World Fantasy, British Fantasy, and Bram Stoker Award-winning ChiZine Publications publishes the same kind of weird, subtle, surreal, disturbing horror, science fiction, and fantasy that ChiZine.com (the webzine) had become known for since 1997, only in longer form—novels, novellas, and short story collections.
Trade paperbacks are available at bookstores worldwide through Fitzhenry & Whiteside and Consortium Books Sales & Distribution (CBSD), as well as all major online retailers, and eBooks are available through Ingram. All editions of each book—trade paperback and eBook—are released simultaneously.
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Read a brief essay covering the guiding principles behind ChiZine Publications, why we publish what we publish, and what we hope to accomplish.
What’s Been Said About CZP
“If you combine number of years in the business and roster of authors, few indie presses can compare to ChiZine. Here’s a small taste: Bracken MacLeod, Tom Piccirilli, Paul Tremblay, Steve Rasnic Tem, Nick Mamatas, Tim Lebbon, Ellen Datlow, Stephen Graham Jones, Gemma Files, and Christopher Golden. Novels? Sure. Great short story collections? Yup. Novellas? Of course. Anthologies? Yes. You want it, they have it. Great editing, a constant online presence, and pure quality have made ChiZine a household name, and they seem to be getting even better. Oh, and then there’s that whole thing about them publishing diverse authors, which also gets them a ton of points in my book.”
—Gabino Iglesias, LitReactor
“. . . ChiZine Publications is the best publisher in the business. Every book published by the company is top-notch fiction that is unmatched by any other publisher. . . .”
“The graphic artwork provided by Chris Roberts I found wonderful, and wonderfully complementary to the stories. ChiZine are once again to be congratulated on their innovative and inspirational approach to publishing fiction.”
—Nina Alan, Strange Horizons
“I have been consistently impressed by the books I’ve seen from upstart Toronto-based publisher CZP. Their playlist has developed into a sort of dark buffet of things you don’t imagine would get much airplay anywhere else—at least, not in full novel form. Thoughtful, convoluted works that push at the boundaries of genre and sometimes even literature.”
—David Middleton, January Magazine
“[Derryl Murphy’s Napier’s Bones], produced by Canadian specialty press ChiZine, is a smart and beautiful little package with striking, subtle use of embossing and type-design that makes it a fine artifact in its own right.”
—Cory Doctorow, boingboing.net
“. . . ChiZine has, several times. I’ve said it before in these posts, and I’ll say it again, there is no publisher out there that comes close to touching the heights of genre fiction that ChiZine is putting out. Tim Lebbon, Robert J. Wiersema, Lavie Tidhar, Craig Davidson, Douglas Smith, David Nickle, Tony Burgess—if you haven’t yet discovered ChiZine, I envy you the journey I am now ordering you to undertake.”
“And additional kudos go out to ChiZine Publications. I’ve reviewed almost a dozen of their releases over the last few years (The World More Full of Weeping by Robert J. Wiersma, The Door to Lost Pages by Claude Lalumière, The Thief of Broken Toys by Tim Lebbon, etc.) and have not been disappointed once. In fact, every single release has been nothing short of spectacular. Readers in search of a virtual cache of dark literary speculative fiction need look no farther than this outstanding small publisher.”
—Paul Goat Allen, Barnes & Noble Community Blog
“The Canadian independent publishing scene has seen incredible growth in a very short time. In recent years, numerous small presses have risen from the earth all across this country, with mission statements and catalogues that at once differentiate their aims from those of the larger publishing houses and seek to offer products of a truly unique fashion. Some offer a slice of Canadiana that would struggle to find a market beyond our borders, while others prefer to pay tribute to gutsy, sometimes uncomfortable, always captivating genre fiction, the likes of which are all too seldom seen amongst the blockbusters and New York Times bestsellers that dominate the shelf space at your local Chapters, Indigo, Borders or Barnes and Noble. Toronto’s ChiZine Publications (CZP) is the latter.”
—Andrew Wilmot, Books on the Radio
“I think ChiZine is one of the best presses out there today. I’m continually amazed at the quality of (not only) the stories I’ve read but also of the books themselves.”
—Nick Cato, The Horror Fiction Review
“Right across from the Black Gate table (at the World Fantasy Convention, 2010) were the friendly folks of ChiZine Publications, with hands-down the most handsome and impressive collection of new releases at the con. I found myself sneaking over to their booth every chance I got, returning with a volume or two each time. Eventually I purchased over half a dozen and only now, six weeks later, am I truly beginning to realize what treasures I brought home. . . . (O)ccasionally I’m reminded that just because I’m a publisher, who reads fantasy primarily for business and hardly has time to do more than glance at the mountain of review copies that arrives in the mail each week, the joy of discovery is not totally lost to me. So thank you ChiZine Publications, for turning me into a fanboy again. I’m glad you’re here, and I’m glad I found you. I hope many others do likewise, and that you prosper for many years.”
—John O’Neill, Publisher & Editor, Black Gate
“ChiZine Publications continues to hit the mark. I don’t know what’s in the water up in Canada, but it’s turning out some great writers, and CZP is finding and publishing them with amazing alacrity. If I could subscribe to a publisher like a magazine or a book club—one flat annual fee to get everything they publish—I would subscribe to CZP. I think the only U.S. imprint I would say that about is Orbit, and CZP is just a touch better at hitting the literary-and-deeply-creepy mark that I love so much.”
—Rose Fox, Publishers Weekly