Alan Lastufka

Alan Lastufka is a Hoffer Award-winning author and the owner of Shortwave, an independent small press. He writes horror, supernatural, and magical realism stories.

His debut novel, Face the Night, received a starred Kirkus review, was a finalist for Best New Horror Novel at the Next Generation Indie Book Awards, and won the 2022 Hoffer Award for Best Commercial Fiction. It was also listed as one of the 100 Best Indie Books of the Year by Kirkus.

When he’s not writing, Alan enjoys walking through Oregon’s beautiful woods with his partner, Kris.

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Titles by Alan Lastufka
🏆 Bestseller
🥇 Award Finalist
A Dark Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror Anthology
🏆 Bestseller
🥇 Award Winner
★ Starred Review
🥇 Award Finalist
Magazine Pieces by Alan Lastufka
Teenage best friends Aaron and Tim have their own hideout in the woods. It’s an old, reclaimed cabin nicknamed the Fort. And it just grew a new door…
Alan Lastufka News
May 15, 2024
Our debut anthology, OBSOLESCENCE, was named a Finalist today in the Best New Horror category at the 2024 Next Generation Indie Book Awards…
December 8, 2023
After months of production, filming, and editing, the official trailer for our first film project “The Fort“, premiered today…
November 30, 2023
We’re excited to announce Shortwave founder Alan Lastufka will be included on the TBR CON panel for Small & Midsized Publishers…
June 12, 2023
Horror DNA recently poster their review of our anthology, OBSOLESCENCE, edited by Alan Lastufka and Kristina Horner. They gave the book a perfect 5 out of 5 star rating, saying…
April 25, 2023
We’re excited to announce Shortwave founder Alan Lastufka will be included on the StokerCon Panel for Keeping the Artificial out of Art: AI, Bots, and ChatGPT…
December 15, 2022
Kirkus has named Alan Lastufka’s Face the Night one of the 100 Best Indie Books of the Year in their latest issue. Kirkus is the industry standard for professional reviews…
December 6, 2022
Naomi Grossman is wrapping up her Foreword for OBSOLESCENCE this week! She called OBSOLESCENCE co-editor, Alan Lastufka, after reading the first five stories…
November 25, 2022
The American Book Fest announced the final results of their annual awards this week and Alan Lastufka’s debut novel, Face the Night, was honored as one of only five Finalists for Best New Fiction…
November 3, 2022
The OBSOLESCENCE anthology started with 12 Featured Authors a few months ago. Then we read through 628 open submissions and narrowed those down to just 12 additional stories to complete the anthology…
October 24, 2022
The 2022 BookLife Prize by Publishers Weekly announced semi-finalists this morning, and Alan Lastufka’s debut novel, Face the Night, moved on to the next round of judging…
September 8, 2022
The 2022 American Fiction Awards announced the final results of their annual awards last night and Alan Lastufka’s debut novel, Face the Night, was…
August 19, 2022
The film rights to Alan Lastufka’s short story, “The Fort”, have been optioned by Umbrella Pictures. “The Fort” is set to be produced as a standalone short film…
August 15, 2022
Our first ever open call for submissions! We are seeking short story submissions for our upcoming title, OBSOLESCENCE: A Dark Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror Anthology…
July 16, 2022
We are so excited to announce our first anthology project. OBSOLESCENCE is a new collection of short stories about horrifying or fantastical interactions with technology…
July 13, 2022
The Publishers Weekly BookLife Prize just released their Critic’s Reports and Alan Lastufka’s debut novel, Face the Night, received a score of 9.75/10…