THINKING HORROR: A JOURNAL OF HORROR PHILOSOPHY
We’ve noticed there are a lot of journals devoted to horror fiction, and a lot devoted to horror-related non-fiction, but the two things they don’t seem to cover with any regularity is ‘what’ and ‘why.’ Why horror? What is horror? These are the big questions that consume us, and we wanted to do something about it.
The journal is focused on the contexts and concepts of horror fiction. Unlike other markets, it eschews the regular columns you’re used to—no news, no promotional fluff pieces, no reviews. Instead, this is about horror itself, its philosophical mechanics, about how it interacts with us, and we with it.
Right now, the journal will be published annually, and sold in both an electronic and physical editions.
We think there’s a void in critical, philosophical studies of the genre of horror, and we believe THINKING HORROR fills that need. We have high hopes for the journal, and we hope everyone who is serious about horror will find something interesting inside.
Issue ONE is available now!
— the editors