Cemetery Dance Announces Shivers VI Containing Stephen King’s “The Crate”

Cemetery Dance Publications is proud to announce the sixth entry in the award-nominated and best-selling anthology series! Shivers VI is by far the largest volume to date and the first volume in the series to be published as Limited Edition and Lettered Edition hardcovers signed by the editor for the collectors in addition to the affordable trade paperback edition for general readers!

Shivers VI weighs in at 410 pages and contains more than 110,000 words from today’s most popular authors of horror and suspense including Stephen King, Peter Straub, Al Sarrantonio, Jay Bonansinga, Lisa Tuttle, David B. Silva, Melanie Tem, Brian Hodge, Brian Keene, Alan Peter Ryan, Blake Crouch and Jack Kilborn, Bev Vincent, Brian James Freeman, Norman Prentiss, and many others.

Two of the longest pieces are a long lost novella, “The Crate” by Stephen King, which was only published once and hasn’t been in print in more than three decades, and “A Special Place: The Heart of A Dark Matter” by Peter Straub, a novella that is “creepy to the core” and “shines a terrible light on the backstory of Straub’s acclaimed A Dark Matter” according to the coveted Starred Review from Publishers Weekly.

Featuring original dark fiction with a handful of rare reprints, Shivers VI is available only from Cemetery Dance Publications.

Table of Contents:

“Serial” by Blake Crouch & Jack Kilborn
“The Crate” a novella by Stephen King
“The Last Beautiful Day” by Brian James Freeman
“Cobwebs” by Kealan Patrick Burke
“The Old Ways” by Norman Prentiss
“Waiting for Darkness” by Brian Keene
“Like Lick ‘Em Sticks, Like Tina Fey” by Glen Hirshberg
“Ghost Writer in My Eye” by Wayne Allen Sallee
“Palisado” by Alan Peter Ryan
“Stillness” by Richard Thomas
“In the Raw” by Brian Hodge
“I Found A Little Hole” by Nate Southard
“Fallow” by Scott Nicholson
“Last” by Al Sarrantonio
“Mole” by Jay Bonansinga
“The Shoes” by Melanie Tem
“Bits and Pieces” by Lisa Tuttle
“Trouble Follows” by David B. Silva
“Keeping It in the Family” by Robert Morrish
“It Is the Tale” by Bev Vincent
“A Special Place: The Heart of A Dark Matter” a novella by Peter Straub

The collection will be published in three states

– Trade Paperback ($20)

– Hardcover Limited Edition of 750 copies signed by the editor, bound in full-cloth, and Smyth sewn ($40)

– Deluxe Traycased Lettered Edition of just 52 hardcover copies signed by the editor and lettered, bound in leather with a satin ribbon page marker ($175)

The two very limited editions will be signed by the editor and they’re going to sell out FAST because of the high demand for Limited Editions featuring King’s work.

Ordering information can be found HERE.

Published by Larry Fire

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3 thoughts on “Cemetery Dance Announces Shivers VI Containing Stephen King’s “The Crate”

  1. So i take it you are getting this one? I just ordered the regular hardcover not the realllllly expensive one. Thanks for the heads up.

    1. Yes, I am getting the regular hardcover too. Some background info on the novella: The Crate is a short story by Stephen King, first published in the July 1979 issue of Gallery. In 1982, the story was adapted as a segment in the movie Creepshow, and included in comic-book form in the Creepshow graphic novel. It has not appeared in any of King’s collections.

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