Borderlands Press

since 1989


Stoker Award Winners:

Stoker Award Winners

Peter Straub: 5 Stories

Peter Straub: Lost Boy Lost Girl

Peter Straub: In The Night Room

Tom Monteleone: The Mothers and Fathers Italian Association

Borderlands 5: edited by Elizabeth E. Monteleone and Thomas F. Monteleone

Dark Voices
is a unique series featuring the short fiction of dark fantasy writers. Each volume is comprised of a chapbook and a recording of the author reading his or her own work. Every recording contains original music written especially for each selection in the series, and has been engineered to highest industry standards.  Writers scheduled to appear in the series include Joe R. Lansdale, Jack Ketchum, F. Paul Wilson, Beth Massie, Matt , Craig Shaw Gardner, Brian Keene, Gary Braunbeck, and others.
Dark Voices
For more information, click here.

The Adversary Cycle
Adversary Cycle

F. Paul Wilson's Adversary Cycle is now available from Borderlands Press. Also available is a handsome case to hold all 6 books!

Each Case is hand made, fully lined, bevel-framed artwork, leather, and gold-stamped.

This is the Adversary Cycle Mural created by the popular artist Caniglia especially for our set of limited editions of the 6 volume Cycle. The mural is integrated into a hand-made ALL LEATHER DISPLAY CASE for the entire set of books. When all six volumes are placed in the case, the mural will be visible across the spines of the books and continued on each side of the case. A beautiful, unique item.

More info about the Adversary Cycle books and the case can be found here.

Little BooksLittle Books
The "Little Books" series features a themed set of stories for each book, written by world-renowned horror authors. More information about this series can be found here.

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Benson MD 21018


Submission Guidelines

Borderlands 6
Edited by Elizabeth E. & Thomas F. Monteleone

Manuscripts ONLY  
(14 pt,  Double Spaced, Times New Roman, numbered & your name on EACH page)

Please no COVER LETTER. 1st page list  your contact info. Let the story speak for itself.

Borderlands Press * PO Box 61* Benson MD 21018

Closed for submissions : October 31, 2011
Accepting: 15 to 20 stories
Response: via email (no SASE unless you want your ms. returned)

   signed limited edition (250 numbered)

This a non-themed anthology which carries on the tradition and high standards established by the first five volumes in this series. It is the intention of the editors to publish new, original, short fiction, which pushes the limits of what is being done in darkly imaginative fiction. If you are published in Borderlands, you will be part of the expedition to open the gates to new literary territory, and you will help scorch a path through the jagged landscape of the imagination unbound . . . and all those other cool metaphors.
You don’t need to read a Borderlands story on a stormy dark night, with glowing embers banked in the fireplace, and a cruel wind howling across the moors. The stories we want can be read under the clear light of day and pure reason, and they will still knock you around and put a new rhythm in your head.

Which means: we are not looking for any of the traditional bug-bears and boogeymen. No ghosts or vampires need apply. No zombies, no werewolves, no mummies, succubi, or Hitchcockian spouses with plans to do in their mates.
In other words we don’t want stories employing any of the familiar symbols or icons which have defined the genre.

Having said all that, we believe you’ll have a far better chance of selling us your story if you have sampled previous volumes of this anthology series.

Please check our website ( periodically for updates on the status of the anthology’s progress.

Simultaneous submissions okay (if you sell it before we get to it, it’s our loss)
NO Reprints

Length: up to 5,000 words (unless by previous arrangement)
Payment: .05  cents per word for the limited edition; e-book royalties are based on 50% of retail e-book price and shared by all contributors on a pro-rata basis. Royalties will be calculated quarterly and payments disbursed when a contributor's share exceeds $20 in any quarterly accounting.  

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