I’m excited to announce that I (Matt Cowan) will be writing a regular column for a new horror publication called NIGHTMARE ABBEY, edited by Tom English and published by Dead Letter Press. My column will be titled MATT COWAN’S HORROR DELVE. I’ll be free to write about any horror-related subject which catches my fancy, but fiction will likely be its primary focus. Basically, it will be very similar to the kinds of things I write here but will be new material exclusive to the magazine.
With that being said, the premiere issue of NIGHTMARE ABBEY is now available for purchase and in it I had the honor of interviewing my all time favorite author Ramsey Campbell. I asked him about a wide range of subjects, including his early influences, what gets him excited about a new project, advice for aspiring writers and details regarding several of his stories and novels, and much more. Alongside my interview with Ramsey there is also three of his short stories included, making this a Ramsey Campbell-centric volume.
The table of contents of this issue is astounding, boasting nineteen fantastic horror stories by classic greats like Joesph Payne Brennan, Robert Bloch, A. M. Barrage, Henry Kuttner and George Toudouze, as well as modern writers in Steve Duffy, Tom English, Helen Grant and Lynda E. Rucker and many more.
This issue has two special features examining television and film, specifically a look at Kolchak the Night Stalker by Gregory Norris and I Walked With A Zombie by Justin Humphreys, both with lots of evocative stills on display. The always phenomenal Allen Koszowski lends his beautifully atmospheric artwork throughout the issue, granting terrifying visuals to the chills emanating from the words surrounding them.
Tom has put together an extraordinary new horror magazine here, something that’s in short supply these days, and I’m very excited to be a part of it. I hope you’ll pick up a copy and see for yourself. There’s a lot more fantastic horror to come in future issues, so stay tuned.
Here’s a brief glimpse inside issue #1 (Trust me, this truly is just glimpse. There’s a lot more where this came from inside):