About Us

Here Be Monsters is an anthology of short stories created by Vincent Mackay, Alex Newcombe, and Duane Burry. The stories themselves were created because the three of us wanted to write for fun. We met every week or so and wrote story ideas, bits of dialogue, and characters on scraps of paper. Each of us would reach into the pile, pick one up, and write a part of a story using what we were given. We eventually decided that completed stories would be more fun than snippets done in a single evening and that was the impetus for Here Be Monsters.

This first issue, published in 2009, was called “No Room on the Life Raft”. It had one story from each author in it. The stories were independent, but they all follow characters diving into the weird and fantastic. In 2010 we began accepting submissions for our anthology, and continue to do so today.
We often post previews for our stories here on the blog with the hope that these give you a sense of style and setting for each piece.

We assemble and prepare each issue ourselves. We do everything except for the printing, which is still done locally. If you live outside of Montréal and want a digital or hard copy of an issue, contact us and we will get one to you.

We have been nominated twice for the Expozine Independant Press Awards, for best English zine for 2010, and for best English book for 2012 (that category switch is because we proudly defy classification and break down barriers and all that).

We are always accepting submissions from writers across Canada. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, or would like to submit your work of fiction for our next issue, feel free contact us through e-mail at herebemonsters.info@gmail.com.

As always, thanks for your support and interest!