Women in Horror Annual

As a literary genre, horror was primarily written for and read by women. As a cinematic genre, horror has always drawn a large female audience. And yet, in popular media and culture, horror is often branded 'male'. The Women in Horror Annual is an anthology of horror fiction and non-fiction authored by female writers. While there are of course plenty of horror anthologies out there, none are exclusively authored by female writers, meaning this annual is a first-of-its-kind. The goal of its editors - Christine Makepeace (author and former editor of Paracinema Magazine) and Rachel Katz (former contributing writer for Paracinema Magazine) - is to celebrate female voices, opinions and scholarship, and to provide a showcase of women’s contribution to horror literature, culture, and entertainment. 

The works have been submitted, selected and edited. The next step is publication, and that's where you come in. With your assistance, the WHA will be made available in electronic and hard copy formats - all the editors need is $5000 to cover printing and advertising costs. Selling a book can be tough, and the horror market is large; ad space in magazines and copies for reviewers cost money. Any donation is greatly appreciated, and all monies (whether the goal is reached or not) will be put towards bringing this book into the world and into the hands of readers.

If money is tight, there are other ways to help. A Facebook post, a tweet, smoke signals, an announcement over the PA system in the subway, whatever you can do to help reach more readers, is gratefully appreciated.

The WHA is a labour of love, a passion project for the writers and editors involved.

Check out the IndieGoGo page for further details on how you can help.

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