What We Do
Burning Effigy Press was founded in 1999 as a way to bring fringe poetry, prose and fiction out from the trenches and onto the pages of chapbooks and anthologies. The driving force of Burning Effigy has always been that we are writers publishing writers. That said, we ain't in this shit for the bucks, we're in it because we love books and we love the scene. More so, we love writing that moves, frightens or forces us to think in different ways. We love words that scream and bleed from the page and demand to be heard.
In March 2007, Burning Effigy Press relaunched with a new brand new genre focus and many big surprises in store. Since then, we've published some fine horror scribes such as Gemma Files, Richard Gavin, Lee Thomas, and Ian Rogers, and garnered Bram Stoker Award nominations in the Long-Form Fiction category with Nicholas Kaufmann's 2007 novella General Slocum's Gold and Weston Ochse's 2008 novella Redemption Roadshow.
What We Publish
Chapbooks, novellas and novels of the following styles:
Dark Fiction / Horror - Blood, gore, sex, twisted shit with a killer plot - yes, yes, yes, and yes we want it. Scare us, disgust us, keep us up at night.
Cyberpunk Fiction - We know "cyberpunk" is over, but we also know what you'd send us if we said science fiction.
Urban Fantasy - Only if it's dark, weird, funny or jammed full of monsters... counterculture stuff primarily.
How To Get Involved:
We are always looking for people to help out at press fairs, with research and promotion of events, etc... If you are interested in volunteering, drop us a quick email at
, tell us a bit about yourself and what you'd like to contribute.