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ANTHOLOGY

Body Shocks Ellen DatlowTachyon Publications
 
Dark Stars: New Tales of Darkest Horror John F.D. TaffTor Nightfire
 
Daughters of Darkness Theresa Derwin, Ruschelle Dillon, Stephanie Ellis & Alyson FayeBlack Angel Press
 
Death Rattle and Other Dark Tales Michael PottsHeartsblood Press
 
Howls from Hell HOWL SocietyHOWL Society Press
 
The Bad Book John F.D. TaffBleeding Edge Books
 
There Is No Death, There Are No Dead: An Anthology of Spiritualism Horror Jess Landry & Aaron J. FrenchCrystal Lake Publishing
 
Under Twin Suns: Alternate Histories of the Yellow Sign James ChambersHippocampus Press
 
When Things Get Dark: Stories Inspired by Shirley Jackson Ellen DatlowTitan Books
 

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FICTION COLLECTION

All Things Deadly (Salem Stories E.C. HansonD&T Publishing
 
Beneath A Pale Sky Philip FracassiLethe Press
 
Carnage WeaselSinister Stoat Press
 
Empty Graves: Tales of the Living Dead Jonathan Maberry WordFire Press LLC
 
Finding Yourself in the Dark Steve DuffySarob Press
 
Human Tenderloin Craig WallworkUnderbelly Books
 
I Spit Myself Out Tracy Fahey Sinister Horror Company
 
I Would Haunt You If I Could Seán Padraic BirnieUndertow Publications
 
In That Endlessness, Our End Gemma FilesGrimscribe Press
 
Interrogating the Abyss Chris KelsoApocalypse Party
 
Keening Country Sean O'ConnorIdolum Publishing
 
Let Me Out I’ve Had Enough Mark MatthewsWicked Run Press
 
Midnight Doorways Usman T. MalikVanguard Books
 
Mists and Megaliths Catherine McCarthySelf Published
 
Paths Best Left Untrodden Kev HarrisonNorthern Republic Press
 
Sometimes We're Cruel and Other Stories J.A.W. McCarthyCemetery Gates Media
 
The Dead Hours of Night Lisa TuttleValancourt Books
 
The Ghost Sequences A.C. WiseUndertow Publications
 
The Gulp: Tales From The Gulp 1 Alan Baxter13th Dragon Books
 
The Razorblades In My Head Donnie GoodmanIndependently Published
 
The Strange Thing We Become and Other Dark Tales Eric LaRoccaOff Limits Press
 
To Drown in Dark Water Steve ToaseUndertow Publications
 
Unfortunate Elements of My Anatomy Hailey PiperThe Seventh Terrace
 

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FIRST NOVEL

21 Grams M. ReganTimber Ghost Press
 
Helminth S. Alessandro MartinezOmnium Gatherum Media
 
Queen of Teeth Hailey PiperRooster Republic LLC
 
Smithy Amanda DesireeInkshares
 
The Deer Kings Wendy WagnerJournalStone
 
The Rules of the Road C.B. JonesIonosphere Press
 

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GRAPHIC NOVEL

Basilisk TP Vol. 1 Cullen BunnBoom Entertainment
 
The Ghoul Next Door Cullen BunnHarperAlley
 

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LONG FICTION

2B Mark Allan GunnellsValhalla Books
 
Aerials Sean O'ConnorKeening CountryIdolum Publishing
 
Blood Roses Robert FordPoltergeist Press
 
Camp Neverland Lisa QuigleyUnnerving
 
Cathedral Dave JefferyDemain Publishing
 
Cats of the Pacific Northwest J.W. DonleyDark Forest Press
 
Chopping Spree Angela SylvaineUnnerving
 
Down Below Sean O'ConnorKeening CountryIdolum Publishing
 
Family Solstice Kate MaruyamaOmnium Gatherum Media
 
For The Gods Robert P. OttoneUnburied: A Collection of Queer Dark FictionDark Ink Books
 
Girls Tied to Trees J.A.W. McCarthySometimes We're Cruel and Other StoriesCemetery Gates Media
 
Goddess of Filth V. CastroCreature Publishing, LLC
 
House at the Bottom of the Lake Josh MalermanDel Rey
 
Immortelle Catherine McCarthyOff Limits Press LLC
 
Malinae Josh Schlossberg D&T Publishing
 
Matryoshka Penny JonesHersham Horror Books
 
Nothing But Blackened Teeth Cassandra KhawTor Nightfire
 
Only The Stains Remain Ross JefferyCemetery Gates Media
 
Painted Ladies Stephanie EllisBlack Angel Press
 
Possess and Serve Christopher O'HalloranHowls from Hell HOWL Society Press
 
Recitation of the First Feeding Hailey PiperUnfortunate Elements of My AnatomyThe Seventh Terrace
 
Rough Beast, Slouching Randee Dawn Dim Shores Presents Volume 2
 
Salvation Spring TC ParkerSelf Published
 
Severed Joshua MarsellaIndependently Published
 
Shadow of the Vulture Regina Garza Mitchell Death's Head Press
 
She Who Rules the Dead Maria AbramsWeirdpunk Books
 
Swim in the Blood of a Curious Dream John F.D. TaffDark Stars: New Tales of Darkest HourTor Nightfire
 
Telecommunting L. Marie WoodMocha Memoirs Press
 
The Creek Rayne KingSelf Published
 
The Future In the Sky (The Empyrean Saga Book 1) Steve StredBlack Void Publishing
 
The Route of Ice and Salt José Luis Zárate (Author), David Bowles (Translator)Innsmouth Free Press
 
The Samaritan Dave JefferyDemain Publishing
 
The Walking Son Eddie GenerousThe Seventh Terrace
 
Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke Eric LaRoccaWeirdpunk Books
 
When The Cicadas Stop Singing Zachary AshfordHorrific Tales Publishing
 

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NOVELS

August's Eyes Glenn RolfeFlame Tree Press
 
Black Water Sister Zen ChoAce
 
Cacophony L. Marie WoodCedar Grove Publishing
 
Chasing The Boogeyman Richard ChizmarGallery Books
 
Children of Chicago Cynthia PelayoAgora Books
 
Children of Demeter E.V. KnightRaw Dog Screaming Press
 
Come With Me Ronald MalfiTitan Books
 
Dark Hilarity Joseph SaleThe Writing Collective
 
Deity Matt WesolowskiOrenda Books
 
Goblin Josh MalermanDel Rey
 
Gulf Shelly CampbellSilver Shamrock Publishing
 
Hearts Strange and Dreadful Tim McGregorOff Limits Press
 
Later Stephen KingHard Case Crime
 
Malignant Summer Tim MeyerSilver Shamrock Publishing
 
My Heart Is a Chainsaw Stephen Graham JonesGallery/Saga Press
 
Near the Bone Christina Henry Berkley
 
Oracle Andrew PyperAudible Originals LLC
 
Red X David DemchukStrange Light
 
Relentless: A Joe Ledger and Rogue Team International Novel Jonathan MaberrySt. Martin’s Griffin
 
Such Pretty Things Lisa HeathfieldTitan Books
 
The Book of Accidents: A Novel Chuck WendigDel Rey
 
The Cottingley Cuckoo A.J. ElwoodTitan Publ. Group Ltd.
 
The Final Girl Support Group Grady HendrixBerkley
 
The Last House On Needless Street Catriona WardViper
 
The Lost Village Camilla Sten Minotaur Books
 
The Shape of Darkness Laura PurcellRaven Books
 

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POETRY COLLECTION


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SCREENPLAY

American Horror Story, Season 10, Episode 5: "Gaslight" Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk & Manny Coto
 
Boys from County Hell Chris Baugh & Brendan MullinSix Mile High Productions
 
Brand New Cherry Flavor, Season 1, Episode 2: "Hair of the Dog" Nick Antosca, Haley Z. Boston & Matthew Ross FennellEat the Cat
 
Into the Dark, Season 2, Episode 12: "Blood Moon" Adam Mason & Simon BoyesBlumhouse Television
 
Jakob's Wife Kathy Charles, Mark Steensland & Travis StevensAMP International
 
Lucky Brea GrantEpic Pictures Group
 
Saint Maud Rose GlassEscape Plan Productions
 
Son Ivan KavanaghBelladonna Productions
 
The Banishing David Beton, Ray Bogdanovich & Dean LinesWestEnd Films
 
The Power Corinna FaithAir Street Films
 
The Vigil Keith ThomasBoulderLight Pictures
 
There's No Such Thing as Vampires Aric Cushing & Logan Thomas
 
Violation Dusty Mancinelli & Madeleine Sims-FewerDM Films
 
We Need To Do Something Max Booth IIIAtlas Industries
 

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SHORT FICTION

A Gathering on the Mountain Cindy O'QuinnThe Bad BookBleeding Edge Books
 
A Gathering on the Mountain Cindy O’QuinnThe Bad Book Bleeding Edge Books
 
A Whisper in the Death Pit Kyla Lee WardWeirdbook #44
 
Don’t Stand So Close to Meat Staci Layne WilsonRock & Roll Nightmares: Gory Days: '80s Edition Short StoriesExcessive Nuance
 
Everyone You Know Is A Raven Phil DyerDiabolical Plots
 
Found and Lost Meghan ArcuriUnder Twin Suns: Alternate Histories of the Yellow SignHippocampus Press
 
Gethsemane Todd KeislingThe Bad BookBleeding Edge Books
 
Golgorth Street Mark MatthewsThe Bad BookBleeding Edge Books
 
Gordon B. White is creating Haunting Weird Horror Gordon B. WhiteNightmare Magazine
 
Hag Benjamin PercyWhen Things Get Dark: Stories Inspired by Shirley JacksonTitan Books
 
Here There Are Dragons Megan M. Davies-OstromBodies Full of Burning: An Anthology of Menopause-Themed HorrorSliced Up Press
 
Ill Wind R. A. BusbyAnomalies and Curiosities Quill & Crow Publishing House
 
It Rises from Between My Bones Donna J. W. MunroPseudopod
 
It Will Have Blood, They Say Marsheila RockwellBodies Full of Burning: An Anthology of Menopause-Themed HorrorSliced Up Press
 
Mastectomy Scars Mark MathewsLet Me Out I've Had EnoughWicked Run Press
 
Milk Kisses & Other Stories Ross JefferyDemain Publishing
 
Mother's Wolves Corey FarrenkopfCatapult MagazineCatapult Magazine
 
Negative Space Tim Waggoner Nightmare Magazine, Issue 104Nightmare Magazine
 
Pear of Anguish Gemma FilesWhen Things Get Dark: Stories Inspired by Shirley JacksonTitan Books
 
Refinery Road Stephen Graham JonesWhen Things Get Dark: Stories Inspired by Shirley JacksonTitan Books
 
Robert Chambers Reads The King In Yellow Lisa MortonUnder Twin Suns: Alternate Histories of the Yellow SignHippocampus Press
 
Running With The Devil Janine PipePipe Screams Press
 
Seven Years Gone Sean O'ConnorKeening CountryIdolum Publishing
 
Skinder's Veil Kelly LinkWhen Things Get Dark: Stories inspired by Shirley JacksonTitan Books
 
Suanee Steven Van PattenUnder Twin Suns: Alternate Histories of the Yellow SignHippocampus Press
 
The Obsessed Sean O'ConnorKeening CountryIdolum Publishing
 
The Other Four O'Clock Steve DuffyFinding Yourself in the Dark
 
The Yellow Crown Carol GyzanderUnder Twin Suns: Alternate Histories of the Yellow SignHippocampus Press
 
To Dash Their Heads Against the Stones Kristi DeMeesterThe Bad BookBleeding Edge Books
 
We, the Girls Who Did Not Make It E.A. PetriconeNightmare Magazine
 
Whatever Happened to the Boy Who Fell Into the Lake? Rob CostelloThe Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction
 
Wife Beast of Eden Hailey PiperThe Bad BookBleeding Edge Books
 
Win Big Carson WinterVastarien Vol. 3, Issue 2Grimscribe Press
 
With You As My Anchor J.A.W. McCarthySometimes We're Cruel and Other StoriesCemetery Gates Media
 

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SHORT NONFICTION


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YOUNG-ADULT NOVEL

All Our Hidden Gifts Caroline O'DonoghueWalker Books US
 
Moon Child Gaby Triana Alienhead Press
 
Revelation: Poppet Cycle Book 1 Donna J. W. MunroOmnium Gatherum Media
 
Root Magic Eden RoyceWalden Pond Press
 
Root Magic Eden RoyceWalden Pond Press
 
The Ash House Angharad WalkerChicken House
 
The Book of the Baku R.L. BoyleTitan Books
 
The City Beautiful Aden Polydoros Inkyard Press
 
The Taking of Jake Livingston Ryan DouglassG.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
 
The Violent Season Sara WaltersSourcebooks Fire
 
This Poison Heart Kalynn Bayron Bloomsbury YA
 
To Break A Covenant Alison AmesPage Street Kids
 

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