BfS Awards 2011 shortlist

It’s that time of year again, when the British fantasy Society release their BfS Awards shortlist. It’s always an exceptionally strong list of contenders they field and this year is no exception. And I am pleased to see that some of the people involved with Spectral have been nominated to the list, too, to wit: … Continue reading

A teaser….

… for Spectral Volume IV, due out this December – a little early I know but it may just tickle your fancy or even inspire you to take out a subscription to Spectral (details elsewhere on this site)… =) —()— KING DEATH – Paul Finch In 1348, England is stricken by the Black Death. The … Continue reading

News, etc.

First up, I am hoping that Spectral Volume III, Cate Gardner’s Nowhere Hall, will be sent to the printers earlier than anticipated (probably early in August – all copies will be sent out in the latter half of the same month), considering that it sold out so quickly. I’ll be sending all elements to my … Continue reading

Black Static 23….

… has a review of Abolisher of Roses within the Casenotes section, written and compiled by Peter Tennant. You’ll have to buy a copy of the magazine to get the full review, but Peter says, in conclusion, that ‘…[Abolisher of Roses] is both disturbing and compelling, a story that is a complex, character-driven piece and … Continue reading

Cate’s Glitteringly Stupendous Nowhere Hall Competition

Everyone likes competitions, especially when there are brilliant prizes to be won. Cate Gardner, author of the sold out Spectral Volume III (Nowhere Hall), absolutely loves holding competitions, and she has decided, in all her loveliness, to hold a contest for all those people who were unlucky enough to miss out on snagging a copy. … Continue reading

Subscriptions: a reminder

Just a little note to remind people that subscriptions to Spectral Press chapbooks are still available, but will now be starting from Volume IV (Paul Finch’s King Death). Subscriptions are £13.50UK/£16EU/$30US/$40RoW and for your convenience Paypal buttons can be found on the right-hand side of this blog. If wanting to pay by any other means … Continue reading

Cate Gardner’s Nowhere HallSOLD OUT!

Just so you know – Spectral Volume III has sold out!! Fear not, however – the delightful Cate herself is going to be running a competition where you can win a personalised #1 of the print run plus some other future Spectral chapbooks – look out for that!! =)

Read Horror review and something a little different…

Just a quick little blog-post this morning: First, Michael Wilson over at Read Horror webzine gave Gary McMahon’s What They Hear in the Dark a short review, giving it a thumbs up. Michael will also be reviewing the other Gary’s Abolisher of Roses at some point in the near future – in the meantime, here’s … Continue reading

Abolisher review and a little news

First up on this somewhat undecided-what-to-do-weatherwise Monday morning is a review of Spectral Volume II (aka Abolisher of Roses by Gary Fry) from the good people at the Innsmouth Free Press. Nice to see that Gary’s tale is still getting the kudos it so richly deserves…. (click on the link to read the write-up). Next … Continue reading

A review and a new career as a columnist….

First up on this dreary Monday morning (has anyone bothered to tell the weather that it’s actually June?) is a short review of Gary Fry’s Abolisher of Roses courtesy of Chris Bissette – his take on the most recent chapbook can be found here. Also, the beginning of this month saw my debut as a … Continue reading


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