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Gary William Crawford (born 1953) is an American writer and small press publisher.

He is the founder and editor of Gothic Press, which since 1979 has published books and periodicals in the field of Gothic literature. From 1979 to 1987, Crawford produced six issues of the journal Gothic, which features articles on Gothic fiction from 1764 to 1986. Later, the press published the horror poetry magazine Night Songs. In recent years, the press has published The Gothic Chapbook Series, which features pamphlets of fiction, poetry and scholarship.

He has numerous poems, stories, and articles in the small press. Crawford has recently begun the online journal, Le Fanu Studies, about ghost and mystery story writer J. Sheridan Le Fanu, and is compiling internet databases on Le Fanu, Fritz Leiber, Ramsey Campbell, Walter de la Mare and Robert Aickman. His M.A. thesis, "Sheridan Le Fanu's In a Glass Darkly: Ironic Distance and the Supernatural," Mississippi State University, 1977, is available from Crawford's Gothic Press. His poetry collection The Shadow City was nominated for a Bram Stoker Award from the Horror Writers Association. He has also written an essay about Fritz Leiber for a book published by McFarland Publishers. His collection of poetry, The Phantom World, was published by Sam's Dot Publishing in 2008 and was also nominated for a Stoker. Poems written in collaboration with Bruce Boston are in Boston's book Double Visions from Dark Regions Press. Now available from Dark Regions Press is his poetry collection Voices from the Dark.

Crawford contributed several articles to The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural (1986).




Poetry collections

  • Poems of the Divided Self (1992)
  • In Shadow Lands (1998)
  • The Shadow City (2005)
  • The Phantom World (2008)
  • Voices from the Dark (2009)

Story collections

  • Gothic Fevers (2000)
  • Mysteries of Von Domarus, and Other Stories (2006)


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