Independent publisher Soho Press is launching a new horror imprint called Hell’s Hundred. This is Soho Press’ first new imprint since the launching of Soho Teen in 2012—according to an article in Publisher’s Weekly, the decision came after the Soho team received a selection of horror submissions that they were interested in, which didn’t match up with what their current imprints represent.
The name of the imprint, according to a Soho Press statement, is inspired by “the once bleak, now chic New York City neighborhood of SoHo—formerly known as ‘hell’s hundred acres’ for its grim industrial facades and deadly fires—Hell’s Hundred provides fertile ground for new nightmares to take root.”
The first two Hell’s Hundred books—youthjuice by E.K. Sathue and Blood Like Mine by Stuart Neville—come out in June 2024 and August 2024 respectively. Neville’s other books (Blood Like Mine is his tenth for Soho), which are noir mysteries with supernatural elements, will also move over to the Hell’s Hundred imprint.
Soho promises that Hell’s Hundred will appeal to all. “Both die-hard horror lovers and the horror-curious will find much to savor here,” a statement from the publisher states. “From grisly and macabre to darkly humorous, Hell’s Hundred publishes evocative horror fiction by true genre aficionados, revealing profound truths about the most horrifying aspects of the human experience with perfect doses of terror.”
You can see Hell’s Hundred’s catalog here.