art by Cory Skerry and Megan Arkenberg
Queers Destroy Horror! Roundtable Interview by Megan Arkenberg (available on 10/28)
Exclusive Paid Content
ORIGINAL SHORT STORY: “Let’s See What Happens” by Chuck Palahniuk
SHORT STORY REPRINT: “Alien Jane” by Kelley Eskridge
SHORT STORY REPRINT: “Rats Live on No Evil Star” by Caitlín R. Kiernan
SHORT STORY REPRINT: “Bayou de la Mère” by Poppy Z. Brite
DARK POETRY SELECTIONS by Robyn Lupo, Poetry Editor
NONFICTION: “The Language of Hate” by Sigrid Ellis
NONFICTION: “Creatures of the Night: A Short History of Queer Horror” by Catherine Lundoff
NONFICTION: “Effecting Change and Subversion Through Slush Pile Politics” by Michael Matheson
NONFICTION: “Putting It All the Way In: Naked Lunch and the Body Horror of William S. Burroughs” by Evan J. Peterson
See the complete contents of the issue here.
Nightmare is edited by John Joseph Adams. This is the 37th issue. Subscriptions are available for just $1.99 per issue, single issues are available in multiple digital formats for $2.99. Purchase copies and sample free content at the website.
We last covered Nightmare with the September 2015 issue.