An Open Call to Writers

An Open Call to Writers

As I’ve mentioned several times over recent months, Icons of Fright is about to go through some changes.  We’re gearing up to bring you a revamped version of Icons over the next several months, with more articles and debates about the genre, reviews, and interviews with some of your favorite stars from past and present.

As we expand our material, we’re also looking to expand our staff.  We’d like to get some fresh new voices involved, with interesting perspectives about the genre we all love so much.  This is an opportunity for talented writers to become staffers for a popular website.  Though we can’t pay, there’s the prospect to be read by thousands of fans worldwide, and this could of course lead to other things down the line.

If you’re interested, please send a writing sample to  We’ll read every email we get, and respond to those we deem the best.  You can write a review of your favorite horror movie or book, your take on a horror convention, a piece about some aspect of the genre that’s important to you, or anything that excites you about horror.  If you consider yourself a talented writer who would like a chance at being published, this is for you.

I started off with Icons by writing one review of a convention, because I love Slayer and met Mike Cucinotta at Hot Topic.  In the 2 ½ years since, I’ve written more than 150 reviews, covered several subsequent conventions from places as diverse as Evans City, PA and Dallas TX, and I’ve interviewed some of my favorite horror stars.  I now run the news desk.  Send us a sample, and this could be you.

–Phil Fasso

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