Now available in paperback and eBook formats:

News Updates

Check out the full cover and TOC for Jasper Bark's Stuck On You and Other Prime Cuts.

Great news, everyone. All our $4.99 ebooks will only cost $3.99 from now on.

Horror 201 (the follow-up for Horror 101) has begun, and we're going to the movies. So be sure to check out the dedicated page for Horror 201: The Silver Scream.

Crystal Lake will publish Michael McCarty's Modern Mythmakers in 2015, a collection of interviews with horror legends such as John Carpenter, Ray Bradbury, Neil Gaiman, and many more.

This week is the launch of our non-fiction department, Beneath the Lake: On Writing Horror. Be sure to check it out.

Check out our upcoming books page for the cover reveal of Tales from The Lake Vol.2.

Horror 101: The Way Forward is now available in eBook format directly from our website or Amazon.

The paperback edition of Horror 101 is now available.

Emma Audsley joins the Crystal Lake Publishing staff as Publishing and Editing Consultant.



Crystal Lake Publishing is an indie publishing company based in sunny South Africa, and is run by horror fanatics Joe Mynhardt and Emma Audsley. Crystal Lake publishes the highest quality dark and twisted short stories, from Horror to Science Fiction, Speculative, Fantasy and Suspense Thrillers. We publish mainly short story collections, anthologies and novellas in both paperback and various eBook formats. Poetry is more than welcome, as long as it touches on aspects of fear, death or horror. Hardcovers will be done for selected projects only.

Crystal Lake's goal is to find and group together authors at different levels in their careers from all over the world. In the process authors are exposed to not only a wider audience, but to each other as well. It's all about bringing writers and readers together.

Crystal Lake pays between $15 and $40 US per story, depending on the length of the stories in that specific anthology. Royalties for short story collections and novellas are set at 40%.

Crystal Lake Publishing is currently closed to submissions, but we will post information soon about novel, short story collections, poem collections, and novella, submission guidelines. Authors, artists and editors are, however, encouraged to submit a biography with links to your work via email: If we're impressed with your work, we'll keep your bio on record and contact you when a suitable project comes along. 

Crystal Lake is however OPEN to nonfiction articles and nonfiction book pitches.

Crystal Lake Publishing was founded in August, 2012, and won the This Is Horror Award for Publisher of the Year in 2013.

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Coming Soon:

Meet Bones, our mascot (you'll find him hanging around some of our latest covers - Horror 101 and Tales From the Lake Vol.2):



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