The 4 Best Dark Fiction Magazines You Need to Read

There are all sorts of magazines out there, however, the ones that need to be loved the most are literary magazines. There are so many different genres for these literary magazines that you can read like science fiction, general fiction, fantasy, and many more. However, if you are into dark fiction then this article is for you. We will tell you about the best of the best dark fiction magazines that are a must-read if you are into horror, dark fantasies or just simply dark fiction.

#1 The Dark

If you are looking for diversity in content this is the magazine you are looking for. It comes up with exciting and thrilling stories every month and if you are in love with the idea of reading short yet fulfilling stories you need a subscription for ‘The Dark’. If you are still unsure then just go ahead and visit their website, there you can easily read some of the stories and get a taste of the good stuff that you really need. If it is what you are looking for then go ahead get a subscription without any delays, you do not want to miss out on this magazine.

#2 Nightmare

‘Nightmare’ is the dream come true of every dark fiction lover. It is considered as one of the best magazines not only because of its delightful content, that includes short stories as well as reviews on media and books as well. Sometimes they even have featured interviews as well. Besides all these plus points, it also has the best covers, and who does not want that?

Get a subscription for this magazine and enjoy your free time with top-notch content, and do not worry, you can easily read the previous content of Nightmare on their website or even get a subscription of the previous content.


Apex produces a lot of great content, however, the major drawback this magazine has it that it goes on a hiatus for an indefinite time period. Though it has so much good stuff the waiting makes people impatient and annoyed. But when you get to it, the content is just irresistible. But if you are new to this magazine you can always go for reading the previous content, but considered yourself warned, the content is addicting and by the time you realize it, you will be looking for more and eventually you will be at the last edition and then you will have to wait for more stuff.

#4 Unnerving

While all the rest magazines are published on a monthly basis, this magazine is published quarterly. It is published according to the seasons, summer, winter, spring, and fall. It is full of horror stories that any dark fiction fan would just love to read and it only costs around 10 dollars for a yearly subscription. If you want soft copies then you can get them at their website, however, if you want a hard copy you can purchase it through Amazon.