The Door: A Review

Rating: 💀💀💀 Alfred Hitchcock, the unequalled master of suspense, defined suspense this way:  You have five people playing cards on a train and suddenly a bomb goes off under their table – that’s surprise.  But you have the same five people playing cards and the audience knows that there is a bomb under their tableContinue reading “The Door: A Review”

Issue 7: Spring is in the Air

THE DARK SIRE Issue 7 is hot off the press with cutting-edge stories and poems in gothic, horror, fantasy, and psychological realism. They run the gamut of subgenres from Edgar Allen Poe-like period pieces to modern-day nail-biters. And let’s not forget our artists; their eerie and sometimes provocative renderings will guarantee a second look. DavidContinue reading “Issue 7: Spring is in the Air”

The Dark Sire presents The Jon Meyers Dark Humour Prize for Gothic Literature

New Philadelphia, OH— Tuesday, May 4, 2021 — The Dark Sire Literary Magazine (TDS) has been in search of ways to further uplift writers, poets, and artists. More than just a publish-and-done process, the magazine’s Editor-in-Chief, Bre Stephens, wishes to do what most magazines do not: go “beyond the page.” This motto has transformed theContinue reading “The Dark Sire presents The Jon Meyers Dark Humour Prize for Gothic Literature”

Reality Meets Fiction: Shadow People

by Barry Pirro There is a paranormal phenomenon known as shadow people, and the sightings people have of them are often terrifying. Shadow people are humanoid figures that witnesses describe as looking ‘blacker than black’ or ‘totally devoid of light’. Unlike a real shadow, shadow people look solid. While some appear to be bulky andContinue reading “Reality Meets Fiction: Shadow People”

The Creative Nook with Barry Pirro

by Maureen Mancini Amaturo The Dark Sire has paired up with Barry Pirro, ghost hunter and paranormal investigator, to bring you a new series of articles, “REALITY MEETS FICTION.” Barry will be sharing his real-life paranormal stories with you every 4th Friday of the month. His first story is on Shadow People, coming this Friday,Continue reading “The Creative Nook with Barry Pirro”

Reality Meets Fiction

by Maureen Mancini Amaturo Introducing REALITY MEETS FICTION, a new addition to The Dark Forest blog. To kick off our Spring issue (launching April 30) and to honor the lore, legends, and influence of all things gothic, The Dark Sire will spotlight the continuing fascination gothic holds in the contemporary world by sharing experiences fromContinue reading “Reality Meets Fiction”

TDS Goes Beyond the Page

The Dark Sire has always believed in doing more for its creatives than just publishing them in an issue and moving on. Instead, TDS is about going beyond the page – creating opportunities that transcend into different formats, like poetry turned into a folk song or a short story turned into a podcast episode. TheContinue reading “TDS Goes Beyond the Page”

TDS in local bookstore: Bibliophile

Today marks a small step in TDS history: The Bibliophile, an independent bookstore in Dover, Ohio, now stocks TDS on their shelves! David and Sara Jones, the owners of The Bibliophile, strive to uplift writers, local and otherwise. As the only bookstore in Dover, they want to support the creative artists in their own backyard,Continue reading “TDS in local bookstore: Bibliophile”

RIP: My Poor Laptop

Our blog editor, Eric Ruark, writes a glorious blog for THE DARK SIRE. He’s brought you interviews on The Creative Nook while also sharing information about our genres. Recently, he started writing blogs geared toward Christmas and Hanukkah to ring in the holiday season. But much like the scary ghost stories of Victorian Christmas, heContinue reading “RIP: My Poor Laptop”

The Creative Nook with Gina Easton

Gina Easton is no stranger to THE DARK SIRE Literary Magazine.  Her short story, Tainted Love, graced our first issue and her short story, Skin Tight, appeared in Issue #4.  For fans of the Horror genre, Tainted Love delivered everything anyone could ever want.  It was a story that sent chills down your spine.  WhereContinue reading “The Creative Nook with Gina Easton”

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