the ghastly is creating short horror fiction and podcasts
3

patrons

$18
per volume
From H. P. Lovecraft to Ray Bradbury, from EC Comics to Tales From The Crypt... whether it's told around the campfire or spread through message boards, written on the page or recorded on film, nothing excites the imagination and chills the spine more than short horror fiction. Continuing that tradition through print, radio, and the Internet, this is the ghastly.

the ghastly is an anthology of short horror fiction created by independent artists. It includes both a digital magazine and an hour long radio program. It is supported entirely through the subscriptions and contributions of its Patreon patrons, and is dedicated to showcasing independent talent and paying its contributors a fair and competitive rate.

Each new volume of the magazine and each new episode of the radio hour will be released simultaneously.

The Magazine

the ghastly magazine is an e-zine packed with short fiction and horror illustrations. Each issue includes, at the least:
  • 3-4 pieces of fiction, from us and our contributors.
  • A commensurate number of chilling illustrations.
  • A hidden surprise for the daring.
As time and funding allows, you may also find other terrors in its curious pages:
  • A full game or RPG in the genre
  • A short horror comic 
  • Essays, poetry, and related ephemera.

The Radio Show

the ghastly radio hour is a full sixty minute radio program in podcast form. Broadcast to you from the quiet town of Coventry, Massachusetts, each hour will contain:
  • Time spent with our devilish Host.
  • Several short radio segments, interviews, and related pieces.
  • Music and interludes by local and diverse independent artists
  • A full length radio play. 

Our Plan

Every month or two we will put together a new volume of the magazine and record another hour of radio. This will typically be built around a few pieces of fiction, illustrations, and the radio play. As more money becomes available, we will use it to purchase even more fiction from contributors, commission artists and musicians, and expand our pool of voice actors. When we have enough content and the material is recorded, edited or laid out, and produced, we will release the magazine and radio hour simultaneously to our patrons. A new volume or podcast will be published at most once per month.

Our Goals

  • To eventually publish a new volume every month.
  • To ensure we can always pay our contributors ever more competitive rates.
  • To amass enough patronage that we can continue to swell the magazine and radio show with content.
  • To strive to publish contributions from new and innovative creators.
  • To eventually improve our recording studio.

How You Can Help

The easiest way to help is to become a Patron.
  • Pledge as little as $1 per volume.
  • You pay only when we release a new volume, and only ever once per month.
  • The newest content will always be delivered directly to you when it is released.
You can always help spread the word about us. Follow us on Twitter at @ghastlyradio, and tell your friends that might be interested. Each new Patron means more and better horror.

Finally, if you have the shadow of your own horror within you, contribute!
You can find our submission policy on the ghastly's website here.
Submissions of fiction, art, segments, radio plays, and any other content can be sent to  [email protected] for consideration. 


Back Issues

Our first issue is available now at  the ghastly website. As each new issue is released, more back issues will become available. Note that, after this first issue, it will always be less expensive to be a Patron than to get an issue after it's published!
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per volume
0 patrons
An Unnatural Taste
If your sleep is already too troubled to stomach the entirety of the ghastly, you can still sate your desires with just a bite.
You will receive a short form of the magazine and radio show every month. A single piece of fiction with an illustration, and only our Host's segments from the radio show.
Pledge $3 or more per volume
0 patrons
The Crackling of Pages
You will receive every new issue of the magazine just as it comes screaming into the world.
Pledge $3 or more per volume
0 patrons
An Eerie Hum
Every new episode of the radio show will be free to seep from your headphones.
Pledge $5 or more per volume
3 patrons
The Full Terror Unleashed
Each new volume of both the magazine and radio show will be let loose to drag you into the dark.
Goals
$18 of $1,000 per volume
Not really a goal, but a statement of what will always be available in each volume. With your patronage there will always be more to come.
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From H. P. Lovecraft to Ray Bradbury, from EC Comics to Tales From The Crypt... whether it's told around the campfire or spread through message boards, written on the page or recorded on film, nothing excites the imagination and chills the spine more than short horror fiction. Continuing that tradition through print, radio, and the Internet, this is the ghastly.

the ghastly is an anthology of short horror fiction created by independent artists. It includes both a digital magazine and an hour long radio program. It is supported entirely through the subscriptions and contributions of its Patreon patrons, and is dedicated to showcasing independent talent and paying its contributors a fair and competitive rate.

Each new volume of the magazine and each new episode of the radio hour will be released simultaneously.

The Magazine

the ghastly magazine is an e-zine packed with short fiction and horror illustrations. Each issue includes, at the least:
  • 3-4 pieces of fiction, from us and our contributors.
  • A commensurate number of chilling illustrations.
  • A hidden surprise for the daring.
As time and funding allows, you may also find other terrors in its curious pages:
  • A full game or RPG in the genre
  • A short horror comic 
  • Essays, poetry, and related ephemera.

The Radio Show

the ghastly radio hour is a full sixty minute radio program in podcast form. Broadcast to you from the quiet town of Coventry, Massachusetts, each hour will contain:
  • Time spent with our devilish Host.
  • Several short radio segments, interviews, and related pieces.
  • Music and interludes by local and diverse independent artists
  • A full length radio play. 

Our Plan

Every month or two we will put together a new volume of the magazine and record another hour of radio. This will typically be built around a few pieces of fiction, illustrations, and the radio play. As more money becomes available, we will use it to purchase even more fiction from contributors, commission artists and musicians, and expand our pool of voice actors. When we have enough content and the material is recorded, edited or laid out, and produced, we will release the magazine and radio hour simultaneously to our patrons. A new volume or podcast will be published at most once per month.

Our Goals

  • To eventually publish a new volume every month.
  • To ensure we can always pay our contributors ever more competitive rates.
  • To amass enough patronage that we can continue to swell the magazine and radio show with content.
  • To strive to publish contributions from new and innovative creators.
  • To eventually improve our recording studio.

How You Can Help

The easiest way to help is to become a Patron.
  • Pledge as little as $1 per volume.
  • You pay only when we release a new volume, and only ever once per month.
  • The newest content will always be delivered directly to you when it is released.
You can always help spread the word about us. Follow us on Twitter at @ghastlyradio, and tell your friends that might be interested. Each new Patron means more and better horror.

Finally, if you have the shadow of your own horror within you, contribute!
You can find our submission policy on the ghastly's website here.
Submissions of fiction, art, segments, radio plays, and any other content can be sent to  [email protected] for consideration. 


Back Issues

Our first issue is available now at  the ghastly website. As each new issue is released, more back issues will become available. Note that, after this first issue, it will always be less expensive to be a Patron than to get an issue after it's published!

Recent posts by the ghastly

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per volume
0 patrons
An Unnatural Taste
If your sleep is already too troubled to stomach the entirety of the ghastly, you can still sate your desires with just a bite.
You will receive a short form of the magazine and radio show every month. A single piece of fiction with an illustration, and only our Host's segments from the radio show.
Pledge $3 or more per volume
0 patrons
The Crackling of Pages
You will receive every new issue of the magazine just as it comes screaming into the world.
Pledge $3 or more per volume
0 patrons
An Eerie Hum
Every new episode of the radio show will be free to seep from your headphones.
Pledge $5 or more per volume
3 patrons
The Full Terror Unleashed
Each new volume of both the magazine and radio show will be let loose to drag you into the dark.