Sir Julius Vogel Award nominated website 2010
Masters of Horror is a web based community that started life in 2003 as
a small email group called Embark to Madness located on Yahoo Groups.
We started with seven members, friends the founder had made online who
also liked horror and SF. In 2004 the group was 50 strong and this group
released a horror anthology via the small press. Nicholas Grabowsky
wrote our introduction, and I had the opportunity to edit with C. Dennis
Moore and work with some excellent writers.
In 2007, the group moved to a Ning site called horror writers, where the group and marketing efforts attracted more members all lovers of horror whether it be writing, reading, poetry, film production, publishing and editing. There is also a critique group (closed to the public) called Masterful Writer operating for writing assistance and to offer advise to people stuck with scenes. There is also a group called, called Dark Musings, where writers can "showcase" their latest work.
In 2008, around August, the site name "horror writers" changed to "Masters of Horror" as the site had evolved from just horror writers to all lovers of the Spec Fic genre. Several groups have been formed within MoH: book reviews, author interviews, publishers, submission call outs, currently reading, etc. We also highlight new books by our community on the front page.
This community was created as a place for lovers of genre fiction, mainly horror (but SF and Fantasy get look in as well) to get together, learn what's around and out there and to improve and advertise their work.
In May 2010, Ning chose to move to a pay to use site. Many horror based Nings chose to close the door. That thought never crossed Lee's mind and he quickly found a newer and (surprisingly) better place, and set up camp.
Welcome to the NEW Masters of Horror.