Writers in Exile: Is the Horror Genre Killing Itself?

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Here is another excellent post on horror from K.C. Redding-Gonzalez!

Zombie Salmon (the Horror Continues)

We keep hearing how everything is ok.

Despite the bodies being carried out the back door, we keep hearing how the Horror magazine market is viable, and traditional book publishers and agents want new writers, and editors are overwhelmed by submissions on every front (sometimes too many good ones to publish them all, and sometimes as proof that indeed just anyone thinks they can write Horror).

We also keep hearing about the many ways we as Horror writers can spend our limited monies and emotional currency on writing contests, conventions, and buying “how-to” products, doling out reader’s fees and professional club memberships like we are made of money…or how we can become overnight successes publishing ourselves – all of this while countless rejections and the narrowing of submission guidelines are shoving many writers into other genres.

These are mixed messages. All of us are confused.

Are we being rejected because…

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4 thoughts on “Writers in Exile: Is the Horror Genre Killing Itself?

  1. I think original horror stories are, without Stephen King and the few others like him, are rare, indeed. The movies made out of todays novels, for the most part, always seem to be caricatures of truely great horror writers. Originality seems to be missing these days.

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