Written by Administrator Sunday, 12 October 2014 19:15

It is with a heavy heart that we make this announcement. LORE will be shuffling back into its tomb and sealing the vault door behind it. Its brief time shambling the earth has brought us many memorable experiences, good friends, stunning artwork, and, of course, fantastic tales of horror, science fiction, and fantasy. To everyone who enjoyed LORE, helped us, supported us, contributed, and submitted, we are forever in your debt. Thank you all for a wonderful time. In closing, we leave you with a bit of verse, in no particular meter:

LORE is dead, as we've said before

so again

long live LORE!



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LORE vol. 2, no. 5
(April 2014)



"The Devil's Right Hand" Brad Ellison

"Straight of Solitude" Garrett Ashley

"This One Time" Patricia Russo

"Cold City Heat" Nathan Wyckoff

"A History of Dragons" Jacob A. Boyd

"The Wall of Sorrows"
Brad C. Hodson

"Done" Sonia Orin Lyris

"The Palace of the Androgyne"
Schuyler Hernstrom

"The Hunting Door" Jayce K. Wagner

cover artwork by Christopher Allen

- 134 pages -



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LORE vol. 2, no. 4
(November 2013)



"The Devil in Rutledge County" Tory Hoke

"The Saturday Dance" Ted Mendelssohn

"Licking the Honeypot" Steven Mathes

"Haven" S.D. Kreuz

"Beneath the Loveliest Tints of Azure" Jeff Samson

"Robot Time Machines and the Fear of Being Alone"
Rebecca M. Latimer

"Fimbulwinter" J.J. Irwin

"On the Making of a Dead Man's Hand"
George R. Galuschak

"Ghost" Bear Weiter 

cover artwork by Axel Torvenius

- 130 pages -



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LORE vol. 2, no. 3
(April 2013)



"The Accelerati" Gareth D. Jones

"This is The Job" Darrel Duckworth

"Limbs and Other Lullabies" Mary J. Daley

"Driving East" Stephen Case

"A Star That Moves" Gray Rinehart

"Homo Arachnida" Michael Kamp

"Trials of the Dead King" Eric Rosenfield

"And He Cried, 'No Hiding Place!'" Jeremy Harper

"The Goblin and the Pelican" Tim W. Burke

"Seven Wooden Toys" Kali Wallace

"Skin Tag" Jacob A. Boyd

"Doodles" Don Webb

cover artwork by Brynn Metheney

- 176 pages -


DREAMLAND: T.E. Grau Interviews Thomas Ligotti

Last Updated on Friday, 21 June 2013 20:52 Written by T.E. Grau


Thomas Ligotti is simply one of the most masterful American writers alive today.Most would consider him an author of horror stories, but his work is unlike anything else being written in any genre. He has been favorably compared to both Edgar Allan Poe and H.P. Lovecraft, yet Ligotti's fiction, far from being merely derivative of any one writer, has a distinctiveness that is singular both in its voice and its quality. His latest collection, The Nightmare Factory, won both the 1997 Bram Stoker Award and the 1997 British Fantasy Award for best anthology/collection of the year; The Red Tower also won a Bram Stoker Award for best novella of the year. Ligotti's latest novella, My Work Is Not Yet Done, won both the International Horror Guild and Bram Stoker Awards (May and June '03 respectively).

(from Thomas Ligotti Online)

LORE: I know you are a great admirer of the classic writers of supernatural and fantastical fiction, such as Poe, Lovecraft, Blackwood, Machen, and others. Did the newly arrived authors of the '70s and '80s like King, Barker, Campbell, and T.E.D. Klein influence and/or inspire you to give horror writing a go, or did you always imagine you’d pursue writing?

T.L.: Campbell and Klein were inspirational to me because as short story and novella writers they set a standard for horror fiction that I found worth aspiring to.

LORE: As a writer of dark fiction, where a bleak outlook – and, indeed, outcome – aids in the effective expression of a horror story, do you think your real experiences with anhedonia have helped your fictional stories? Similarly, do you think a pessimistic worldview gives an individual a bit of an edge when writing dark literature?

Read more: DREAMLAND: T.E. Grau Interviews Thomas Ligotti


TO GRAB AT THE STARS: LORE Chats with R. A. Salvatore

Written by Rod Heather Monday, 04 March 2013 16:53

R. A. Salvatore is best known for The DemonWars Saga, his Forgotten Realms novels, in which he created the popular character Drizzt Do'Urden, and Vector Prime, the first novel in the Star Wars: The New Jedi Order series. He has sold more than 15 million copies of his books in the USA alone and twenty-two of his titles have been New York Times best-sellers.

In the final book of the #4 New York Times best-selling Neverwinter Saga, Drizzt Do'Urden navigates a winding path littered with secrets and lies. Tangled up in his companion Dahlia’s dark secrets, the ties that once held her close to Drizzt threaten to tear as her bonds to his former foe, Artemis Entreri, continue to grow. Meanwhile, in the caverns of Gauntlgrym, the drow Tiago Baenre enlists the help of Bregan D'aerthe in his quest to destroy Drizzt. While making promises they may not keep, the agents of the elite drow mercenary group hide plans of their own. Determined to stand for what’s right in the Realms once again, Drizzt forges a new road north—toward Icewind Dale. Will his new companions follow? Can he fight the darkness alone? Either way, he knows now where he’s headed—back to the only place that’s ever felt like home.

Read more: TO GRAB AT THE STARS: LORE Chats with R. A. Salvatore



Written by David A. Hill Monday, 07 January 2013 19:36

Carlos Ezquerra is a legendary comics artist, perhaps best known for his work with 2000 AD, DC, and for his involvement in creating the Judge Dredd character. He currently resides in Andorra, a European microstate in the Pyrenees.

LORE: Let's get this out of the way: the Dredd movie. What did you think?

CE: I saw the film in London and it was a pleasant surprise! It captures the essence of the real Dredd, plus it is a return to the earlier one before it was on steroids, and Karl Urban does it perfectly!

LORE: The sheer volume and diversity of your work is amazing. Is there a character/story or writer you've not worked with that might be on your "short list" for future projects?

CE: There are several of them I'd love to work with, but never had the opportunity. Perhaps in the future...

LORE: Could you give us any names or hints? Are you in a position to request or suggest collaborations?



LORE 2.2

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LORE vol. 2, no. 2
(November 2012)



"Enshrined" Bridget Coila

"Finny Moon" Keith P.Graham

"Congregate" Steve Rasnic Tem

"One in a Billion" Colin Heintze

"Asylum" Stephen Mark Rainey

"The House of Dreams" Nyki Blatchley

"Electric Souls on a Starless Planet" J.P. Boyd

"Lost in Darkness" Jeremy Harper

"Melbourn's Storm" Nickolas Furr

"Can Spring Be Far Behind?" Jeff Samson

"Tumor is the Night" Corey Mariani

"Nzambe" Denise Dumars

cover artwork by Christopher Allen

- 167 pages -


LORE 2.1

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LORE vol. 2, no. 1
(April 2012)

LORE is back with its first collection of new horror, science fiction, and fantasy tales in over a decade!


"Fairy Gold" by Peadar Ó Guilín

"Picking Roses For Chateelet" by Garrett Ashley

"Wait" by Kevin Wallis

"Splash" by Don Webb, Richard Lupoff, Scott Cupp,
Michael Kurland, Michael Mallory, Paul Di Filippo,
and Jim Kelly

"Toll and Trouble" by David A. Hill

"Lonely, Lonely" by Daniel P. Swenson

"She Wanted to Go Into the Trees" by Patricia Russo

"The Spacetime Subway Station" by Clinton Lawrence

"The Deposition of Leodiel Fand" by Brian McNaughton

cover artwork by Richard Corben

- 172 pages -



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LORE: A Quaint and Curious Volume of Selected Stories

LORE magazine began as a small, saddle-stitched digest, cobbled together in a dim basement in Middletown, New Jersey, in 1995.

In its first year of production, LORE won The Deathrealm Award for Best Magazine and The Dragon's Breath Small Press Award for Best New Magazine.

Some of the works featured in LORE went on to win The Bram Stoker Award, The Deathrealm Award, The World Fantasy Award, and numerous Honorable Mentions in Datlow & Windling's Year's Best Fantasy & Horror.

Herein you will find a selection of the terrifying, thrilling, weird, and wonderful tales for which LORE became known, many of which have never been reprinted, including the Lovecraftian round-robin tale "The Challenge From Below" by Robert M. Price, Peter Cannon, Donald R. Burleson, and Brian McNaughton.


"Chatting With Anubis" by Harlan Ellison

"Vision" by Brian McNaughton

"The Game of Kings" by Tim Emswiler

"The Mandala" by Kendall Evans

"The Guide" by Richard Lee Byers

"Rat Familiar" by Patricia Russo

"Empathy" by Jeffrey Thomas

"The Vehicle" by Brian Lumley

"Thanks" by Elizabeth Massie

"The Galvanic" by James S. Dorr

"Sheets" by Donald R. Burleson

"Water and the Spirit" by Brian McNaughton

"The Unknown Elixir" by Dan Clore

"Rile Fouts and Dead Jake Sorrel" by Lawrence Barker

"The Challenge From Below" by Robert. M Price, Peter Cannon, Donald R. Burleson, and Brian McNaughton

cover artwork by M. Wayne Miller

- 200 pages -


LORE Interview on Black Gate

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 May 2012 19:45 Written by LORE Thursday, 03 May 2012 19:15

In conjunction with the exciting release of our first all-new issue, John Fultz recently interviewed Rod Heather for Black Gate about LORE 2.1, LORE's history, resurrection, and future. Check it out HERE!


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