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WIHM 2022: An Interview With Editor Alex Woodroe

In celebration of Women in Horror Month, we are continuing to highlight some of the amazing work that women have been doing compiling and editing magazines and anthologies in the horror industry. We’re continuing our Women Who Edit Interview series with Alex Woodroe.

 

Could you introduce yourself, and tell us a little about you?

My name is Alex Woodroe, and I’m a Romanian writer and editor of dark speculative fiction. I’m an aquiring editor for Tenebrous Press, a staff writer for the upcoming horror videogame Decarnation, and have acted as guest editor for Brigid’s Gate Press, as well as being engaged to do so in the near future for CatStone Books and Dark Matter Publications. 

I’ve had some short fiction and non-fiction published, and always strive to infuse my country’s spirit, history, and folklore in everything I do. I’m also a bit of a nomad, and love nature and the humans who inhabit it more than anything. 

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Epeolatry Book Review: In Somnio, ed. Alex Woodroe

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Title: In Somnio
Author: Various, ed. Alex Woodroe
Genre: Horror
Publisher: Tenebrous Press
Release Date: 1st November, 2021

Synopsis: Twenty-five women and non-binary writers from the worlds of Horror Fiction and Illustration form an unholy union and drag the blackened heart of Classic Gothic Horror into modern daylight! In the process, they have sculpted an altogether sleeker, more feral beast.

In the hands of Mary Shelley, Daphne Du Maurier and Shirley Jackson, Gothic Horror explored the bleak shadows of our homes; the darkest corners of the human mind; madness, personal transformation, the occult. IN SOMNIO recasts the legacy of the original Gothmothers in a chilling contemporary light.

Within the walls of an arcane modern art gallery; upon the shores of a hostile but compelling sea; into the blackest burrows of the animal kingdom; tableside at the world’s last restaurant on the eve of the apocalypse; from the deep deep South to a Lovecraftian Steampunk theatre, a cornucopia of disturbing vignettes await you.

Fans of twisted takes on the classics such as Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters; Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House/Bly Manor; moody, secretive novels like Night Film and A House at the Bottom of the Lake; and traditional Gothic Horror and ghost stories will all find something to chill their bones in IN SOMNIO.

This collection features eighteen vibrant, unique stories ranging from deeply intimate one-room settings to sprawling fantasy worlds; from the depths of darkness to comedy and adventure. Each story brings a new perspective to our inherent love of Gothic Horror and what those vital elements of terror still have to say today.

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