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Hippocampus Press is an American publisher that specializes in, "the works of H. P. Lovecraft and his literary circle."[1] Founded in 1999, and based in New York City, Hippocampus is operated by founder Derrick Hussey.

Hippocampus Press
FounderDerrick Hussey
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationNew York City
Publication typesBooks, journals
Fiction genresfantasy, horror and science fiction

As of 2017, it has issued over 200 publications, including editions of the complete fiction, [2] essays, [3] and poetry [4] of Lovecraft, and thirteen volumes in the ongoing series of Lovecraft's Collected Letters.

In 2014, Publishers Weekly said Hippocampus Press is, "the world’s leading publisher of books related to horror writer H. P. Lovecraft." [5]



Hippocampus has also published previously unavailable weird fiction by Lord Dunsany (The Pleasures of a Futuroscope, The Ghost in the Corner and Other Stories), as well as the "Lovecraft's Library" series, which collects works by authors who influenced Lovecraft but have since fallen out of fashion, such as Algernon Blackwood, M. P. Shiel, and Herbert Gorman.

Hippocampus has published a wide range of contemporary horror fiction (John Langan, Richard Gavin, Simon Strantzas, Joseph S. Pulver, W. H. Pugmire, etc.), non-fiction and critical work (Thomas Ligotti, S. T. Joshi, William F. Nolan, etc.) and poetry (Clark Ashton Smith, Robert H. Barlow, George Sterling, Samuel Loveman, Donald Wandrei, Donald Sidney-Fryer, K. A. Opperman, Michael Fantina, Ann K. Schwader, etc.).

Hippocampus Press also publishes the periodicals Dead Reckonings: A Review of Horror and the Weird in the Arts, The Lovecraft Annual, Lovecraftian Proceedings (papers presented at NecronomiCon Providence), and Spectral Realms (devoted to weird and fantastic verse).


In 2011, Hippocampus Press was awarded the Horror Writers Association's Specialty Press Award. [6]


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