Wednesday, June 28, 2023


The newest volume of HORROR LIBRARY is now available for pre-orders, and I couldn’t be more proud!!

This series has been ongoing since 2006, and I think this new volume #8 might be the best yet (with apologies to 2015’s “Best Of volume)!

More on the series here:

Now, announcing this year’s contributors and Table of Contents!!

Introduction to +Horror Library+ Volume 8 by Eric J. Guignard
“Rides” by Eric Del Carlo
“Only the Stones Will Hear You Scream” by
R.A. Busby
“Poor Mad Isaac” by
Don Raymond
“Mr. Hunicutt” by
Bentley Little
“Lise Meitner Speaks to the Living” by
Octavia Cade
“Lines” by
Lauren O’Donoghue
“Blockchain” by
Dexter McLeod
“On the Corduroy Road” by
Bryson Richard
“Under the Pale Mother Moon” by
Garick Cooke
“Solace” by
Anna Ziegelhof
“Saving the World” by
Eric Nash
“The Old Tip Road” by
C.M. Saunders
“Lullaby” by
Lorne Dixon
“Story of Her Life” by
Tom Johnstone
“H Is for the Hunt” by Steve Rasnic Tem
“Mazu—Goddess of the Sea” by
Ai Jiang
“Hymns in the Dark” by
Gordon Grice
“Holler Bridge” by
J.L. Hoy
“The Rest Cure” by
Shenoa Carroll-Bradd
“Zipper Back” by
Thersa Matsuura
“Fishers of ___” by
Frances Ogamba
“The Blind” by
James Owens
“Unwind” by
Christopher O’Halloran
“Girlskin” by
Clara Madrigano
“A Dormant Concern” by
Charles Wilkinson
“Clay” by
Colin Leonard
“Broodmare” by
Jo Kaplan
“In Fear as Dark as Coal” by
Ron Perovich
“The Yearning Pool” by
Thomas P. Balazs
“We Can’t Let Go” by
Sheldon Higdon
“Fell Mill” by
Charlie Hughes
+Horror Library+ Presents: Special Guest-Artist’s Gallery of Jana Heidersdorf



The +Horror Library+ anthologies are internationally praised as a groundbreaking source of contemporary horror short fiction stories—relevant to the moment and stunning in impact—from leading authors of the macabre and darkly imaginative.

Filled with Fears and Fantasy. Death and Dark Dreams. Monsters and Mayhem. Literary Vision and Wonder. Each volume of the +Horror Library+ series is packed with heart-pounding thrills and creepy contemplations as to what truly lurks among the shadows of the world(s) we live in.

Read Volume 8 in this ongoing anthology series, and then continue with the other volumes.

Shamble no longer through the banal humdrum of normalcy, but ENTER THE HORROR LIBRARY!

Volume 8 contains 31 all-original stories, including:

•   In Saving the World," a family feeds their captive devil the sorrows of neighbors.

•   In “We Can't Let Go," a welfare check by a child services worker proves that not all in life is as expected.

•   In “Only the Stones Will Hear You Scream," a man meets his nightmares while caving through narrow underground passages.

•   In “Broodmare," a teen girl yearns to be as free as her beloved horse while waiting to give birth to the savior-figure of her tribe.

•   . . . and more!

**Also including a special guest-artist's gallery of 
Jana Heidersdorf!


Book Data

+Horror Library+ Volume 8 (alternate: Horror Library, Volume 8)

Editor: Eric J. Guignard

Price: $16.95 for print and $5.99 for electronic

Publisher: Dark Moon Books (Los Angeles, CA)

Publisher Web:

Format: Available in Trade Paperback and Electronic Media

Number of pages: 338 pgs at 6” x 9” trim (109,000 words)

13-digit ISBN (paperback): 978-1-949491-51-7

13-digit ISBN (e-book): 978-1-949491-52-4

Library of Congress Control Number: 2022930185

Date of publication: July 25, 2023


Praise for the +Horror Library+:

“Excellent stories of the highest caliber.” —Dread Central

“Uniformly well-crafted and original.” —Rue Morgue Magazine

“Impactful tales that throw the rules of both reality and genre fiction out the window.” —
Fearnet (Chiller TV)


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