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Hippocampus Press is an American publisher of fantasy, horror and science fiction, and specializes in "the works of H. P. Lovecraft and his literary circle."[1] 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.

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


It 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 Press 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.).

The firm 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. [5]

In 2014, Publishers Weekly magazine called Hippocampus Press "the world’s leading publisher of books related to horror writer H. P. Lovecraft." [6]


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