An epistolary novel that actually reads well, a work that defined the modern vampire trope, and a class of gothic horror that I love. When I say no vampires in my submission guidelines, it doesn’t mean I don’t like them, just that the trope is a bit saturated in the market right now. And most of them aren’t this type of vampire anyway, but rather the sparkly romantic kind. So let’s take this moment to celebrate the good old-fashioned terrifying vampire. Happy Saint Patrick’s Day, cheers to Irish author Bram Stoker!