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The Journal of Contemporary Horror

We are happy to present the sixteenth edition of Dissections.

Our sixteenth edition includes poems by Robert Beveridge, David C. Kopaska-Merkel, Angelo Letizia, Jonathan Minton and Gina Wisker; stories by Garry Fisher, Andrew Hart, Kevin P. Keating, Haley Magrill, Jenny Maloney, Lori M. Myers, Kurt Newton, David A. Summers, Lamont A. Turner and William H. Wandless; reviews by Gina Wisker; and artwork by Will Jacques, Alex Nodopaka and Gill Robinson.

Dissections is an international horror and dark fantasy e-journal that provides a rich opportunity for academics, critics and creative writers and artists to publish alongside each other. We welcome essays on 20th and 21st century horror and dark fantasy, including film, fiction and images. We also publish some short creative fiction, poetry and artwork. Dissections is peer-reviewed and ‘published’ twice yearly.

It is edited by Gina Wisker and Michelle Bernard in Cambridge, UK.
Artwork on this page by Deena Warner.
Editorial Board: Michael A. Arnzen, Frances Auld, Brian Attebery, Clive Bloom, Lawrence C. Connolly, William Hughes, Nickianne Moody, Stephanie Moss, Xavier Aldana-Reyes, Marie Mulvey-Roberts, David Sandner, Andrew Smith, Angela Tenga, Linda Holland-Toll, Graeme Wend-Walker and Gina Wisker.

Call for Papers for Seventeenth Edition

Dissections is calling for submissions for its seventeenth edition.
We invite submissions of essays, short creative fiction, poetry and artwork.

Submission Guidelines

We only accept electronic submissions

Get to know Dissections before you submit
You may read Dissections and decide your work would not fit the style.

Keep a record of exactly what you have sent and when.

If you submit material to us, you will be acknowledged immediately but must be prepared to wait at least 4 months for a response about possible publication. We apologise in advance for this and thank you for your patience. We like to read submissions carefully.

Please submit text in Word or PDF format only.
Please submit images in JPG, JPEG, PNG or GIF format only.
You may submit your work via e-mail or, for larger pieces exceeding 1Mb, please send a CD-ROM containing your submission to our postal address below.

Dissections does not accept erotic or pornographic work, unless it is clearly essential in terms of the cultural engagement or the exploration of horror and dark fantasy.

Please note: We regret that we are unable to give you any financial remuneration or feedback on your work or enter into any correspondence about rejected work.

Please also note: We do not accept unsolicited reviews and are not looking for new reviewers.

If you decide your work is right for us, please send your essays, poems, stories (stories can be up to 5,000 words in length), or images to:

Gina Wisker: GinWskr@aol.com
Michelle Bernard: michelle.bernard64@gmail.com

Post CDs only to:
Gina Wisker
University of Brighton
E. Sussex
Tel: 01273 643115

Please remember:

o It can take 3-4 months for us to reply.
o We cannot give any feedback on your work.
o There is no payment for work published in Dissections.

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