Thank you to Siren’s Call for choosing me as their featured writer in the coveted Halloween issue! My piece on page 177 is about how science has verified what most of us have known all along—horror can save our mental health. Best part of all is that my essay, “Horror Writers: Architects of Hope” is available to read for free right here.

Besides my essay, there is “Mochi and Umeboshi” a chapter of Bitter Suites to read and 143 other pieces of dark fiction and horror in the form of short stories, flash fiction, and dark poetry! All FREE!

Looking to submit work of your own? Siren’s Call is open for submissions right now. Details on that here.

Win a copy of MONSTRUM POETICA by Jezzy Wolfe with a signed bookplate. Winner will be drawn live on Halloween and posted here. To enter, simply leave a comment for Jezzy here.

By Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is a third-generation Ryukyuan-American, award-winning poet, author, and publisher with 20+ years in newspapers. Publisher of Space & Time magazine (est. 1966), two-time Bram Stoker Awards® Winner, and HWA Mentor of the Year, she shares Authortunities, a free weekly calendar of author opportunities at

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