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March 11, 2021

Open Contract Challenge's 2020 Grand Prize Winner's Public Book Released

March 11, 2021, Apple Valley, CA – After great anticipation, Dark Myth Publications (a division of The JayZoMon Dark Myth Company, LLC.) is proud to announce the public release of their newest project this year by the 2020 Open Contract Challenge Grand Prize winner, author, Walter G. Esselman, and his winning manuscript titled SuperHorror Max.

Fleeing a zombie outbreak, a Substitute Teacher drives his high school class into a designated refuge, which unfortunately is an old, abandoned prison. Worse yet, the city barely stocked it with food and weapons. Luckily for the kids though, their Substitute is Henry Lovecraft, an undercover government agent, who had been told this would be a simple job. Go into town for the day and make sure that the school was ready for an outbreak. Easy, right? Now, Agent Lovecraft is scrabbling to get everyone behind the thick stone walls. But, he is not alone. One of his students, Max, had survived an outbreak in Toledo. So the fifteen-year-old steps up to help. While the Substitute is a little reluctant at first, Lovecraft and the boy soon fashion an unbreakable bond, much like a father and his son. Later, as the two explore the prison, Lovecraft is seriously unamused to find that things still prowl in and amongst the cells. Monsters are one thing, but ghosts and shadowy creatures, that freaks him out. Even with all that, everyone should have been safe from shambling zombies outside and even the spirits within. Set up in a building on the jail grounds, the refugees were still behind those thick walls. And there is even clean beds waiting for them. The only horror should have been the food that was 2-years-past-sell-by-date. But the zombies have mutated. One group of zombies now scale the walls and descend upon the refugees. In the middle of the night, Lovecraft and Max are suddenly scrambling to get as many refugees as they can into the main jail. Even there, another group of mutated zombies threatens to break down the metal gates into General Population. Surrounded by encroaching horrors, Lovecraft and Max are forced to pull the refugees deeper and deeper into the jail. And towards something truly monstrous. Despite all that, Lovecraft and Max face it with a fierce grin. They're not going down without a fight!

"I've been waiting forward to this book since I read his pitch for the contest," said David K. Montoya, JayZoMon Dark Myth's Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and Publisher. "As a fan of horror, I loved this book."

SuperHorror Max. 322 pages. ISBN: 979-8-7189-9323-3 $14.95 plus shipping and handling and is available online at,, and wherever books are sold.

About Dark Myth Publications
Dark Myth Publications is an independent trade book publisher and a magazine publisher – that is read worldwide more than five to six thousand times on a monthly basis. It is owned by The JayZoMon Dark Myth Company, LLC. Dark Myth Publications was formed in 2005 and currently employs four imprints M-Kids Book, G.IS.G Heavenly Publication, MythWurks Publications, Horrotica Publication, and Zombie Works Publications.
About The JayZoMon Dark Myth Company
The JayZoMon Dark Myth Company, LLC., is an independent global media and entertainment company that creates and distributes the world's most diverse content and brands across literature, online, and streaming podcasts. The JayZoMon Dark Myth Company, LLC is available in most countries and territories. With a straightforward goal to entertain audiences worldwide through its unique brands and products, including Dark Myth Publications, Dark Myth Comics, JayZoModcast, and others. For more information, please visit
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