Late news:

Gary McMahon’s What They Hear in the Dark (Spectral Volume I) is now officially SOLD OUT!! Time to crack open a bottle of claret, I reckon!! Onwards and upwards!!

Another 2-in-1 review…

… and this time it’s from Lisa Morton, and posted at The Black Glove online review pages. I have to say that the write-up is extremely insightful, and really gets to the heart of both chapbooks…. so, without further ado, you can find the review here. Thanks to Lisa for the great review!!

Another Brace of reviews and an Interview

A few more reviews of Spectral Press chapbooks have landed in my virtual in-tray this week, and I just can’t help sharing them with you… First up is a short, but very perceptive, review of Abolisher of Roses from Neal Hock of Bookhound’s Den, which you can read here. His comment that Spectral Press ‘has started … Continue reading

Spectral Signature Editions: Update

A little later than I’d originally planned, due to the absence of electrics in my office, but here’s the latest news regarding Simon Kurt Unsworth’s Signature Edition story collection (inaugurating a new line of books from Spectral) that’s currently projected to be published in early 2013. It is envisaged that there’ll be two versions: 1) … Continue reading

A Brace of New Reviews

This week as has seen a few more reviews coming to roost at Spectral Towers, so I thought it only politic to introduce these newcomers to the world at large. They are: Stephen Theaker, in Theaker’s Quarterly and Paperbacks, had this to say about Abolisher of Roses, mentioning that it “lives up to the standard … Continue reading


In any business’ life, in order for it to maintain some species of momentum, it has to grow and evolve in some way over the course of its duration. So, last night, in a pub (of course!) near Euston Station in London, Simon Kurt Unsworth and I (with a little help from Greg James) took … Continue reading

New Abolisher review

I was meant to post this earlier, but other work drove it from my head. Anyway, Terry Grimwood of The Exaggerated Press wrote a lovely assessment of Spectral’s latest, and you can read it here. Much appreciation to Terry for taking the time to write a review and post it!!

A review and an update

Another fine write-up of Gary Fry’s Abolisher of Roses was posted recently on The Eloquent Page website, which you can read here. I’m especially chuffed that Spectral has, in its own small way, helped rejuvenate the reviewer’s interest in the short story form – that’s one of the raisons d’etre of the imprint’s existence, to … Continue reading

Subscriptions update and other news

Subscriptions are still available BUT there are only 28 places left, and will now start from Spectral Volume III, Cate Gardner’s surreal Nowhere Hall, due out in September of this year. However, I am considering plans to either extend the print runs should all places be filled OR, as is more likely, find some other … Continue reading

NEWSFLASH!! Abolisher…is….

…. now officially sold out – all non-subscriber copies have gone! All new subscriptions will start from Spectral Volume III, Cate Gardner’s Nowhere Hall. The best way to ensure that you receive your copies of these much sought after chapbooks is to SUBSCRIBE NOW!!


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