Short, Scary Tales Publications (SST Publications) is a tiny UK indie publisher with huge dreams that was founded in 1999 by Paul Fry. In 2000 we published our first title, Cold Storage, which is a horror collection based on the theme of the undead. It includes an introduction by the legendary Graham Masterton.
In 2002 we published the first title in our Novella Series, which was the dark, sci-fi tale, Sometimes Women Are So Cold by Christopher Fulbright.
We have also published the erotic horror magazine Peep Show, which ran from 2001 to 2003. It included some excellent erotic horror tales from newcomers and some famous horror authors.
In 2004 Peep Show, Volume 1 was published. It was the first annual erotic horror anthology, which was to take over from the magazine. But only one volume was published . . . until now!
In 2005 HellBound Books published the zombie anthology, Cold Flesh. The book was edited by Paul Fry and published in co-operation with SST Publications.
We've had a break since then, but now we're back!
Since our return in 2011 we have published the debut erotic thriller novel by screenwriter/director/author Eric Red (The Hitcher, Near Dark), published the second volume of our Peep Show anthology, published a new horror fiction & dark art full colour magazine, Beware the Dark and launched a new Art Book Series and Graphic Novel Series. We will also publish the first title in our exciting new Comic Series in 2015.
Our aim is to produce high-quality Trade Paperbacks, Hardcovers, eBooks, and a few select titles as Limited Edition Hardcovers. We price our titles as low as we can to hopefully make them affordable. Our main focus is to produce high-quality and enjoyable books that we would like to read and at prices we can afford.
We hope you will join and support us as we take this exciting journey into the competitive—but seriously fun—small press publishing business.