Thursday, October 28, 2004

Resources for Horror Fans, Writers & Others

These resources go with the current display by the stairway on the main floor of Hunter Library.

PERSONAL SITES (writers shown in the photos)

Diana Barron:
Robert J. Conley:
Owl Goingback:
Jemiah Jefferson: AND
Brian Keene:
Jack Ketchum:
Stephen King: AND
Richard Laymon: AND AND
Edward Lee:

Mary Shelley just search the web or start at: [Mary Shelley page] [Frankenstein page]

Bram Stoker just search the web or start at: [Bram Stoker page] [Bram Stoker page]

Additional resources

Dracula and vampires: AND

Listservs are available for Richard Laymon, Horror Literature and Films, and other topics.

News groups ( include rec.arts.horror (especially rec.arts.horror.written), alt.horror.cthulhu, and alt.folklore.ghost-stories.

There are many personal bulletin boards where horror topics (books, movies) are discussed. Vampires and zombies ( are especially well represented. One excellent general horror board is run by Shocklines Press, at Another is Horror World (URL as of Oct. 31)

Free fiction can be found at numerous sites (search for “horror fiction” or “horror stories”), including many author sites. One of the best is where the fiction editor, Brian Keene, is also a published author (see our collection).

If you need to know in what collection a particular story appeared, the Locus Index is one of the best places to begin: It covers both horror and science fiction. Fantastic Fiction ( lists titles by author.

Helpful sites for authors include Ralan’s ( with Markets information (and places to avoid!), and the Horror Writers Association (HWA) (, especially the writing tips page ( Although the HWA costs money to join, there are parts, like the writing tips, that are free.

Some recent Hunter Library Reference books

St. James guide to horror, ghost & gothic writers / with a preface by Dennis Etchison ; editor, David Pringle Detroit, MI : St. James Press, c1998
PN3435.Z9 S72 1998

Supernatural fiction writers : contemporary fantasy and horror / Richard Bleiler, editor
Publisher New York : Charles Scribner's Sons : Thomson/Gale, c2003
PN3435 .S96 2003 vol. 1-2

Reference guide to science fiction, fantasy, and horror / Michael Burgess
Publisher Englewood, Colo. : Libraries Unlimited, 1992
PN3433.5.Z9 B87 1992

Fantasy and horror : a critical and historical guide to literature, illustration, film, TV, radio, and the Internet / edited by Neil Barron
Publisher Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 1999
PN56.F34 F35 1999