New Horror Book Imprint Nightfire Announces Its First Full Line-Up

Nightfire, the new horror imprint that joins Tor, Forge, Tor Teen & Starscape, and Publishing as part of Tom Doherty Associates (TDA), is thrilled to announce its first full season of original and unique horror fiction coming out in Fall 2021, now available for preorder at all major retailers.

The Nightfire imprint was launched by TDA President and Publisher Fritz Foy, with the goal of acquiring and publishing across a wide breadth of the horror genre­—from short story collections to novellas and novels, from standalone works to series, from dark fantasy to the supernatural, from originals to reprints of lost modern classics. The first full season of exciting titles reflects these goals as well as showcases unique and talented voices from both rising stars and well-loved veterans of the horror world.

Foy said, “We are a horror publisher staffed by horror lovers, and we set out to publish a diverse breadth of authors as well as formats to tell stories—from our Nightfire blog, to our audio series Come Join Us By the Fire, and now to our first books. We couldn’t be more thrilled to be bringing these exciting titles to readers this fall.”



Nightfire Hardcover Releases

Slewfoot: A Tale of Bewitchery by Brom (September 14, 2021)

Set in Colonial New England, Slewfoot is a tale of magic and mystery, of triumph and terror, as only dark fantasist Brom can tell it. A deal with the devil, reimagined as the clash between pagan and Puritan, complete with full-color illustrations, from the imagination of this multi-talented storyteller.


The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward (September 28, 2021)

A gripping psychological horror novel that delivers twist after twist, Catriona Ward’s eagerly anticipated The Last House on Needless Street is a shocking exploration of the lengths we’ll go to protect ourselves from dark truths. The horror world is already buzzing about the book, with authors including Stephen King, Joe Hill, Paul Tremblay, and more already singing its praises.


Echo by Thomas Olde Heuvelt (October 12, 2021)

From international bestseller Thomas Olde Heuvelt (Hex) comes Echo, a harrowing novel of obsession and the destructive force of nature. A mountain climber wakes from a coma after a devastating accident in the Swiss Alps… and finds something terrifying has awakened inside of him.


Nothing But Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Khaw (October 19, 2021)

Nothing But Blackened Teeth is a gorgeously creepy haunted house tale, steeped in Japanese folklore and full of devastating twists, from rising horror star Cassandra Khaw. Friends gather at an abandoned Heian-era mansion for wedding festivities, but lurking in the shadows is a ghost bride with a black smile and a hungry heart… And she gets lonely down there in the dirt.


Dark Stars: New Tales of Darkest Horror, Edited by John F.D. Taff (November 2, 2021)

Dark Stars is a tribute to horror’s longstanding short fiction legacy, featuring 12 terrifying all-new stories from today’s most noteworthy authors, with an introduction and an original story by bestselling author Josh Malerman (Bird Box) and an afterword and a story by Ramsey Campbell. Additional contributors include Stephen Graham Jones, Alma Katsu, Priya Sharma, Caroline Kepnes, and more.


Nightfire Trade Paperback Releases

Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia  (September 7, 2021)

From the New York Times bestselling author of Mexican Gothic comes a pulse-pounding neo-noir that reimagines vampire lore. The Nightfire edition brings this vibrant and terrifying tale back in print and available in paperback for the first time ever!


The Living Dead by George A. Romero and Daniel Kraus (September 7, 2021)

Available for the first time in trade paperback in this Nightfire edition, New York Times bestselling author Daniel Kraus and legendary director George A. Romero’s epic story of a zombie plague, from the first rising to the fall of humankind…and beyond. A must-read for any zombie or Romero fan, The Living Dead received praise from The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Entertainment Weekly, and top horror authors including Joe Hill, Paul Tremblay, and more.


HEX by Thomas Olde Heuvelt (September 21, 2021)

A fresh repackaging of the acclaimed English language debut of internationally bestselling, Hugo Award-winning Dutch author, Thomas Olde Heuvelt. Welcome to Black Spring, the seemingly picturesque Hudson Valley town haunted by the Black Rock Witch, a seventeenth-century woman whose eyes and mouth are sewn shut who wanders the town at night…Everybody knows that her eyes may never be opened or the consequences will be too terrible to bear.



Horror and dark fantasy fans will not want to miss any of Nightfire’s exciting debut season, which promises to push the boundaries of the genre and explore the darkest places of reader’s imaginations. Please visit the Nightfire website for more information on all of these titles and the latest announcements of what Nightfire will be publishing next.


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