Quietus Magazine publishes Gothic Horror stories written in the manner and tradition of the Masters of Gothic Literature: H.P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allan Poe, The Brontës, Baudelaire and so on. Stories, Poetry and Artwork in Quietus are ultra dark, extra-dimensional in scope and otherworldly.
Quietus publishes stories that exhibit scenes, characters, creatures, dimensions, colors and modes of storytelling never seen before. It's all about the psychological make up of horrorthe angles in a room, the dark streets less traveled, witch lights in a rural cemetery, the indescribable shape loping across an open field in the dead of night.
Quietus rejects the "modern day" writing style imposed upon us by the commercially driven establishment that dictates the sparse, non-descript way is the right way. It is not. Adjectives matter. The Masters' exact choice of words and use of description in the writing of their stories was purposeful and necessary. Their stories and books are considered Classics because they loved the English language, and knew how to use it to convey intense emotion and soul-jarringly vivid imagery. A solid plot and acute attention given to the creation of characters and atmosphere is everything. Pandering to the lowest common denominator and publishing drivel to be read on one's coffee break at the office is definitely not what Quietus is about. Quietus explores psychological horror that stays with you days, weeks, months after you've read the last line of the story.