Hear Us Scream Returns For A Second Round

Hear Us Scream Returns For A Second Round

Ok so this isn’t strictly a video game news piece but what’s the point of running an independent website if you can’t break the rules to help a group of cool people do something amazing? Hear Us Scream: The Voices of Horror was an anthology of essays based on the Horror genre written exclusively by women and members of the LGBTQ+ Community. It was a wonderful collection of engaging thoughts that captured the thoughts and feelings that come with having the shit scared out of you. Well the team is back for a second round and things are looking even better. 

“This volume of Hear Us Scream is going to be amazing. Volume One was an incredibly rewarding and successful publication and we were so proud of the outcome. Deciding to do a second volume was a no-brainer, we knew we had to keep the momentum going and work on a second issue. We hope to continue publishing these wonderful personal stories for many years to come” said Catherine Benstead, Founder of Hear Us Scream. 

The team have launched a crowdfunding campaign through Indiegogo to secure the money needed to pay contributors and publish the final work. The goal is a very modest $8000 and offers some cool merch, along with copies of the final work in digital and physical forms for backers. It is a great project and one that I will be supporting, I suggest you check it out on Indiegogo and give thought to supporting it as well. You can get the full outline of the project and the list of contributors below.  If you missed the first volume, you can purchase it from Amazon here: 

Hear Us Scream: The Voices of Horror is a collaborative effort committed to building supportive, genuine connections and safer spaces for women and/or non-binary folks in the horror community. We aim to amplify marginalized voices that have been frequently drowned out or ignored in a genre traditionally perceived as othering women and non-binary individuals.   Horror is so dear to so many of us, and we believe that sharing these diverse personal stories can foster an important sense of belonging and community for those who need it most. We treasure the connections we forged and the voices we highlighted in Volume One, and we can’t wait to continue this work as we publish Volume Two. Our fantastic group of Volume Two contributors are ready to share their unique perspectives on and connections to horror, and we can’t wait for you to read them.    

We are so proud to announce that this volume will contain the essays of 36 horror loving writers! A whole 10 (+1) more essays than volume one. Hear Us Scream: The Voices of Horror Volume Two will publish essays from the following:

  • Abigail Waldron
  • Alice Collins
  • Amber T
  • Angelique Bone
  • Antonia Rachel Ward
  • Ariel Baska
  • Ariel Powers-Schaub
  • Betsy Nicchetta
  • Beyza Ozer
  • Caitlin Marceau
  • Dylyn C.S.
  • Ellen K
  • Jackie Jardine
  • Jamie Alvey
  • Jamie Arena
  • Jenn Adams
  • Jessica Gleason
  • Jessica Scott
  • Jolene Marie Richardson
  • Lakkaya Palmer
  • Laura TH Riordan
  • Logan-Ashley Kisner
  • Lor Gislason
  • Lucy Derry-Holmes
  • Mae Murray
  • Megan Fariello
  • Melanie Moyer
  • Molly Henery
  • Natasha C. Marchini
  • Sophie Raine
  • Sydney Bollinger
  • Tori Potenza
  • Tracy Gossage
  • Vincent Bec
  • Violet Burns
  • Ygraine Hackett-Cantabrana


This incredible team of horror-loving writers will be supported and mentored by our wonderful team of editors including editing alumni Violet Burns and Catherine Benstead with the addition of Rebecca McCallum (Ghouls Magazine, Mums and Sons, Hear Us Scream Volume One), Blayne Waterloo (Hear Us Scream Online and Hear Us Scream Volume One), and S. L. McGee (Hear Us Scream Online, Author of Voices on the Air). 

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