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+Horror Library+
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Volume 1


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Volume 2

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Volume 3

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Volume 4

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Volume 5

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Best of Vol. 1–5


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Volume 6

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Volume 7

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Volume 8

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Volume 9
Coming Soon!

Since 2006, the +HORROR LIBRARY+ series of anthologies has been internationally praised as a groundbreaking source of contemporary horror short fiction stories—relevant to the moment and stunning in impact—from leading authors of the macabre and darkly imaginative.

Filled with Fears and Fantasy. Death and Dark Dreams. Monsters and Mayhem. Literary Vision and Wonder. Each volume of the +Horror Library+ series is packed with heart-pounding thrills and creepy contemplations as to what truly lurks among the shadows of the world(s) we live in.

The +Horror Library+ anthology series is a hallmark for non-themed short works of horror & dark fantasy fiction for both new and established authors. Past contributors have included such notables as: Bentley Little (a regular contributor), Jeffrey Ford, Ray Garton, Kealan Patrick Burke, Jeff Strand, David Tallerman, Cullen Bunn, Tim Waggoner, Lisa Morton, John M. Floyd, Eric J. Guignard, JG Faherty, Carole Johnstone, et al.

Shamble no longer through the banal humdrum of normalcy, but ENTER THE HORROR LIBRARY!

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In 2006, the +Horror Library+ anthology series was founded by R.J. Cavender and a writers’ collective named the Terrible Twelve Authors who collaborated together through Zoetrope (Virtual Studio). Cutting Block Press (Austin, TX), under Boyd E. Harris, was established as the publisher of these titles (along with other indie horror books). R.J. helmed volumes 1–5, as well as The Best of Volumes 1–5, with assistance by various co-editors over the years, such as Boyd and Patrick Beltran, among others.

In 2014, Boyd sold Cutting Block Press and its catalogue of works to Farolight Publishing (Winchester, VA), operated by Patrick Beltran, who renamed Cutting Block Press as imprint Cutting Block Books.

In 2016, R.J. Cavender retired from publishing and sold to Patrick the +Horror Library+ rights, including all previous anthology volumes. Eric J. Guignard was then commissioned to edit the next volume in the +Horror Library+ series (Vol. 6).

In 2021, the +Horror Library+ anthology series was then sold to Dark Moon Books (Los Angeles, CA), operated by Eric J. Guignard, where it has been revamped and envisioned to continue its venerated tradition with a new volume to be published every one or two years.

The future of the +Horror Library+ is to continue promoting progressive and literary horror fiction, in the vein of acclaimed classic anthology series such as Whispers (ed. Stuart David Schiff); Borderlands (ed. Thomas Monteleone); Shadows (ed. Charles Grant); Masques (ed. J.N. Williamson), Shivers (ed. Richard Chizmar), etc.


Excellent stories of the highest caliber.   Dread Central

Impactful tales that throw the rules of both reality and genre fiction out the window.   Fearnet (Chiller TV)

. . . A mixture of surprising treats: Stark, livid, engaging.   

. . . perfect representation of how truly horrifying and intelligent horror fiction can be.   Horror Underground

+Horror Library+ sets a standard by which modern horror collections are measured.   Shroud Magazine

Nicely varied all-original stories.   Baen Books

Outstanding . . . extremely dark stories.   Horror World

Keeping the traditional horror genre alive and well.   Bookgasm


Uniformly well-crafted and original.   Rue Morgue Magazine

A range of material that produces extraordinary results.   British Fantasy Society

You can’t read just one.   Monster Librarian

+Horror Library+ is a welcome addition to horror fans’ collections.   Dark Scribe Magazine

A diabolical delight.   Hellnotes

A snapshot of modern literary horror fiction . . . imbued with literary energy and purpose.   Daily Dead

Well-deserved repute for literate horror penned by talented authors.  
The Haunted Reading Room

The stories that make horror what it really is.   HorrorNews.net


Most stories published in +Horror Library+ are selected through an open call for submissions. During that time, the announcement and submission details will be posted on the Dark Moon Books submissions page.

Additionally, subscribers to the Dark Moon Books/ Eric J. Guignard newsletter will be notified in advance when submissions open. To subscribe to the newsletter, provide your email address on the form page here: http://www.ericjguignard.com/subscribe.html.

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