Dark Moon Digest - Issue Number 1

Dark Moon Digest - Issue Number 1

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by Stan Swanson
     
 
If you don't own a nightlight, maybe now's the time to invest in one. That's because the first issue of Dark Moon Digest-The Horror Fiction Quarterly here. Dark Moon Books is proud to present this exciting new publication geared toward horror fans and authors alike. Published four times per year, this 100 plus page anthology/magazine will be a solid addition to any

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If you don't own a nightlight, maybe now's the time to invest in one. That's because the first issue of Dark Moon Digest-The Horror Fiction Quarterly here. Dark Moon Books is proud to present this exciting new publication geared toward horror fans and authors alike. Published four times per year, this 100 plus page anthology/magazine will be a solid addition to any horror enthusiast's library. In this first issue you fill discover stunning and award-winning stories including "Slut" by E. K. Coughlin, "Moon Medicine" by Christopher Leppek and Emanuel Isler "Remaining Zheng" by Corey Kellgren and "The Interrogation of John Walker" by Jay Wilburn. Also included are scary tales from C. W. LaSart ("Jack and Jill"), Nicholas Conley ("The Skunk Ape") and Kevin McClintock ("Darkest Before Dawn"). You will also find one of the best short stories in the classic horror genre from Charlotte Perkins Gilman-"The Yellow Wallpaper". Columns include From the Dark: Demonic Children (Jeremiah Dutch), Chattering Bones: A Brief History of Zombies (Manny Frishberg) and Under the Stairs: Shadow Soul (Michael O'Neal). Searching for quality horror stories and much more? Look no further. We have a little of everything from zombies in the Far East to swarms of bugs in your own backyard. And now, better check to see if you have a nightlight that's working. You might need it.

Editorial Reviews

Timothy Wood
Awesome stories. I have been a fan of horror genre and pulp magazines for sometime. This digest is something that is of high quality. My kudos to the editor/creator/owners. The magazine is not full of gratuitous violence or anything like that...they are things that tickle the human psyche. The true horror in any situation--in my humble opinion---is situational to the characters in place. The stories in this collection are very well written.
Dale Wilson
I've been an avid reader of Weird Tales for a long time, but was looking for something more to satisfy my hunger for good horror short stories. Well, this magazine has accomplished that in a big way. The stories were entertaining, as for the features, not sure yet, I've just read the stories, but that is what I'm looking for. I wish it could be monthly, hopefully in the future if everyone catches on it will be. The magazine itself is nicely bound like Fantasy and Sci-Fi magazine.
Caren Hanten
When I got this digest, I was hoping for a magazine much like Cemetery Dance and other horror publications. I couldn't have been more wrong! This is no flimsy magazine format, but more of a larger paperback sort of book. It will easily last through many readings and look quite nice on a bookshelf as well. The stories were first rate, with a level of talent that I had not expected, and the other features were both amusing and well written. I would say this is a MUST for any fan of horror! KUDOS.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780978792565
Publisher:
Stony Meadow
Publication date:
10/01/2010
Pages:
110
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.23(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Stan Swanson is the editor and publisher of Dark Moon Digest (The Horror Fiction Quarterly). He is also the editor/publisher of Dark Moon Books and Stony Meadow Publishing. His newest collection of zombie tales is available worldwide: Forever Zombie: A Collection of Undead Guy Tales.

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Dark Moon Digest - Issue Number 1 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Joel7 More than 1 year ago
I have to agree with Caren Hanten - the ink on Dark Moon Digest doesn't wear off on the fingers as it does with CD and there is 98% LESS advertising. The stories are fantastic - I started out buying the first 6 volumes, was rather put out when I found out that they don't yet offer subscriptions, just ordered Volume #7 and plan on buying them every time they come out. If you enjoy good short horror fiction, this is the place to find it!!
bwbatlarge More than 1 year ago
The Dark Moon Digest: The Horror Fiction Quarterly released its first issue in October, ushering horror enthusiasts into a new era of quarterly horror stories, compiled for their fright and enjoyment. The first issue featured seven short stories, one classic horror story, a book review of Black Wings, horror poetry, and three columns: From the Dark "Demonic Children" by Jeremiah Dutch, Chattering Bones "A Brief History of Zombies" by Manny Frishberg, and Under the Basement Stairs "Shadow Soul" by Michael O'Neal. The Horror Fiction Quarterly warns readers, "If you don't own a nightlight, maybe now's the time to invest in one," presenting original, horrifying, and thrilling short stories, accompanied by original artwork. Erin K. Coughlin's "Slut," tells the tale of a girl who receives mysterious and eerie notes that quickly segue from those of a possible secret admirer to a ominous stalker, as they become creepier, demanding, and threatening, appearing on her pillow and everywhere she turns. As his demands escalate, ordering her to move "Somewhere cozy, wholesome... far away from all of the dirty influences I could pick up at school" to a "house with a locked basement and wrap-around porch," going on to demand that her father quit smoking, her mother give up her cat, and the whole family give up television, tensions and suspense mount, bringing readers breathlessly towards the denouement. Among the other suspenseful and horrifying tales are C.W. LaSart's "Jack and Jill," Christopher Leppek and Emanuel Isler's "Moon Medicine," Corey Kellgren's "Remaining Zheng," Nicholas Conley's "The Skunk Ape," Jay Wilburn's "The Interrogation of John Walker," and Kevin McClintock's "Darkest Before Dawn." Each story is filled with mystery, tension, and fright, satisfying readers' thirst for all things terrifying. The Horror Fiction Quarterly is an impressive collection of work by both new and established writers, bringing horror to its subscribers through a variety of artistic mediums, inspiring fear, nightmares, and, as readers were forewarned, the desire to sleep with a nightlight.
Chanten More than 1 year ago
For fans of quality horror magazines such as Cemetery Dance, look no further than Dark Moon Digest! Not only are the stories great~wtitten by up and coming horror authors, but the format is fantastic! Gone is the flimsy magazine format~this Digest comes complete with a glossy cover and is more of a paperback book! Good job to Stan and his group of top notch editors!