The cult section of the literary world

Bizarro Publishers

GIANTS AMONG WEIRD SMALL PRESS:

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. Editor-in-chief: Rose O’Keefe

DEADITE PRESS – The cult horror imprint of Eraserhead Press, publishing hardcore horror by Edward Lee, Brian Keene, J F Gonzalez, Shane McKenzie, and Wrath James White, as well as bizarro horror by Robert Devereaux, David Agranoff, Andre Duza, and Dave Brockie of GWAR. Editor-in-chief: Jeff Burk

FUNGASM PRESS – Making friends, one sexy book at a time, since 2016. John Skipp’s boutique imprint of Eraserhead Press. Featuring unique, idiosyncratic voices and stories from the minds of authors such as Danger Slater, Laura Lee Bahr, Autumn Christian, and Devora Gray. Editor-in-chief: John Skipp

GRINDHOUSE PRESS – Publisher of cult horror, bizarro, and general sleaze, including authors such as Andersen Prunty, Gina Ranalli, John Wayne Comunale, and William Pauley III. Editor-in-chief: C.V. Hunt

ATLATL PRESS – Midwest publisher of offbeat fiction, including authors such as C.V. Hunt, Kirk Jones, Justin Grimbol, and Dean Swinford. Editor-in-chief: Andersen Prunty

BIZARRO PULP PRESS – An independent publisher of weird fiction, spawned from nightmarish minds in January 2013. Celebrating established authors and new voices such as Nicholas Day, Emma Alice Johnson, Brian Auspice, and Leza Cantoral. Editor-in-chief: Vincenzo Bilof

STRANGEHOUSE BOOKS –  A small press publisher of horror and cult fiction. Find fiction from authors such as Lee Widener, Andrew J Stone, John Bruni. Editor-in-chief: Nicholas Day

ROOSTER REPUBLIC PRESS – “The Soverign State of Fiction” goes beyond books to bring you weird videogames and mutlimedia projects. Crawl inside the minds of authors such as Adam Millard, G Arthur Brown, John Llewellyn Probert. Editor-in-chief: Don Noble

WORD HORDE – Founded on the the idea that great stories should be given every opportunity to find the right audience. That when you work with the most talented creators available, you cannot help but create great art. Authors: Christine Morgan, David Peak, and Nadia Bulkin. Editor-in-chief: Ross Lockhart

OMNIUM GATHERUM – Bram Stoker Award winning press rich in dark fantasy, weird fiction, and horror. Bizarro authors on their roster include Chris Kelso, Chris Meekings, and Michael Allen Rose. Editor-in-chief: Kate Jonez.

THE NEW BIZARRO AUTHOR SERIES– Eraserhead’s imprint for introducing fresh new voices to the bizarro fiction audience, selected and edited by Garrett Cook. Originally released in annual batches, as of 2018 the series of books will be released on a bi-monthly basis throughout the year.

ORCINY PRESS – Publisher of Spanish-language bizarro. Spearheading the movement with both translations of familiar stories and unique latin voices, headquartered in Barcelona, Spain. Editor-in-chief: Hugo Camacho Cabeza.

VOODOO PRESS – Publisher of German-language bizarro, horror, mystery, apocalypse, and sci-fi. Founded in Austria in 2008, and have moved operations to Malta in 2014. Editors-in-chief: Michael and Evelyn Preissl.

CIVIL COPING MECHANISMS – A continuously expanding selection of innovative literature and poetry. Authors: Kirsten Alene, Kyle Muntz, Nick Antosca. Editor-in-chief: Michael Seidlinger.

BROKEN RIVER BOOKS – Blending the innovative and the pulp, the crime and the weird. “A Broken River Book is like a really comfortable chair covered in a DMT fractal pattern fabric, shaped like a platypus.” Gabino Iglesias, David James Keaton, and William Boyle make for an impressive roster of authors. Editor-in-chief: J David Osborne.

KING SHOT PRESS –  Headquartered in Portland, Oregon (with satellite offices in Glyfada, Greece) King Shot is small publisher of radical books operated by a ragtag crew of misfits. Touting such authors as Violet Le Voit, Cody Goodfellow, and Forrest Armstrong. Editors-in-chief: Michael Kazepis and Tiffany Scandal.

THICKE & VANEY BOOKS – Publishing every genre as long as it has that certain je ne sais quoi. Seeking works that are strange, odd, and unacceptable but still reek of literature’s fine taint.

CARRION BLUE 555 – Small press specializing in anthologies, including the 555 series, which has a very special quirk: 11 authors with 55 stories of 55 words each. Editor-in-chief: Joseph Bouthiette Jr.

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 authors such as D. Harlan Wilson, Jeremy Shipp, Eckhard Gerdes, and John Edward Lawson.

SINISTER GRIN PRESS –  A publishing company that puts out books that freak, horrify, terrify, petrify, appall, shock , startle, stun, dismay and in general scare the pants off of people; mostly themselves.

PERMUTED PRESS –  Industry-leading independent publisher of sci-fi, fantasy, post-apocalyptic and horror fiction.

MORBIDBOOKS – Bizarro. Splatterpunk. Tortureporn. Horror. Madness.

EVERY DAY FICTION – Canadian flash fiction magazine founded in 2007 and published by Every Day Publishing Ltd. Publishes a variety of flash fictions, including bizarro fiction and many other genres.

BREAKROOM STORIES – Audio journal publishing bizarro & bizarro adjacent works.

 

HISTORICALLY BIZARRO PUBLICATIONS OF NOTE:

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

LEGUMEMAN – Austrailian Press specializing in bizarro, helmed by Matthew Revert.

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

BLACK RAINBOWS PRESS – A publishing company that puts out books that freak, horrify, terrify, petrify, appall, shock , startle, stun, dismay and in general scare the pants off of people; mostly themselves.

PSYCHEDELIC HORROR PRESS – Psychedelic Horror Press is exclusively devoted to publishing a new genre entitled psychedelic horror; however, we are also open to publishing art-house horror, bizarro, and transgressive experimental fiction. We are especially fond of visual/textual spiral narratives.

THE MAGAZINE OF BIZARRO FICTION – Magazine which featured prominent bizarro fiction authors, artists, and personalities, new fiction, and interviews.

BUST DOWN THE DOOR and EAT ALL THE CHICKENS – Journal of absurd and surreal fiction.