Cover Art by Maria Buttulle
Note From The Editors
Welcome to Issue Two of New Gothic Review!
This magazine emerged from the idea that some of the best Gothic literature happens on the periphery of other genres, lurking beyond the places where one might look. In this issue, you’ll find stories that push the margins of what we consider to be Gothic literature today—bold and modern stories that rot from the inside out.
You’ll find tales that embrace weird fiction and folk horror, ecogothic and supernatural. There are settings both familiar and new: from the English coast to the Outer Banks of the Carolinas and the barren stretches of Australia. There’s no shortage of death, decay, and secret histories here. They’ve just been injected with DNA from the 21st century.
The Gothic genre allows us to confront and make sense of the darkness in our lives. It’s a genre for the human condition, belonging to every culture and country. This issue is a celebration of those stories. We hope you enjoy.