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DarkLit Sails - Original Launch and Update!


Because the horror community is the awesome place that it is, and because DarkLit is the awesome press that it is, they smashed their funding goal in only TWELVE HOURS! Kickstarter even recognized that awesomeness, and gave them a #projectwelove badge. Per Andrew, they've opened their submissions for the anthology that'll be shivering our timbers before we know it, and are even accepting auditions for audiobooks!

William Sterling's Killer Mediums podcast released a tremendously fun, informative episode (listen here), and there isn't a single thing about this project, and the people involved, not to love.💕☠️

a picture of an aged skull in front of a pirate's chest announcing the anthology

Image courtesy of DarkLit Press



DarkLit Press proudly announces the launch of their Kickstarter campaign for DarkLit Sails, an exhilarating series of pirate horror adventures written by underrepresented and marginalized authors. This daring voyage into the world of dark literature promises to captivate readers with spine-tingling tales of high-seas terror, all while championing diverse voices in the literary landscape.

Underrepresented and marginalized authors have long struggled to find their place in mainstream publishing, but DarkLit Sails aims to change that narrative. By providing a platform for these talented storytellers, DarkLit Press is committed to amplifying voices that have been historically overlooked in the industry.

"We believe that everyone deserves to see themselves reflected in the stories they read," says Andrew Robert, Founder and CEO of DarkLit Press. "With DarkLit Sails, we're not only offering thrilling adventures but also fostering inclusivity and representation in literature."

a skull on top of the steering wheel for a ship

Image courtesy of DarkLit Press

Each installment of DarkLit Sails will transport readers to the treacherous waters of pirate-infested seas, where danger lurks at every turn. From ancient curses to supernatural horrors, these tales promise to keep readers on the edge of their seats.

Adding to the allure of the campaign, DarkLit Sails will feature stunning cover illustrations by the acclaimed artist Val Halvorson, whose captivating artwork brings the chilling atmosphere of each story to life.

But the excitement doesn't end there! Backers of the Kickstarter campaign will enjoy a bounty of rewards, including discounted books from DarkLit Press's back catalogue and a treasure trove of free books. With rewards tailored to suit every budget, supporters will have the opportunity to dive into a sea of captivating stories while helping to bring DarkLit Sails to fruition.

"We're incredibly grateful for the support of our backers," says Andrew Robert. "Their contributions will not only help us publish DarkLit Sails but also pave the way for more diverse voices to be heard in the literary world."

The Kickstarter campaign for DarkLit Sails sets sail on March 26th, 2024, and supporters are encouraged to join the adventure by visiting the link below. With your help, DarkLit Press can chart a course toward a more inclusive and vibrant literary landscape.

all eight of the books featured in DarkLit sails, with the logo of the skull in front of the ship's wheel

Image courtesy of DarkLit Press

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