FunDead Publications is located in Salem, Massachusetts, a city which has provided endless inspiration to writers of every genre for hundreds of years. Established by Amber Newberry in late 2015, FunDead released its first collection, Shadows in Salem, in October of 2016. Since then, FunDead has published four more books; Night in New Orleans, a Christmas anthology called O Horrid Night, a poetry collection, Entombed in Verse, and a Halloween anthology, One Night in Salem. Devoted to providing a space for scribblers new to publishing, as well as veterans of independent and traditional means, Newberry hopes to keep the age-old art of story-telling alive and well in The Witch City.
Since FunDead's first publication, the small press has become known for exceptional promotion of writers and for their unique events in uncommon locations. The woman-owned press also runs a now-annual Write Like a Girl event each February, a celebration of female horror writers for Women in Horror Month. With upcoming anthologies, FunDead hopes to shine a light on diversity within the pages of their 2018 releases and by continuing to celebrate writers from every walk of life.
With a love for horror, gothic fiction, and all things macabre, FunDead brings a little joy to those who prefer the dark side. A gothic anthology is in the submissions stage with a tentative release for late spring in 2018. Sticks, Stones, and a Bag of Bones, a collection of short horror for kids and nostalgic adults will be illustrated by Matt & Ryan Murray of The Black Veil Studio, is slated for Fall. Follow FunDead Publications on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter for the quickest access to announcements!
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