About Us

We are a weird fiction and horror blog and press operated by Justin A. Burnett. Currently, we publish annual anthologies featuring both established and new voices in genre fiction, as well as single author collections and novels, special edition reprints, and homemade chapbooks. Our debut anthology, Mannequin: Tales of Wood Made Flesh, was named “best multi author anthology of 2019” by Rue Morgue magazine.  

On our blog, we review books, conduct author interviews, and host our well-known annual list of “10 Weird Writers to Save Us,” spotlighting exciting new writers in weird and horror fiction. It’s not beyond us to post more philosophical essays and retrospectives covering various media.

We try to frequently remain open to submissions. We are proud of being a small, DIY company operating from a single, cramped office. We publish what is good, the stuff that unsettles us in all the right ways. We like writing that shimmers with intelligence and impassioned creativity. Above all, we want to keep things interesting.

While not working on the latest SMM project, Justin A. Burnett also works as an author and freelance copy editor.

Questions? Email us at silentmotoristmedia@gmail.com.    


The first issue of Mysterium Tremendum, our quarterly chapbook exploring the intersection of horror and the holy, is now available for preorder. The release date is Jan 1st, 2021. This issue (approximately 45 pages) features work by Scott R. Jones, Benjamin Gardner, and Kurt Newton. It also includes an editor's introduction and illustrations by Justin A. Burnett. Please ensure a future for this project by preordering now

Submissions for Hymns of Abomination: Secret Songs of Leeds, our tribute anthology to Matthew M. Bartlett, are now closed. This massive anthology will feature the work of John Langan, Nathan Ballingrud, Brian Evenson, Gemma Files, S.P. Miskowski, Tom Breen, Jonathan Raab, and many more. Expected release:  July of 2021. 

Our limited, signed, numbered, illustrated and expanded edition of Philip Fracassi's Altar has funded on Kickstarter. There are still copies available in both limited paperback and hardcover formats. Both editions will be made available to preorder before going to print. This is an extremely limited edition, and will not go into multiple printings. Subscribe to our newsletter to be among the first to know about availability. 


As always, previews to all these projects, including entire works from Mysterium Tremendum and Hymns of Abomination, as well as exclusive apparel discounts, exclusive content, and exclusive early glimpses of projects not publically announced, are available on Patreon. Subscribe today!  

Check out our latest merch desings on our Teespring store! Our brand new Logo design just released (right), and our popular "Welcome to Leeds" Hymns of Abomination designs are still available. 

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