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LIKE A CHINESE TATTOO nominated for a Bram Stoker Award!

Posted March 25, 2009

We are pleased to announce that the latest title from Dark Arts Books – LIKE A CHINESE TATTOO – was nominated for a Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in an Anthology. 

The Bram Stoker Awards are awarded every year by the Horror Writers Association for superior achievement in horror.  This year, the awards will be handed out during the Stoker Awards Weekend, June 12-14 in Burbank, CA. Dark Arts Books will be in attendance, and will be hosting a table in the dealer’s room during the Stoker Weekend.

We congratulate all the nominees, and especially the authors from LIKE A CHINESE TATTOO – Cullen Bunn, JA Konrath, David Thomas Lord and Rick R. Reed.

Here is a complete list of this year’s Bram Stoker Award Nominees:

Superior Achievement in a Novel
Coffin Country by Gary Braunbeck (Leisure Books)
The Reach by Nate Kenyon (Leisure Books)
Duma Key by Stephen King (Scribner)
Johnny Gruesome by Gregory Lamberson (Bad Moon Books/Medallion Press)

Superior Achievement in a First Novel
Midnight on Mourn Street by Christopher Conlon (Earthling Publications)
The Gentling Box by Lisa Mannetti (Dark Hart Press)
Monster Behind the Wheel by Michael McCarty and Mark McLaughlin (Delirium Books)
The Suicide Collectors by David Oppegaard (St. Martin’s Press)
Frozen Blood by Joel A. Sutherland (Lachesis Publishing)

Superior Achievement in Long Fiction
The Shallow End of the Pool by Adam-Troy Castro (Creeping Hemlock Press)
Miranda by John R. Little (Bad Moon Books)
Redemption Roadshow by Weston Ochse (Burning Effigy Press)
The Confessions of St. Zach by Gene O’Neill (Bad Moon Books)

Superior Achievement in Short Fiction
“Petrified” by Scott Edelman (Desolate Souls)
“The Lost” by Sarah Langan (Cemetery Dance Publications)
“The Dude Who Collected Lovecraft” by Nick Mamatas and Tim Pratt (Chizine)
“Evidence of Love in a Case of Abandonment” by M. Rickert (Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction)
“Turtle” by Lee Thomas (Doorways)

Superior Achievement in an Anthology
Like a Chinese Tattoo , edited by Bill Breedlove (Dark Arts Books)
Horror Library, Vol. 3, edited by R.J. Cavender (Cutting Block Press)
Beneath the Surface, edited by Tim Deal (Shroud Publishing)
Unspeakable Horror, edited by Vince A. Liaguno and Chad Helder (Dark Scribe Press)

Superior Achievement in a Collection
The Number 121 to Pennsylvania by Kealan Patrick Burke (Cemetery Dance Publications)
Mama’s Boy and Other Dark Tales by Fran Friel (Apex Publications)
Just After Sunset by Stephen King (Scribner)
Mr. Gaunt and Other Uneasy Encounters by John Langan (Prime Books)
Gleefully Macabre Tales by Jeff Strand (Delirium Books)

Superior Achievement in Nonfiction
Cheap Scares by Gregory Lamberson (McFarland)
Zombie CSU by Jonathan Maberry (Citadel Press)
A Hallowe’en Anthology by Lisa Morton (McFarland)
The Book of Lists: Horror by Amy Wallace, Del Howison and Scott Bradley (HarperCollins)

Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection
The Nightmare Collection by Bruce Boston (Dark Regions Press)
The Phantom World by Gary William Crawford (Sam’s Dot Publishing)
Virgin of the Apocalypse by Corrine De Winter (Sam’s Dot Publishing)
Attack of the Two-Headed Poetry Monster by Mark McLaughlin and Michael McCarty (Skullvines Press)


What do Gary A. Braunbeck, Mort Castle, Gemma Files and Cody Goodfellow have in common?

Posted March 12, 2009

Mighty Unclean

Mighty Unclean

They’re all “Mighty Unclean!”

Dark Arts Books is proud to announce that its fifth title—the anthology Mighty Unclean—is set to be released at the 2009 Bram Stoker Awards Weekend, June 12-14, in Burbank, CA, and will feature stories from authors Gary A. Braunbeck, Mort Castle, Gemma Files and Cody Goodfellow.

“We are very excited about this book,” said Dark Arts Co-Publisher John Everson, “once again we have an unbelievable lineup and some really incredible stories.”

As usual, Mighty Unclean will follow Dark Arts’ template of combining the best new fiction along with uncovering outstanding reprinted material from each of the four authors, and will be edited by Dark Arts Co-Publisher Bill Breedlove.

One of the new story highlights is sure to be Gemma Files’ “The Speed of Pain,”—a sequel to her earlier work, “The Emperor’s Old Bones,” which won an International Horror Guild Award for best short story.

Cody Goodfellow, whose novel “Jake’s Wake” (with John Skipp) was recently published, has a story that Everson thinks will be garnering quite a bit of attention.

I think a lot of people are going to be talking about ‘Venus of Santa Cruz,’” said Everson. “it’s one of the most bizarre and extreme stories we ever published—and we have published some really bizarre and extreme stuff!”

Add in the contributions from multiple-Stoker Award winner Gary A. Braunbeck and living legend Mort Castle, and this release looks to be Dark Arts’ most compelling book yet.

Mighty Unclean is available for preorder now.