The cult section of the literary world

Bizarro Publishers

ERASERHEAD PRESS –  Since 1999, the Portland based company Eraserhead Press has been a leading publisher of weird cult fiction and was one of the three founding presses of the bizarro fiction genre. The company has launched the careers of several bizarro fiction authors, such as Carlton Mellick III, Mykle Hansen, Jeff Burk, Chris Genoa, and many more.

RAW DOG SCREAMING PRESS – One of the three founding presses of the bizarro fiction genre, publishing horror and experimental fiction as well as bizarro. They publish quality bizarro fiction by authors such as D. Harlan Wilson, Jeremy Shipp, Eckhard Gerdes, John Edward Lawson, and others.

SWALLOWDOWN PRESS – Another Portland-based bizarro press, Swallowdown publishes stylish bizarro fiction from authors such as Jeremy Robert Johnson, Cody Goodfellow, J. David Osborne, Forrest Armstrong, and others

LEGUMEMAN BOOKS – The Australian-based publisher of bizarro and alternative literature. They publish books by Matthew Revert, Garrett Cook, Jason Wuchenich, Steven Rage, Jess Gulbranson, and others.

LAZY FASCIST PRESS – Portland-based publisher of bizarro, offbeat literature, and monstrous, unclassifiable texts. Publishing authors such as Blake Butler, Stephen Graham Jones, Kris Saknussemm, Sam Pink, Alan M. Clark, Nick Antosca, and others.

DEADITE PRESS – The cult horror imprint of Eraserhead Press, publishing hardcore horror by Edward Lee, Brian Keene, Bryan Smith, J F Gonzalez, and Wrath James White, as well as bizarro horror by Robert Devereaux, David Agranoff, Andre Duza, and Dave Brockie of GWAR.

GRINDHOUSE PRESS – Publisher of cult horror, bizarro, and general sleaze, including authors such as Andersen Prunty, Gina Ranalli, and William Pauley III.

ATLATL PRESS – Midwest publisher of offbeat fiction, including authors such as Andersen Prunty and D. Harlan Wilson.

AFTERBIRTH BOOKS – The now defunct Afterbirth Books was one of the three founding publishers of the bizarro fiction genre. They helped a lot of new talented writers get their start, including Gina Ranalli, Bruce Taylor, Bradley Sands, Kevin Dole 2, and Ray Fracolossy. A selection of their titles are still available in print.

BIZARRO PULP PRESS – An independent publisher of weird fiction.

STRANGEHOUSE BOOKS –  A small press publisher of horror and cult fiction.

ROOSTER REPUBLIC PRESS – A small press niched in publishing Strange and Bizarro Fiction

SPUNK GOBLIN – Eraserhead’s imprint for bizarro children’s books.

SHARK VS. BADGER – Eraserhead’s imprint for bizarro comic books.

THE NEW BIZARRO AUTHOR SERIES– Eraserhead’s imprint for giving more new authors a chance at publication. Edited by Kevin L. Donihe, Kevin Shamel, and Spike Marlowe.

AVANT PUNK BOOKS – Eraserhead’s imprint for publishing books to be included in Carlton Mellick III’s Avant Punk Book Club.

VOODOO PRESS – Publisher of German-language bizarro, horror, zombie, noir and fantasy books.

DOG HORN PUBLISHING – UK-based press that publishes cross-genre, slipstream, bizarro, postmodern, surreal, illustrated, experimental, punky, spunky, collaged madness.

COPELAND VALLEY PRESS – dedicated to publishing offbeat fiction and non-fiction of impeccable quality.

LIBRARY OF BIZARRO HORROR – Jonathan Moon’s anthology imprint of bizarro horror.

EVIL NERD EMPIRE – A now defunct micro-publisher of bizarro, horror, and experimental fiction. Publishing authors such as Jeremy Needle, Garrett Cook, and Steven Rage.

CROSSING CHAOS – An experimental literary micro-press that published some bizarro authors such as Forrest Armstrong, Eckhard Gerdes, Jase Daniels, and Tom Bradley.

BLACK RAINBOWS PRESS – A micro press that publishes some bizarro.

BUCKET O’ GUTS PRESS – A micro press publishing chapbooks and novels.

SQUID SALAD PRESS - A bizarro chapbook press.

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MAGAZINES THAT PUBLISH BIZARRO FICTION

The Magazine of Bizarro Fiction
Bust Down the Door and Eat all the Chickens
The Dream People
Sillymess
Pedestal Magazine
Weird Tales
Cafe Irreal
Shroud Magazine
Journal of Experimental Fiction
Weirdyear
Unicorn Knife Fight
The Broken City
Essex Terror
5923 Quarterly
A cappella Zoo
Bourbon Penn
Drabblecast
Lamination Colony
Fantastique Unfettered
Phantasmacore
Space Squid
Black Petals
Brave Blue Mice
Collective Fallout
The Dark Fiction Spotlight
Farrago’s Wainscot
Fusion Fragment
In Between Altered States
Loki’s Journal
Midnight Screaming
Midnight in Hell
The New Flesh
Nemonymous
The Nocturnal Lyric
Pink Eye Lemonade
Quite Curious
The Red Asylum
Thieves Jargon
Zygote in My Coffee
S A M Publishing
The Evertalis
Sein und Werden
Seahorse Rodeo Folk Revival
Spine Road
SNM Horror Magazine
State of Imagination
Static Movement
The Mustache Factor

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