Dark Matter Magazine Contributions
A Piece Missing
Halloween Special Issue #2, October 2022
SJ Townend is the twist you never expected. An author of horror, sci-fi, speculative, and dark fiction, she has published with Brigids Gate Press, Ghost Orchid Press, Gravestone Press, Gravely Unusual Magazine, and Timber Ghost Press to name a few. She’s the winner of the 2020 Secret Attic short story contest and the 2021 Tortive Literature story contest, and was shortlisted for the HG Wells Short Story Competition, also in 2021. Right now, the Bristol, UK-based writer is compiling her first collection of horror stories under the working title, Sick Girl Screams. Find her on Twitter: @SJTownend or hiding behind that sentinel oak in the woods.