Women in horror recognition month was started five years ago, as a way to gain more recognition, more exposure and more opportunities for blood lusting female genre artists, through writings, artwork and other such exposure.
What began as a simple statement has gradually grown into a movement which is travelling accross the globe. Through the support of both men and women, the movement continues to grow and support great writers and artists of horror work.
It's a sad state that discrimination still runs rampant in places like Hollywood, sad but true, but through the continued work and suppport of WiHM movments across the world, we can put an end to discrimination. WiHM focus's on supporting the achievements of women who utilize the most extreme mirror available in storytelling: horror. It is used to encourage women to explore and represent these horrors constructively, in positive ways. Our thoughts, ideals and actions are our responsibility, use them wisely.
I feel privilaged to have been a part of WiHM this year, through the help of Sirens Call Publications. (Link below) Producing a short story for your reading pleasure **grin** maybe pleasure is the wrong word.
Featuring 168 pages of Short Stories, Flash Fiction, Poetry & Photography by Women in Horror.
Feature interview by Angie Gallow, author of The Coven.
We're also featuring a 400 word Flash Fiction Contest based on a single image. Three authors will be chosen to win a $10 Gift Certificate to Amazon! (on pg30)
Best of all, it's a free eZine, so there's no excuse to not get the gore flowing in your mind and find and support some new horror authors.
I want to take a minute to thank everyone that has supported me and my writing, both male and female. I have thankfully never experienced any discrimination because of being a female horror writer, and I've worked with a lot of male and female writers.
In fact, I have only ever had positive experiences, so far.
Perhaps this is the work of WiHM? Perhaps I've just been lucky enough to meet respectful, intelligent male and females that see no difference in a
female writer to a male. Or perhaps I've just been lucky.
I have a feeling that it's both of these things.
Regardless, I'm very grateful to both my fans and fellow horror colleagues for making this a positive experience.
So, head on over to Sirens Call Publication and download the free eZine, get to know some great work, find a new favourite author, and help support this great cause. Together, we're making it happen and stamping out sexual discrimination.
Claire C Riley
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