Our Books

The Dark Mountain books are at the heart of our work.

Twice a year, in spring and autumn, we produce a hardback collection of Uncivilised writing and art. Each book brings together writing of many kinds – including essays, conversations, poetry and fiction – along with the work of artists inspired by the project. All of it responding in one way or another to Dark Mountain’s call for work that challenges the root assumptions of our culture. Contributors include some well-known names, alongside others you may not have heard of but will be pleased that you met.

These books are designed to be beautiful physical objects: objects you will value in themselves, as well as for their content. Each book is around 300 pages long, with colour plates, and is put together by our friends at Bracketpress in Lancashire, who also designed our manifesto.

The first four books were produced between 2010 and 2013. From 2014, we began publishing two books a year. (Please note, the most recent books are not currently listed on this page – but you will find them at our online shop.)

We always welcome new ideas and new contributors for future books. Please contact us if you would like to talk about contributing.

Please note, some of the earlier issues are now out of print, but it is possible to download PDF files of these and later issues here for a small donation.