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Apokrupha Newsletter – January 2024

Hi folks! Welcome to the first real new newsletter from us. We are going to start off by showcasing some of the things we published in 2023 that you may have missed!

We’ve got some exciting things coming this year too, so don’t worry about that. More poetry, art and weirdness is on the way.

J.F. Gonzalez’s Shadows in the Attic

An Unfinished History of Horror

cover for J. F. Gonzalez's Shadows in the Attic - Cover shows a stylistic house with shadow figures in the attic


Come and dig beneath the cobwebs, under the dust and through the forgotten boxes with horror historian J. F. Gonzalez.

Collecting non-fiction works from J.F. Gonzalez, Shadows in the Attic takes the reader from Ancient times to the mid-40’s weaving a tale of the history of horror—all the while discussing writers and stories that influenced, that captivated, and cultivated the genre through the centuries.

Includes articles from LampLight, Afraid, Hellnotes and a never before published history of Splatterpunk, with a list of related works.

The Shadows in the Attic Reader

Foundational Classic Horror

cover for Shadows in the Attic Reader, artwork is a stylistic basement of a house with a lamp on one side and the shadow of a large spider on the other


This companion anthology to J. F. Gonzalez’s Shadows in the Attic collects dark tales that inspired, frightened and made new ground in the horror genre.

Including writers like M. R. James, Francis Stevens, and Robert W. Chambers, the stories here compliment the rich history, a guided tour through horror’s past.

So come, let us head to the third floor, and dig through the boxes and trunks stored in the attic and see what darkness we can find.

OMG those covers

The Shadows and Reader covers were made by the amazing Lynne Hansen, and look just as amazing in print as they do here.

LampLight RadioPlay

The radio play had its final episode released in January. All good things, and the radio play was such a good thing. An amazing showcase of talent, from the actors to the writers from LampLight Magazine.

Church Fire and Redemption

Based on the story by T.M Morgan, found in Volume 7, Issue 2—A storm hits a small island on the Chesapeake, awakening something from the past.

check out all the episodes of the podcast here

Final Words

I’m still working on the tone for a newsletter that is also a blog post that is also a social media post, but we will get there.

Speaking of, if you are reading this on the site, don’t forget you can sign up to get this in your email or follow us on the Fediverse:

Planned Appearances

Here are the events you’ll find an Apokrupha booth this year. This will be updated as we add onto it!

  • April 19-21 2024 – Creature Feature Weekend, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
  • April 12-14 2024 – AuthorCon III, Williamsburg, Virginia
  • June 28-30 2024 – Horror on Main, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • October 4-6 2024 – AuthorCon IV, St Louis, Missouri
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Apokrupha Newsletter December 2023


We have a new newsletter, two new ways of getting it! Two old ways sticking around. This post is mostly a test post to make sure those ways work.

But since it is a public post, let’s talk about what’s new!

We are moving to WordPress Newsletters. The advantage is that it integrates with our site with no changes.

The old list is gone. Which means if you were subscribed to it, you are no longer. Sign up again if you want, or maybe take a break from newsletters after that Black Friday gauntlet.


Most commonly known as Mastodon for the moment, this blog is also now on the Fediverse. Which means if you have a Mastodon account, a Firefish, Plemora, Friendrica or any number of accounts on the Fediverse, just follow this account, and you’ll get these posts there:

What’s a Fediverse? I’m glad you asked. Here is a great resource, but the TL;DR, what if Twitter, Facebook, Instagram were all connected, so you only needed on account to see all the accounts?

(And none were corporate owned)


And, lastly, this site, as all WordPress sites, still uses RSS. You can subscribe to the RSS feed of this site using this URL:

Three ways to get Apokrupha news delivered to you. Three ways to get updates and announcements about indie horror, strange poetry, submission guidelines and more.

(Sales? Probably those too)

You can, of course, just bookmark our blog page.

Assuming this live test goes well, the first edition will be out in a few weeks to start catching everyone up on the titles we’ve released in 2023!