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Not Deer Magazine


Not Deer Magazine is an online arts and literature magazine specializing in horror and surrealism from marginalized creators. We love work that makes us afraid to whistle after dark. We hope you do as well.  

For more information about our magazine, check out our interview with Jim Harrington here.

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compiled by Melody Wang

Melody Wang currently resides in sunny Southern California with her dear husband and wishes it were autumn all year ‘round. She is a reader for Sledgehammer Lit and can be found on Twitter @MelodyOfMusings. Her debut chapbook "Night-blooming Cereus" is coming out on December 17, 2021 with Alien Buddha Press. 

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"The Wild Dark"
a novel by Katherine Silva

Maine Author Releases Forest Horror Novel


Readers and outdoor enthusiasts alike will be enamored with the latest release from mid-coast Maine author, Katherine Silva.


"The Wild Dark", a supernatural horror novel, follows the story of ex-cop, Elizabeth Raleigh, as she traverses the New England wilderness during an apocalyptic event with the ghost of her dead partner by her side. Liz must overcome grief, desolation, and terror as she finds herself up against other survivors, giant murder wolves, and a slowly spreading forest realm that heralds an ominous horror.


Silva has worked for over 14 years in Maine's outdoor retail industry, having outfitted hundreds of customers for their various wild adventures. She says she's excited to finally use that knowledge to tell a compelling, character-driven story that will draw on her love of the outdoors as well as chill readers to the bone.


"The Wild Dark" is due to release October 12th, just in time for the spooky season. Find out more at

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