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Dark Alley Press

Dark Alley Press is an imprint of Vagabondage Press, LLC. under the direction of Owner and Senior Managing Editor, N. Apythia Morges. Dark Alley Press is dedicated to providing intelligent, imaginative, and thrilling horror and dark fiction in both print and digital formats.

All submissions are accepted through Submittable. Literary agents are not required for submission. Unsolicited submissions sent directly to our staff through email will not be read. Submissions require a synopsis and author bio or they will be declined without being read.

Note: Novel/novella submissions are currently closed. Short Story submissions are open for Ink Stains: A Dark Fiction Literary Anthology.

About Ink Stains Anthology

Ink Stains: A Dark Fiction Literary Journal is the pet project of Vagabondage Press owner and Pushcart Prize nominee, N. Apythia Morges. Morges also oversees the VBP imprint, Dark Alley Press.

Ink Stains: A Dark Fiction Literary Journal debuted as a paying quarterly journal in April 2016 and switched to a yearly anthology in October 2019. It is published under Dark Alley Press, an imprint of Vagabondage Press.

All submissions are accepted through Submittable. Literary agents are not required for submission. Unsolicited submissions sent directly to our staff through email will not be read. Submissions require a synopsis and author bio or they will be declined without being read.

About N. Apythia Morges

N. Apythia Morges serves as owner and senior managing editor of Dark Alley Press, an imprint of Vagabondage Press, as well as editor of Ink Stains, A Dark Fiction Literary Anthology.

Morges has been working in the publishing world since 2000. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Penn State and a master’s degree in publishing from Pace University. She also has a certificate in international communications from Manchester University, Manchester, England. She is one of four friends who co-founded Vagabondage Press in 2008 and was cofounder and president of Phoenix Tears Literary Charity.

Also a writer, she’s had several short stories and novellas published under a variety of pen names and is a Pushcart Prize nominee. She was a member of Pencils Writers Group, founding member of Writers on the Rocks, and founder of the Helderberg Writers Retreat.

She can be reached at info@darkalleypress.com

About Vagabondage Press

Vagabondage Press was established in Spring 2008 in order to publish fiction and non-fiction that examines life in all its lovely ambiguity, grittiness, glory, and despair. Today it is run by two of the original founders, Fawn Neun and N. Apythia Morges. We hold the unique and simple belief that good writing transcends genre. We dislike the tendency in mainstream publishing to categorize and pigeonhole authors and their work into literary ghettos. Vagabondage Press has a commitment to providing an alternative.