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Open Sesame!

February 1st, 2015 by

That’s right folks, for the month of February 2015 (with a slight possibility of extending into March), Nightscape Press is now officially open for submissions of both adult and young adult science fiction, fantasy, and horror novels and collections! We are also now offering advances on all book length works published in 2015 and beyond! We’re very excited about these new changes and this new short submission opening and we look forward to seeing your very best novels and collections. If you’re interested in submitting, stop by our Submissions page and check out our guidelines before submitting.

Lisa Mannetti’s novella DISSOLUTION soon to be a full feature film!

January 26th, 2015 by

DeathwatchWe’re excited to announce that Lisa Mannetti has signed the contract for her Bram Stoker Award-nominated novella DISSOLUTION, one half of her collection DEATHWATCH, to become a full feature film directed by Paul Leyden (the director of Come Back to Me and Cleaners)! Dissolution is a fantastic story that we’re sure will translate marvelously to film and we can’t wait to see the final product! If you don’t already own a copy, check out Lisa’s dark, horrific and richly historical two-novella collection and find out why DISSOLUTION was chosen to be adapted to the big screen!

Two New Books and A Past Curfew in a Pear Tree!

August 29th, 2014 by

Nightscape Press is proud to announce our two newest upcoming releases! First of all, Rick Hautala’s last written work, possibly his most personal and autobiographical piece, THE BIG TREE, is now available for pre-order! Release date is October 14th for both electronic and trade paperback editions.

In this beautiful and chilling tale, Rick Hautala moves us with a coming of age story like no other. It’s 1960. A young boy and his friends spend most of their time in the treehouse they built in The Big Tree in front of Old Lady Wayrenen’s front yard.

But when Hurricane Donna comes, it leaves more than just a trail of property damage. A chain of events pushes the natural and supernatural worlds at odds with one another and a young girl’s life hangs in the balance. But is she even real?

Combined with the words and artwork of some of Mr. Hautala’s dearest friends: Christopher Golden (Foreword), Thomas F. Monteleone (Afterword), and Glenn Chadbourne (cover art); The Big Tree is one of Rick’s most autobiographical and personal stories from the heart.

Pre-order the trade paperback edition directly from Nightscape Press.

Pre-order your choice of eBook format directly from Nightscape Press.


Secondly, our new young adult speculative fiction imprint Past Curfew Press has finally arrived! And we’re proud to bring you our debut release: Tim Waggoner’s new YA horror novel, DARK ART!

It began with a drawing.

High-school student Sarah Pennington is in art class one day when her desk mate, Ben Phelps, shows her a drawing he’s done of a sinister knife-wielding figure he calls Shrike.

Then came the dreams.

Sarah begins having strange dreams of Shrike in which he commits disturbing acts of vandalism. When she awakens, she discovers her dreams have come true. The destruction is real – and so is Shrike.

Now Shrike’s alive.

As Shrike grows stronger, his actions become increasingly violent, escalating to stalking, terrorizing, and ultimately, murder.

And he must be stopped.

Sarah must help Ben stop the monster he created. But how can they fight a being that was born from anger and shaped by imagination? A creature that lives halfway between dream and reality? They have to find a way – before it’s too late for them both.

They say art imitates life.

Sometimes, it imitates death.


Pre-order the trade paperback edition directly from Nightscape Press.

Pre-order your choice of eBook format directly from Nightscape Press.


While we don’t yet have a website up for Past Curfew Press, you can keep up with the latest from Past Curfew here or on the new Facebook page at .

We’re extremely proud to be releasing both of these fine titles and very happy to finally launch our new young adult speculative fiction imprint. Keep an eye out for more updates, because there’s plenty more in store!