Horror

Sourcebooks Horror: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

We’ve reviewed Sourcebooks before here, and their Romance imprint here. However recently they’ve have started a horror imprint that is consistently open to submissions. Because so many small horror presses open and close in a matter of years, this new imprint stood out, because of the overall stability of Sourcebooks. I checked on the page…

Severed Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Established in 2008, Severed Press is a eBook and print on demand publisher focused on publishing horror and science fiction. They are established and respected within these genres, and the books they publish have excellent genre-appropriate covers. Many authors have worked with them for many years, and published many books with them, which is generally…

Berkley (an Imprint of Penguin Random House): Accepting Manuscript Submissions Through January 9th

Berkley, an imprint of Penguin Random House is having an open reading period from December 7th, 2021 through January 9th, 2022. They are seeking full-length adult novels in the following genres: romance, women’s fiction, mystery, suspense and thrillers, horror, science fiction, and fantasy.  This is the first time they’ve run this program, although they’ve made…

JournalStone: Accepting Manuscript Submissions through October 31st

JournalStone is a horror publisher that bills themselves as “your link to artistic talent”. They also run a number of magazines, websites and presses, including Dark Discoveries and Horror World.  You can get a good feel for what they publish here. They have a slick, easy-to-navigate, well-designed website that focuses on promoting books. It is…

CamCat Books: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

CamCat Books is a small independent publisher that was founded in 2019. Since that time they have publishes 22 titles, and they have a number of titles already scheduled as coming soon for 2021. This is a lot of titles for such a new company. They were founded by Sue Arroyo, an entrepreneur who sold…

Bad Dream Entertainment: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Bad Dream Entertainment is a small press that focuses on publishing dark fiction, horror, science fiction, and humor. They were founded in 2013 by Brett Reistroffer. Early on Reistroffer self-published his first book through the press, and he continues to edit the anthologies they publish, but he has branched out since then to publish full-length…

Cemetery Gates Media: Debut Horror Novel Series

Cemetery Gates Media was founded in 2015 by longtime friends John Brhel and Joe Sullivan and focuses on publishing fantasy and supernatural fiction. Cemetery Gates Media is based in Binghamton, New York. They have published a number of anthologies that seemed to do well, and they have paid all contributors. The anthologies reflect a wide…

Sunbury Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

January 28TH UPDATE: They are now charging 2.95 cents for submissions, to cover their submittable fee. They no longer fall in line with Authors Publish Guiding principles, even though the fee is small and understandable in this situation. This review is left up for posterity’s sake. Sunbury Press is a small publisher of hardcover, trade…

HellBound Books: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Hellbound Books is an independent horror press that publishes books and anthologies. They often have open calls for anthology submissions if you want to get a feel for them as a press before committing to submitting a full manuscript. Hellbound Books publishes novels and novellas that fall into the following genres: Horror, Bizarro, Erotic Horror,…

Nightfire: Temporarily Open to Manuscript Submissions

Nightfire, the horror imprint of Tor/Forge, is open to submissions of novellas (20,000-40,000 words) and novels (40,000-200,000 words) for a very brief period this June (2020). It opened on the 15th and will close on the 22nd. Tor/Forge is a science fiction and fantasy imprint of McMillan and you can learn more about them here….

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