About is a small press that seeks to publish otherworldly novellas (and eventually novels) about death, multiverses, time travel, and other strange lands.

We also publish rad nonfiction pertaining to goth and death subjects in entertainment and culture, and a little magazine you may have heard of called The Deadlands.

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    The Team:

    Sean Markey


    Sean lives in an old farmhouse in northern Vermont, and is pretty sure the house isn’t very haunted…

    He works as a marketer during the day and is also the publisher of The Deadlands, a little magazine about beginnings and endings you may or may not have heard of.

    E. Catherine Tobler


    A finalist for the Sturgeon, Hugo, Nebula, Ditmar, Aurealis,
    and World Fantasy awards, E. Catherine Tobler has never won a blessed thing.

    She keeps writing.

    Laura Blackwell

    Novella Copy Editor

    Laura Blackwell is a freelance editor and Pushcart-nominated writer. Current and upcoming publications include Chiral Mad 5, PseudoPod, and 2016 World Fantasy Award-winning She Walks in Shadows. You can visit her website at

    K.C. Mead Brewer

    Newsletter: Letters From A Psychopomp

    K.C. Mead-Brewer writes weird, dark fiction in beautiful Baltimore, MD. Fun Fact: her rowhome used to be part of an orphanage in the early 1900s; no child-ghosts have been encountered yet, but one can hope.

    Maria Haskins

    Obituary Author

    Maria Haskins is a Swedish-Canadian writer and reviewer of speculative fiction. Currently, she’s located just outside Vancouver with two kids, a husband, a snake, several noisy birds, and a very large black dog. Her work has appeared in several magazines and anthologies, including Best Horror of the Year, Black Static, Fireside, Shimmer, Cast of Wonders, Mythic Delirium, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Flash Fiction Online, and elsewhere. She also writes a quarterly short fiction roundup for Strange Horizons.

    A.C. Wise

    Obituary Author

    A.C. Wise is the author of the novels Wendy, Darling and Hooked, as well as the recent short story collection, The Ghost Sequences. Her work has won the Sunburst Award, and has been a finalist for the Nebula, Stoker, World Fantasy, Locus, British Fantasy, Aurora, Shirley Jackson, Ignyte, and Lambda Literary Awards. In addition to her fiction, she also contributes a review column to Apex Magazine. Find her online at