Authors and Contributors

Matthew V Brockmeyer

Matthew Brockmeyer lives deep in the forest of Northern California with his wife and two children. He is the author of the novel Kind Nepenthe. His work has been featured in numerous publications, both in print and online, including, among others, Infernal Ink Magazine, Body Parts Magazine, Timeless Tales Magazine, Pulp Metal Magazine and the anthologies The Edge: Infinite Darkness, After the Happily Ever After and One Hundred Voices.

Brian Asman

Brian writes stuff, mostly horror, but also whatever weird stuff pops into his head. He loves a barrel-aged beer on a sunny Southern California day, punk rock blaring in the background, and his Staffordshire terrier, Emma. His stories have been featured in Double Feature magazine and the anthology We’ve Been Trumped! Find him at and

Douglas W. Milliken

Douglas W. Milliken is the author of the novel To Sleep as Animals and several chapbooks, most recently One Thousand Owls Behind Your Chest. His stories have been honored by the Maine Literary Awards, the Pushcart Prize, and Glimmer Train, as well as published in dozens of journals, including Slice, the Collagist, and the Believer, among others. “Houdini’s Final Trick” was written as part of a fellowship with the Hewnoaks Artists Colony.

Joshua Chaplinsky

Joshua Chaplinsky is the Managing Editor of He has also written for popular film site Screen Anarchy and for, the official website of ‘Fight Club’ author Chuck Palahniuk. He is the author of ‘Kanye West—Reanimator.’ His short fiction has been published by Zetetic, Motherboard, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Thuglit, Dark Moon Digest, Pantheon Magazine, and on the Great Jones Street app. More info at and @jaceycockrobin on Twitter

Adrean Messmer

Adrean Messmer is the penname of Connor Orion, a horror writer living in Tulsa, Oklahoma with a tiny human she put together from some spare parts and a technowizard husband. She has too many cats and a dog who’s really a magician. Her earliest memory is watching The Amityville Horror with her mother. She grew up afraid of everything and her mother always taught her to share.

Joanna Roye

Joanna Roye’s work first appeared in the anthology Black Candies: Gross and Unlikeable, and is forthcoming in The Wyrd and The Body Horror Book. She has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and the PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Authors. She holds a MA in Philosophy from Virginia Tech. Joanna lives in the hills south of Blacksburg, Virginia with her husband, children, and lots of bloodthirsty cats. She loves gimlets, opossums, and weird stories from around the world.

Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas is the award-winning author of seven books—Disintegration and Breaker (Penguin Random House Alibi), Transubstantiate, Staring into the Abyss, Herniated Roots, Tribulations, and The Soul Standard (Dzanc Books). His over 135 stories in print include Cemetery Dance (twice), PANK, storySouth, Gargoyle, Weird Fiction Review, Midwestern Gothic, Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories, Qualia Nous, Chiral Mad 2 & 3, and Shivers VI. He is also the editor of four anthologies: The New Black and Exigencies (Dark House Press), The Lineup: 20 Provocative Women Writers (Black Lawrence Press) and Burnt Tongues