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Welcome To Dark Arts Books...

Each of our titles feature multiple stories by four authors, providing "sampler" anthologies of the finest writers in modern horror. Since 2006, we've published seven anthologies, been written up in Year's Best Fantasy & Horror, Cemetery Dance and Rue Morgue, and been nominated for a Bram Stoker Award. To solidify our position as a serious, highbrow press, we staged the first-ever World Horror Convention Pajama Party in 2008!

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Just in time for Halloween – New Martin Mundt!

Posted October 25, 2015

synchronizedsleepwalking-300This week, Dark Arts Books is releasing our first brand new title in four years! In 2013, to set the stage, we reissued Martin Mundt’s long out-of-print collections The Crawling Abattoir and The Dark Underbelly of Hymns. This month, at long last, we’re publishing a brand new Martin Mundt short fiction collection! Featuring 27 stories, half of them seeing print for the first time, this is Mundt’s largest collection, and includes many of his live reading fan favorites. You do not want to miss this book, it is amazing. Here’s the description:

To sleep, perchance to dream… And in dreaming lies the danger! With Martin Mundt as your dangerous Dream Master, in the 27 tales within, you’ll visit places dark and places strange. You’ll live dreams both oddly hilarious and eerily heart-wrenching.

From a couple with a fetish for fireworks to a tower of words that reaches to the sky and beyond… from a dominatrix with a perverted parrot to a triptych of El Pollo tales of fowl revenge… from an ex-girlfriend who’d make Kathy Bates’ character in Misery seem like a good time girl to a Lovecraftian descent into the darkest magic… These dreams will kidnap your imagination and take you to places you’ve never dared before to see. Hide all the sharp objects in your bedroom and prepare for some serious Sleepwalking…

The trade paperback launched a week or so ago on Amazon, and the e-book edition just debuted today! Download it here.


New in Paperback from Dark Arts Books!

Posted September 16, 2013

Over the past few months, Dark Arts Books has been re-issuing the early short fiction collections from Martin Mundt and John Everson.  We led off with e-book editions, but now you can get all four of these dark gems in paperback — the way the devil intended!

This is the first time that Everson’s first collection, Cage of Bones, or Mundt’s The Dark Underbelly of Hymns have ever appeared in paperback — both were originally limited hardcover-only editions from Delirium Books.

Stop by the Dark Arts Books Store or visit our page on to order a copy. Or to read more about what sorts of decadent dreams and naughty necrophiles live within their pages, just click on the book covers below.

Cage of Bones & Other Deadly Obsessions he Dark Underbelly of Hymns

The Crawling Abattoir Vigilantes of Love


Download FAILURE by John Everson for FREE this week!

Posted July 31, 2013

FAILUREDark Arts Books is reissuing the early Delrium Books releases of author and publisher John Everson. The first is the novelette Failure,  which launched a “hardcover chapbook” line for Delirium Books back in 2006.  This week, Failure was relaunched with new updated cover art as well as a new author Afterword. The original full wraparound cover art is also included at the end of the book.

To celebrate the reissue, the novelette is free this week on Amazon!

Check out the new edition here:

The story revolves around three teens, who are lured into a twisted occult plot by a wizard with the promise of sex and drugs. But they never realized that the old man’s intentions were far darker than voyeurism.

Here are a couple of the reviews that the original edition received:

Failure is one nasty tale — full of evil spells and bloodshed. It’s fast-paced and unforgettable.”
–Wicked Karnival

“…kind-of like reading a novella-length version of lyrics to a Slayer song …Failure is an impressive, fast-paced read that shoves your face into the sleaze and then takes off like a drive-by shooting. For a short story, this sucker packs quite a punch.”
–The Horror Fiction Review