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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 fiction, from Horror and Science Fiction to Fantasy, Scifi, Noir, and Suspense Thrillers.

We publish novels, novellas, short story collections, poetry collections, anthologies and nonfiction books in both paperback and eBook formats. There's something for every fan of dark fiction.  

News Updates:

This week's "Beneath the Lake" post is an interview with acclaimed author, Tim Waggoner.

Our biggest ever sale starts December 1st and will last all month long. All our eBooks will be between 99c and $2.99, and our paperbacks will go as low as $6.99. Check out our Facebook event, and you might get the chance to ask our authors direct questions about their books, perhaps even win a free copy.

Check out the cover of our next release: Modern Mythmakers by Michael McCarty.

Our latest author interview is with V.H. Leslie, an amazingly talented lady.

A brand new "Beneath the Lake" post is now out: Mapping out a Story, by Sergio Perreira.

We are now open for submissions till the 15th of December. We're looking for novels, novellas, collections (stories or poems), and non-fiction. Check it out.

This week's "Beneath the Lake: On Writing Horror" is brought to you by Ben Eads: Nailing Characters - a writing exercise.

Cult actor Irwin Keyes joins the line-up for Horror 201: The Silver Scream.

Brand new interview with William Meikle, author of Samurai and Other Stories

This week's "Beneath the Lake: On Writing Horror" comes from our dear friend Blaze McRob: Writing is Easy.

Two more Halloween Author Interviews are up on the blog: Gary Fry, and Jennifer Loring.

This week's Beneath the Lake post is now live: Finding Inspiration to Write, by Sergio Pereira.

The first of our Halloween Author Interviews is now live on our Beneath the Lake blog. We chat with Kevin Lucia about his approach to writing. Check back regularly for more author interviews.

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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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 A word of caution gentle reader, these tales will take you places you’ve never been before and may never dare revisit. They’ll whisper truths so twisted you can only face them in the darkest hours of the night. They’ll unlock desires so decadent you’ll never wash their taint from your flesh.

All it takes is a single turn of the page and your taste in dark fiction will be transformed forever. So you have to ask yourself: ‘How daring do I feel...?’

"The kind of magic we’re looking for when we search the horror section in our local book store." 

- Jim Dodge - Mass Movement Magazine

“… a gloriously over the top and flamboyant thrill ride of depravity that will entice, titillate and disgust you in equal measures.” – Jim Mcleod – Ginger Nuts of Horror

"... you’re never going to read something both horribly disgusting, and so brilliantly written, ever again. Ever." – Colum McKnight – Dreadful Tales

"One of the most harrowing and entertaining pieces of dark fiction any of you are likely to encounter."
– Matthew Tait – Hellnotes

“To enjoy this book should be wrong, very wrong, but Jasper Bark has created something very special and it needs to be read.” – Lisa McCarthy  Dark Thoughts

“… gory, twisted and very, very bloody…” – The British Fantasy Society





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