Psychedelic Horror Press is exclusively devoted to publishing a new genre entitled Psychedelic Horror.
We will publish only 1 lettered (26 copies) run of your book.
Your book will not be sold in bookstores or through online retailers. It will only be sold in our shop on Storenvy.
Your book will not be assigned an ISBN.
We will write the copyright sign and your name beside the year it is published, but we will not formally copyright it beyond that.
Length: 5,000-20,000 words
Please follow standard manuscript guidelines as outlined here.
We pay a flat rate of 50 dollars (USD) per accepted story or novella.
We ask for exclusive rights for 1 year. After this time, you may republish your story elsewhere but we ask that you mention Psychedelic Horror Press published it first.
There will be no ebooks.
My wife and I will be responsible for the art and design of your book. If you would prefer to use your own art or to use a different artist’s work who will not charge a fee, we can discuss that. However, be forewarned: we have very particular aesthetic sensibilities.
If your work gets rejected, it is most likely because we do not consider it a work of Psychedelic Horror. You will not receive specific feedback about your story. Don’t feel discouraged. You can find a more suitable home for it.
Books and writers we like that could be considered Psychedelic Horror:
The Blind Owl by Sadegh Hedayat
Like A Velvet Glove Cast in Iron by Daniel Clowes
X’ed Out, The Hive, and Sugar Skull by Charles Burns
The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch by Phillip K. Dick
Winterwood by Patrick McCabe
Period by Dennis Cooper
Movies we like that could be considered Psychedelic Horror:
Mulholland Drive (2001)
Brain Dead (1990)
The Lords of Salem (2012)
Santa Sangre (1989)
The Shining (1980)
This Night I’ll Possess Your Corpse (1967)
please send story submissions in .doc or .docx format to psychedelichorrorpress at gmail dot com with the subject “[“Your Story Title”] – [Your Last Name]”
Please include your favorite work of Psychedelic Horror.
Please include a brief bio as you would like to see it printed.
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We look forward to your submissions and publishing your work!