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Whether you consider them to be classic or neo noir, femme revenge, new voices, or something else entirely: the stories we aim to publish in Dark Yonder are all honest and insightful, written by creators driven to share their unflinching take on the world we live in today. Call our fiction bleak, or dark, or nihilistic. Call it brave, or gut-wrenching, or the inconvenient truth. Dark Yonder is a literary magazine that elevates the voices of those often overlooked in our society, giving readers a glimpse of other realities. 

For years, Yonder: Southern Cocktails & Brew in Hillsborough, NC, has hosted the Noir at the Bar reading series, which has spotlighted fiction authors from the area and beyond. Inspired by that spirit, each quarterly issue of Dark Yonder will feature eight to ten short stories by best-selling and emerging authors, curated by Yonder co-owner and novelist Eryk Pruitt, and bestselling author Katy Munger of Thalia Press. Dark Yonder is available in both paperback and eBook format.




Katy Munger is a North Carolina-based editor and mystery author who has written under several different pseudonyms. She is the author of the Dead Detective series; the Casey Jones crime fiction series; and the Hubbert & Lil mystery series. She has also contributed to numerous short story collections. Her books can be found on Amazon or ordered through Ingram Distributors by your local bookstore. Katy has also been a book reviewer for the Washington Post and served as North Carolina’s 2016 Piedmont Laureate. Learn more at

Eryk Pruitt is a screenwriter, author, and filmmaker living in Hillsborough, NC. In 2011, he wrote and produced the short film FOODIE which went on to win eight top awards at over sixteen film festivals. Since then, he has written several other films, including KEEPSAKELIYANA, ON COMMAND, and THE HOODOO OF SWEET MAMA ROSA. His short fiction has appeared in The Avalon Literary ReviewThuglitPulp Modern, and Zymbol, among others, and in 2014 was a finalist for a Derringer Award. His novels DIRTBAGS, HASHTAG, WHAT WE RECKON, and SOMETHING BAD WRONG are all available in print, audio and electronic formats. 

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