Where Darkness Bends


“We went down into the silent garden. Dawn is the time when nothing breathes, the hour of silence. Everything is transfixed, only the light moves.”

- Leonora Carrington


Welcome to The Silent Garden.

The Silent Garden is a peer-reviewed journal of esoteric fabulism, edited and curated by the Silent Garden Collective, a professional group of editors, writers, and scholars interested in exploring those liminal borderlands where darkness bends.

The Collective’s aim is to provide an annual journal of exceptional writing and art focussed on horror and the numinous, the fabulist, the uncanny, the weird, the gnostic, the avant-garde, the esoteric, and the dark interstices of the known and unknown world.

Each volume of The Silent Garden will feature original, translated, and reprint fiction and non-fiction, including; film and book reviews; essays; opinion and commentary; as well as poetry and art.

All contributions to the journal are peer-reviewed and vetted by the Silent Garden Collective. Contributions are by invitation only. Regrettably, the Collective does not have the time or wherewithal to review open submissions.

More news to follow in the near future.

“The house was silent, but somewhere in the garden was a swimming pool filled with unsettled water.”

- J.G. Ballard