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Markets for Horror and Thriller Writers

Horror and thriller writing are popular genres with many markets for authors to submit their work. Some popular markets include:

  1. Traditional publishing houses: Many major publishing houses have imprints that specialize in horror and thriller novels. These include Penguin Random House, HarperCollins, and Simon & Schuster.

  2. Digital-first publishers: Some publishers focus on releasing books in digital format before releasing them in print. These include Amazon's Thomas & Mercer and 47North imprints, and Bookouture.

  3. Independent presses: Many independent presses also specialize in horror and thriller novels. These include Cemetery Dance Publications, Grey Matter Press, and Bloodhound Books.

  4. Magazines and anthologies: Many magazines and anthologies publish short horror and thriller stories. These include The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, and Best American Mystery Stories.

  5. Self-publishing: With the rise of self-publishing platforms such as Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing, Barnes & Noble Press, and Kobo Writing Life, authors can self-publish their horror and thriller novels.

It's important to note that each publisher or market may have different submission guidelines, so it's important to research each one before submitting your work. Additionally, the horror and thriller genre also comes in many sub-genres such as psychological thrillers, supernatural horror, crime thrillers, and many more. Each sub-genre may have different preferences and requirements, so it's important to keep that in mind when querying or submitting your work.

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