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With unmatched success since 2012, Crystal Lake Publishing is quickly becoming the go-to press for Dark Fiction authors and fans. We publish the highest quality Dark Fiction books and poetry collections, which include Horror, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Thrillers, Suspense, Supernatural, and Noir.

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 the Dark Fiction field 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 only publish the very best Dark Fiction, 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, podcasters, 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:

The results of our very first open submission period is in. Come take a look at who made it, as well as our publishing schedule for the rest of this year.

The Deep End...
with Michael McCarty's Modern Mythmakers

The Deep End
... with Brian Pinkerton's Anatomy of Evil

Kevin Lucia's upcoming book has its own Pinterest board. Lots of photos portraying his inspirations and actual sites from the book.

Jasper Bark has been busy lately. Here he is chatting on The Scariest Part, chatting on The Armcast Podcast, and handing out free stories on The Daily Dead. He's even invaded Pinterest.

Check out The Deep End with Kya Aliana, especially of you're a fan of vampire fiction.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Kevin Lucia's Through a Mirror, Darkly will be published this coming June. Be sure to read more, as well as check out the amazing cover art by Ben Baldwin, over here.

The Deep End...
with Stacey Longo's Ordinary Boy

The Deep End
... with B.E. Scully's The Eye That Blinds

Our non-fiction book Horror 101: The Way Forward has been nominated for a Bram Stoker Award in the Superior Achievement in Non-Fiction category.

Anyone in the mood for a free story? Then take a look at our newest venture: New Blood 

Featured Author: 

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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Book of the Month: 

… beware the dark, and what lurks in the minds of those you read and watch in the wee hours. Highly recommended.” – Hellnotes

Modern Mythmakers is a collection of 35 interviews from horror and science fiction's most influential writers and filmmakers, including Ray Bradbury, Dean Koontz, Richard Matheson, John Carpenter, John Saul, Joe McKinney, the Night of the Living Dead crew (including John Russo, Kyra Schon and Russ Streiner), Elvira, Whitley Strieber, Christopher Moore, and many more.

Line-up: Foreword by Alan Dean Foster; Forrest J. Ackerman; C. Dean Andersson; Adrienne Barbeau; Ray Bradbury; Ramsey Campbell; John Carpenter; Dan Curtis; Elvira; Rusty Fischer; Neil Gaiman; Mick Garris; Laurell K. Hamilton; George Clayton Johnson; Jack Ketchum; Dean Koontz; Herschell Gordon Lewis; Thomas Ligotti; Bentley Little; Graham Masterton; Richard Matheson; Joe McKinney; Christopher Moore; Night of the Living Dead Crew: John Russo, Kyra Schon, & Russ Streiner; William F. Nolan; Ingrid Pitt; Linnea Quigley; Fred Olen Ray; John Saul; David Snell; Darce Stoker; Peter Straub; Whitley Strieber; Timothy Zahn; Afterword by The Amazing Kreskin.





Do you enjoy horror movies? Perhaps you'd love to work in the horror movie industry? The be sure to stay up to date with Horror 201: The Silver Scream. You'll hear from some of the biggest names in the industry, from authors/screenwriters to producers, directors, actors and makeup artists etc.

Looking for a great promotional opportunity for authors?
Are you a reader who loves to find out more about your favorite books or authors?

Then check out The Deep End.




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