The Worm in Every Heart by Gemma Files

Gifts for the One Who Comes After by Helen Marshall

Helen Marshall is a writer who creates real people in real situations, then uses the fantastic to pry her way inside her readers’ ribcages and break us wide open.
—Neil Gaiman

Seven Crow Stories by Robert J. Wiersema

Wrapped in Skin by Mark Morris

Licence Expired: The Unauthorized James Bond

We Will All Go Down Together by Gemma Files

[We Will All Go Down Together is] a vivid, haunting mix of horror and fantasy woven together through a complex fugue of short stories. The effect is powerful. It’s a book you have to work hard at, in order to make sure you’re not missing any of the peripheral connections. But it rewards the effort, and then some.

Imaginarium 4: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing by Sandra Kasturi and Jerome Stueart

Haxan by Kenneth Mark Hoover

[Haxan] is a mixture of western and urban fantasy, with a cold, moody atmosphere . . .

Kissing Carrion by Gemma Files

Irregular Verbs and Other Stories by Matthew Johnson

This, ultimately, is what Johnson has accomplished with Irregular Verbs: he has created a new mythology—new lore that feels as familiar as it is daring and fresh.

Almost Dark by Letitia Trent

Fearful Symmetries

This is one of the consistently strongest new horror, weird, and dark fiction anthologies I have read in quite a while, including others by Datlow. In most collections, some stories, horrific or not, are instantly forgettable: the stories in Fearful Symmetries overwhelmingly linger in the mind.

Head Full of Mountains by Brent Hayward

[T]he full power of the story does not hit until after the final word is read. I found myself liking the novel once I finished it but it was only later that night when I could not sleep due to the novel almost haunting me that I came to truly appreciate just how good Head Full of Mountains really is.

The Skids by Ian Donald Keeling

Kindly Corpses by Zoran Penevski

The Flame in the Maze by Caitlin Sweet

The Claus Effect by David Nickle and Karl Schroeder

Nickle and Schroeder write with a fine ear for the disturbingly perverse, and their story is as sick and twisted a version of Santa Claus as I have ever encountered. Any parents that expose their children to this little bit of nastiness should be put away at once.
Prairie Fire

The Book of David by Robert Boyczuk

Knife Fight and Other Struggles by David Nickle

David Nickle’s Knife Fight and Other Struggles is a collection of thirteen unique glimpses into the weird. Dynamic imagination, masterful writing of both the every day and the nightmare, characters that breathe, and a dark sense of humour make this a keeper. If you’ve not yet read Nickle’s fiction, Knife Fight is a great place to start. If you have, you’ve no doubt already bought this book.
—World Fantasy Award-winning author Jeffrey Ford

The Angels of Our Better Beasts by Jerome Stueart

The Door in the Mountain by Caitlin Sweet

“. . . [The Door in the Mountain] . . . is very well written. Sweet goes into lavish detail when describing the characters and setting as well as in correlating the events of the story with their mythological precedents. There is a strong focus on imagery that makes the story almost come alive as the reader can easily [imagine] being in the fictional world that she creates.

The Humanity of Monsters

Lament for the Afterlife by Lisa L. Hannett

Experimental Film by Gemma Files

The Night Inside by Nancy Baker

Inside is at times bleak, rife with captors that love torture and snuff films and create both. However, within this story of incest, greed, necrophilia, and a multitude of other horrors, Baker pens some beautiful descriptions. I appreciated her ability to get at the core of what motivates her characters and lay it bare for the reader to see, no matter how disturbing that truth may be.

Shadows and Tall Trees 2014

If you’re as passionate about horror short stories as we are, then this really is a must buy.
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Oct 4, 2016

ChiZine Publications Announces Changes to Leadership

PETERBOROUGH, ON, October, 2016 - ChiZine Publications (CZP) announced today that Co-Publisher Brett Savory will be stepping down to focus on his own writing. Samantha Beiko, long-time CZP Managing Editor, will be assuming the role of Co-Publisher, alongside Sandra Kasturi. Savory will remain co-owner of ChiZine Publications and occupy the roles of Editor-at-Large, Director of eBooks, and Webmaster.

ChiZine’s Director of Communications, Matt Moore, has also announced his departure. Moore is leaving to focus on his writing career—including a forthcoming ChiZine release—and the Chiaroscuro Reading Series in Ottawa.

“I felt it was necessary to take the time needed to focus my efforts on my upcoming Angry Robot novel, A Perfect Machine, coming out in February, and finish my fourth novel, Lake of Spaces, Wood of Nothing,” said Savory. “Sam is incredibly knowledgeable, talented, and an extremely hard worker. I could not be leaving ChiZine in better hands.”

Samantha Beiko has worked for ChiZine Publications since 2010, and has been the Managing Editor for ChiZine Publications, as well as Acquisitions Editor for ChiGraphic since 2014. She also co-hosts the Winnipeg Chiaroscuro Reading Series (ChiSeries), which has twice been nominated for the Aurora Award, and has been showcasing Canadian genre writers of all stripes since 2013.

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to step into a an even greater leadership role with ChiZine Publications. I consider Brett and Sandra family—they took a chance on me and taught me everything I know about the book industry,” said Beiko. “We have a fantastic slate of fall releases and some incredible titles in the pipeline. I am really looking forward to continue supporting and promoting dark literary fiction in Canada and internationally.”

ChiZine’s first employee, and Director of Communications, Matt Moore, has also departed to focus on his writing. He joined ChiZine Publications in 2008 and launched its online channels, making it one of the first publishers with an interactive social media presence. In 2013, he launched the first branch of the ChiSeries outside of Toronto, which has been nominated for three Aurora Awards.

“Being a part of ChiZine with Brett and Sandra from the very beginning and helping it grow to what it is today has been an incredible experience,” said Moore. “After over eight years with ChiZine, I have decided to focus my efforts on my own writing and to continue growing ChiSeries Ottawa in my role as co-chair. I’m looking forward to transitioning from employee to author.”

Matt’s forthcoming short story collection But It's Not the End and Other Lies will be published by ChiZine Publications in 2018.

ABOUT ChiZine Publications

ChiZine Publications (CZP) is a British Fantasy, World Fantasy, and Bram Stoker Award-winning independent publisher of surreal, subtle, and disturbing dark literary fiction hand-picked by co-publishers Sandra Kasturi and Samantha Beiko. ChiZine Publications also includes young adult imprint ChiTeen, mystery imprint ChiDunnit, electronic-only releases under CZP eBook, and graphic novel imprint ChiGraphic.

For further information, please contact:
Jesse J. Bernstein, ChiZine Publications

Dec 26, 2015

Sitewide EBook Sale --EXTENDED to Jan 10/16!

It's sale time once again, my droogies! This time, all eBooks sitewide are $4.99! Take advantage of this sale while it lasts, for it will BE the last! As of 2016, ChiZine will no longer be selling eBooks through our website. Ebooks WILL, however, still be available from the many fine e-retailers they are already available at, such as Kobo, Amazon, Nook, and more!

Sale ends at midnight P.S.T, January 10, 2016.

Nov 27, 2015

CZP EBook Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale!


Is your CZP eBook collection missing a few gems here and there? Never fear! From Friday, Nov 27 to Monday Nov 30, ALL eBooks are $1.99, sitewide! Treat yo'self. Even hard-working Death deserves a reading break, and so do you!

This sale includes all new titles, such as Gemma Files' Experimental Film and the World Fantasy Award-winning debut novel by Lisa L. Hannet, Lament For the Afterlife. Paperbacks and physical copies can also be purchased from our site, as always--but they are not included in this deal.


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