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Terror House Magazine Needs Your Help

In barely a month of operation, Terror House Magazine has continued to grow at a massive pace. Traffic continues to increase to the point where it will soon overtake, and we’re now able to publish ten original works per week (two each on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and one each for the rest of the days). As of this writing, we’ve published 54 submissions from 50 different writers, including 13 short stories, 15 poetry submissions, 21 literary nonfiction pieces, and three analysis/criticism pieces. We’ve also attracted a number of big names to the magazine, including Jay Dyer, Adam Piggott, Sean Kilpatrick, Colin Liddell, Larsen Halleck, and many more.

We’ve also been receiving manuscripts for the launch of Terror House Press, including one manuscript that may well be the most controversial book of the decade. The massive success of outsider books such as Bronze Age Mindset and The Pussy shows that there’s a huge audience for books that aren’t pozzed, and I intend to provide it.

Because of this, I’m looking for your help to keep Terror House growing. For a sample of what we’ve been doing, here are some of the best submissions we’ve published in the past two weeks:

  1. Morning Tea“: A short story by Pushing Rubber Downhill author Adam Piggott on death, aging, and loss.
  2. If Ghosts Could Cry“: A noir/horror short story by David Rae focusing on a man’s search for his brother-in-law and the woman who lures him in.
  3. ‘Hell for Thoughts,’ ‘Ten Thousand Islands,’ and ‘Hot Hot Hot’“: Masculine, hard-edged poetry by R.A. Allen.
  4. Hurricane“: A short story by Elaine Barnard about an elderly couple surviving a hurricane in Mexico.
  5. Panama Hat“: A comic short story by Jeff Nazzaro about an alcoholic and his trip to the supermarket.
  6. Taking a War Bride“: A Western short story by Zachary Mulcahy about an ex-Confederate soldier’s plot to kidnap an Indian woman, inspired by Charles Portis and the Coen brothers.
  7. The Cabal“: A funny short story by Jenean McBrearty on a botched murder plot hatched by two fraternity members.
  8. Wisps“: A short story by Story Maker on the mysteries of the afterlife.
  9. Letters from a Heartbroken Pervert: Prison“: Nameless Writer discusses his fear of going to prison for his right-wing beliefs.
  10. ‘Strangers in the Sheets,’ ‘Ode to the Deadlift,’ ‘Sin-der,’ and ‘Wedding Cake Foul’“: Four masculine poems from Arthur Powell on sex, Tinder, and gay wedding cakes.

I’ve also installed a widget at the bottom of every page on showing the five most recent entries published on Terror House Magazine.

Put simply, Terror House is going places. Here are three ways you can help us grow.

1. Submit your work.

Very soon, I will be able to publish 14 original works a week—perhaps more—on Terror House Magazine. If you have short stories, literary nonfiction, poems, or other creative works that you want published, we want to see them. Click here for our submission guidelines and email.

2. Send in your manuscripts.

We’re looking for novels, novellas, memoirs, poetry chapbooks, and other creative works for Terror House Press. We want innovative, entertaining books, the kind that most publishers won’t touch. We’re primarily interested in fiction, poetry, and literary nonfiction, so email us here if your manuscript fits the bill.

3. Donate to us.

Terror House is looking to expand in a number of ways over the next few months, including paying all of our contributors (instead of just merely paying the best contributor each month) and launching Terror House Press. To do all this, we need money. Additionally, while I enjoy working on Terror House Magazine, the increasing workload of the site—I’m responsible for editing all submissions—is leaving me less and less time to do things that actually pay the bills, and the only money the site currently makes is the pennies from our Amazon affiliate links.

Terror House will rise to the top, but we can do it faster with your support. For all donation options (including cryptocurrency) and more information about our expansion plans, please click here.

Additionally, I’m currently creating a business plan for major investors. If you’re interested, email me at admin [at] terrorhousemag [dot] com and I’ll send it to you.

Thanks for reading Terror House Magazine and making it a success so far. My hope is that with your support, both it and the future Terror House Press will become the leading names in outsider literature.