AboutHAUNTED WATERS PRESS


  • THE 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.

  • THE STUDIO

    Our goal is to bring to our readers engaging fiction in the forms of poetry, prose poetry, and fiction. While some selections will be available in electronic formats and traditional print, others will be offered as 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 including the Cooks Victor, the Baltimore #14 and a vintage sign press.

  • THE JOURNALS

    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! 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


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:

SPLASH!
From the Depths
Tin Can Literary Review


Poetry


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:

SPLASH!
From the Depths


Flash Fiction


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
SPLASH!


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.

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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.

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Questions or comments?
At Haunted Waters Press we pride ourselves in being accessible to our readers and contributors.

Friendly and approachable!
Need assistance with an order or have a question about the submission process? We are here to help!
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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 love flash fiction of any word count as long as it tells a complete story. We enjoy all forms of poetry including experimental, rhyming, free verse, and invented form. While we welcome deep, meaningful poetry, we also enjoy works that are witty, peculiar, or offbeat.

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