Coffin Hop Press

Publisher info

Coffin Hop Press is a small press located in Calgary, Alberta

Publisher of the anthologies Coffin Hop: Death By Drive-In, Tall Tales Of The Weird West, and the upcoming AB Negative. We also publish the Axel Howerton short story series Manlove & Kickerdick Tricks, based on characters from his Arthur Ellis Award-nominated Detective novel Hot Sinatra (available from Evolved Publishing).

We also sponsor and host the annual Coffin Hop online horror literary event (October 24 - 31) and the Calgary-based crime fiction reading series #NoirBarYYC.

Coffin Hop Press is currently NOT open to public submissions, as we have several projects already in the works.

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Tall Tales Of The Weird West
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 45,310. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2015 by Coffin Hop Press. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Tall Tales Of The Weird West, from grizzled outlaws Jackson Lowry (Great West Detective Agency), C, Courtney Joyner (Shotgun), Scott S. Phillips (Squirrel Eyes) and Axel Howerton (Hot Sinatra), alongside furious fiction from young guns like R. Overwater, Allan Williams, Grady Cole and Craig Garrett.
999 Problems
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,110. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2015 by Coffin Hop Press. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
When Artie Menlowe and Jurgen Kierkedoek start a brawl on Record Store Day, the last thing they expect is to end up working as bagmen for the unpleasant side-of-beef known as "Morris". Join Manlove & Kickerdick in their first adventure as thugs-for-hire in 999 Problems, from the author of Ellis-Award finalist HOT SINATRA.
A Very Merry Manlove & Kickerdick Xmess
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,190. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2014 by Coffin Hop Press. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
L.A. tough-guys-for-hire and openly gay odd-couple Artie Menlowe and Jurgen Kierkedoek set out on a Christmas Eve job driving for an easily enraged Senator and his curious teenaged son. It's holiday hi-jinx, seasonal shenanigans and merriness run amok when two bad mammajammas like Manlove & Kickerdick get their festive feet to stompin'!


Coffin Hop: Death by Drive-In
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 43,360. Language: American English. Published: October 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Horror, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Get your popcorn ready and dim those headlights. The Dusk ‘til Dawn is about to begin, and it’s gonna be killer, baby! Coffin Hop: Death By Drive-In is a collection of 20+ tales to chill, thrill and amuse you with a selection of B-movie inspired tales. All proceeds support and worldwide children's literacy programs.

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Smashwords book reviews by Coffin Hop Press

  • In Extremis on Jan. 20, 2012

    Jerry McKinney's "In Extremis" drops us in the middle of a zombie apocalypse, trapped within the walls of a small church complex, with the risen dead clawing at the gates. Quick, deadly, and incredibly harrowing, this story mates Catholicism and the Undead and succeeds in giving us a nihilistic world's end painted in blood and faith. Check it out!
  • The Wizard Takes a Fitness Class on May 31, 2012

    What an excellent, fun, fast and furious little story. Esoteric mixes with exploitation, quirky mixes with crazy. This story has it all: Wizards, warlocks, eleven herbs and spices, kung-fu zombies, transgendered yoga, demons, spirits, and vitamin-enriched post-workout drinks. Everything you'd want in a six-demon bag and MORE! Red Tash is an ace. Pick this up and swig it back. Tasty and refreshing.