A Bold New Imprint for Unapologetic Pleasure and Boundless Creativity
Ancient Greek: ἡδονή, hēdonē
DarkLit Press is proud to announce the launch of its electrifying new publishing imprint, Hedone Books, helmed by Caitlin Marceau (author of This Is Where We Talk Things Out). Inspired by the pursuit of pleasure and the embrace of life’s complexities, Hedone Books promises to push the boundaries of desire and depravity, while blurring the line between fantasy and nightmare in a captivating and safe environment for readers and creators alike.
The ethos of Hedone Books centers around a fundamental truth: pleasure and pain are intrinsically intertwined, forming an intricate tapestry of human experiences. The imprint's fearless exploration of this profound interplay promises to leave readers breathless and enthralled, encouraging them to delve into the deepest recesses of their desires.
What Sets Hedone Books Apart?
Hedone Books takes pride in being at the forefront of the sex-positive literary movement. The imprint is dedicated to fostering an open and inclusive space for readers to explore their identities, embrace their kinks, and safely test their boundaries through the power of literature. With each riveting publication, Hedone Books embarks on a journey that challenges norms, dismantles inhibitions, and celebrates the beauty of embracing one's authentic self.
"We are excited to unveil Hedone Books as a platform that embraces all aspects of human experience," says Andrew Robert, owner/operator of DarkLit Press. "Through unapologetically candid storytelling, we aim to create a safe space for readers to embrace their desires and indulge in their fantasies, all while championing the creativity of our diverse group of authors and creatives."
Who We Seek: Celebrating Diversity in Literature
At Hedone Books, diversity is not just a buzzword; it's a guiding principle. The imprint is resolute in its commitment to giving marginalized writers a prominent seat at the table, providing a platform for underrepresented voices to flourish and reach a wider audience. As they seek to redefine the literary landscape, Hedone Books actively encourages aspiring writers from all walks of life to submit their work during designated submission periods.
In addition to their dedication to diverse authors, Hedone Books is equally invested in collaborating with a talented roster of artists, editors, and creatives who share their vision of a more inclusive publishing industry. The imprint is eager to build a community that reflects the richness of human experiences and perspectives.
Be a Part of Hedone Books
As the publishing world embraces new voices and perspectives, Hedone Books is excited to welcome fresh talents—including the imprint’s debut author, literary sensation Lindz McLeod—who embody their spirit of unapologetic pleasure and creativity. Writers and creatives interested in joining the Hedone Books family are encouraged to keep an eye out for upcoming opportunities and submission guidelines.
Stay connected by following Hedone Books on all major social platforms at @hedonebooks.
Caitlin Marceau is a queer award-winning author and illustrator based in Montreal. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing, is an Active Member of the Horror Writers Association, and has spoken about genre literature at several Canadian conventions. She spends most of her time writing horror and experimental fiction, but has also been published for poetry as well as creative non-fiction. Her work includes Palimpsest, Magnum Opus, A Blackness Absolute, and This Is Where We Talk Things Out. Her novella, I’m Having Regrets, and her debut novel, It Wasn’t Supposed To Go Like This, are set for publication in 2023. For more, visit CaitlinMarceau.ca or find her on social media.
Marina Garrido is a lesbian book reviewer, translator, and editor based in Brazil. She graduated in Literature from UNICAMP, holds a marketing MBA and is currently in a postgraduate course in Publishing. Her essays have been published in Outsider: a Stephen King Zine Vol.1 and Hear Us Scream: The Voices of Horror Vol.1, and she loves going on podcasts to discuss all things horror. You can find her reviews on the Hear Us Scream website and her personal Goodreads.