Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing Acquires Dark Moon Digest

Dark Moon Digest

After five years of publishing, Stan Swanson of Dark Moon Books and Dark Moon Digest has sold the majority of his share of the digest to Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing. It is unclear yet what the future will hold for Dark Moon Books, but Perpetual Motion Machine will now be the sole publisher of Dark Moon Digest, the horror quarterly that first launched in October 2010.

Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing is owned by myself: LitReactor’s very own Max Booth III, and my partner, Lori Michelle, who up until now has been the Managing Editor of Dark Moon Digest. Effective starting with Issue #21 (October 2015), Michelle and myself will serve as the digest’s new publishers.

With new ownership comes some welcomed changes. For one, writers will now be paid $0.01/per word for each accepted piece of fiction. Dark Moon Digest will also be returning column sections and book reviews, which long time readers of the digest will recognize from early issues. We will be searching for ad space in the near future along with more short stories for upcoming issues.

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Perpetual Motion Machine is known for publishing dark crime pieces and disturbing slices of horror. Speaking as the Editor-in-Chief of Perpetual Motion Machine, I look forward to helping bring the press’s touch to what is already an outstanding magazine. Lori Michelle will be stepping up from Managing Editor of Dark Moon Digest to Editor-in-Chief, and I have no doubt in my mind that she will continue to give life to a digest that has been so rich in nightmare fuel.

Max Booth III

News by Max Booth III

Max Booth III is the CEO of Ghoulish Books, the host of the GHOULISH and Dog Ears podcasts, the co-founder of the Ghoulish Book Festival, and the author of several spooky books, including Abnormal Statistics, Maggots Screaming!, Touch the Night, and others. He wrote both the novella and film versions of We Need to Do Something, which was released by IFC Midnight in 2021 and can currently be streamed on Hulu. He was raised in Northwest Indiana and now lives in San Antonio.

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Robert Shane Wilson's picture
Robert Shane Wilson July 20, 2015 - 11:41pm

Very interesting!

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Cool beans. 

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