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Issue 1 1987

Subtitled "The Gate Where Horror Begins", Deathrealm is a literary horror zine edited by Stephen Mark Rainey.

Deathrealm was published from 1987 till 1997 in Greensboro, North Carolina, U.S.A. Issues 1 through 17 were independently published by Rainey. After this it became a "semi-pro" zine and was published by Tal Publications for issues 18-22, and then by Malicious Press for issues 23-31.

It featured horror fiction, poetry, artwork and columns by writers such as D.F. Lewis (Nemonymous), Roger Dale Trexler, and Karl Edward Wagner.

Contributors of writing included Kevin J. Anderson, Paul Dale Anderson, Cathy Buburuz (Champagne Horror), C. Darren Butler (Magic Realism, A Theater of Blood), Fred Chappell, Pam Chillemi-Yeager (Fantasque), Douglas Clegg, Mary Elizabeth Counselman, Don D'Ammassa (Mythologies), Douglas Doelling, Colleen Drippe, Margaret Frastley, Joey Froelich, K.S. Hardy, Dwight E. Humphries, Charlee Jacob, Joy Jolly, Kathleen Jurgens (Thin Ice), Jean Lamb, Thomas Ligotti, Ian McDowell, William F. Nolan (Rhodomagnetic Digest), Jeffrey Osier, Robert M. Price (Cthulhu Codex, Crypt of Cthulhu), Wilum Pugmire (Midnight Fantasies, Old Bones), William G. Raley (After Hours), William Rassmussen, Mark Rich (Treaders of Starlight), Jessica Amanda Salmonson (Fantasy Macabre), Ed Shannon, L.S. Shevshenko, Steven Shrewsbury, David Starkey, Don Webb, Manly Wade Wellman, Noel Williams, J. N. Williamson, and David Niall Wilson.

Isse # 23 featured the last known previously unpublished work of Manly Wade Wellman.

Also included were interviews with authors such as Clive Barker, Poppy Z. Brite, Stephen Jones, Elizabeth Massie, Tom Piccirilli, and F. Paul Wilson.

Contributors of art work included Y. Amano, Richard Corben, Alan M. Clarke, Bill Gudmundson, Jeffrey Osier, Ted Piwowar, Mark Rainey, Marge Simon (Star*Line), and Marlon West.

Covers were by Jeffrey Osier, Ian McDowell, and Mark Rainey.

Cover art on issue #27 by Ian McDowell caused that issue to be banned in Canada.