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).

  2. Abattoir Press (an imprint of Redrum Horror, but separate website)
  3. Acid Grave Press*
  4. Aeon Press Books*
  5. Aklo Press*
  6. Alchemy Press*
  7. Along About Midnight Press*
  8. Alter Press*
  9. Angelic Knight Press*
  10. Apex Publications (and Black Room Books and The Zombie Feed)
  11. Arcane Wisdom (and Infernal House and Morning Star)
  12. Arkham House*
  13. Ash-Tree Press
  14. Atomic Fez Publishing*
  15. Bad Moon Books
  16. Belfire Press*
  17. Big Time Books*
  18. Biting Dog Publications*
  19. Bitter Lemon Press*
  20. Black Bed Sheet Books*
  21. Black Coat Press*
  22. Black Curtain Press*
  23. Black Death Books (and Blasphemous Books, Skullvines Press, Tokusatsu Press)
  24. Blackwyrm*
  25. Blood Bound Books
  26. Bloody Pulp Books
  27. Books of the Dead Press
  28. Borderlands Press
  29. Burial Day Books
  30. Burning Effigy Press
  31. By Light Unseen Media*
  32. Camelot Books
  33. Cemetery Dance Publications
  34. Centipede Press (and Millipede Press)
  35. Chaosium*
  36. Charnel House
  37. Chizine Publications
  38. Chomu Press
  39. Cold Fusion Media*
  40. Comet Press
  41. Creeping Hemlock Press (and Print is Dead)
  42. Crossroad Press
  43. Crowded Quarantine Publications
  44. Cruentus Libri Press*
  45. Crystal Lake Publishing
  46. Cutting Block Press
  47. Cycatrix Press
  48. Damnation Books
  49. Dancing Tuatara Press
  50. Dark Arts Books
  51. Dark Continents Publishing
  52. Dark Hall Press
  53. Dark Minds Press*
  54. Dark Moon Books*
  55. Dark Opus Press*
  56. Dark Prints Press*
  57. Dark Quest Books*
  58. Dark Regions Press (and Black Labyrinth and Ghost House)
  59. Dark Renaissance Books
  60. DarkFuse Publications (and Altar 13)
  61. Dead Letter Press*
  62. Deadite Press (an imprint of Eraserhead Press, but separate website)
  63. Delirium Books (and Corrosion Press and Darkside Digital)
  64. Donald M. Grant, Publisher
  65. Double Dragon Publishing*
  66. Dreadful Cafe*
  67. Double Dragon Publishing*
  68. Dybbuk Press*
  69. Earthling Publications
  70. Egaeus Press*
  71. Eibonvale Press
  72. Elder Signs Press*
  73. Eraserhead Press (and Swallowdown Press)
  74. Evil Eye Books
  75. Evil Jester Press
  76. Ex Occidente Press (and Passport Levant)
  77. Exaggerated Press*
  78. Fedogan & Bremer*
  79. Fox Spirit Books*
  80. Gallows Press
  81. Gauntlet Press (and Edge Books)
  82. Genius Book Publishing
  83. Grand Mal Press
  84. Gray Friar Press
  85. Graveside Books
  86. Grey Matter Press
  87. Greyhart Press
  88. Grindhouse Press
  89. Hadesgate Publications*
  90. Haffner Press*
  91. Harrow Press*
  92. Hazardous Press*
  93. Hersham Horror Books*
  94. Hieroglyphic Press*
  95. Hippocampus Press
  96. Horrorzine Books
  97. House of Murky Depths*
  98. HW Press
  99. Innsmouth Free Press
  100. JournalStone Publishing
  101. King’s Way Press
  102. Kraken Press*
  103. LegumeMan Books*
  104. Living Dead Press
  105. Lonely Road Books
  106. Marietta Publishing*
  107. May December Publications*
  108. Medusa Press
  109. Mezzotints*
  110. MHB Press (and Hard Gore Press)
  111. Mystery and Horror LLC
  112. Megazanthus Press
  113. Midnight Marquee Press
  114. Miskatonic River Press
  115. Morpheus Tales Publishing
  116. Morrigan Books
  117. Mortbury Press
  118. NECON E-Books
  119. Necro Publications (and Bedlam Press)
  120. New Pulp Press*
  121. Nightjar Press
  122. Nightscape Press
  123. Night Shade Books
  124. Nodens Books
  125. Noose and Gibbet Publishing (and Karashi Books)
  126. Novello Publishers (and Squid Salad Press)*
  127. Odium Media (an imprint of Omnium Gatherum, but a separate website)
  128. Omnium Gatherum
  129. Overlook Connection Press
  130. Parallel Universe Publications*
  131. Pendragon Press
  132. Perilous Press
  133. Permuted Press (and Swarm Press)
  134. Post Mortem Press
  135. Postscripts to Darkness*
  136. Prime Books*
  137. PS Publishing*
  138. Rainfall Books (and BJM Press)
  139. Rainstorm Press
  140. Ravenous Shadows
  141. Raw Dog Screaming
  142. Redrum Horror
  143. Rocket Ride Books*
  144. Sarob Press
  145. Science Fiction Trails
  146. Screaming Dreams
  147. Severed Press
  148. Shadow Publishing
  149. Shock Totem Publications*
  150. Siren’s Call Publications
  151. Short, Scary Tales Publications
  152. Shroud Publishing
  153. Side Real Press
  154. Sideshow Press
  155. Sinister Grin Press
  156. Sinister Press
  157. Siren’s Call Publications*
  158. Something Wicked Books
  159. Spectral Press
  160. Stark House Press
  161. Strange House Books
  162. Strange, Weird, and Wonderful Publishing
  163. Stumar Press
  164. Subterranean Press*
  165. Swan River Press
  166. Tartarus Press
  167. Tasmaniac Publications
  168. Telos Publications*
  169. Terradan Works*
  170. This is Horror
  171. Thunderstorm Books
  172. Ticonderoga Publications*
  173. TTA Press
  174. Underland Press
  175. Undertow Books
  176. Uninvited Books
  177. Valancourt Books*
  178. Vampires2 Publishing Company*
  179. Villipede Publications
  180. West Pigeon Press
  181. Wild Wolf Publishing*
  182. Wildside Press (and Cosmos Books)*
  183. Written Backwards*

Pending Further Review

The following publishers have announced titles, but not published anything yet.  They are candidates to be included on the list once they’ve actually published something.

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.

  3. Thanks for letting me know, Frank. Gothic Press apparently moved to a new site ( 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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