Halloween Mini Magazine 2018

Contest Winners


Grand Prize

Megan Pillow Davis – Laurie in the Closet/Michael with the Knife



Angie Hedman – Lower Back Pain

Jessie Lynn McMains – Nothing Remains Of

Ashley Memory – Saturday Night at the Swannanoa


Honorable Mentions

Shawn Brink – Cadillac

Angie Hedman – Dress Form Interior

K.C. Mead-Brewer – Her Chambers

Fi Smith – Resurrection 1912 (a pint of flies)


A big thanks to our four judges, Kristin Garth, Matthew Jent, Zach Smith, and Cathy Ulrich for reading and providing us with the winners for our first ever Halloween contest!


Kristin Garth – Kristin Garth is a kneesock, true crime/horror enthusiast & a Best of the Net nominated sonnet stalker.  Her darker poetry has stalked magazines like Infernal Ink, The Ginger Collect, Cadaverous Magazine, Lonesome October Lit, Midnight Lane Boutique & Deracine among others.  Her first chapbook Pink Plastic House (including some true crime poems) is available now (Maverick Duck Press).   She has a forthcoming chapbook of dark Shakespearean sonnets, Shakespeare for Sociopaths, (The Hedgehog Poetry Press, January 2019.)  Her noir themed full length Candy Cigarette is forthcoming from the same press in April.  She’s co-editing a Slender Man anthology on the Wisconsin stabbing & the Creepy Pasta universe entitled Mansion with the editor of Ghost City Review, Justin Karcher (February 2019 Dancing Girl Press).


Matthew Jent – Matthew is a Kentucky-born Surrealist currently living in California. His art centers around the constant changes of life and the beauty of decay. You can follow more of his work on Instagram as @jentikles.


Zach Smith – Zachis a graduate of Chestnut Hill College and has been writing for more than a dozen years, struggling all the while with Dyslexia. His work has previously appeared in: Crack the Spine, the Short Humour Site, The Library of Rejected Beauty, the Corvus Review, Independent Noise, and most importantly the Ginger Collect among others. You can find out more about him on his Blog: theobscuritysymposium.wordpress.com.


Cathy Ulrich – Cathy Ulrich is a fiction editor at Atlas & Alice and Pidgeonholes. She was a finalist for Best Small Fictions 2017 and 2018, and was named to Wigleaf’s Top 50 Very Short Fictions 2017. She can be found on Twitter at @loki_writes.