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Best Horror Book Publishing Companies

A comprehensive directory of the best publishers in 2023, vetted by the team at Reedsy. Showing 52 publishers.

Severn House

Horror, Mystery & Crime, Thriller & Suspense, Romance, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Horror, Fiction

Part of - Canongate Books > Severn House

Location - London, GB

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Website - http://severnhouse.com/

☑️ Indie publisher

💥 Hit titles

Murder Ink

Betty Hechtman

Best Laid Plans

Gwen Florio

A Choir of Crows

Candace M. Robb

Quirk Books

DIY, Cookbook, History, Horror, Humor, Mystery & Crime, Politics, Sports & Outdoors, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Young Adult, Middle Grade, True Crime, Comics & Graphic Novels, Diverse Literature, LGBTQ+, BIPOC, Fiction, Children's, Nonfiction, Poetry, Novella

Location - Philadelphia, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature, LGBTQ, BIPOC

Submission format - Queries & manuscript entries - Submit here

Website - https://www.quirkbooks.com/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Seth Grahame-Smith

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Ransom Riggs

Geekerella

Ashley Poston

Penguin Random House

Literary Fiction, Young Adult, Middle Grade, Mystery & Crime, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Biographies & Memoirs, Politics, Cookbook, Romance, Picture Book, Nonfiction, Fiction, Poetry, Short Story, Novella, Children's

Location - New York City, US

Size - Largest

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks, Audiobooks

Website - https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

The Testaments

Margaret Atwood

Where the Crawdads Sing

Delia Owens

The Guardians

John Grisham

Dzanc Books

Literary Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Narrative Nonfiction, Horror, Mystery & Crime, Thriller & Suspense, Diverse Literature, Fiction, Nonfiction, Short Story

Location - Raleigh, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature

Submission format - Contests - Submit here

Website - https://www.dzancbooks.org/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

We Five

Mark Dunn

Gun Needle Spoon

Patrick O'Neil

In the Event of Contact

Ethel Rohan

Talos Press

Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Comics & Graphic Novels, Fiction

Part of - Skyhorse Publishing > Talos Press

Location - New York City, US

Size - Mid size

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Submission format - Book proposals - Submit here

Website - https://www.skyhorsepublishing.com/talos-press/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Godblind

Anna Stephens

The Caledonian Gambit

Dan Moren

Herokiller

Paul Tassi

Hachette Livre

Literary Fiction, Romance, Young Adult, Middle Grade, Mystery & Crime, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Biographies & Memoirs, Politics, Cookbook, Nonfiction, Fiction, Poetry, Short Story, Novella, Children's

Location - New York City, US

Size - Largest

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks, Audiobooks

Website - https://www.hachette.com/

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Talking to Strangers

Macolm Gladwell

The Goldfinch

Donna Tartt

I Am Malala

Malala Yousafzai

Two Dollar Radio

Biographies & Memoirs, Cookbook, Narrative Nonfiction, Literary Fiction, History, Horror, Humor, Mystery & Crime, Politics, Science Fiction, Thriller & Suspense, Westerns, Fiction, Nonfiction

Location - Columbus, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Submission format - Manuscript entries - Submit here

Website - https://twodollarradio.com/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

A History of My Brief Body

Billy-Ray Belcourt

Whiteout Conditions

Tariq Shah

Found Audio

N.J. Campbell

Montag Press

Fantasy, Science Fiction, Horror, Historical Fiction, Fiction, Short Story

Location - San Francisco, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Website - https://www.montagpress.com/

☑️ Indie publisher

💥 Hit titles

5 Clones

Edward Bonilla

Anarchy and Other Lies

Jesse McKinnell

M Against M

Declan Tan

Grove Atlantic

Horror, Biographies & Memoirs, Business, History, Humor, Literary Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Thriller & Suspense, Religion & Spirituality, Math & Science, Sports & Outdoors, Travel, True Crime, Politics, Westerns, Comics & Graphic Novels, Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Short Story

Location - New York City, US

Size - Mid size

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Website - https://groveatlantic.com/

☑️ Indie publisher

💥 Hit titles

Shuggie Bain

Douglas Stuart

Cold Mountain

Charles Frazier

The Sympathizer

Viet Thanh Nguyen

Jo Fletcher Books

Fantasy, Science Fiction, Horror, Fiction

Part of - Quercus Books > Jo Fletcher Books

Location - London, GB

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Submission format - Manuscript entries - Submit here

Website - https://www.jofletcherbooks.com/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Highfire

Eoin Colfer

The Beautiful Ones

Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Radio Life

Derek B. Miller

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