From Beyond Press is a new independent publishing imprint founded by Michael W. Phillips Jr. It’s an expansion of the work he did under his online bookstore and publishing company, It Came from Beyond Pulp, which has issued limited edition illustrated chapbooks by Bram Stoker winner Kealan Patrick Burke, Bram Stoker nominee Cynthia Pelayo, and jazz musician Lloyd Brodnax King. The new press will specialize in new horror, science fiction, and poetry, as well as reissuing forgotten works.
Michael W. Phillips Jr. (he/him) is a writer, editor, filmmaker, film curator, bookseller, and publisher based on the south side of Chicago. His fiction and poetry have appeared in Grievous Angel and Disturbed Digest, and he is the co-author of the nonfiction book Gold: Nature and Culture (with Rebecca Zorach, Reaktion Books, 2016). He has been an editor and proofreader for more than twenty years, and he is an associate member of the Horror Writers Association. He has worked in Chicago’s film exhibition industry for almost two decades, and he currently runs South Side Projections, a nonprofit that presents film screenings and discussions at locations around Chicago’s south side. He creates found-footage music videos for Chicago-based bands, and his short documentaries about Chicago artists and musicians have screened around North America and Europe.
From Beyond Press is located on the traditional homelands of the Council of the Three Fires: the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi Nations. Many other tribes such as the Miami, Ho-Chunk, Menominee, Sac, and Fox also called this area home. The region has long been a center for Indigenous people to gather, trade, and maintain kinship ties. Today, one of the largest urban American Indian communities in the United States resides in Chicago. Members of this community continue to contribute to the life of this city and to celebrate their heritage, practice traditions, and care for the land and waterways.