Stephanie  Ellis

Stephanie Ellis

Stephanie Ellis writes dark speculative prose and poetry and has been published in a variety of magazines and anthologies, the most recent being Scott J. Moses’ What One Wouldn’t Do, Demain Publishing’s A Silent Dystopia and Brigids Gate Press’ Were Tales. Her longer work includes the novel, The Five Turns of the Wheel and the novellas, Bottled and Paused. Her short stories can be found in the collections, The Reckoning, and As the Wheel Turns.

Alexandra  Beaumont

Alexandra Beaumont

Alexandra Beaumont is a British folklore fantasy novelist with a passion for nature, playing musical instruments and exploring the wilds of the UK. She has a degree in English Literature and Creative Writing, specializing in gothic literature, and her lyrical folkloric fantasy weaves together mystery, magic, intrigue and a smattering of folk-horror.

Katie  Marie

Katie Marie

Katie Marie is a horror enthusiast and writer from Norfolk, England. She has been published in
several anthologies and magazines, including The Horrorzines Book of Ghost Stories which
won Best Anthology in the 23rd Annual Critters Readers' Poll.

Kev  Harrison

Kev Harrison

Kev Harrison is a British author of dark fiction, living on the outskirts of Lisbon, Portugal. His novella, Below, is forthcoming in 2022 from Brigids Gate Press, while his earlier novella, The Balance, is available from Lycan Valley Press. His debut collection, Paths Best Left Untrodden, is out now from Northern Republic.

Sarah  Budd

Sarah Budd

Sarah Budd  grew up in Cornwall surrounded by myths and legends. She has always been fascinated by anything out of the ordinary.


Antonia Rachel Ward

Antonia Rachel Ward

Antonia Rachel Ward is an author of horror and speculative fiction, based in Cambridgeshire, UK.

Keith Anthony Baird

Keith Anthony Baird

Keith Anthony Baird is the author of The Jesus Man: A Post-Apocalyptic Tale of
Horror (Novel), Nexilexicon (Novel), And a Dark Horse Dreamt of Nightmares (Book of
Shorts), This Will Break Every Bone In Your Heart (Novelette), Snake Charmer Blues (Short),
and A Seed in a Soil of Sorrow (Short). His works can be found on Amazon and Audible.

Shannon  Felton

Shannon Felton

Shannon Felton lives in Buckeye, Arizona with her husband, their four children, and three dogs.

Jerry  Roth

Jerry Roth

Jerry Roth is an award-winning author of Bottom Feeders and his follow-up thriller,
On the Tip of Her Tongue. He has written for Ohio newspapers and sports articles for the Disc Golf Pro Tour.
His fiction career began as a screenwriter.

KC  Grifant

KC Grifant

KC Grifant is a Southern Californian author who writes internationally published horror,
fantasy, science fiction and weird west stories for podcasts, anthologies and magazines.
Her writings have appeared in Andromeda Spaceways Magazine, Unnerving Magazine,
Cosmic Horror Monthly, Tales to Terrify, the Lovecraft eZine, Siren's Call Publications
and many others.

Michael  Clark

Michael Clark

Michael Clark was raised in New Hampshire and lived in the house The Patience of a Dead Man is based on. The bats of the barn really circled the rafters all day and there actually was a man-made grove hidden in the forest. He now lives in Massachusetts with his wife Josi and his dog Bubba.

Ben  Monroe

Ben Monroe

Ben Monroe has spent most of his life in Northern California, where he lives in the East Bay Area with his wife and
two children. He is the author of In the Belly of the Beast and Other Tales of Cthulhu Wars, the Seething (coming in
2023), the graphic novel Planet Apocalypse, and short stories in several anthologies.

Francesca  Maria

Francesca Maria

Francesca Maria writes dark fiction surrounded by cats near the Pacific Ocean. She is the creator of the Black Cat Chronicles comic book series and her short stories and essays can be found in various publications including: Shallow Waters Special Halloween Edition, Death’s Garden Revisited, and on Crystal Lake’s Patreon page.

Craig E Sawyer

Craig E Sawyer

Craig E Sawyer is an American writer known for horror, western, sci-fi,
and crime, and is a direct descendant of the McCoy family that famously
feuded against the Hatfield’s over a stolen pig.

Erica  Schaef

Erica Schaef

Erica Schaef is a fan of all things horror and loves to write her own stories in that genre. She is an Affiliate Writer member of the Horror Writers Association. 

Eric  Raglin

Eric Raglin

Eric Raglin (he/him) is a Nebraskan speculative fiction writer and owner of Cursed Morsels Press. His debut short story collection is NIGHTMARE YEARNINGS, and his second collection, EXTINCTION HYMNS, is out December 2022.

MJ Pankey

MJ Pankey is an author, editor, host of the Augusta Writer’s Critique Group, and co-host of the Buzzed British Book Club podcast (code name “Kit”). She has been writing fiction since she was 12 and has published several short stories.

Mo  Moshaty

Mo Moshaty

Mo Moshaty is a genre screenwriter, author, and lecturer. With a concentration on psychological and possession horror in her writing, Mo’s background as a Trauma Specialist and Behavioral Therapist provides a sturdy foundation.

April  Yates

April Yates

APRIL YATES is the author of the sapphic, Gothic romance ASHTHORNE and other strange dark fictions.

Rae  Knowles

Rae Knowles

Rae Knowles (she/her) is a queer woman who has always leaned toward the dark and strange. Her characters tend to be queer and defy gender norms, and her writing circles around themes of obsession, narcissism, and unstable reality. She holds a BA in English Language and Literature with a minor in Creative Writing.

Hadassah Shiradski

Hadassah Shiradski (she/her) is a horror writer from the South-East UK, who graduated with a BA (Hons) in Philosophy and Creative Writing. Since then, she's been spending her time falling down the rabbit hole of gothic fantasy and quiet horror, where she's been making her home. She has a strong interest in atmospheric horror puzzle games, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland, historical fashion, and folklore.

Colin Leonard

Some grotesque creatures lurk in the ancient countryside of Co.Meath, Ireland. Colin Leonard is one of them.

His stories have been published in the magazines Dark Tales, Frost Zone Zine, Fudoki, and The Harrow and are included in the anthologies Eyes from Gravestone Press, It Calls From The Veil from Eerie River Publishing and Horror Library Volume 7 by Dark Moon Books.

luna rey hall

luna rey hall

luna rey hall is a queer trans non-binary writer. they are the author of space neon neon space (Variant Lit, 2022), no matter the diagnosis (Game Over Books, 2023), the patient routine (Brigids Gate Press, 2023), and loudest when startled (YesYes Books, 2020), longlisted for the 2020 Julie Suk Award.

Richard Leise

Richard Leise is the author of the acclaimed fictions Inter Alia and Next To Nothing. A Perry Morgan Fellow from Old Dominion University, he lives, writes, and teaches in New York with his wife and twins. This is his first novel. He is @coy_harlingen on Twitter.

Catherine  McCarthy

Catherine McCarthy

Catherine McCarthy weaves dark tales on an ancient loom from her farmhouse in West Wales. Her published novellas and novels include Immortelle, Mosaic, A Moonlit Path of Madness, and The Wolf and the Favour.

Brigids Gate Press

Brigids Gate Press

Brigids Gate Press, an indie press established in 2021, believes in the power of STORY.

Ariana  Ferrante

Ariana Ferrante

Ariana Ferrante is an #actuallyautistic college student,
playwright, and speculative fiction author. Her main
interests include reading and writing fantasy and horror
of all kinds, featuring heroes big and small getting into all
sorts of trouble.

Alethea  Lyons

Alethea Lyons

Alethea (she/ze) writes various forms of SFF, with a particular love for science-fantasy, dark fantasy, dystopias, and folklore. Many of her works take place at the intersection between technology and magic. She enjoys writing stories with subtle political and philosophical messages, but primarily wants her stories to be great tales with characters readers will love. She also has soft spots for found family, hopeless romances, and non-human characters.