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 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 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 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
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!
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.
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.
We hope you enjoy these creators work as much as we do. Please consider supporting them and their amazing work by donating!
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