Midnight Shambler was a small press literary publication focused on horror fiction, poetry and art work.
Midnight Shambler was first published in Salem, Oregon, U.S.A. in the 1980s. The editor for the first two issues, both released in 1988, was David Barker. Issue 2, from May 1988, was a special "Lovecraftian" issue, devoted to work within the Cthulhu Mythos. Midnight Shambler was revived in the 1990s by Robert M. Price, who published issue 3 in 1996, and continued to release issues throughout the 1990s from West Warwick, Rhode Island. Joseph S. Pulver was editor for the last issue, issue eleven, published in 1999.
Contributors of art work included David Barker, Richard Corben, Jason C. Eckhardt, Robert H. Knox, Allen Kowzowski, and Paul Monteleone, Richard Sardinha, Darrell Titchton, and Carole Wellen, among others.
Contributors of fiction included Benjamin Adams, James Ambuehl (Cthulhu Cultus), David Barker, Donald Burleson, Ramsey Campbell, Peter Cannon, Ron Dee, Thomas B. deMayo, Scott Dixon, Charles Garofalo, Rod Heather, Chad Hensley, Henrik Johnsson, David Kaufman, William Laughlin, Lisa Lepovetsky, Gary Lovisi, Albert Manachino, Mark McLaughlin (The Urbanite), Stephen G. Mitchell, Martin Mundt, Gary Myers, Adam Niswander, Wilum Pugmire (Queer Madness), Joseph S. Pulver, Sr., Stephen Mark Rainey (Deathrealm), Gary Robinson, Stanley C. Sargent, Frank Searight, Raymond Schmitz III, James Robert Smith, Jeffrey Thomas, Jody Trout, Ralph Vaughan, C.L. Werner, and Leon D. Wild, among others.
Contributors of poetry included Mollie L. Burleson, Michael Fantina, Chad Hensley, David Kaufman, Lelia Loban, John Newt, Stanley C. Sargent, Ann K. Schwader, Darrell Schweitzer, Frederick Stansfield, and Richard Tierney, among others.
Essays were contributed by David Barker, Michael Cisco, and Robert M. Price.