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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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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

Martin Mundt March Madness!

Posted March 8, 2013

Dark Arts Books is proud to unveil the first e-book editions of two of the finest, funniest, feral books of fiction you will ever fall upon: Martin Mundt’s The Crawling Abattoir and The Dark Underbelly of Hymns!

Anyone who’s been a Dark Arts Books fan knows that Martin Mundt’s “A Perfect Plan” opened our very first collection back in 2006 — Candy in the Dumpster. So we’re pretty excited that we now have the rights to not one, but three of his short story collections (look at the covers below and do the math. Yes, there will be more Mundt news coming soon.)

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Originally released as a chapbook in 1999 by Twilight Tales in Chicago, The Crawling Abattoir was expanded and reissued in 2004 with additional stories and a new cover by the incomparable Chad Savage. Four years later, Delirium Books issued Mundt’s 2nd collection, The Dark Underbelly of Hymns, in a limited 100-copy hardcover edition (and also featuring a Chad Savage cover!). Both books have inexplicably been out of print for several years…until now.

Don’t miss enjoying the stories which led Peter Straub to remark:

“Martin Mundt is a nasty, warped, zero-temperature so-and-so who can’t put two words together without first snickering, then slitting their throats. No wonder reading him is such a pleasure.” – Peter Straub

 Download The Crawling Abattoir FREE
from March 9-13!

That’s right – to celebrate the reissues, we’re offering The Crawling Abattoir as a free download on Amazon this week. We’re betting that once you read “My Love is a Dead, Dead Rose,” you’ll have to pony up and buy The Dark Underbelly of Hymns to enjoy “The ‘Nothing Good Ever Came Out Of Being Asked By Your Girlfriend If You Were A Cannibal’ Blues.”

Get your free copy of The Crawling Abattoir here:

And tell your friends to download one. Download one for your mom. Download a copy for the blind guy who lives behind the strip mall dumpster (trust me, he’ll enjoy just being in the proximity of The Crawling Abattoir, even if he can’t read it). Help The Crawling Abattoir crawl to the top of the Amazon charts this week! Just don’t let it get near your grandma.

Then, before Mundt’s words manage to slit your throat, make sure you download a copy (after paying a small fee) of The Dark Underbelly of Hymns from one of the following fine e-book stores:

Need more convincing?
Read a copy of Mundt’s “A Perfect Plan,”  originally published in Candy in the Dumpster.

See? Now go get your free copy of The Crawling Abattoir: