ChiZine Publications has released its second title, the short story collection Horror Story and Other Horror Stories by Toronto writer Robert Boyczuk, in trade paperback. They are also making the book available as a free PDF download and an MP3 of the story “Falling,” both under Creative Commons Licenses.

Containing 19 stories, five of which have not been previously published, Horror Story and Other Horror Stories revolves around themes dealing with love, loss, relationships gone bad, and jealously. Far from tales of failed romances, however, the title of the book sums up what these tales are: horror stories.

Horror Story and Other Horror Stories is currently available online from,,, Horror Mall, and Powell’s Books. Full information can be found on the ChiZine Publications’ website.

Boyczuk lives in Toronto, Ontario. His work has appeared in On Spec, TransVersions, Prairie Fire, Northern Frights, Dark Planet, Descant, ChiZine, and the Tesseracts and Queer Fear anthology series. He is a multiple Honorable Mention recipient for Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, and his short story “Assassination and the New World Order,” which is included in Horror Story and Other Horror Stories, won First Prize in the Prairie Fire Speculative Fiction Writing Contest.

The complete manuscript is also available for download from the ChiZine Publications site as a PDF under an Attribution, Noncommercial, Share Alike 3.0 Creative Commons License.

The MP3 of the short story “Falling” has been released under a Creative Commons Attribution, Non-Commercial, No Derivatives license. “Falling” is read by Ottawa science fiction and horror writer Matthew Moore.

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