Horror

The Evil Cookie Publishing: Accepting Submissions

The Evil Cookie is a micropress focused on publishing “gore-infested, fast-paced novels/novellas and anthologies.” It is run by K. Trap Jones, an extreme horror author. The publisher’s tagline is “#NoneGorier”. This is a niche press focusing on a niche audience, and so it should go without saying that you should not submit any work to…

Agape Editions: Accepting Submissions

Agape Editions started out as an imprint of Sundress Publishing. In 2017 it was announced that they would be becoming a sister press to Sundress Publications in this post. Since then any formal continued relationship between the two presses has been unclear. Agape’s masthead is here and it includes a number of established and active…

Black Beacon Books: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Black Beacon Books is a small press that was established in 2013. It was founded in Australia, but since then has moved to Brittany, France. They publish mysteries, suspense, horror, and post-apocalyptic fiction. They have a Patreon, and regularly publish anthologies. In fact, they have two open calls for anthologies right now which you can…

Android Press: Accepting Submissions

Android Press is a new small press based in Eugene, Oregon. This is how they describe their mission: “uplifting author and creator voices from marginalized communities and the Global South, Android Press publishes science fiction, fantasy, and light horror specializing in climate fiction and the various -punk subgenres. We love stories that are rooted in…

Brain Jar Press: Accepting Manuscript Queries

Brain Jar Press is a Brisbane-based publisher focused on publishing science fiction, fantasy, horror, thriller and crime fiction, of various lengths. They also are open to submissions as well as non-fiction works that can be tied to those genres. As a digital first press, the bulk of the books they sell are eBooks, but they…

Tenebrous Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Tenebrous Press is a publisher of New Weird Horror. They know this genre is one that needs further definition, because they have an entire page of their website devoted to defining it. You can see that webpage here if you are not already familiar with the genre, which was according to the web page, invented…

Cemetery Gates Media: Seeking Debut Authors of 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…

Three Ravens Publishing: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Updated August 17th: Their current calls for submissions are as follows Assault Team Due Date: December 1, 2023 Military Science Fiction Convoy Chaos Due Date: February 1, 2024 Car Wars GameLit Fiction Contested Landing Due Date: February 1, 2024 Military Science Fiction The Beast Hunt April 1, 2024 Speculative Fiction The Fires of Retribution June…

Castle Bridge Media: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Castle Bridge Media is an independent publisher that focuses on genre fiction, particularly horror, science fiction, thriller, and fantasy. They accept direct submissions and also submissions from agents. They appear to list most of their agented deals on Publishers Marketplace, so if you’re interested in seeing what they’ve accepted recently, and have a Publishers Marketplace…

Luna Press Publishing: Accepting Submissions

Occasionally we’ll feature a press that isn’t open, but will be soon, for a very limited reading period. This is the case with Luna Press Publishing. They generally have three limited reading periods a year but for 2023 they’ve only announced one so far. It will open on the 16th of June and close on…

Haunt Publishing: Accepting Manuscript Queries Until July 1st

Haunt Publishing is a small Scotland-based press founded in 2018 that focuses on publishing Gothic, Horror and Dark fiction. They are searching for work that is “unputdownable.” They are open to novel submissions through 1st July 2022. They’ve historically published one book a year, but this year they are planing to publish two. You can…

Gollancz: Seeking Manuscript Queries This Month Only

Gollancz is an established UK-based publisher of science fiction, fantasy novels, and horror novels that is now an imprint of Hachette. They only publish worked aimed at adults. They have good distribution within the UK and have excellent covers. They have published many well known books including The Witcher series, NOS4A2, and The Mistborn Trilogy….

Sourcebooks Horror: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Updated June 2023 We’ve reviewed Sourcebooks before here, and their Romance imprint here. Their Horror imprint is now a few years old and they have published a lot of books under that imprint now, although it’s hard to know exactly how many because they still do not have a formal Horror section on the site….

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 May 17

Updated May 16th 2024: they have reopened to manuscript submissions and the portal is working this time they will stop taking submissions at 5:00 PM ET, May 17th. Updated March 18th 2024: The submission period did not work out as planned. They had major technical issues and no one was able to make a submission….

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