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Women in Horror Recognition Month & Black Static #21

4th Feb, 2011

Author: Peter Tennant

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February is Women in Horror Recognition Month, and as promised we have devoted the Case Notes section of Black Static #21 to work by women writers. Here's what we have in store for you:-

A Midsummer Night's Dreaming: Angela Slatter

An interview with the up and coming Australian writer and in-depth reviews of her three short story collections, Black-Winged Angels, The Girl With No Hands and Other Tales and Sourdough and Other Stories.

To Die For: Zombie Erotica

Reviews of the flash fiction anthology Rigor Amortis edited by Jaym Gates and Erika Holt, and Amelia Beamer's novel The Loving Dead.

Ghosts in the Machinery

Reviews of five novels with a ghostly feel to them, even if they don't actually have any ghosts - Awakening and Blood Sacrifice by S. J. Bolton, House of the Lost by Sarah Rayne, Girl in the Woods by Jennifer McMahon and White is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi.

Magicians at Work: Short Form

Reviews of five short story collections - Randalls Round by Eleanor Scott, The Old Knowledge & Other Strange Tales by Rosalie Parker, A Touch of Dead by Charlaine Harris, Wine and Rank Poison by Allyson Bird and Strange Men in Pinstripe Suits and other curious things by Cate Gardner

I'll also, for the rest of February, be handing this blog over to female contributors to Black Static. We have several blog posts lined up with a women in horror slant to them, and hopefully a Getting To Know You style interview with Angela Slatter to complement the somewhat more serious in tone piece in the magazine (it all depends on me getting my act together and sending Angela some questions). And there are plenty more slots waiting to be filled should any of our female contributors, including those published under the auspices of the Campaign for Real Fear, wish to join in - just email me via with a note on what you propose to blog about (appreciation of the work of female writers, directors etc, or something more general in tone about how women are represented in horror fiction).

I'll be keeping my hand in over at my personal blog, where I'm toying with the idea of marking the month by writing about some of the stories we've published by women writers over the past three and a half years.

Okay, I'm done. The next voice that you hear will be Nina Allan.



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