We understand your frustration at our silence. We have been taking care of our own selves first--something which we do not ask apology for, but your empathy seeing that we were all in the same situation. We were inactive due to extenuating circumstances, so no emails were checked or replied to, no author copies sent, and no payments made. So don't feel too left out!
We would like to thank you for your patience during these trying times the last two years. COVID his us hard and put everything on hold as we rearranged our lives and finances--there has only been a trickle with all the funding raising sources canceled for two years, so it's been our day jobs.
We are sorry that it has taken us so long to get back to you, get contracts fulfilled, but 2022 is the year we will be moving on our obligations now that things are stable again. It is our full intent and requirement to do so-to honor you-and the beautiful works you published with us.
All our best,
Those with longstanding patience will be pleased to hear that the sixth installment of the Utah Horror Writers' Anthology is released and available for sale for only $14.99! You may purchase it on Amazon or through Forty-Two Books' Storenvy shop.
Forty-Two Books is sorry to announce delays in receipt of author copies and payments of works published. Due to the complex facets of 2020 and COVID-19, we do ask that you bear with us at this time and forgive the delays in getting copies to your door and payments to your bank accounts. We expect things to normalize in 2021, but will work through the fall to eek out what we can. If there are any questions, please feel free to contact us in the meantime: firstname.lastname@example.org
Forty-Two Books is pleased to be releasing vol 6 of the Utah Horror Writers anthology, They Walk Among Us: A Collection of Utah Horror, due out June 2020. The release launch party has been postponed from April to later in the year due to COVID-19. The theme of the anthology is monsters, in all their forms, which may walk among humanity unbeknownst to humans.
The following authors were accepted into the anthology
Alan Macfarlane|The Werewolf of Wasatch Hollow|Poetry
Caryn Larrinaga|No Soliciting|Short story
Cass Carvajal|In Wolf's Clothing|Flash
C.H. Lindsay|Mirrors Never Lie and Rotten Moonshine|Poetry
C.R. Langille|The Deep Timber|Novelette
Elizabeth E. Allen|The Babysitter|Flash
Heidi Voss|Dinner for Halgaroth|Flash
John Grey|Werewolf Approaches His Nineties|Poetry
Juleigh Howard-Hobson|The Trick is to Let Them Think What They Want to Think|Poetry
Julie Frost|Good Fences and The Hellveteen Rabbit|Novelette and short story
Lehua Parker|Resister|Short story
Madeline Marcum|Night Watch|Short story
Maegan Langer|Her Skin|Short story
Cover art by Carter Reid of Zombie Nation.
fInto poetry and mental health? Editor Daniel Cureton has just released his debut solo work of poetry and writings dealing with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. The book will allow the reader to "Enter a world where anxiety rules and compulsion is the tool. You will find 50 original poems and writings dealing with OCD, it's affects, and rediscovering that there is life after diagnosis." In other words, "Travel alongside one man's journey as he falls into the dark recesses of his mind, finds inner strength, and is reborn in this narrative of the inner worlds. Allow yourself to experience the beauty and terror of Monster Brain."
Signed copies available from Forty-Two Books' Storenvy for $19.99 or regular paperbacks on Amazon.com for $14.99
For those interested in an collector's edition, Strange Stories Vol 1 one is up for Pre-Order on our Storenvy site.
Packed with over 600 pages of content, a STRANGE Adventure Awaits! Each book comes numbered and embossed with the press' gold stamp. You get a T-shirt with the book cover and an advanced excerpt reading booklet of Putrescent Poems, Forty-Two Books' horror poetry collection being published fall of 2019. T-shirt is cotton black, s-3xl. Upon check out, please leave a note with T-shirt size.
Click here to get your copy for $80!
A few author met to sign copies of Peaks of Madness: A Collection of Utah Horror before the Halloween holiday. from 7-8:30, books were signed at the West Jordan location, exciting minds with a great chill for the thrilling season!
take me apart
the way I know you want to
hold me down and
gut me like a fish...”
“His churning seed was, well, quite tasty
But, this apparition was not yet through
To my horror and to my abject shock
For between my thighs, he mightily pried
And began to assault me buttocks”
“I drive my fist inside her cunt,
feeling for the fetal runt.
I grasp it by the tiny waist,
and tear it out to have a taste.”
Sedated Pregnancy-Warren Denbrock Porter
The Following Authors Have Been Accepted for Publication in Putrescent Poems Vol 1
Title Author County
The Littlest Murder|Christina Digan|Canada
One Glass Eye|North Adam|Egypt
Jung Explains Pizza|David Shultz|Canada
Autopsy|Detroit Kallunki|New Mexico
The Valdemar Effect|Frank Coffman|Illinois
The Artist|John Andrews|UK
Master of Decay and Hidden (Art pieces)|Shannon Gardner|Wisconsin
Alone in the Land of Robots|Shaun Avery|UK
Silent Enemies|James Lewis|New York
Beg For It|Joanna Koch|Michigan
Busy Body|Kurt Newton|USA
Fixer-Upper|M. Alan Vreeland|New York
Sedated Pregnancy|Warren Denbrock Porter|UK
The House on the Hill|Michael Meroney|USA