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Terror House Magazine is an independent literary magazine focused on nurturing and promoting the best up-and-coming writers of our generation.

Founded on May 14, 2018 in Budapest, Hungary by author Matt Forney, Terror House’s mission is to publish outsider literary fiction, literary nonfiction, poetry, artwork, and cultural criticism/analysis. We follow in the tradition established by trailblazers such as Fluland, Loompanics Unlimited, and Feral House, publishing works that are too edgy, unusual, or honest to be released elsewhere.

We stand against both the stultifying Beigeism of major New York publishing houses and the hysterical cliquishness of the “alt-lit” community. Both groups seek to crush literature by promoting an endless stream of hack immigrant coming-of-age stories and sterilized Iowa Writers Workshop pieces from pampered white trust-funders. Terror House Magazine seeks to cultivate the Charles Bukowskis, Louis-Ferdinand Célines, and Philip K. Dicks of the 21st century: bold, audacious writers who depict human life in all its ugliness and comedy.

Terror House Magazine has no political affiliations and pushes no ideological agendas. Our mission is to promote great literature regardless of who writes it.

Terror House Magazine is a division of Terror House Press, an independent publishing house based in Sheridan, Wyoming and Guadalajara, Mexico. Terror House Press is a member of the Independent Fiction Alliance.

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About Our Name

Terror House Magazine is named after the House of Terror (Terror Háza) in Budapest.

The House of Terror originally gained notoriety as the headquarters of the fascist Arrow Cross Party, which took power in a Nazi-backed coup in 1944 after Regent Miklós Horthy attempted to withdraw the country from World War II. After the war, it was repurposed as the headquarters of the ÁVH (State Protection Authority), the secret police of communist Hungary.

In 2002, the House of Terror was reopened as a museum dedicated to the horrors of fascism and communism.

Contact Information/Email

For general inquiries, email Editor-in-Chief Matt Forney at admin [at] terrorhousemag [dot] com.

If you’re interested in having us review your book, email us at the above address. Use the subject line “Review Request: [YOUR BOOK TITLE HERE]” and attach a Kindle/.mobi or PDF copy of your book. Note that we only review fiction, poetry, and literary nonfiction titles.

To submit your work, click here to read our guidelines. Do not send submissions to editors individually; send your work to the email address listed on the Submissions page.

To contact a specific staff member, see Terror House Press’ staff page for their contact information. Do not contact editors with “free content for your blog” articles, advertisements, SEO posts, or related spammy junk.