Ghostwoods Surreal: Our new horror and dark fantasy imprint

Welcome to Ghostwoods Surreal, the Ghostwoods Books horror and dark fantasy imprint.

We publish cosmic and supernatural horror and weird fiction as well as dark fantasy. Our brand of horror is eerie and atmospheric and sometimes down right scary.

The previous Ghostwoods books that fit into this category are:

Cthulhu Lives! Cthulhu Lies Dreaming Red Phone Box


Ghostwoods Surreal is pleased to issue its first official call for submissions for the third book in our Cthulhu anthology series.

Submissions will open on Halloween day at this link   and close on January 5th, 2018.

Working Title: Cthulhu Speaks

Word Count: 5000 to 7000 words

Pays: $50 per accepted story on publication, plus an equal share of 50% of book’s earnings. (Previous books have earned out the advances and received royalties.)

What we’re looking for: This will be the third book in a series of anthologies, aimed at modernizing and updating Lovecraft’s style of cosmic horror, including making the writing more to modern tastes. That is, not so much exposition, more current settings, no racism,  and so on, but maintaining the eerie feel of Lovecraft’s work. Previous two books in the series are Cthulhu Lives! and Cthulhu Lies Dreaming. For this book in particular, we are looking for stories that include modern technology as a necessary component. We hope to publish around 14 well written new stories in this volume.

Please note: Stories must be cosmic horror or weird fiction. We shy away from rape or sexual assault in the books we publish, so including it will greatly decrease your chances of being included.

Deadline: 5 January, 2018


Happy Halloween!