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Founded by Richard Chizmar in 1988, Cemetery Dance Publications is widely-considered the world's leading specialty press publisher of horror and dark suspense.
Over the years, we have received press coverage in The New York Times, USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, Variety, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, Kirkus, Booklist, Time, GQ, Fangoria, PerezHilton.com, The Washington Post, LA Times, The Miami Herald, The Boston Herald, The Independent (UK), The Guardian (UK), Reuters, The Associated Press, Variety, and many other publications.
Our flagship magazine, Cemetery Dance, has won every major genre award and is healthier than ever — with a higher newsstand and subscriber circulation than ever before, ever-increasing advertiser support, and a continuing reputation for superb content and design. We're well-known for publishing the biggest and the brightest stars in the genre, often before they're discovered by the big New York publishers.
In the book world, the Cemetery Dance Publications book imprint releases affordable and collectible Limited Editions from the genre's most acclaimed authors including Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Ray Bradbury, Peter Straub, William Peter Blatty, Clive Barker, Gillian Flynn, Scott Smith, Daphne du Maurier, Justin Cronin, Frank Darabont, Mick Garris, Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child, Max Brooks, Joe R. Lansdale, Norman Partridge, Richard Laymon, Michael Slade, Graham Masterton, Douglas Clegg, Jack Ketchum, William F. Nolan, Nancy A. Collins, Al Sarrantonio, John Skipp, Michael Koryta, and many others.
And don't forget Grave Tales, our entry into the comic book industry where we feature authors such as Joe Hill, Ed Gorman, and Ray Garton, and artists such as Chris Odgers, Glenn Chadbourne, and William Renfro. You can rest assured that CD will generate plenty of excitement and chills in comic shops all over the world!
In 2010, we expanded into the world of eBooks with releases from authors such as William Peter Blatty, Jay Bonansinga, Simon Clark, Frank Darabont, Matthew Costello, Mick Garris, Ray Garton, Ed Gorman, Rick Hautala, Glen Hirshberg, Brian Hodge, Brian Keene, Graham Masterton, Ron McLarty, Stewart O'Nan, Norman Partridge, Kirby McCauley, and many others.
For more information about our company, please read A Very Brief History of Cemetery Dance.