Collections

A Long December
  • Subterranean Press; hardcover and eBook; 2016
  • SST Publications; trade paperback; 2016

Monsters and Other Stories
  • Subterranean Press; chapbook; 1998

Midnight Promises
  • Gauntlet Press; hardcover; 1996

Novellas

Darkness Whispers
  • written with Brian James Freeman; Scarlet Galleon Publications; 2016

A Long December
  • originally published in A Long December; Subterranean Press; 2016

Brothers
  • written with Ed Gorman; 2015
  • reprinted in A Long December; Subterranean Press; 2016

Dirty Coppers
  • written with Ed Gorman; Gauntlet Press; hardcover; 1997
  • reprinted in eBook edition; Cemetery Dance Publications; 2012

Script Books

The Washingtonians
  • written with Bentley Little and John Schaech; Cemetery Dance Publications; hardcover; forthcoming in 2017

Heroes
  • script/short story/comic adaptation; SST Publications, England; 2016

The Poker Club
  • written with Ed Gorman and John Schaech; Ramble House; hardcover and trade paperback; 2010

Short Stories

“The Bad Guys”
  • originally published in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine; forthcoming in 2017

“The Artist”
  • originally published in A Long December; Subterranean Press; 2016
  • reprinted in Brothers in Arms, edited by Richard Christian Matheson and Barry Hoffman; Gauntlet Publications; forthcoming in 2017

“Silent Night”
  • originally published in Christmas Horrors: Volume Two, edited by Chris Morey; Dark Regions Press; forthcoming in 2016

“The Man Under the Mask”
  • originally published on RichardChizmar.com as a 30-day free short story
  • reprinted in Eulogies 4, edited by Christopher Jones, Nanci Kalanta and Tony Tremblay; HW Press; forthcoming in 2017

“The Witch”
  • originally published in Dark Hallows II, edited by Mark Parker; Scarlet Galleon Publications; 2016

“Ditch Treasures”
  • originally published in You, Human, edited by Michael Bailey; Dark Regions Press; 2016
  • reprinted in A Long December; Subterranean Press; 2016

“Roses and Raindrops” (written with Brian Keene)
  • originally published in Unearthed; Apokrupha Press; 2016
More info

“The Sculptor” (written with Ray Garton)
  • originally published in Unearthed; Apokrupha Press; 2016
More info

“The Poetry of Life”
  • originally published in Chiral Mad 3, edited by Michael Bailey; Written Backwards Press; 2016
  • reprinted in A Long December; Subterranean Press; 2016

“The Meek Shall Inherit…”
  • originally published in Beasts: Genesis, edited by Keith Chawgo; Media Bitch Productions; 2016

“Odd Numbers”
  • originally published as an original chapbook; White Noise Press; 2016

“The Lake is Life”
  • originally published in Tales From the Lake: Volume 2, edited by Joe Mynhardt; Crystal Lake Publishing, South Africa; 2016
  • reprinted in A Long December; Subterranean Press; 2016

“Last Words”
  • originally published in The Burning Maiden: Volume 2, edited by Greg Kishbaugh; Evileye Books; 2015
  • reprinted in A Long December; Subterranean Press; 2016

“Mister Parker”
  • originally published in Dark Hallows, edited by Mark Parker; Scarlet Galleon Publications; 2015
  • reprinted in A Long December; Subterranean Press; 2016

“The Tower”
  • originally published in Hides the Dark Tower, edited by Kelly A. Harmon and Vonnie Winslow Crist; Pole to Pole Publishing; 2015
  • reprinted in A Long December; Subterranean Press; 2016

“After the Bombs”
  • originally published in Twice Upon A Time, edited by Joshua Allen Mercier; The Bearded Scribe Press; 2015
  • reprinted in A Long December; Subterranean Press; 2016

“The Box”
  • originally published as an original chapbook; Cemetery Dance Publications; 2014
  • reprinted in A Long December; Subterranean Press; 2016
  • Available for a limited time on RichardChizmar.com; 2016
  • reprinted in Dark Places, Evil Faces; edited by Mark Lumby; U.K.; forthcoming in 2017

“Family Ties” (written with Barry Hoffman)
  • originally published in Murder Most Feline: Cunning Tales of Cats and Crime, edited by Ed Gorman; Cumberland House; 2001
  • reprinted in A Long December; Subterranean Press; 2016

“The Night Shift”
  • originally published in Imagination Fully Dilated: Volume 2, edited by Alan M. Clark and Elizabeth Engstrom; IFD Publishing; 2000
  • reprinted in A Long December; Subterranean Press; 2016

“The Interview”
  • originally published in Bad News, edited by Richard Laymon; Cemetery Dance Publications; 2000
  • reprinted in 4 Fear of…; Borderlands Press; 2006
  • reprinted in A Long December; Subterranean Press; 2016

“The Man with X-Ray Eyes”
  • originally published in The UFO Files, edited by Ed Gorman and Martin H. Greenberg; DAW Books; 1998
  • reprinted in Monsters and Other Stories; Subterranean Press; 1998
  • reprinted in Dead Harvest, edited by Mark Parker; Scarlet Galleon Press; 2014
  • reprinted in A Long December; Subterranean Press; 2016

“Night Call”
  • originally published in Mean Time, edited by Jerry Sykes; England; 1998
  • reprinted in Monsters and Other Stories; Subterranean Press; 1998
  • reprinted in A Long December; Subterranean Press; 2016

“The Good Old Days”
  • originally published in The Conspiracy Files, edited by Martin H. Greenberg and Scott H. Urban; DAW Books; 1998
  • reprinted in A Long December; Subterranean Press; 2016

“Monsters”
  • originally published in Horrors! 365 Scary Stories, edited by Robert Weinberg and Stefan Dziemianowicz; Barnes & Noble Books; 1998
  • reprinted in Monsters and Other Stories; Subterranean Press; 1998
  • reprinted in A Long December; Subterranean Press; 2016

“Blue”
  • originally published in Imagination Fully Dilated, edited by Alan M. Clark and Elizabeth Engstrom; Cemetery Dance Publications; 1998
  • reprinted in A Long December; Subterranean Press; 2016

“Like Father, Like Son”
  • originally published in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine; March 1997
  • reprinted in Cat Crimes for the Holidays edited by Martin H. Greenberg, Ed Gorman and Larry Segriff; Donald I. Fine Books; hardcover; 1997
  • reprinted in Monsters and Other Stories; Subterranean Press; 1998
  • reprinted in 100 Menacing Little Murder Stories, edited by Stefan Dziemianowicz, Robert Weinberg and Martin H. Greenberg; Barnes and Noble Books; 1998
  • reprinted in August Is A Good Time for Killing edited by Billie Sue Mosiman and Martin H. Greenberg; Rutledge Hill Press; trade paperback; 1998
  • reprinted in Cat Crimes for the Holidays edited by Martin H. Greenberg, Ed Gorman and Larry Segriff; Ivy Books; mass market paperback; 1999
  • reprinted in A Long December; Subterranean Press; 2016

“Blood Brothers”
  • originally published as an original chapbook, edited by William Schafer; Subterranean Press; 1997
  • reprinted in The Year’s 25 Finest Crime & Mystery Stories: Seventh Annual Edition, edited by Jon Breen, Ed Gorman and Martin H. Greenberg; Carroll & Graf Books; hardcover; 1998
  • reprinted in Midnight Hour magazine; 1999
  • reprinted in 4 Fear of…; Borderlands Press; 2006
  • reprinted in Mister October: An Anthology in Memory of Rick Hautala; JournalStone Books; 2013
  • reprinted in A Long December; Subterranean Press; 2016

“Homesick”
  • originally published in White House Horrors, edited by Martin H. Greenberg; DAW Books; 1996
  • reprinted in Midnight Promises; Gauntlet Publications; 1996
  • reprinted in White House Horrors, edited by Martin H. Greenberg; BP Books; mass market paperback; 1997
  • reprinted in A Long December; Subterranean Press; 2016

“Devil’s Night”
  • originally published in Midnight Promises; Gauntlet Publications; 1996
  • reprinted as “Devil’s Night: A Halloween Story” eBook; Cemetery Dance Publications; 2012
  • reprinted in Four Halloweens II; Cemetery Dance Publications; 2016
  • reprinted in A Long December; Subterranean Press; 2016

“The Silence of Sorrow”
  • originally published in Midnight Promises; Gauntlet Publications; 1996
  • reprinted in The Year’s 25 Finest Crime & Mystery Stories: Fifth Annual Edition, edited by Jon Breen, Ed Gorman and Martin H. Greenberg; Carroll & Graf Books; hardcover; 1996
  • reprinted in Monsters and Other Stories; Subterranean Press; 1998
  • reprinted in 4 Fear of…; Borderlands Press; 2006
  • reprinted in A Long December; Subterranean Press; 2016

“Midnight Promises”
  • originally published in Midnight Promises; Gauntlet Publications; 1996
  • reprinted in 100 Fiendish Little Frightmares, edited by Stefan Dziemianowicz, Robert Weinberg and Martin H. Greenberg; Barnes and Noble Books; 1997
  • reprinted in A Long December; Subterranean Press; 2016

“A Season of Change”
  • originally published in Night Screams, edited by Ed Gorman and Martin H. Greenberg; NAL Roc; 1996)
  • reprinted in Midnight Promises; Gauntlet Publications; 1996
  • reprinted in A Long December; Subterranean Press; 2016

“Only the Strong Survive” (written with Barry Hoffman)
  • originally published in Werewolves, edited by Martin H. Greenberg; DAW Books; 1995
  • reprinted in Midnight Promises; Gauntlet Publications; 1996
  • reprinted in A Long December; Subterranean Press; 2016

“Grand Finale”
  • originally published in Voices From the Night, edited by John Maclay; Maclay & Associates; 1994
  • reprinted in Midnight Promises; Gauntlet Publications; 1996
  • reprinted in A Long December; Subterranean Press; 2016

“The Sinner King”
  • originally published in Grails: Visitations of the Night, edited by Richard Gilliam, Martin H. Greenberg, and Edward Kramer; NAL Roc; 1994
  • reprinted in Midnight Promises; Gauntlet Publications; 1996
  • reprinted in A Long December; Subterranean Press; 2016

“Heroes”
  • originally published in Predators, edited by Ed Gorman and Martin H. Greenberg; NAL Roc; trade paperback; 1993
  • reprinted in Predators, edited by Ed Gorman and Martin H. Greenberg; Doubleday Book Club; hardcover; 1993
  • reprinted in Predators, edited by Ed Gorman and Martin H. Greenberg; Severn House Publishers; British hardcover; 1993
  • reprinted in Predators, edited by Ed Gorman and Martin H. Greenberg; NAL Roc; U.S. mass market paperback; 1994
  • reprinted in 100 Tiny Tales of Terror, edited by Stefan Dziemianowicz, Robert Weinberg and Martin H. Greenberg; Barnes and Noble Books; 1996
  • reprinted in Midnight Promises; Gauntlet Publications; 1996
  • reprinted in Monsters and Other Stories; Subterranean Press; 1998
  • reprinted in A Long December; Subterranean Press; 2016

“Bride of Frankenstein: A Love Story”
  • originally published in Frankenstein: The Monster Wakes, edited by Martin H. Greenberg; DAW Books; 1993
  • reprinted in Midnight Promises; Gauntlet Publications; 1996
  • reprinted in A Long December; Subterranean Press; 2016

“The Season of Giving” (written with Norman Partridge)
  • originally published in Santa Clues, edited by Carol-Lynn Waugh and Martin H. Greenberg; NAL Signet; 1993
  • reprinted in Midnight Promises; Gauntlet Publications; 1996
  • reprinted in Mr. Fox and Other Feral Tales by Norman Partridge; Subterranean Press; hardcover; 2005
  • reprinted in A Long December; Subterranean Press; 2016

“A Capital Cat Crime”
  • originally published in Danger in D.C., edited by Martin H. Greenberg; Donald I. Fine Books; hardcover; 1993
  • reprinted in Danger in D.C., edited by Martin H. Greenberg; Ivy Books; mass market paperback; 1995
  • reprinted in Midnight Promises; Gauntlet Publications; 1996
  • reprinted in A Long December; Subterranean Press; 2016

“Family Man”
  • originally published in Eldritch Tales, Issue 29; 1993

“Cemetery Dance”
  • originally published in Narrow Houses: Tales of Superstition, Suspense and Fear, edited by Peter Crowther; Little Brown, London, England; hardcover; 1992
  • reprinted in 100 Hair-Raising Little Horror Stories, edited by Al Sarrantonio and Martin H. Greenberg; Barnes and Noble Books; hardcover; 1993
  • reprinted in Narrow Houses: Tales of Superstition, Suspense and Fear, edited by Peter Crowther; Sphere, London, England; mass market paperback; 1993
  • reprinted in Narrow Houses: Tales of Superstition, Suspense and Fear, edited by Peter Crowther; Warner Aspect; U.S. mass market paperback; 1994
  • reprinted in Midnight Promises; Gauntlet Publications; 1996
  • reprinted in A Long December; Subterranean Press; 2016

“Dark Whispers”
  • originally published in The Year in Darkness, edited by Bucky Montgomery; Montgomery Press; 1992
  • reprinted in Midnight Promises; Gauntlet Publications; 1996
  • reprinted in 100 Twisted Little Tales of Torment edited by Stefan Dziemianowicz, Robert Weinberg and Martin H. Greenberg; Barnes and Noble Books; 1998

“A Crime of Passion”
  • originally published in Gauntlet 2, edited by Barry Hoffman; Gauntlet Publications; trade paperback; 1991
  • reprinted in Gauntlet 2; Borderlands Books; hardcover; 1991
  • reprinted in Women on the Edge, edited by Martin H. Greenberg; Donald I. Fine Books; hardcover; 1992
  • reprinted in Crimes of Passion, edited by Martin H. Greenberg; Barnes and Noble Books; hardcover; 1993
  • reprinted in Midnight Promises; Gauntlet Publications; 1996
  • reprinted in Women on the Edge, edited by Martin H. Greenberg; Kensington Books; mass market paperback; 2000
  • reprinted in A Long December; Subterranean Press; 2016

“Cornucopia”
  • originally published in Night Slivers, Issue 4; 1991

“Kindling”
  • originally published in Doppelganger, Issue 13; 1990

“Uncle Manny”
  • originally published in Dead of Night, Issue 5; 1990

“Beachcomber”
  • originally published in Thin Ice, Issue 7; 1990
  • reprinted in Midnight Promises; Gauntlet Publications; 1996

“Silent Scream” (written with Barry Hoffman)
  • originally published in Tense Moments, Issue 1; 1990

“Dream Wheel”
  • originally published in Terror Time Again, Issue 3; 1989

“Just Desserts”
  • originally published in Tapestry; 1989

“Monster In Your Belly”
  • originally published in Festering Brain Sores; 1989

“The Most Valuable Player”
  • originally appeared in The Word Is Fear; 1989

“Man’s Best Friend”
  • originally printed in Dark Visions; 1989
  • reprinted in Eldritch Tales, Issue 30; 1995

“You Are What You Drive”
  • originally published in Serendipity, Issue 2; January 1989

“More Than A Pet”
  • originally appeared in StarSong, Issue 6; January 1989

“Billy’s Day”
  • originally published in Witness to the Bizarre, Issue 2; 1988

“Play Time”
  • originally published in Bad Newz, Issue 10; 1988

“The Myer’s Field”
  • originally published in Desert Sun, Issue 5; Fall 1988

“The Sniper”
  • originally published in Scifant, 1987
  • reprinted in comic format as “Masters of Darkness” in Midnight Promises; Lettered Edition only; Gauntlet Publications; 1996

Anthologies (editor)

The Best of Shivers
  • Cemetery Dance Publications; hardcover and trade paperback; forthcoming in 2017

Shocklines: Fresh Voices in Terror
  • with Matt Schwartz; Cemetery Dance Publications; hardcover; forthcoming in 2016

Better Weird: A Tribute to David B. Silva
  • with Paul F. Olson and Brian Freeman; Cemetery Dance Publications; hardcover and eBook; 2016

Dark Screams 5
  • with Brian Freeman; Random House, eBook; 2015
  • Tantor Audio; compact disc audio; 2015

Dark Screams 4
  • with Brian Freeman; Random House, eBook; 2015
  • Tantor Audio; compact disc audio; 2015

Dark Screams 3
  • with Brian Freeman; Random House, eBook; 2015
  • Tantor Audio; compact disc audio; 2015

Dark Screams 2
  • with Brian Freeman; Random House, eBook; 2015
  • Tantor Audio; compact disc audio; 2015

October Dreams 2
  • with Robert Morrish; Cemetery Dance Publications, hardcover; 2015

Dark Screams
  • with Brian Freeman; Random House, eBook; 2014
  • Tantor Audio; compact disc audio; 2014

Smoke and Mirrors
  • Cemetery Dance Publications; hardcover; 2014

Turn Down the Lights
  • Cemetery Dance Publications; hardcover; 2013
  • SST Publications; British hardcover and trade paperback; 2015
  • AST; Russian edition; 2016
  • Hemiro; Ukraine edition; 2016

Shivers 7
  • Cemetery Dance Publications; hardcover and trade paperback; 2013

In Laymon’s Terms
  • with Kelly Laymon and Steve Gerlach; Cemetery Dance Publications; hardcover; 2011

Shivers 6
  • Cemetery Dance Publications; hardcover and trade paperback; 2010

Legacies
  • Cemetery Dance Publications; hardcover; 2010

Shivers 5
  • Cemetery Dance Publications; trade paperback; 2009

Shivers 4
  • Cemetery Dance Publications; trade paperback; 2006

Shivers 3
  • Cemetery Dance Publications; trade paperback; 2004

Shivers 2
  • Cemetery Dance Publications; trade paperback; 2003

Shivers
  • Cemetery Dance Publications; trade paperback; 2002

Trick or Treat
  • Cemetery Dance Publications; hardcover; 2001

Night Visions 10
  • Subterranean Press; hardcover; 2001

October Dreams: A Celebration of Halloween
  • with Robert Morrish; Cemetery Dance Publications; hardcover; 2000
  • NAL Roc Books; trade paperback; 2002
  • reprinted as Halloween Horrors; Fall River Press; hardcover; 2010

Subterranean Gallery: Stories of Horror and Crime
  • with William Schafer; Subterranean Press; hardcover; 1999

The Best of Cemetery Dance
  • Cemetery Dance Publications; hardcover; 1998
  • NAL Roc Books; Volume One; trade paperback; 2000
  • NAL Roc Books; Volume Two; trade paperback; 2001
  • J’ai Lu; Russian trade paperback; 2002

Screamplays
  • with Martin H. Greenberg; Ballantine Del Rey; trade paperback; 1997
  • Cemetery Dance Publications; hardcover; 2014

The Earth Strikes Back: New Tales of Ecological Horror
  • Mark V. Ziesing Books; trade paperback; 1994
  • White Wolf Publishing; mass market paperback; 1996

Thrillers
  • Cemetery Dance Publications; hardcover; 1993

Cold Blood
  • Mark V. Ziesing Books; hardcover; 1991

Films (writer)

Fear Itself: “The Circle”
  • written with John Schaech; based on the short story by Lewis Shiner; NBC/AXN Sci Fi; 2009

Fear Itself: “Eater:
  • written with John Schaech; based on the short story by Peter Crowther; NBC/AXN Sci Fi; 2009

The Poker Club
  • written with John Schaech; based on the novel by Ed Gorman; Sony Home Entertainment; 2008

Masters of Horror: “The Washingtonians”
  • written with John Schaech; based on the short story by Bentley Little; Showtime/Anchor Bay; 2007

Roadhouse 2: Last Call
  • written with John Schaech and Miles Chapman; Sony Films; 2006

Heroes
  • written with John Schaech; based on the short story by Richard Chizmar; Chesapeake Films; 2002

Films (producer)

Lake Effect
  • Executive Producer, 2017

The Naughty List
  • Executive Producer; 2016

Killer Rack
  • Executive Producer; 2015

Posey
  • Producer; 2012

The Weeping Woman
  • Executive Producer; 2011

Snow Shark: Ancient Snow Beast
  • Executive Producer; 2011

Slime City Massacre
  • Associate Producer; 2010

The Ugly File
  • Executive Producer; based on the short story by Ed Gorman; 2009

The Poker Club
  • Producer; based on the novel by Ed Gorman; Sony Home Entertainment; 2008

Peekers
  • Executive Producer; based on the short story by Kealan Patrick Burke; 2008

Heroes
  • Executive Producer; based on the short story by Richard Chizmar; Chesapeake Films; 2002

Miscellaneous & Non-Fiction

Reading Stephen King
  • edited by Brian Freeman
  • Christine essay; Cemetery Dance Publications; forthcoming in 2016

The Good Old Days
  • Unearthed chapbook introduction; Apokrupha Press; 2016
More information

Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories
  • edited by Doug Murano and D. Alexander Ward
  • Foreword; Crystal Lake Publishing; forthcoming in 2016

Horror 201: The Silver Scream
  • edited by Joe Mynhardt and Emma Audsley
  • “The Washingtonians”; Crystal Lake Publishing; 2016

Stephen King Revisited
  • Online Blog; Cemetery Dance Publications; 2014-present

Do-Overs and Detours
  • by Steve Vernon
  • Introduction; “Steve Vernon: I Knew He’d Be Back”; Dark Regions Press; 2014

Rick Dempsey’s Caught Stealing
  • by Johnathon Schaech
  • Contributing writer; 1658, Inc. & Cemetery Dance Publications, trade paperback; 2014

Christine
  • by Stephen King (30th Anniversary Edition)
  • Afterword; PS Publishing; 2013

Turn Down the Lights
  • edited by Richard Chizmar
  • Introduction; Cemetery Dance Publications; 2013

12 Scary Guys: 2005 Calendar
  • Featured author; Borderlands Press; 2005

The Mothers and Fathers Italian Association
  • by Thomas F. Monteleone
  • Introduction by Richard Chizmar; Borderlands Press; hardcover; 2003

The Best of Cemetery Dance
  • edited by Richard Chizmar
  • Introduction; Cemetery Dance Publications; 1998

Writing Horror: A Handbook by the Horror Writers Association
  • edited by Mort Castle
  • “Writing for the New Pulps: Horror Theme Anthologies” & “Dark Light Focus: Cemetery Dance”; Writer’s Digest Books; 1997

Firefly…Burning Bright
  • by Barry Hoffman
  • Afterword: An Open Letter to the Reader; Gauntlet Publications; 1996

Cold Blood
  • edited by Richard Chizmar
  • Foreword; Mark V. Ziesing Books; 1991

Mystery Scene Magazine
  • Regular column; “Little Shop of Horrors”; 1990-1991

Words from the Editor
  • Editorial; Cemetery Dance magazine; 1988-present