The Corridor

Darko Macan is the writer of the following story, “The Corridor,” which can be found in the collection of Croatian science fiction short stories, Kontakt (Wizard’s Tower Press), which he co-edited with Tatjana Jambrišak. We’d love to tell you more about Macan and his story, but we thought readers might like to read the intro to “The Corridor” […]

Carl Lee and Cassilda

Joseph S. Pulver, Sr. is an American writer and editor of dark fantasy and weird fiction, currently living in Germany. As a writer, prior publications include the collections Blood Will Have Its Season (2009), SIN & ashes (2010), and Portraits of Ruin (2012), all of which are published by Hippocampus Press. His novel The Orphan Palace (2011, Chomu Press) was […]

An Inhabitant of Carcosa

Ambrose Bierce (1842 – 1914 est.) was an American writer of fiction and nonfiction who demonstrated an impressive, flexible, and sardonic voice in his writing. Notable works include his satirical collection The Devil’s Dictionary and his seminal short story “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,” which features one of the best and most famous twist endings of all […]

The Yellow Sign

Robert W. Chambers (1865 – 1933) is an American artist and writer best known for writing the short stories that would become the collection The King in Yellow, published in 1895 by F. Tennyson Neely Inc. The first four stories in that collection — “The Repairer of Reputations,” “The Mask,” “In the Court of the Dragon,” and the story included […]


Anne-Sylvie Salzman is a French writer and translator of fiction and also the co-editor of the French magazine Le Visage Vert. Prior publications in French include two novels and a collection of short fiction, Lamont, the title story of which we’ve reprinted here. This translation of the story is taken from the collection Darkscapes, translated by William […]

Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer (excerpt)

  Area X has been cut off from the rest of the world for decades. Nature has reclaimed the last vestiges of human civilization. For 30 years the secret Southern Reach agency has been sending in expeditions to find out the mysteries behind Area X, and failing. This is the twelfth expedition. Annihilation is the first in […]

The Trepanist: An Excerpt from Datura

We’re delighted to present the following excerpt from Leena Krohn’s short novel Datura (trans. Anna Volmari and J. Robert Tupasela), published in English for the first time earlier this year by Cheeky Frawg Books, available in both e-book and paperback form. The novel as a whole is about a narrator who works for New Anomalist, a fringe magazine […]

He: An Unknown’s Story

We are proud to present the following, “He: An Unknown’s Story,” written in 1913 by famed Russian writer and artist Leonid Andreyev and previously unpublished in English until now. It is a truly chilling, uneasy story, glimmering around the edges with both melancholy and weirdness. Many thanks are due to translator Vlad Zhenevsky for bringing this […]

He: An Unknown’s Story — Original Russian Version

The following is the original, untranslated version of Leonid Andreyev’s story “He: An Unknown’s Story” in Russian, written in 1913. We thought it would be worthwhile presenting this story in its original language, as both a means of paying tribute to the story’s original composition as well as the recent translation into English by Vlad Zhenevsky. […]

North American Lake Monsters

The following is the title story from Nathan Ballingrud’s recently published short story collection, North American Lake Monsters (Small Beer Press), reprinted by permission of the author and publisher. Elsewhere on the site, we have an exclusive interview with Ballingrud, which we hope you all read in addition to this story. – The Editors Grady […]