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Adrian Collins runs Grimdark Magazine and loves anything to do with telling darker stories. Doesn't matter the format, or when it was published or produced--just give him a grim story told in a dark world by a morally grey protagonist and this bloke's in his happy place. Add in a barrel aged stout to sip on after a cheeky body surf under the Australian sun, and that's his heaven.

Grit in Your Controller: Grimdark and Gaming

Grit in Your Controller: Grimdark and Gaming

By Jeremy Szal and Layla Cummins – originally published in GdM#3 Video games are nothing short of a controversial topic within the entertainment industry. From fuming politicians on the morning news to bloggers with...

ANNOUNCEMENT: Grimdark Magazine Open Window

Grimdark Magazine’s 2019 open window for submissions between 1st of November and the 14th of November has begun. I am looking for grimdark SFF fiction of up to 4,000 words for previously unpublished stories...

Getting excited for Stormblood by Jeremy Szal

One of the books I’m absolutely pumped about being released in 2020 is Jeremy Szal’s Stormblood from Gollancz. Jeremy’s been a mate for a long time, and having known him since Grimdark Magazine’s early days,...

EXCLUSIVE: Excerpt of Smoke and Stone by Michael R. Fletcher

The release of Michael R. Fletcher’s Smoke and Stone is something we have been absolutely frothing over for a while now. Fletcher’s ability to invent such magnificent worlds, characters, and stories to piece them together...

REVIEW: Roots by Matthew Ward

Roots is an enjoyable Coldharbour novella story by Matthew Ward, who you’ll likely know from Grimdark Magazine #4, Evil is a Matter of Perspective, and the hotly anticipated Legacy of Ash. In Roots, Isra’s business partner is...

Top five Warhammer 40K fan videos

Having recently posted about the magnificent Astartes series being the pinnacle of animation for the Warhammer 40K universe, a few people pointed out other fan efforts have been right up there in quality as...

EXCERPT: Lifeblood by Lee Murray

I’m very excited to bring you an excerpt from Lifeblood, a story I love written by an author from across the dutch, Lee Murray. Her depiction of colonial New Zealand is just bloody magnificent. Without...

EXCERPT: Chains of Blood By ML Spencer

Chains of Blood by ML Spencer is the first book in The Chaos Cycle, a standalone series set in the same world as The Rhenwars Saga. Chains of Blood features a new generation of...

REVIEW: The House of Sacrifice by Anna Smith Spark

Anna Smith Spark’s The House of Sacrifice is one of the most emotionally tolling pieces of fiction I’ve ever read. It completes Empires of Dust, one of the best fantasy trilogies in recent memory. I’m...

Excerpt: Eye of the Beholder by Trudi Canavan

Trudi Canavan is an Aussie legend, and I’m very proud to be able to publish Eye of the Beholder in Grimdark Magazine Issue #19.  Trudi is such a big name in the fantasy genre, especially...