Darkly Bright Press is a small, independent book publisher with a focus on Uncommon Literature & Liturgical Christianity. Inspired by Welsh writer Arthur Machen’s emphasis on ecstasy in literature, our mission is to curate and spotlight such works by past voices and provide a platform for new authors, poets and artists.

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A Glorious Old Church – Ever mindful of hidden wonder, Arthur Machen finds it in an old English church.



Recent work by Joshua Alan Sturgill:

The Terror of the Day’s Routine
I Saw the Wonder and Glory

Also, Sturgill offers this week’s Fairy Tale…

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Fairy Tale Fridays

The Woman Who Followed the Wind by Joshua Alan Sturgill, a new and enchanting story.

Ghost Story Mondays:

Sister Maddelena by Ralph Adams Cram. This week’s installment is a tale of absolution beyond the grave.




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