SHARE THE HORROR. LET’S TALK REVIEW SITES.

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Horror writers need reviews. Review sites give us those reviews and we share them. In this world of social media madness, both the authors and the reviewers could use all the help we can get. How you ask? Share, re-tweet, tell a friend. Every share helps. And every share is appreciated.

Obviously, the reviewed author is going to share the review, and maybe even a couple of that author’s friends will do the same. That’s awesome and it helps. But what if the reviewers would do the same for one another? In the few years I’ve been discovered by readers and reviewers, I’ve met a lot of really cool people who love this genre as much as we do. Most of these people put in as much time reading, reviewing, and running their sites as we do putting our books together. Probably even more!

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I always look at the horror genre as the sibling to the punk rock community. We’re the black sheep, the ones that have to fight for every scrap, every inch of trust and  respect. As writers, I feel we do a really good job of creating that sense of brother/sisterhood and community. I believe the horror reviewers out there should be the same. And maybe some are. I hope they aren’t competing against one another when they could be helping to grow our wonderfully wicked  misfit brigade.  Like I said, not sure where they stand, but I wish I could see them sharing each other’s reviews and posts on social media as much as we do.

It’s for the good of the people, right?

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Well, with this new #SharetheHorror idea in mind…. I want to just highlight some of the really cool sites that are out there. For new writers, take these down, contact these ladies and gentlemen. For everyone else, let’s get on the #SharetheHorror bus and spread the word.

CONFESSIONS OF A REVIEWER

HORROR MAIDEN REVIEWS

SHOTGUN LOGIC

ROBIN LEE’S DARKSIDE

THE HORROR BOOKSHELF

THE EYES OF MADNESS

THE GRIM READER

GINGER NUTS OF HORROR

SPLATTERPUNK ZINE 

CASTLE MACABRE

HORROR AFTER DARK

SCARLET’S WEB

INTO THE MACABRE

HORROR NOVEL REVIEWS

FRANK MICHAEL ERRINGTON’S HORRIBLE BOOK REVIEWS

There are so many more….If you’re one of my favorites and I left you off, I apologize.

I hope this helps new authors and I hope our reviewing community can pull together and share each other’s reviews here and there. I know how busy you all are, but every little share helps. If we look out for each other, maybe we can help this thing grow.

Feel free to share this post or add your favorite review site in the comments.

CHEERS!

12 comments

  1. adishotbolt · February 1, 2017

    Thanks heaps, Glenn \m/

  2. Hunter Shea · February 1, 2017

    Great list. I remember many moons ago scrambling to find a list like this. And there are some damn fine reviewers on there. Great people who love the genre.

  3. Angela Crawford · February 1, 2017

    Thanks Glenn! Great list of some really great people, I’m proud to be on it!! 🙂

  4. Shane Keene · February 3, 2017

    Reblogged this on Shotgun Logic and commented:
    A badass post by author Glenn Rolfe. #SharetheHorror

  5. Shane Keene · February 3, 2017

    We’re actually a fairly tight knit group for the most part. Very few if any exceptions to that. Most reviewers have each others backs and I’m guessing that, like me, the thought of competing has never crossed any of their minds.

    Thanks for including me on this list of outstanding reviewers and friends!

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  7. moteridgerider · February 3, 2017

    Reblogged this on Writing In Starlight and commented:
    Don’t reblog often, but these unsung heroes deserve it?

    • hchurch · May 8, 2017

      hmmm do they?

  8. Scarlet's Web · February 3, 2017

    Thank you, Glenn. Yer a wee gem!

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  10. nightmaresandchill · April 12, 2017

    This is awesome! I just started my blog that covers horror reviews 🙂

  11. hchurch · May 8, 2017

    Iv’e seen more than you know i live in hawaiian islands you’ve seen nothing yet…!!!!!!

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