The Jersey Devil is afraid of nothing!

jdp may cover morgan carverThe May issue of Jersey Devil Press is out, and it’s a pretty scary one. But that’s mostly because the whole issue deals in fear — phobias, to be specific.

Arachnophobia, which I think we can all identify with. Unless you’re Gwen Stacy.

And thanatophobia, for those of you not yet ready to quit this mortal coil.

And the one probably everyone suffers from: tropophobia (though, sorry gang, change is a part of life).

But we have your odd ones, too: ablutophobia (fear of washing) and teratophobia (fear of abnormality).

And if anyone out there suffers from siderodromophobia (fear of trains), beware our cover art, from Portland artist Morgan Carver, of an old man sandwiched between two brunettes on the light rail. (The text in the artwork reads “Strangers on a Train. Hitchcock without his blondes.”)

But fear not, gang: the stories in this issue are as amazing as you’ve come to expect from JDP, and they’ll keep you comfort in your terror.

Published by Samuel Snoek-Brown

I write fiction and teach college writing and literature. I'm the author of the story collection There Is No Other Way to Worship Them, the novel Hagridden, and the flash fiction chapbooks Box Cutters and Where There Is Ruin.

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