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Queer-Owned Indie Publisher Artemisia’s Axe Launching Magical Horror Anthology

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 | News

Glasgow, UK Artemisia’s Axe, an independent micro-press based out of Glasgow, Scotland proudly announce their newest publication “Skulls and Spells” due for launch on Kickstarter on June 22nd, 2021.

The anthology publication will bring together 22 creators, including artists, writers, and poets from the queer community. Each creator has been inspired by the themes of ‘Queer Horror Magic’ to pen pieces of horror from their unique perspectives. Of the horror genre and its relationship with the LGBTQI2SA+ community, Jinx Peregrine of Artemisia’s Axe said, “It is vitally important marginalized voices have a bigger place in the horror community because so often we are the subject of real-life horrors. Horror for us is a cathartic way to express our frustration with the world at large, it is also a tool to bring conversations and actions about the well-needed change our world needs.”

This collection is bound to be a popular crowd-funding project and one which celebrates a diverse set of under-represented voices in the horror literary community. The project is due to launch on June 22nd with limited early bird tiers available to those who back the project early. “Skulls and Spells” is an LGBTQI2SA+ Pride project and a great opportunity to support under-represented voices and independent queer-led businesses.

Grace Detwiler
Rue Morgue's Online Assistant Editor - Grace Detwiler (@finalgirlgrace) is a freelance film journalist studying English and Criminology at Colorado State University. Her original work can be found on her blog, FinalGirlGrace, as well as in Rue Morgue's print and online publications.