My short story “Drive, She Said” is out now in Lovecraft e-zine Issue #14. This issue is an “all women” issue, meaning that all the authors are female. It’s the second time I have been included in an “all women” magazine issue, the first being in the Hugo Award-winning magazine Electric Velocipede – coincidentally, also in issue #14. According to Silvia Morena-Garcia, who wrote the introduction to issue 14 of Lovecraft e-zine, women have not traditionally had much of a presence in Lovecraftian fiction, either as characters or as writers, and this issue aims in part to help redress that balance.
So what is Lovecraftian horror, anyway? Wikipedia says this:
Lovecraftian horror is a sub-genre of horror fiction which emphasizes the psychological horror of the unknown (in some cases, unknowable) over gore or other elements of shock, though these may still be present.
Huh. Turns out I’ve been writing Lovecraftian horror for years, and I didn’t even know it.
Of particular interest to me in this issue of Lovecraft e-zine is the illustrations that accompany each story. I love seeing an artist’s interpretation of my work. The story goes from my brain to the printed page, then into the artist’s brain as he or she reads the story, then back out again as a pictorial representation; it’s like a game of creative Chinese Whispers.
Anyway…read the issue. It’s free, and well worth your time.