Author: Michael Wehunt
The Teeth of America
[excerpt from Rotting Pyramid: Tracing the Teeth of America Cult, Dr. Linda Royal, University of Georgia Press, 2025] The nine thousand wild acres between Hiram and Forsyth—between Georgia state roads 9 and 113 and 378, specifically—form a rough triangle, and the cult erected the pyramid in its center. They buoyed it in an ocean of […]
On My New Novella
Publishing fiction is always a risky venture. Will anyone read the things I made up? Will enough people? Will they enjoy them? Sometimes, though, it’s worth upping the risk a little and making the questions shriller. And so it is with great pleasure and enormous fanfare (okay, maybe regular fanfare) that I announce the publication […]
Celebrate Women in Horror Month(s)
Every February spooky women crawl out of their haunted tombs and forests and we offer them cursed garlands and strange roots that grow under the full moon. We should do this all year long, but it’s still nice to add a little formality and ritual to it. Every year there’s the sense of progress in […]
Premio Ignotus Finalist!
I’m proud to share that my story “La quedada fílmica de octubre: Bajo la casa” is a finalist for the Premio Ignotus in the Foreign Story category. The award ceremony will be held in Madrid, Spain, this year at the annual Hispacon. The story appears in Un lugar mejor, the Spanish translation (courtesy of Miguel […]
10 Non-Occult Things That Helped Me Write My First Novel
Kendall Reviews recently asked me to write a guest post, and since I’ve recently finished writing my first novel, it seemed to be a subject in which I could offer some advice. So rather than talking about my favorite short stories or records to write to, I tried to use my experience for good. If […]
Interviewed By Silent Motorist Media
Justin Burnett dug into me with some questions, bravely facing any worms he might encounter in the soil. I rambled a bit in the hopes a couple of those worms had a little insight to share. You can read the interview here.
Read “The Pine Arch Collection” for Free
My new short story, “The Pine Arch Collection,” is now live over at The Dark. I’m always happy to publish in this magazine. Silvia Moreno-Garcia and Sean Wallace are excellent and diverse curators, and the fiction they give us is never behind a paywall. This is a slightly idiosyncratic story in that it’s told entirely […]
Help The Dark Fund Their Next Two Years!
The Dark is currently running a Kickstarter to fund their next two years, raise author pay rates, and cross off other important wish list items. Please check out the nice list of rewards and consider making a pledge before April 4th. They are one of my very favorite publishers of short fiction for a few […]
Trying to Love Two Demons
Sometimes I feel caught between horror and that ill-defined land of “literary fiction.” I’m not interested in a “versus” argument or any sort of pretension here. I love both equally, I read both equally, I mash them into a ball together, and, most importantly, I don’t think there’s much of a difference between them, anyway, […]