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Underland Press is a publishing company founded by Victoria Blake. Victoria Blake is a writer and the former prose editor for Dark Horse Comics. Underland Press was sold to Resurrection House in September 2013.

Underland Press
FounderVictoria Blake
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationPortland, Oregon
Publication typesBooks
Fiction genresFantasy, science fiction, horror

Debut authors for Underland Press included: Bram Stoker Award winner Kealan Patrick Burke, Edgar Award and International Horror Guild Award nominee Brian Evenson, Two-time World Fantasy Award winner Jeff VanderMeer, multiple award winner Will Elliott, and husband and wife writing team Berry Verhoef and Esther Verhoef writing as "EScoBER".[1][2]

Will Elliott's novel The Pilo Family Circus is scheduled to make its North American debut in 2009 through Underland Press. It was originally published in Australia in 2006 after winning the inaugural ABC fiction award (sponsored by ABC Books).[3][4] The novel went on to win the Aurealis Award (co-winner: Best Horror novel, plus the Golden Aurealis Award),[5][6][7] the Australian Shadows Award,[8][9] the Ditmar Award (Best Novel),[10][11] and the Sydney Morning Herald's "Best Young Novelist Award" for 2007.[12] The Pilo Family Circus was also short-listed for the 2007 International Horror Guild Award for Best Novel.[13]

Kealan Patrick Burke's online-only interactive Wovel, The Living debuted June 1, 2008 on the official Underland Press website.[14]




Perfect Bound Trade Paperback ISBN 978-0-9802260-0-3
48 copy Limited Edition hardcover
27 Lettered Edition hardcover

Story CollectionsEdit

  • In Extremis: The Most Extreme Short Stories of John Shirley by John Shirley – August 2011
  • Cyberpunk: Stories of Hardware, Software, Wetware, Evolution, and Revolution edited by Victoria Blake – February 2013 ISBN 978-1-9371630-8-2


The Complete Drive-In (2010) by Joe R. Lansdale, compiles the first three novels[19]




  1. ^ EScoBER. Official page announcement for Chaos(in Dutch).
  2. ^ Krozser, Kassia (4 April 2008). "Underland Press Unveils Debut List". ForeWord Magazine.
  3. ^ Bray, Nick (15 Sept 2006). "A dark underworld". The Courier-Mail.
  4. ^ Timms, Aaron (26 Oct 2006). "The fear of clowns". The Sydney Morning Herald.
  5. ^ Kemble, Gary (29 Jan 2007). "Elliott wins top Aurealis Award" ABC online news (Articulate).
  6. ^ Nahrung, Jason (3 Feb 2007). "Horror a hit" The Courier Mail.
  7. ^ Aurealis Awards winners archive Archived January 31, 2009, at the Wayback Machine Retrieved September 16, 2007.
  8. ^ Kemble, Gary, (17 March 2007). "Elliott wins Australian Shadows award". ABC online news (Articulate).
  9. ^ Siemienowicz, Miranda (16 March 2007). "News: Australian Shadows winner announced". HorrorScope
  10. ^ Convergence 2 official 2007 Ditmar winners announcement (June 2007). Archived September 16, 2007, at the Wayback Machine Retrieved September 16, 2007.
  11. ^ Inkspillers Ditmar Awards archive. Archived August 29, 2007, at the Wayback Machine Retrieved September 16, 2007.
  12. ^ Wyndham, Susan (June 2, 2007) "The Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Australian Novelists 2007" Sydney Morning Herald Entertainment blog.
  13. ^ International Horror Guild Award 2007 shortlist.
  14. ^ "Dorman, Denise.(11 June 2008). "Groundbreaking Online Wovel Launched by Book Publisher". Reuters. WriteBrain Media". Archived from the original on September 8, 2012. Retrieved July 2, 2017.
  15. ^ Underland Press announcement for Last Days.
  16. ^ Underland Press announcement for The Pilo Family Circus.
  17. ^ Underland Press announcement for Finch.
  18. ^ Underland Press announcement for Chaos.
  19. ^ retrieved 7/17/13
  20. ^ Underland Press details for Real Unreal: Best American Fantasy 3.
  21. ^ Underland Press announcement for The Living.
  22. ^ Underland Press announcement for FirstWorld

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