y Bones of the Children periodical   horror  
Date: 1996-1997
Issue Details: First known date: 1996; Latest issue indexed: 1997 1996
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In 1996 independent comic publisher CFD Productions offered Paula Guran the opportunity to edit a horror fiction magazine. However, after the first issue was released CFD pulled out of the deal and Guran decided to continue with her version of the zine, which she renamed Wetbones. Two issues of the magazine were published in 1997 before Guran abandoned the project. In an interview with the Mania: Beyond Entertainment website in 2000, Guran cites her reasons being related to the horror genre's standing within the publishing industry: '"Distribution," she notes "has changed a whole lot in the last few years; fiction magazines as a whole do not sell well, and horror fiction is perceived as having a small audience. Add to that a lack of advertisers and, well...'".

Source: Dumars, Denise. 'Paula Guran: Making the World Safe for Horror.' Mania: Beyond Entertainment (sighted 25/08/2011).


  • The second issue name change was possibly in reference to John Shirley's 1990 novel Wetbones. Paula Guran helped Shirley edit the 20th anniversay edition of his novel, published in 2010.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 1996
    • Akron, Ohio,
      United States of America (USA),
      Paula Guran , 1997 .
      Alternative title: Wetbones

PeriodicalNewspaper Details

No 1, No 1 (1996) - No 3 (1997)
Issue No 1 published as Bones of the Children. Issues 2 and 3 published as Wetbones.
Last amended 20 Jan 2012
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