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With unmatched success since 2012, Crystal Lake Publishing has quickly become one of the world’s leading indie publishers of Mystery, Thriller, and Suspense books with a Dark Fiction edge.

Crystal Lake Publishing puts integrity, honor and respect at the forefront of our operations.

We strive for each book and outreach program that’s launched to not only entertain and touch or comment on issues that affect our readers, but also to strengthen and support Genre Fiction and its authors.

Not only do we publish authors who are legends in the field and as hardworking as us, but we look for men and women who care about their readers and fellow human beings. We publish only the very best stories, and look forward to launching many new careers.

We strive to know each and every one of our readers, while building personal relationships with our authors, reviewers, bloggers, pod-casters, bookstores and libraries.

Crystal Lake Publishing is and will always be a beacon of what passion and dedication, combined with overwhelming teamwork and respect, can accomplish: unique fiction you can’t find anywhere else.

We do not just publish books, we present you worlds within your world, doors within your mind, from talented authors who sacrifice so much for a moment of your time. 

This is what we believe in. What we stand for. This will be our legacy.

Welcome to Crystal Lake Publishing.




News Updates:

Congratulations to William Meikle, whose Samurai and Other Stories won the eFestival of Words award for Best Short Story Collection of 2014.

Submissions for Tales from The Lake Vol.3 opening soon.

If you're an author or thinking about giving it a shot, don't miss out on our latest project, Writers On Writing: An Author's Guide. New authors have just joined the line-up, including Mercedes M. Yardley.

Please welcome Aaron Dries and Richard Chizmar to Crystal Lake Publishing.

Alessandro Manzetti's Eden Underground is now available right here.

Kevin Lucia's Through a Mirror, Darkly is now available right here.

Our second New Blood story is now available. Come read "A Matter of Taste" by Samantha Hill.

Please welcome Rocky Alexander and Lisa Morton to Crystal Lake Publishing.

The Deep End is blessed with a very inspiring post by Jennifer Loring, our 2014 Tales from The Lake horror writing competition winner.

Please welcome Italy's own Alessandro Manzetti to Crystal Lake Publishing.

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Book of the Month: 

 “…filled with a sense of creeping dread and claustrophobic paranoia that grabs you and won't let go.” – Horror Maiden’s Book Reviews

“Priory is a well-conceived setting and the five writers do a very good job of fleshing it out.” – The Examiner

“Each author so perfectly captures the atmosphere the others set out to achieve, that it’s difficult to remember this was written by more than one person.” – Zero Signal Magazine

Be forewarned, once you’ve entered the gates with the rather odd sea creature upon them, you’ll find yourself trapped until the final page releases the lock. Even then, shadowy tentacles will follow you throughout the remainder of your days… whispering eternally of the horrors below.” – Naomi DeBruyn – Linear Reflections

“I can only hope that we have not seen the last of Priory and, if the quality of fiction in this book is any indication, I think there is much more to come. I know that I will be there.” – The Examiner





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