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Cemetery Dance Publications is a specialty press publisher of horror and dark suspense. Cemetery Dance was founded by Richard Chizmar, a horror author, while he was in college. It is associated with Cemetery Dance magazine, which was founded in 1988. They began to publish books in 1992. They later expanded to encompass a magazine and website featuring news, interviews, and reviews related to horror literature.

Cemetery Dance Publications
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FounderRichard Chizmar
Country of originFlag of the United States.svg United States
Headquarters locationForest Hill, Maryland
Publication typesBooks, magazines
Fiction genresHorror

Cemetery Dance Publications is best known for their high quality hardcover releases. These are usually available as collectible autographed limited editions and lettered editions.



Bram Stoker Award nominations and winsEdit

Long Fiction: Dark Harvest by Norman Partridge
Short Fiction: "Tested" by Lisa Morton, in CD #55
Fiction Collection: Destinations Unknown by Gary A. Braunbeck
Anthology: Mondo Zombie edited by John Skipp
  • 2004 Bram Stoker Award Nominees:
First Novel: Black Fire by James Kidman
Short Fiction: "A Madness of Starlings" by Douglas Clegg in CD #50
Fiction Collection: The Machinery of Night by Douglas Clegg
Anthology: Shivers III edited by Richard Chizmar
Non-Fiction: The Road to the Dark Tower by Bev Vincent
  • 2004 Bram Stoker Award Winner:
Fiction Collection: Fearful Symmetries by Thomas F. Monteleone
  • 2003 Bram Stoker Award Nominees:
Long Fiction: The Necromancer by Douglas Clegg
Long Fiction: Roll Them Bones by David Niall Wilson
  • 2002 Bram Stoker Award Nominees:
Novel: From a Buick 8 by Stephen King
Fiction Collection: Knuckles and Tales by Nancy A. Collins
Anthology: Shivers edited by Richard Chizmar
  • 2001 Bram Stoker Award Nominees:
Anthology: Trick or Treat: A Collection of Halloween Novellas edited by Richard Chizmar
  • 2001 Bram Stoker Award Winner:
Alternative Forms: Dark Dreamers: Facing the Masters of Fear by Beth Gwinn & Stanley Wiater
  • 2000 Bram Stoker Award Nominees:
Anthology: Bad News edited by Richard Laymon
Short Fiction: Jack Ketchum's "Gone" (published in the anthology October Dreams)
  • 2000 Bram Stoker Award Winner:
Novel: The Traveling Vampire Show by Richard Laymon
  • 1999 Bram Stoker Award Nominees:
Long Fiction: Right to Life by Jack Ketchum
  • 1999 Bram Stoker Award Winner:
Anthology: 999: New Stories of Horror and Suspense edited by Al Sarrantonio
  • 1998 Bram Stoker Award Nominees:
Anthology: Robert Bloch's Psychos edited by Robert Bloch and Martin H. Greenberg
Anthology: Best of Cemetery Dance edited by Richard Chizmar
  • 1997 Bram Stoker Award Nominees:
Fiction Collection: Things Left Behind by Gary A. Braunbeck
  • 1994 Bram Stoker Award Winners:
Short Fiction: "The Box" by Jack Ketchum in CD #20
Fiction Collection: Writer of the Purple Rage by Joe R. Lansdale

Selected list of books published by Cemetery Dance PublicationsEdit

Selected list of published authorsEdit


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