Queers Destroy Horror!

Queers Destroy Horror!, our special all-queer issue of Nightmare Magazine, funded as a stretch goal of the Queers Destroy Science Fiction! campaign, is now available!

Queers Destroy Horror!
Table of Contents

Original Fiction – edited by Wendy N. Wagner

  • Golden Hair, Red Lips — Matthew Bright
  • Dispatches from a Hole in the World — Sunny Moraine
  • The Lord of Corrosion — Lee Thomas
  • Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers — Alyssa Wong
  • Let’s See What Happens — Chuck Palahniuk

Reprint Fiction – selected by Wendy N. Wagner

  • Bayou de la Mère — Poppy Z. Brite
  • Alien Jane — Kelley Eskridge
  • Rats Live on No Evil Star — Caitlín R. Kiernan

Reprint Poetry – selected by Robyn Lupo

  • The Skin-Walker’s Wife by Lisa M. Bradley
  • No Poisoned Comb — Amal El-Mohtar
  • The Rotten Leaf Cantata — Rose Lemberg
  • On Moving Into Your New Home — Brit Mandelo
  • Flourless Devil’s Food — Shweta Narayan
  • In Memoriam: Robert Nelson — W. H. Pugmire
  • Worm and Memory — Lucy A. Snyder
  • The Great Unknown — Joel Lane

Nonfiction – edited by Megan Arkenberg

  • Roundtable Interview with Meghan McCarron, Brit Mandelo, Rahul Kanakia, and Carrie Cuinn — Megan Arkenberg
  • Creatures of the Night: A Short History of Queer Horror — Catherine Lundoff
  • The H Word: A Good Story — Lucy A. Snyder
  • The Language of Hate — Sigrid Ellis
  • Effecting Change and Subversion Through Slush Pile Politics — Michael Matheson
  • Putting It All the Way In: Naked Lunch and the Body Horror of William S. Burroughs — Evan J. Peterson
  • Artists’ Spotlight: Five Queer Artists Destroying Horror Art — Cory Skerry and Megan Arkenberg

Author Spotlights – edited by Traci Castleberry

  • Matthew Bright
  • Kelley Eskridge
  • Lee Thomas
  • Caitlin R. Kiernan
  • Sunny Moraine
  • Alyssa Wong
  • Chuck Palahniuk

Illustrators – Art Direction by Cory Skerry

  • A.J. Jones (Cover)
  • Elizabeth Leggett (Dispatches from a Hole in the World, Let’s See What Happens)
  • Cory Skerry (Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers)
  • Eliza Gauger (Lord of Corrosion)
  • KG Schmidt (Golden Hair, Red Lips)

Editorial Team

Wendy N. Wagner, Guest Editor / Fiction Editor

Wendy N. Wagner grew up in a town so small it didn’t even have its own post office, and the bookmobile’s fortnightly visit was her lifeline to the world. Her short fiction has appeared in magazines and anthologies including Beneath Ceaseless Skies,The Lovecraft eZine, Armored, The Way of the Wizard, and Heiresses of Russ 2013: The Year’s Best Lesbian Speculative Fiction. Her first novel, Skinwalkers, is a Pathfinder Tales adventure. When not guest-editing, she’s also the Managing/Associate Editor of Lightspeed and Nightmare. An avid gamer and gardener, she lives in Portland, Oregon, with her very understanding family. Follow her on Twitter @wnwagner.

Robyn Lupo, Poetry Editor

Robyn Lupo has been known to lurk around Southwestern Ontario, complaining about the weather. She helped destroy flash-sized science fiction in 2014 and hopes to wreck poetry for decent people everywhere soon.

Megan Arkenberg, Nonfiction Editor

Megan Arkenberg lives and writes in California. Her short stories have appeared in Lightspeed, Asimov’s, Strange Horizons, and dozens of other places. She procrastinates by editing the fantasy e-zine Mirror Dance.

Craig Laurance Gidney, Assistant Editor

Craig Laurance Gidney writes both contemporary, young adult and genre fiction. Gidney’s first collection, Sea, Swallow Me and Other Stories was a finalist for the 2009 Lambda Literary Award in the Science Fiction/Fantasy and Horror category. Bereft (Tiny Satchel Press), a YA novel, appeared in 2013. Skin Deep Magic (Rebel Satori Press) is his third book. Gidney lives and writes in his native Washington, DC.

Lisa Nohealani Morton, Assistant Editor

Born and raised in Honolulu, Lisa Nohealani Morton lives in Washington, DC. By day she is a mild-mannered database wrangler, computer programmer, and all-around data geek, and by night she writes science fiction, fantasy, and combinations of the two. Her short fiction has appeared in publications such as Lightspeed, Daily Science Fiction, and the anthology Hellebore and Rue. She can be found on Twitter as @lnmorton.

Traci Castleberry, Editorial Assistant

Traci Castleberry lives in the Arizona desert. By night, she works the graveyard shift at a hotel and enjoys catching creepy-crawlies like snakes, scorpions, tarantulas and Gila monsters. By day, she’s the willing servant of two cats and a Lipizzan mare who has a habit of arranging the universe. She’s attended Clarion, Taos Toolbox and the Lambda Literary Retreat for Emerging LGBT Writers and has been a judge for the Lambda Literary Awards. Her publications include stories in Daughters of Frankenstein, Suffered from the Night and Lace and Blade 2 as herself while her alter ego, Evey Brett, has written books including Capriole, Levade and Passage and has numerous short stories with Cleis Press, Lethe Press, Pathfinder Web Fiction and elsewhere. She can be found online at eveybrett.wordpress.com.

Cory Skerry, Art Director

Cory Skerry lives in the Northwest U.S. with his partner and a menagerie that includes a bonafide dragon. He spends his time peddling (or meddling with) art supplies and writing about impossible things. When he dies, he would like science to put his brain into a giant octopus body, with which he promises to be very responsible and not even slightly shipwrecky. More of his nonsense can be found at plunderpuss.net.