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About Dark House Press


Publisher: Victor David Giron
Editor-In-Chief: Richard Thomas
Senior Editor: Jacob S. Knabb
Publicity: Ben Tanzer
Associate Editor: Nik Korpon
Copy Editor: Carrie Gaffney
Assistant Editor: Alyssa Wong
Graphic Design: Alban Fischer


Neo-noir, fantasy, science fiction, horror, literary, magical realism, transgressive, crime, surrealism, and the grotesque. Everything we like has an elevated perspective, a literary voice, so whatever the genre, avoid the expected, the formulaic, the same old stories and voices. Memoir and poetry will be a very hard sale but we’re not saying 100% no yet—the same for YA/NA.


Erotica, romance, most non-fiction, and classic fantasy (dragons, trolls, swords), classic science fiction (spaceships, time travel), and classic horror (same old monsters and cheap thrills).


Brian Evenson, Neil Gaiman, Dennis Lehane, Jim Thompson, Stephen Graham Jones, Craig Clevenger, Lindsay Hunter, China Mieville, Will Christopher Baer, Stephen King, Peter Straub, Clive Barker, Jack Ketchum, Chelsea Cain, Roxane Gay, Chuck Palahniuk, xTx, Paul Tremblay, Craig Davidson, Holly Goddard Jones, Paula Bomer, Matt Bell, Jac Jemc, Kate Zambreno, Amy Hempel, Kyle Minor, Mary Miller, Benjamin Percy, Shannon Cain, Donald Ray Pollock, Kio Stark, Alan Heathcock, Lidia Yuknavitch, Monica Drake, Kealan Patrick Burke, Tina May Hall, Ethel Rohan, Roy Kesey, Nik Korpon, Amber Sparks, Cormac McCarthy, Jayne Anne Phillips, Denis Johnson, Mary Gaitskill, Joyce Carol Oates, Tim O’Brien, Flannery O’Connor, A.M. Homes, Ron Rash, Sara Gran, Daniel Woodrell, Toni Morrision, George Saunders, Haruki Murakami, Bret Easton Ellis, Hunter S. Thompson, David Foster Wallace, Blake Butler, Steve Erickson, Philip K. Dick, and William Gay. Eclectic, for sure, but hopefully you can see the common thread.


We are currently looking for short story collections of at least 40,000 words (with 10-20% unpublished) and novels that are around 60,000 words, no more than 80,000. Word count will never be a reason we reject a collection or novel, it’s always about the writing. These are just guidelines.