Black Static was founded in 1994 and is the UK's only professional horror fiction magazine, publishing new stories by some of the finest writers working in the field today: Christopher Fowler, Stephen Volk, Lisa Tuttle, Nicholas Royle, Conrad Williams, Steve Rasnic Tem, Cody Goodfellow, Mélanie Fazi, Michael Marshall Smith, Simon Clark, Graham Joyce, Gary McMahon, to name just a few. Every story is accompanied by very striking illustrations
Every issue contains a dazzling array of non-fiction, with in-depth reviews of the latest horror/dark fantasy/crime books, interviews with authors and filmmakers, film reviews, regular comment columns from the likes of screenwriter Stephen Volk (Ghostwatch, Afterlife) and novelist Christopher Fowler (Roofworld, Bryant & May series). There are often easy-to-enter draws to win books and DVDs/Blu-rays.
The magazine is 96 pages, beautifully designed, with a spine and laminated cover. Reviews are invariable extremely positive, and the magazine has won several awards, including four British Fantasy Awards and an International Horror Guild Award.