This week I heard the disappointing news that Dark Fuse Press was no more.
This is the latest small press publisher to be forced to close down (Samhain Publishing closed in 2016), but there are still many small presses still producing and publishing fantastic work.
What these publishers might lack in resources when compared to the big publishers, they make up for with passion. Having been published in the small press since my first novella back in 2009 I know how hard the publishers, editors, designers, artists – and authors – of these presses work to share their love for horror with readers.
In the end, it’s the small press that keeps the horror genre’s heart beating. But they need the support of readers, reviewers and all horror aficionados to survive.
So if you can, BUY their books, SHARE their good work on social media and most of all, if you loved a book that came out through the small press LEAVE A REVIEW.
Let’s keep that heart beating!
Here’s a list (in alphabetical order) of just a few of the current small press publishers. If I’ve missed any I apologise, but please feel free to let me know and I’ll add them to the list.