AboutHAUNTED WATERS PRESS
Thank you for visiting Haunted Waters Press. We are an independent publisher located in the shadows of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia along the banks of the Shenandoah River.
Our goal is to bring to our readers engaging literature in the forms of poetry, prose poetry, and fiction. Our publications are available in electronic formats and traditional print. In our spare time, we enjoy getting a little ink on hands creating handbound originals and paper ephemera as we strive to celebrate the art of the book and letterpress printing. Our print studio consists of three presses: the Cooks Victor, the Baltimore #14, and a vintage sign press.
Our annual literary journal, From the Depths, featuring works of prose and poetry, is released in the fall of each year in print and digital formats. You will also find a steady stream of online literary content from our contributing authors featured within the pages of SPLASH! Our most recent project, Tin Can Literary Review Volume One debuted June 2021. We are interested in stories that entertain us, stories that captivate us, but most of all, stories that haunt us. Please visit HWP News and our Submissions page for the latest updates on open submissions and writing contests.
Fiction is our compass. Our contributors and their captivating works keep us pointed in the right direction. When our journeys take us far away, it is the stories that guide us home.
Where to find fiction:
From the Depths
Tin Can Literary Review
There is a certain joy that comes from reading poetry grounded in emotion and personal connections. Like the dropping of anchor at sea, we gravitate towards works which line by line draw us deeper into the present moment to settle and linger.
Where to find poetry:
From the Depths
When we come upon a piece of exceptional flash, it feels a lot like organized lightning. It strikes and leaves a lasting impression. Penny Fiction, a regular feature of From the Depths, showcases exceptionally small sparks of fiction from 6 to 50 words.
Where to find flash:
From the Depths
Penny Fiction featured in From the Depths
Penny Fiction Poster Collection
Something For EveryoneHow We Can Help You
Read An Issue
Whether you are considering submitting to the press or simply enjoy reading exceptional works of fiction and poetry, we've got something for you.
Described as one of the most compelling and beautifully illustrated literary journals, From the Depths is available in print and digital formats.READ AN ISSUE
Send Us Your Work
HWP welcomes the writing of new, emerging, and established authors. We offer contributors several paths to paid print publication.
HWP offers payment for all works accepted for print publication. Online SPLASH! contributors automatically enter the HWP Print Pool making them eligible for future offers of paid print publication.SUBMIT
Get In Touch
Questions or comments? The Haunted Waters Press editorial staff is accessible to readers and contributors alike.
Friendly and approachable! Need assistance with an order or have a question about the submission process? We are here to help! No question or comment too small!CONTACT
HAUNTED WATERS PRESSSubmissions Calendar
NOTICE:While these past two years presented many challenges for the press, we remain in operation and continue our work on upcoming publications. However, we are taking a pause in submissions to reorganize and reenergize. We hope to reopen for new works soon. Until then, we hope you enjoy the continuous stream of fiction, poetry, and author interviews featured in the pages of SPLASH!
Thank you for your continued interest and support. Now go write something brilliant!
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WHAT ARE YOU WRITING?
We are interested in stories that entertain us, stories that captivate us, but most of all, stories that haunt us. We welcome both the profound and the quirky. We are open to most styles and genres of fiction, including speculative, dark, experimental, and literary. We enjoy all forms of poetry, including experimental, rhyming, free verse, and invented form. While we welcome deep, meaningful poetry, we also enjoy the witty, peculiar, or offbeat.SUBMIT TODAY!