Welcome Readers – Fiendish Father’s Day 2023




Move aside demented moms, it’s time for fiendish fathers to step up to the horror plate! We are excited to present you with our challenge winner and honorable mentions that feature fathers managing desperate situations or in some rather vicious circumstances, being desperately managed. 

Our featured fiction this issue includes a rich and exciting mix of stories that invite you into the folds of fiendishness in various ways – where might you find it? Follow us toward the cemetery runway lights, inside a confessional or along the banks of a swamp, hoping dear old Grandpa will emerge…


We extend a full embrace to all of the dads out there this Father’s Day – fiendish or not, and hope that you will join us in celebrating the fact that without them, the world would be a much less (terrifying) place, as Paul Lonardo points out in this issue’s article, Daddy Dearest: Who is Horror’s Top Bad Dad. 


We have announced the winners of our Sinister Summer Camp Challenge! The grand prize is awarded to Kathryn Nairn for her entry, Highway Flowers. Read her story and the honorable mentions here. Thank you to everyone who submitted their work! 


We are now CLOSED to fiction submissions to our Halloween Issue.



Fiendish Father’s Day Fiction
Fiendish Father’s Day Poetry
Fiendish Father’s Day Challenge Winners

Sinister Summer Camp Challenge Winners


Light a candle and dig into our Archives


Bloody Valentine’s Day Fiction

Bloody Valentine’s Day Poetry

Halloween Fiction

Halloween Poetry

Halloween Challenge Winners