Horror is a genre of speculative fiction which is intended to, or has the capacity to frighten, scare, disgust, or startle its readers or viewers by inducing feelings of horror and terror. Literary historian J. A. Cuddon has defined the horror story as “a piece of fiction in prose of variable length… which shocks or even frightens the reader, or perhaps induces a feeling of repulsion or loathing”.It creates an eerie and frightening atmosphere. Horror is frequently supernatural, though it can be non-supernatural. Often the central menace of a work of horror fiction can be interpreted as a metaphor for the larger fears of a society.
How to become a published horror author
This genre is one of the few that can work in a shorter format. We would prefer to see shorter titles bundled into a set. Our goal is to help our clients earn a full-time income from royalties, and to do that in the horror market requires writing multiple books so you can build up a loyal fan base of readers who are eager and willing to buy each new book you release.
You can submit your manuscript at the bottom of this page and we will review it within 7-14 days.
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