Artemisia’s Axe and the Corpse’s Tongue is a small publishing house created by two queer artists Jessica and Jonas, based in Glasgow, Scotland. Neon Horror is their latest venture…
Artemisia’s Axe was started with the intention of creating a space to uplift horror creators. As artists who love creating horror art, they had always felt like they didn’t have a place in, or access to, the larger art world and/or creative opportunities.
Artemisia’s Axe was created so they could have a space for artists like them who enjoy creating horror, who wish to share their work in a safe and uplifting space.
Back in pride month, they put out the call for creators from the LGBTQ+ community to contribute their brightest horror work to their first anthology: Neon Horror.
They received an absolute treasure trove of applications to appear in it, from short stories and flash fiction to illustrations of diverse styles and techniques, which showed the many different approaches members of their community can take to share their stories in this genre we love.
It is this diversity they seek to support with this anthology, not only by paying their creators more for their excellent work, but also by donating proceeds from their crowdfunding campaign and subsequent sales to the LGBTQ+ charities Mermaids UK and TIE Campaign, who are both doing essential work for LGBTQ+ youth and the education of our communities.
With your support they can get closer to their goal of paying these wonderful creators more, donate to charities that support their community and enrich the horror community as a whole.
The whole team has our unwavering support, and we know they’d be extremely greatful for any help you can give — simply liking or sharing their campaign across social media really can make all the difference!
Be sure to check out their campaign here, to see examples of the beautiful artwork that’s already been created.
By Chris Nials
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