I’ve kept quiet about this for a while, but since my first Editor’s Note has officially been published, I think it’s time to break the silence: I’m now the Flying Fox Flash editor at Novel Noctule literary horror magazine!
It’s hard to define the style of the magazine in a few concise words, but a lot of what we publish can be lumped under “New Weird.” The magazine’s main feature is a monthly issue that features three short stories as well as custom-commissioned cover art, but recently we’ve branched out into weekly flash installments as well: And I’m lucky enough to have been chosen as the editor for these.
It’s kind of ironic, because all my stories are (sometimes gruelingly) long, and there were even times where I said I couldn’t stand writing flash fiction: But it turns out I really love reading it! I think these quick, easily-digestible little snippets are a great choice for readers as well–especially ones who don’t have the time or energy to sit down and read a long story.
I’m really excited about the chance to connect with horror lovers from all around the world in weird, enchanting new ways that I never dreamed possible up until a few weeks ago. Since I’ve submitted so many of my own stories to similar magazines, it’s really strange being on the other side of the screen. I’m still not really used to it, even though I’ve technically been training as an editor for the past four months.
I sort of fell into all this by sheer luck and chaos, but I’m really grateful for the opportunity to learn so much about editing and the publishing world. I realize these opportunities are hard to come by, so I’ll do my best to leave a positive, lasting contribution on the world of horror not only as a writer, but as an editor, too.