Independent Fiction Publishers | Individuals and Organizations

Editor’s note: A publisher will be included if: 1. That organization or individual publisher is independent (not affiliated/supported by a major institution, such as a university, corporation, government, etc), and, 2. They principally publish original narrative fiction (not poetry or fan-fiction). All publishers where applicable will feature a social media handle. Links will be forthcoming. ‘Literary’ is used in its broadest sense to mean ‘pertaining to written works of narrative fiction.’


Individual authors / publishers

Alina Hansen (poet, developing first novel) [website]

Avani Singh (horror writer, admin of blogggedit) [twitter: @blogggedit]

Benjamin Langley (horror novelist) [twitter: @B_J_Langely]

Brandon Scott (horror and thriller writer) [twitter: @BrandonScottAu1]

Brianna M. Fenty (horror writer) [twitter: @fentyscribbles]

Dan Klefstad (neo-gothic novelist, author of the Fiona series & Shepard & the Professor) [twitter: @danklefstad]

David A. Estringel (poet and short story author) [twitter: @The_Booky_Man ]

Ellis Michaels (scifi and fantasy author) [twitter: @EllisMichaels9]

fishbowlpress (fiction and poetry) [twitter: @fishbowlpress]

Garth T. Ogle (author of The Bowl of Tears and Solace) [twitter: @gtaogle]

Giovanni Dannato (author of ApostasyThe Warlord) [twitter: @GiovanniDannato]

Glahn (surrealist, short story writer) [twitter: @sexypesty]

Iain Kelly (literary short story author and novelist) [twitter: @ianthekid]

Jess Gabnall (dark fantasy and horror author) [twitter: @Jess93Bagnall]

Jess Lake (scifi and romance writer) [twitter: @JessLakeAuthor]

Joanna Koch (literary short story writer) [twitter: @horrorsong]

J. Brandon Lowery (flash fiction writer of the fantastical) [twitter: @jbrandonlowry]

Karl Wenclas (author of The Tower, writer at New Pop Lit) [twitter: @KingWenclas]

Michael Carter [twitter: @mcmichaelcarter]

N. O. Ramos (horror novelist) [twitter: @N_O_Ramos]

Peter Clarke (satirist, author of The Singularity Survival Guide) [twitter: @HeyPeterClarke]

Simon Webster (novelist and chief of The Cabinet of Heed) [twitter: @MrSimonWebster]

Steve Hart (latter-day Jack London, author of the serialized novel, The Promise of Shaconage) [twitter: @BlueSmokies]

The Dark Netizen (flash fiction author) [website]

Wicked Fables (macabre fantasy and scifi writer) [twitter: @WickedFables]

Zach Mulcahy (fantasy author, developing novel) [twitter: @ZTMbaronofurga]


Literary publishing organizations

101 Words (flashfiction) [twitter: @101words]

Aphotic Realm [twitter: @AphoticRealm]

Channillo (literary network similar to a literary netflix) [twitter: @_Channillo]

Defiant Scribe [twitter: @Defiant_Scribe]

Drunken Pen Writing (short stories) [twitter: @drunkpenwriting]

Ellipsis Zine [twitter: @EllipsisZine]

Fictive Dream (flash fiction) [twitter: @FictiveDream]

Fishbowlpress [twitter: @fishbowlpress]

FlashBack Fiction (historical fiction) [twitter: @FlashBackFic]

Flash Fiction Magazine [twitter: @flashficmag]‏

Forge Litmag [twitter: @forge_litmag]

Formercactus [twitter: @formercactus]

Gold Wake Press (literary press) [twitter: @GoldWakePress]

gn0me (experimental fiction) [twitter: @gnOmebooks]

Gone Lawn [twitter: @gonelawn]

Gray Matter Press [twitter: @GreyMatterPress]

Hagstone Publishing (fiction and crafts) [twitter: @HagstonePub]‏

Horror Sleaze Trash [twitter: @horrorslzztrash]

Idle Ink [twitter: @_IdleInk_]

Jokes Review [twitter: @JokesReview]

Literally Stories [twitter: @LiterallyStory]

Lunarian Press [twitter: @LunarianPress]‏

Midnight Mosaic Fiction [twitter: @MidMosFic]

Milk Candy Review [twitter: @moonrabbitcandy]

Monkey Bicycle [twitter: @monkeybicycle]

New Pop Lit [twitter: @NewPopLit]

OddMadLand (surreal experimental fiction) [× discontinued ×]

Okay Donkey [twitter: @okaydonkeymag]

Reflex Press [twitter: @reflexfiction]

Sinister Grin Press [twitter: @SinisterGrinPre]

Spelk [twitter: @SpelkFiction]

Story Shack [twitter: @thestoryshack]‏

Surfaces [twitter: @SURFACEScx]

Terror House Magazine [twitter: @terrorhousemag]

The Arcanist [twitter: @The_Arcanists]

The Cabinet of Heed [twitter: @CabinetOfHeed ]

The Copybook [twitter: @CopybookThe]

The Dark Calls (temporarily closed) [twitter: @The_Dark_Calls]‏

The Fiction Pool [twitter: @TheFictionPool]

The Molotov Cocktail [twitter: @MolotovLitZine]

The Stray Branch [twitter: @debbiedberk]

X-R-A-Y [facebook: @xraylitmag | twitter: @xraylitmag]


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Fiction Circular 8/31/18

FLASH FICTION

First up, Nell of The Library of Nell published a sequence of erotic microfictions entitled The Book of the Woodsman as well as the surreal, The Book of Morpheus. Decidedly evocative. Very interested to see her future works.

“We raised our faces at octagon windows of colour, through mirrors, upending to infinity.” — Book of Morpheus, Ely

The persistently consistent Dark Netizen published the mircofic, Buster about a dog figurine that is more than it seems.

Curious Forgotten Lore has published a plethora of fascinating little fictional tidbits, most notably: a continuation of his mythos of Clod, The God Of Clowns. Perchance, in time, he’ll be the new Slenderman; if that is to be the case I just hope SONY doesn’t try and make a movie out of it…


SHORT STORIES

Lucas Barstow has published Deep Vein Trombonist, which begins alluringly, “Deep underground where sunlight can’t be seen, the ore veins glisten in the light of a candle half burned out, dripping wax onto the floor.” Whilst the opening line is intensely atmosphere and the story is interesting, Mr. Barstow often violates the show-don’t-tell edict, describing in a rather flat and matter-of-fact way what is going on and why instead of painting a picture of the actual events in motion; but my, what an ending! Highly recommended.

Also read The Stain from the The Story Hive.

“I petted the fabric, fingers tracing the sewed areas, for the hundredths time, maybe for the hundred-thousandths time by now…

It had been vibrant and colorful, with the reds and blues and yellows thoughtfully arranged on twenty to thirty-five inches. Baby animals playing under the stars and the moon. Pink hearts lined beneath those little paws. My fingertips knew all the stitches.”

Sad, taunt, eerie and moving. Highly recommended reading and the best of the week.

Also from The Story Hive, The Greater Good Protocol.

Terror House Mag published Soul Box by James McHell, a supernatural drama concerning a man whose spirit has affixed itself inside his wife’s TV. Also from Terror House, Sugar-Plum Fearless by Soren James, a sad, creepy tale about a sad creepy man.

Jellyfish Review published Smolder by Hannah Harlow, which was quite good.


NOVELLAS & NOVELS

Little to report other than that I found a old Henning Mankell thriller in a shoebox. Was titled The White Tigress (Kurt Wallander Series #3). Reading through, very good book thus far.


Tune in next time for more.

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