Lots of people talk about the “horror community.” There are even a few social media hashtags such as #horrorcommunity, #horrorfamily, and #horrorfam. But what does community really mean when it comes to us dark scribes?
Okay, there’s no such thing as “critical horror theory.” But if there was, it might have something to do with how your greatest growth as a writer—and reader!—comes from learning how to critique others’ fiction.
Thursday, July 7 @ 7 pm: In Person Short Fiction Crit (RSVP via Facebook or email seanmurphy5292 [at] gmail.com)
Saturday, July 11 @ 12 pm: Virtual Long Fiction Crit (email dhc [at] henrysnider [dot] com)
Monday, July 18 @ 6:30 pm: Virtual Short Fiction Crit (RSVP via Facebook or email yehlej [at] gmail.com)
Denver Horror Collective will be representing the Mile High City at Horror Writers Association’s annual StokerCon from Thursday, May 12 – Sunday, May 15 at the Curtis Hotel in Denver.
-Interview by Desi D
Denver Horror Collective has been ruthlessly spreading the horror since 2017. With over fifty members, not only has DHC become the most dangerous collection of dark scribes in Denver and across Colorado, but throughout the entire Rocky Mountain Region.
Yet during our last Steering Committee meeting, in the midst of all the strife in the world today, we asked ourselves: What the heck are we doing?
Our response to creeping darkness is to pile on MORE of the shadow? Our reflex when we see pain and suffering is to get people to imagine the WORST possible outcomes? What kind of people are we, truly, if this negativity is our contribution to society, to the future of humankind?
So we slept on it, reconvened the next day, and made an unanimous decision: Denver Horror Collective is no more.Continue reading
It’s everyone’s favorite time of the year: Denver Horror Collective membership renewal!
During 2020 and 2021—the first two years of the pandemic—we gave all existing DHC members a free renewal, but this year we’re asking folks to pay the piper. Or, more specifically, $20 via PayPal (submissions at denverhorror dot com) or Venmo (Denver Horror Collective – @denverhorror) so we can keep this here DHC pirate ship afloat!Continue reading
A list of some of the reviews of THE JEWISH BOOK OF HORROR!
“A superior anthology with a fascinating origin story…[that] demonstrates the compatibility of Jewish tradition, history, and folklore with the horror genre.”
“Marginalized writers are taking back the genre, using it to confront some of their own demons and show the world the horrors they personally experience. Instead of making me feel nauseous and sick, these stories inform and empower.”
“Each tale comes steeped in a background of Jewish lives and traditions. Each holds a powerful key to understanding the varied sources of horror in adversities that challenge heart, soul, and spiritual wellsprings alike.”
“A dark, informative and entertaining read…it carries the weight of one of the oldest traditions in the world.”
“The Jewish Book of Horror beckons a vast audience to enlighten, entertain and terrify…This collection of dark, ancient and contemporary mayhem can be equally enjoyed with an initial perusal and returning to the promised land time and again.”
“There were so many real life horrors mentioned in many of the stories in the collection, which added another layer of emotion for me… There were moments when I knew I was reading a fictional horror collection, but it was hard to differentiate the fine line between the truth of the past and the creative fiction of the authors.”
“The best anthology I’ve read all year!”
“An anthology well worth reading.”
As we sink into the depths of Decemetery, what better time to reflect on what makes Denver Horror Collective unique?
It’s all in the word collective. And pirates (more on that in a sec).