As a horror writer, I know of the hesitancy of many people to pick up any book with the “horror” label attached to it. While there many legitimate reasons, there are misconceptions about the genre as well. Right now, we live in a time where horror elements are being used everywhere, yet unabashed horror stories still have a hard time expanding outward from its dedicated fan base.
The aim is to find out what readers that don’t read horror much, or at all, really think of the genre. I want a reference point for the horror community to see what the perception really is. I also want it to be a place where those in the genre can see where we need to better explain ourselves and our writing. There isn’t enough education on all genres of writing these days and it’s us writers that have to change that.
So, if you don’t read horror, or only dabble in it, please take a few minutes and let us know why.