Active Publishers

The following is a list of active small press publishers specializing in horror, dark suspense, or dark fantasy. This list last updated December 5, 2013.

Asterisks (*) indicate that the publisher’s inclusion on the list is borderline, for one of the following reasons:

  • publisher produces a high volume of non-horror titles;
  • publisher is new, with only one or two titles published, so viability is in question;
  • publisher has not produced any titles in a while, and may be dormant/defunct.

I’m also maintaining a page listing publishers that were excluded from this list (for a variety of reasons).

  1. 13Horror.com
  2. Abattoir Press (an imprint of Redrum Horror, but separate website)
  3. Aeon Press Books*
  4. Alchemy Press*
  5. Apex Publications (and Black Room Books and The Zombie Feed)
  6. Arkham House*
  7. Bad Moon Books
  8. Belfire Press (imprint of Dark Recesses Press)
  9. Big Time Books*
  10. Biting Dog Publications*
  11. Bitter Lemon Press*
  12. Black Bed Sheet Books*
  13. Black Coat Press*
  14. Blood Bound Books
  15. Borderlands Press
  16. Burial Day Books
  17. By Light Unseen Media*
  18. Camelot Books
  19. Cemetery Dance Publications
  20. Centipede Press (and Millipede Press)
  21. Chaosium*
  22. Charnel House
  23. Chizine Publications
  24. Chomu Press
  25. Cold Fusion Media*
  26. Comet Press
  27. Crossroad Press (and Macabre Ink)
  28. Crowded Quarantine Publications
  29. Crystal Lake Publishing
  30. Cutting Block Press
  31. Cycatrix Press
  32. Damnation Books
  33. Dancing Tuatara Press
  34. Dark Arts Books
  35. Dark Hall Press
  36. Dark Moon Books*
  37. Dark Opus Press*
  38. Dark Quest Books*
  39. Dark Regions Press (and Black Labyrinth and Ghost House)
  40. Dark Renaissance Books
  41. Deadite Press (an imprint of Eraserhead Press, but separate website)
  42. Donald M. Grant, Publisher
  43. Double Dragon Publishing*
  44. Dybbuk Press*
  45. Earthling Publications
  46. Egaeus Press*
  47. Eibonvale Press
  48. Elder Signs Press*
  49. Eraserhead Press
  50. Evil Jester Press
  51. Exaggerated Press*
  52. Fedogan & Bremer*
  53. Fox Spirit Books*
  54. Gauntlet Press (and Edge Books)
  55. Genius Book Publishing
  56. Grand Mal Press
  57. Grey Matter Press
  58. Greyhart Press
  59. Grindhouse Press
  60. Haffner Press*
  61. Hersham Horror Books*
  62. Hieroglyphic Press*
  63. Hippocampus Press
  64. Horrorzine Books
  65. House of Murky Depths*
  66. Innsmouth Free Press
  67. JournalStone Publishing
  68. King’s Way Press
  69. Kraken Press*
  70. Living Dead Press
  71. Lonely Road Books
  72. May December Publications*
  73. Mystery and Horror LLC
  74. Midnight Marquee Press
  75. Necro Publications (and Bedlam Press)
  76. New Pulp Press*
  77. Nightjar Press
  78. Nightscape Press
  79. Night Shade Books
  80. Nodens Books
  81. Omnium Gatherum
  82. Parallel Universe Publications*
  83. Perilous Press
  84. Permuted Press (and Swarm Press)
  85. Post Mortem Press
  86. Postscripts to Darkness*
  87. PS Publishing*
  88. Rainfall Books (and BJM Press)
  89. Raw Dog Screaming
  90. Sarob Press
  91. Screaming Dreams
  92. Severed Press
  93. Shadow Publishing
  94. Short, Scary Tales Publications
  95. Side Real Press
  96. Sinister Grin Press
  97. Spectral Press
  98. Stark House Press
  99. Subterranean Press*
  100. Swan River Press
  101. Tartarus Press
  102. Telos Publications*
  103. This is Horror
  104. Thunderstorm Books
  105. Ticonderoga Publications*
  106. TTA Press
  107. Underland Press
  108. Undertow Books
  109. Valancourt Books*
  110. Villipede Publications
  111. Wild Wolf Publishing*
  112. Wildside Press (and Cosmos Books)*
  113. Written Backwards*


16 thoughts on “Active Publishers”

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  2. Hey Robert,
    I was looking through the Active Publishers list, checking out their sites, and clicked on Gothic Press. This brought me to a hacker window that brings you to some middle eastern site. Not sure if that’s a propaganda or virus attempt from the site or not, but wanted to let you know.
    Thanks!

  3. Thanks for letting me know, Frank. Gothic Press apparently moved to a new site (gwcgothicpress.com) and abandoned the old site to hackers. I’ve updated the link accordingly.

  4. Given their broad distribution and significant sales figures, I think it’s a stretch to call White Wolf a small press. But it’s a fair question.

  5. Sorry, just got back from two weeks on the road and I still (obviously) can’t see straight. Wild Wolf is actually on my list of presses to investigate and determine whether they should be added to the list.

    My current list of presses to investigate: Wild Wolf Publishing; The LORE Firm, LLC; Dolphin Moon Publishing; Crystal Dreams Publications; Graveside Books; Broken Sea Products; Triskaideka Books; Alter Ego Books; Twelfth Planet Press; Grindhouse Press.

    List of presses that I’ve already determined should be added, just need to create a blog entry with some summary info: Along About Midnight Press; Dark Moon Books, Journalstone Publishing; Haunted Computer Books; Cycatrix Press; Brimstone Press; Aeon Press Books; Alchemy Press.

  6. Thanks for the tip on Panic Press. I’ll remove them from the list. As for Blacksails Press, I don’t include new presses until they’ve published at least one title and announced a 2nd title. As per the Blacksails site, they haven’t yet published a book, so I’ll hold off on including them for now.

  7. I think Blacksails Press has sunk before it’s even set sail. The website seems abandoned and they don’t answer emails. Another one bites the dust …

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