Act Now! On This Bargain Offer

Act Now! On This Bargain Offer is a limited edition zine featuring stories by Canadian horror authors Charlene Elsby and Lor Gislason. Inspired by an advertisement from an issue of Weird Tales, we asked each of them to write a 3000-word story that features the line “act now on this bargain offer.” The rest is up to them! We’ll provide more details when we have them in the summer. The zine will be available in a limited edition of 100 print copies and as an ebook.

Charlene Elsby is a philosophy doctor and former professor whose books include Hexis, Affect, Psychros, Agyny, Musos, Letters to Jenny Just After She Died, Bedlam, The Devil Thinks I’m Pretty and Violent Faculties. Her essays have appeared in Bustle Books and the LA Review of Books.

Lor Gislason (they/he) is a non-binary homebody from Vancouver Island, Canada, the author of Inside Out and the editor of Bound in Flesh: An Anthology of Trans Body Horror. Their nonfiction work has appeared on numerous websites discussing our relationship with horror from a neurodivergent perspective.

Release date: September 2024