Tallhat Press is a small press imprint which produces books and chapbooks.

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(illustrated chapbook)


"Unmemory" is an original, 9,000-word short story by Kristi DeMeester. A university student attempts to track down the briefly-glimpsed Christmas film which traumatized her as a child.

This edition by Tallhat Press includes 10 greyscale illustrations by Yves Tourigny, and colour cover and interior cover illustrations.

8.5" x 5.5"

40 pp.


Kristi DeMeester is the author of Beneath, a novel published by Word Horde Publications, and Everything That’s Underneath, a short fiction collection from Apex Books. Her short fiction has appeared in approximately forty magazines, including Ellen Datlow's The Year's Best Horror Volume 9, Stephen Jones' Best New HorrorYear’s Best Weird Fiction Volumes 1, 3, and 5 in addition to publications such as Fairy Tale Review, Black Static, The Dark, and several others. In her spare time, she alternates between telling people how to pronounce her last name and how to spell her first. Find her online at www.kristidemeester.com.

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The Highest and the Sweetest
(illustrated chapbook)


S.P. Miskowski's "The Highest and the Sweetest" is a sharp little papercut of a story. A darkly comic look at the application of reproductive technologies for commercial and religious ends. Reader discretion is advised.

8.5" x 5.5"

32pp. Includes 9 black & white illustrations by Yves Tourigny.

S.P. Miskowski’s stories have appeared in Supernatural TalesBlack StaticStrange Aeons and Eyedolon Magazine as well as in numerous anthologies including The Best Horror of the Year Volume TenHaunted NightsThe Madness of Dr. CaligariLooming Low and Darker Companions: Celebrating 50 Years of Ramsey Campbell. Her debut novel, Knock Knock, was a finalist for a Shirley Jackson Award and her second novel, I Wish I Was Like You, was named This Is Horror 2017 Novel of the Year. Her books are available from Omnium Gatherum, Dunhams Manor Press and JournalStone/Trepidatio.

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20 Simple Steps to Ventriloquism (illustrated chapbook)


"20 Simple Steps to Ventriloquism" is an instructional piece of short fiction by weird/horror writer and (lapsed) professional ventriloquist Jon Padgett.

This edition by Tallhat Press includes 20 previously unpublished black and white illustrations by artist and (lapsed) squirrel rehabilitator Yves Tourigny.

8.5" x 5.5"

52 pp.


“20 Simple Steps to Ventriloquism” first appeared in the 2013 Shirley Jackson Award winning anthology, THE GRIMSCRIBE PUPPETS. “When I was a child, my first ventriloquist dummy came with a pamphlet entitled “7 SIMPLE STEPS TO VENTRILOQUISM.” Though the following ventriloquist story went through a tremendous number of transmutations from its inception two decades ago (when it was first conceived), that pamphlet from my past proved to be the key to what “20 Simple Steps to Ventriloquism” would finally become. Practice the first seven steps enough, and you may one day be able to throw your voice with the best of the showbiz ventriloquists out there. Practice the rest of the steps at your own risk.”

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