Welcome to our 3rd annual Crystal Lake fundraiser! A project aimed at giving our readers and authors only the best in 2020.
Be sure to keep an eye on our #CrystalLake2020 hashtag on social media for updates and new perks.
As we near the end of yet another year of indie publishing, it’s time to look into the future and what 2020 has in store for Crystal Lake Publishing and our fans. If this year is any indication, there will be good times and there will be tough times for small presses, and we need to do what we can to ensure we always deliver the highest quality work and services to our ever-growing market of authors and readers. We'd rather be proactive, put in some extra work now, and make sure it's smooth sailing for another great year.
With your support we’ll be able to take Crystal Lake Publishing to even greater heights. Our main focus in 2020 will be to make our book launches even bigger, incorporating more Instagram and YouTube reviewers/influencers by sending out more paperback ARCs. There are many great ways to market a book, but unfortunately we can only pick a handful with every release. With a bit more funds behind each book, we'll be able to reach a wider market.
Your support will be greatly appreciated.
Our 2020 and early 2021 releases include books by:
Mercedes M. Yardley, C.S. Alleyne, Jonathan Winn, Rex Hurst, Jasper Bark, Mark Allan Gunnells, Ben Lathrop, Graham Masterton, Jason Parent, Elana Gomel, Douglas Wynne, and many more.
Please take note that the Lucky Draws have ended. The prizes included:
- eBook bundles
- A paperback copy of Elizabeth Massie’ SINEATER, signed by the author
- ARCs of upcoming releases
- Your name as the character in an upcoming story
- An eBook bundle (six titles) from William Meikle: THE EXILED, THE HOLE, THE NIGHT OF THE WENDIGO, PENTACLE, THE JOB, CLOCKWORK DOLLS.
- A signed (first printing) copy of the now very rare EVIL JESTER PRESENTS #1? Signed by editor Taylor Grant (now Senior Vice President at WEBTOON Entertainment)
- A hardcover of Kevin Lucia’s LONG NIGHT IN THE VALLEY novella
- A complete set of Gamut eBooks
- A signed paperback copy of Linda D. Addison’s Bram Stoker Award-winning Consumed, Reduced to Beautiful Grey Ashes poetry collection (3 available)
- a paperback copy of William Gorman’s EVERY FOUL SPIRIT signed by the author.
- Two Stephanie M. Wytovich Audible downloads: The Apocalyptic Mannequin and An Exorcism of Angels
- Book promo on our Twitter account (almost 15k followers)
- A Crystal Lake Publishing On Writing eBook bundle
- Short story edit by Jess Landry (up to 5k words)
- Newsletter ad space for month (3.5k subscribers)
- Short story edit by Joe Mynhardt
- Mentoring for one month
- Kenneth W. Cain short story edit (around 3k words)
- Short story critique by author Dave Jeffery
-More open submissions
-More opportunities for young authors
-Even better support and mentoring for newbie authors
More about Crystal Lake Publishing:
Founded in August 2012, Crystal Lake skyrocketed to success in only a few years, establishing itself as quite the success story among small press publications. Since that day we’ve won 5 Bram Stoker awards, several This Is Horror awards, numerous poetry awards, various smaller awards, and dozens of nominations, including a Shirley Jackson award nomination just this year.
We strive to work with young up-and-coming authors, talented newbies, and legends in the field. Our books are filled with names like Wes Craven, Neil Gaiman, Clive Barker, George A. Romero, Charlaine Harris, Jack Ketchum, Mercedes M. Yardley, Josh Malerman, Kevin Lucia, William Meikle, Ramsey Campbell, Elizabeth Massie, Todd Keisling, Jasper Bark, Kenneth W. Cain, Richard Thomas, Joe R. Lansdale, Chad Lutzke, John Connolly, Stephen King, Christopher Golden, Tim Lebbon, Lisa Morton, Edward Lee, Adam Nevill, Jonathan Maberry, George A. Romero, Taylor Grant, John F.D. Taff, John Langan, and hundreds more (yes, hundreds!).
We also offer various methods of support to authors, including editorial services and monthly mentoring programs. About two years ago we also started a coalition of publishers to support authors if their publisher goes under (if this ever happens to you, please get in touch).
We have various writing contests and challenges, and offer even more fiction and On Writing support to authors and readers via our Patreon page.
Other Ways You Can Help
We still believe that word-of-mouth is the best marketing around. Tell the world about us. Or...
Join us behind the scenes on our Patreon page
Purchase some of our books
Subscribe to our newsletter
Follow us on Twitter
Thank you for supporting Indie Publishing.
To show you the top quality we deliver, check out our most recent releases:
Our Mission Statement:
With unmatched success since 2012, Crystal Lake Publishing has quickly become one of the world’s leading indie book publishers of Horror, Mystery, Thriller, Dark & Speculative Fiction, and Suspense books with a Dark Fiction edge.
Crystal Lake Publishing puts integrity, honor, and respect at the forefront of our publishing operations.
We strive for each book and outreach program that’s launched to not only entertain and touch or comment on issues that affect our readers, but also to strengthen and support the Dark Fiction field and its authors.
Not only do we publish authors who are destined to be legends in the field (and as hardworking as we are), but we also look for men and women who care about their readers and fellow human beings. We only publish the very best Dark Fiction and look forward to launching many new careers.
We strive to know each and every one of our readers, while building personal relationships with our authors, reviewers, bloggers, pod-casters, bookstores and libraries.
Crystal Lake Publishing is and will always be a beacon of what passion and dedication, combined with overwhelming teamwork and respect, can accomplish: unique fiction you can’t find anywhere else.
We do not just publish books, we present to you worlds within your world, doors within your mind, from talented authors who sacrifice so much for a moment of your time. You, the reader, is what it's all about.
This is what we believe in. What we stand for. This will be our legacy.
Welcome to Crystal Lake Publishing – Tales from the Darkest Depths.