A new Spectral Volume I review just in…

Thanks to Robert Morrish, who writes the Spotlight on Publishing column for Cemetery Dance magazine, Spectral has just received a short review of the very first publication from the imprint, Gary McMahon’s What They Hear in the Dark. It’ll be printed in Cemetery Dance magazine #66, available soon. In the meantime, however, you can read … Continue reading

Subscriptions and subscriber benefits

Yet another little reminder that subscription places are still available from Volume #4 onwards (Paul Finch’s King Death, available in December) – however, there are very few of those places left now, just 35 as of today, 19th July 2011. I’ve included Paypal buttons below for your convenience! (If paying by cheque or bank transfer, … Continue reading

More new titles…

After I announced two new titles last Thursday to be published in 2013, I can reveal the news that I’ve added another two chapbooks to the list, thus completing that year’s publication schedule. Simon Bestwick’s Cold Havens and Terry Grimwood’s Soul Masque have both been moved to later in the year (to become Spectral Volumes X … Continue reading

Cate’s Nowhere Hall competition: the winners!

Remember last month I told you about the two splendiferous competitions that Cate Gardner, author of Spectral Volume III Nowhere Hall, was running in the wake of the chapbook selling out? The one where two lucky people could win either a personalised copy of #1 of the book or a year’s subscription to Spectral?Well, the … Continue reading

New titles added

Some of the sharper-eyed readers of this website may have noticed, in the top right-hand corner of the front page here, that I have added two more titles to the chapbook line.They will be published (tentatively) in the first half of 2013 (but these things are always subject to change). The titles are: Spectral Volume … Continue reading

Black Abyss review

Spectral is just over six months old now, and still the positive reviews keep coming in. The latest has just been posted by Black Abyss, where they review both Gary McMahon’s What They Hear in the Dark and Gary Fry’s Abolisher of Roses. The people at Black Abyss consider “Spectral Press’s new range of chapbooks…” … Continue reading

A column and an interview

Head on over to Read Horror to have a gander at my second Re(a)d-Letter Day column for them, wherein I talk at some length about the literary and cinematic ‘evolution’ of that ever-popular creature of darkness, the vampire. From Bram Stoker’s Dracula to Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight Saga by way of vintage Aurora model kits, it’s … Continue reading

Nowhere Hall book trailer… even though it’s sold out..

Once again, the talent of Mark West have come up with the goods, to bring you the video book trailer for Cate Gardner’s Nowhere Hall, Spectral Volume III. I think, however, that I need to start asking him to work on them a lot earlier, as they keep selling out before’s finished putting one together… … Continue reading

Morpheus Tales review and other stuff…

The reviews keep coming in for both Gary Fry’s Abolisher of Roses and Gary McMahon’s What They Hear in the Dark. The Morpheus Tales Review Supplement #13 carried write-ups of both, saying of Spectral Volume II that “… [y]ou are unlikely to find better outside of a Best of Horror collection by Stephen Jones…’ which … Continue reading


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