7 issues per year

Explore the shadow side of reality.

Embrace the Dark.

Dark Matter Magazine promises to bring you the best in dark science fiction and horror for seven issues per year in print and digital. Every issue boasts at least eight original stories, two art features, and one reprint story for a minimum of 40k words and 130 pages of content, fully illustrated and printed in full-color on thick, premium-quality paper. Most issues include 1-2 author interview with industry-leading novelists or other creatives, and past issues have even included short 4-page comics, serialized fiction, and dark sci-fi and horror poetry. Every original fiction story is also adapted eventually for audio, both as an ad-free MP3 download and as part of our new streamable podcast, which is currently available for free on all major podcast providers. Learn more about the podcast here.

Print and digital subscriptions are available as part of our Dark Matter membership program. As a member, you'll also receive 20% off all purchases on our shop across all four of our brands (Dark Matter Magazine, Dark Matter INK, Dark Hart Books, and Dark Matter Audiolab), as well as the guest Night Worms collection. You'll be granted exclusive access to hidden online content, be allowed free, unlimited downloads of our all our digital and audio editions, and be the lucky recipient of member-only coupons delivered direct to your email inbox that can be stacked atop your member discount for even greater savings. Visit our memberships page to learn more.

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Current issue

Art Feature: Cult Classics

Art Feature: Cult Classics

Art by Ricardo ReisFeature by Rob Carroll Discovering the art of Ricardo Reis was similar to the thrill I used to get as a kid when gawking at all the amazing VHS box art that lined the shelves of ...
Art Feature: The Conjuring

Art Feature: The Conjuring

Art by Devin ForstFeature by Rob Carroll "I begin with a small blood sacrifice,” says artist Devin Forst when asked about his artistic process. The response is via email, but I’m certain he’s smili...
Letter from the Editor: Property of the State

Letter from the Editor: Property of the State

By Rob Carroll Human capital has always been the most valuable resource on the planet. The collective knowledge, attributes, skills, experience, and health of a nation’s workforce is what determine...
If you like weird, strange, and darker sci-fi (think more 'alien' and 'the thing'), then you'll love dark matter.

Scott H. (Goodreads Review)

Past Issue Contributors




Magazine Staff

Rob Carroll


Anna Madden

Acquisitions Editor

Marissa van Uden

Acquisitions Editor

Marie Croke

Acquisitions Editor

Olly Jeavons


Jena Brown

Features Writer

Janelle Janson

Features Writer

Phil McLaughlin

Director of Media

Alli Nesbit

Lead Sound Designer, Podcast Host