Neon Horror Zine
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Neon Horror Zine is here to uplift voices from the LGBTQIA+ community in horror and also source funding for LGBTQIA+ charities in the UK.

by Artemisia's Axe in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

Creator Spotlight Volume 1

It's time to shine a light on some of our amazing creators!

When we put out the call for submissions for this anthology during pride month this year, we were absolutely blown away 

by the quality of all of the submissions we got. 

Here's a first look at some of our creators in no particular order:

Alex Hall

 Alex Hall is a queer femme writer & dog walker living in Toronto, Ontario. She is the creator of @lezzie_borden, an 

Instagram account dedicated to queer womxn in horror. Her work has been published in Room, Feels Zine, Dyke Queen, 

Grimoire and Underblong Journal. She has three spells forthcoming in a ‘zine dedicated to Guadagnino’s Suspiria.

She has also recently been interviewed for Rue Morgue.

L.S. Reinholt and Minerva Cerridwen

 L.S. Reinholt is a writer and teacher from Denmark. Her first short story, The Durga, was published in Women of the 

Wild: an anthology by MADA Books in 2017. She has studied dramaturgy and, when given the opportunity, writes and 

directs plays on an amateur basis.

 Minerva Cerridwen is a writer and pharmacist from Belgium. Her first published short story was Match Sticks in Unburied 

Fables, an anthology of queer fairy tale retellings (2016). She also enjoys baking, drawing, and learning languages.

L.S. and Minerva have co-written short stories in Sherlock Holmes: Adventures in the Realms of Steampunk - Mechanical 

Men and Otherworldly Endeavours (Belanger Books, 2019) and Five Minutes in Hotel Stormcove (Atthis Arts, 2019), and 

an essay in Sherlock Holmes is Everywhere! (Belanger Books, 2019).

 For updates about their co-written stories, keep an eye on Minerva’s website

Die Booth

 Die Booth lives in Chester, UK and enjoys painting pictures and exploring dark places. Die’s prize-winning work has 

featured in publications including The Fiction Desk, Firewords, Shoreline of Infinity and The Cheshire Prize for Literature 

anthologies, and his latest single-author collection of short stories ‘My Glass is Runn’, is out now. ‘365 Lies’ - a collection 

of one flash fiction for every day of the year, with all proceeds going to the MNDA, and Die’s debut novel ‘Spirit Houses’ 

are also available online. His latest project is a single-author collection of own-voices short stories featuring transgender 

protagonists.

Website

Hailey Piper

 Hailey Piper here! I'm a horror writer, though I sometimes dabble in sci-fi and fantasy. I've written many short stories and 

have authored novellas The Possession of Natalie Glasgow, An Invitation to Darkness, and Benny Rose: The Cannibal 

King. Editing takes up my day job, and I spend a lot of free time reading. I'm proud to be part of Neon Horror!

Website

Ava Kelly

 Ava Kelly is an engineer with a deep passion for stories. Whether reading, watching, or writing them, Ava has always 

been surrounded by tales of all genres. Their goal is to bring more stories to life, especially those of friendship and 

compassion, those dedicated to trope subversion, those that give the void a voice, and those that spawn worlds of their 

own. Their publication history includes fantasy and science fiction short stories, novelettes.

Website

inkyswampboy

 My name is James and I'm a disabled/mentally ill traditional artist from the North West of England who grew up in a 

pagan household full of stories of folklore and horror. My childhood was going for walks on the moors and through 

woods where I was told about the witches, fairies, demons and boggarts who lurked in the bogs and behind any tree. 

 I mostly work in black and white ink illustration but sometimes feel inspired to use colour when a project calls for it, and I 

found this project very exciting! 

I'm a queer non-binary trans-masculine person and a lot of the horror in my art stems from my relationship with my body, 

gender and sexuality, both the horror I feel with the way my body is perceived and the discomfort that cis people 

apparently feel with the idea that biology, as well as gender, can be fluid and changed. 

Other aspects come from my mental illnesses as well as the complicated feelings I have about my chronic pain and 

disability. Body horror often feels very personal when your body isn't the norm, and that makes it something I find very 

interesting to explore. 

 A lot of the elements in my art come from a special interest in folklore and mythology, particularly in how society uses

monstrous creatures to explain things they find unnerving: I find a certain level of kinship with cryptids, changelings and 

creatures of folk horror since my existence too is apparently often unnerving in polite society.

Website

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