Daniel I. Russell is the author of Entertaining Demons, Samhane, Retard, Come Into Darkness, Critique, The Collector Book 1: Mana Leak, Mother's Boys and the huge collection Tricks, Mischief and Mayhem. Daniel is a HWA active member and represented by the Tobias Literary Agency, NYC. Daniel has also been the vice-president of the Australian Horror Writers' Association, special guest editor of Midnight Echo, associate and technical editor for Necrotic Tissue, and Shadow Awards judge.
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Saturday, February 11, 2012Special guests revealed for Midnight Echo #7: The Taboo Issue
The AHWA and creators of Midnight Echo magazine are pleased to announce that a new short story by horror legend Graham Masterton will be appearing in issue 7.
Graham has published more than 35 horror novels in his career, his debut being The Manitou in 1976 which became an instant bestseller and was made into a motion picture. He has been awarded numerous awards and recently had a special issue of Cemetery Dance in his name.
‘Graham Masterton has been a hero of mine since I first read him as a teenager. He is iconic within both the horror genre and the larger literature scene, especially here in Australia and in Europe. To have Graham in Midnight Echo is a great honour, and hopefully begins a new era for the vanguard magazine of the AHWA.’ Geoff Brown, AHWA President.
Graham’s story, What the Dark Does, in Midnight Echo #7 explores childhood fears that follow us into our adult lives…particular the terror of the dark, what it hides and our reluctance to reveal this childish phobia.
In addition to Graham’s story, we’re also happy to reveal that acclaimed horror photographer and artist, Joshua Hoffine, will be providing cover art.
“Horror tells us that our belief in security is delusional, and that the monsters are all around us.” (from www.joshuahoffine.com)
We’re certain the cover for issue 7 will live up to the high Midnight Echo standard while setting the taboo feel perfectly.
With submissions closed and the remaining stories being read, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everybody that sent in a story, poem, or example of their artwork. There have been some fantastic stories that didn’t quite meet the needs of the theme, and I sincerely hope that these pieces find the homes they deserve. It has been both an honour and a pleasure to read your work.
Final selections will be made in the next two weeks and contracts sent to those who make the table of contents.