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Nosetouch Press is an independent book publisher tandemly based in Chicago and Pittsburgh, dedicated to publishing some of the most energizing fiction in American and international literature today. With a commitment to classic book design within an increasingly digital environment, Nosetouch Press brings innovative and authentic approaches to a lasting tradition of literary excellence.

“Everything I’ve read by Nosetouch Press has been very much worth my while.”

—Kellie, Amazon review

UPCOMING BOOKS

THE CURSED EARTH

D.T. NEAL | COSMIC FOLK HORROR | OCTOBER 4, 2022

Small towns always guard their secrets, and the quaint Pennsylvania tourist town of Lynchburg is no exception. When members of a Pittsburgh gang retreat to the outskirts of the town in an ill-fated bid to hide from the authorities, they—along with a trio of industrial spies, a would-be celebrity chef, and a happy-go-lucky band of unwary festivalgoers—find themselves set upon by the dark forces behind the town’s 50th annual Fungus Festival. 

Set deep in the forests and hills of Pennsylvania, THE CURSED EARTH hurls readers headlong into the heart of a cosmic folk horror nightmare in a town ruled by the enigmatic La Signora Grigia—the psychedelic Grey Lady—where gangsters, partygoers, investigators, and sinister cultists clash in the midst of the wild festival atmosphere. Who is the Grey Lady, and can outsiders ever hope to survive for long in Lynchburg?

The Hangman Feeds the Jackal: A Gothic Western

COY HALL | GOTHIC WESTERN | JUNE 14, 2022

Elijah Valero is a gunfighter afflicted with terrifying hallucinations, including a pervasive one of The Hangman out to kill him.

Dogged by the relentless specter of the Hangman, Valero mistakenly kills innocent victims and is forced to hide in an abandoned monastery for his own safety and for those of others. Once there, he encounters far greater dangers than the imaginary Hangman, and gains a bid for redemption as he faces down some silver-hungry drifters out to terrorize a town for its riches. Fans of the Weird West and Gothic Horror will find satisfaction in THE HANGMAN FEEDS THE JACKAL.

Song of the Red Squire

C.W. BLACKWELL | FOLK HORROR | SEPTEMBER 6, 2022

North Carolina, 1949. When agricultural inspector Charlie Danwitter is sent on a special assignment to bucolic Ashe County, he expects an easy job cataloging heirloom apple varieties. However, when the local farmers grow suspicious of his motives, Charlie finds himself in far more trouble than he bargained for. In an attempt to salvage his assignment, he follows a mysterious woman deep into the beating heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains to a long-forgotten village where harvest rituals are rooted in bizarre Old World customs—and discovers that some traditions are better left in the past.

The Twilight Isle

DANE VALE | FANTASY | JULY 5, 2022

Sagas of Irth 6

DARK DAYS BRING WRATHFUL SHADOWS.

Fiss’Q, working with her Sylvan friend, Sarithea, as well as Darha Lohai, the mysterious Shadowmancer, tries to liberate the wicked Obsidian Island. There, Fiss’Q confronts the ruthless and brutal Triumvirate, an alliance of three powerful Slavelords of Uriokh—the mighty Efram Redblade, renowned swordsman and former gladiator, Tio Avanarri, wily merchant, and the fanatical Marna Rothgild, high priestess of Mistressa, the Lady of Chains. The Twilight Isle continues the Southland adventures of Fiss’Q, as she seeks to bring lasting justice and freedom to the corrupt and decadent cities of Old Soria, one by one. Can Fiss’Q hope to defeat this deadly trio of adversaries, while her own manipulative master, the Prince of Shadows, looks on with ever-growing fascination?

FOLK HORROR, GOTHIC
& OCCULT

GRIMOIRE OF THE FOUR IMPOSTORS

JOURNEY INTO THE OCCULT, WHERE HISTORY IS HORROR

Presented in six tales, GRIMOIRE OF THE FOUR IMPOSTORS takes readers on a dark tour of the 17th century, where corners of the world stand in shadow. Here grimoires possess secrets, impostors beguile the unwary, temptation turns macabre, and the night is no friend.

SAGAS OF IRTH

Sagas of Irth pursues the adventures of Farys, Sibyl, and Fiss’Q as they do their part to try to defeat the matchless Manticore, whose depraved desire to dominate threatens to bring about a return of the fearsome blood magic the Sorians used to pollute and poison the Irth.

THE WOLFSHADOW TRILOGY

The Wolfshadow Trilogy runs wildly in a world of darkly comic horror, scathing social commentary, pop-cultural references, and horror-thriller territory that will dazzle both casual readers and thrill fans of werewolf fiction everywhere.

SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW OPEN!

MAY 1, 2022–JULY 31, 2022

THE FIENDS IN THE FURROWS III:

FINAL HARVEST

Folk Horror continues to haunt the horror world with visions of terror bound up in twisted morality forged in isolation within unforgiving landscapes that summon forth great evils at the fervent hands of human beings held captive by forces they can neither entirely comprehend nor fully control.

Nosetouch Press is pleased to conjure up FIENDS IN THE FURROWS III: FINAL HARVEST, a call for submissions for Folk Horror from around the world— from Britain and Ireland, to continental Europe, to North and South America, Africa, Australia, and Asia. We strongly encourage writers to continue to explore the wanton wilderness of Folk Horror, while honoring the elemental essence of this subgenre’s tangled, grasping roots.

SEND YOUR BEST ORIGINAL FOLK HORROR STORIES OF 3,500 TO 7,000 WORDS.

SUBMISSIONS THAT ARE CHOSEN WILL BE PAID $.06 A WORD.

This is your last chance to be included in the much-read and well-loved unholy trilogy of original-fiction Folk Horror anthologies!

NO POEMS OR REPRINTS, PLEASE.

BEGINNING MAY 1, 2022, email entries to submissions@nosetouchpress.com .doc or .rtf format • Please state “FIENDS 3” in the subject line.

AN INTERVIEW WITH COY HALL

Tell us about the GRIMOIRE OF THE FOUR IMPOSTORS. What inspired you to write it? GRIMOIRE is a book I envisioned as the literary equivalent of the portmanteau films released by Amicus in the ‘60s and ‘70s (movies like Terror’s House of Horrors, The House that Dripped...

THE HANGMAN FEEDS THE JACKAL

Nosetouch Press is proud to announce it will be publishing The Hangman Feeds the Jackal: A Gothic Western by author Coy Hall in 2022! Author Coy Hall brings his unique and evocative Literary Horror style to the Weird Western subgenre with The Hangman Feeds the Jackal:...

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