About Us

Madhouse Books Publishing is a small, indie publisher based in San Diego, California. We believe in the beauty of the imagination, and our goal is to publish top-quality books that will provide readers an escape into alternate universes, fantastical worlds, and spooky realms.

If you are submitting a story to Madhouse Books, please note our intention to produce top-quality books. We intend to showcase your work in its best form, and so each story accepted for publication through us will receive in-depth editing prior to publication. Our editing process will preserve the heart of your story while ironing out grammatical errors and increasing the story’s clarity and tension. Final edits are always sent to the author beforehand for approval before publication.

Authors, please note our speciality is speculative fiction with a focus on fantasy, dark fantasy , and horror. We particularly cherish stories that are fast-paced but contain colorful, well-written worlds and characters. On occasion, we are open to considering other forms of fiction-especially psychological suspense and thrillers.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to send us an email. We will respond to all general inquiries within 24-48 hours. Response to submission entries will be sent within six weeks of the submission deadline.

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