Those with an academic inclination might be interested in DISSECTIONS: The Journal of Contemporary Horror. This brand new journal from the UK seeks, according to editor Gina Wisker, “to encourage and develop ongoing dialogues about horror, its origins, formats and effects, in a way which celebrates an age-old, newly metamorphosing scariness, and the way it homes in on our cultural, social, psychological and personal fears, disturbing what is familiar.”
The debut issue includes my essay, “Scary New Media,” which explores the way the internet is used as both an artistic and commercial medium to supplement horror stories and films. Dissections also includes a handful of critical essays that “dissect” my horror poetry in Gorelets and my short-short fiction in 100 Jolts by Lawrence C. Connolly, Gina Wisker and David Sandner.
In other news, I just learned that my novelette, Licker, was one of the top ten bestselling softcovers of 2006 at Shocklines Bookstore.