Alison Littlewood on Richard & Judy’s Book Club

The video clip above features an interview with the delightful Alison Littlewood, the author of June’s forthcoming Spectral Press chapbook The Eyes of Water – which is already sold out unfortunately. Here, Alison talks about her debut novel, A Cold Season (Jo Fletcher Books), which I highly recommend, as well as the plans she has … Continue reading

Nowhere Hall still haunts

Just over six months after it was published, we’re still getting the occasional review of Cate Gardner’s chapbook, Nowhere Hall. The one we’re about to link you to was posted on The Horrifically Horrifying Horror Blog yesterday by Shaun Hamilton, who also wrote the piece. Hop on over to the review by clicking here. Thanks … Continue reading

Letter from New Orleans: a Spectral review

Almost as if to reinforce the point I made yesterday about the Spectral imprint having something of an international reach comes this mini-retrospective review, from Ann Giardina Magee of the famed capital of the Mardi Gras, New Orleans, Louisiana, and posted to her Booze and Books blog. The review takes a look at not just … Continue reading

Rough Music: Reader’s Review #2

There are two things that amaze us here at Spectral Towers: first, that Spectral is truly an international imprint and, secondly, that readers appreciate what we’re trying to do and often set about reviewing the stories we publish. This Reader’s Review fits the above to a tee, as Riju Ganguly, the reader in question, is … Continue reading

Spectral/This Is Horror competition: the winners

Cast your minds back to the latter quarter of last year, and you’ll remember a little competition that Spectral Press ran in conjunction with this esteemed This Is Horror magazine. Well, both Michael Wilson (editor of TIH) and Simon Marshall-Jones (Spectral Press editor/publisher) have been sifting and reading the fabulous entries, which were uniformly of … Continue reading

Newsy bits and pieces

To start off this extremely sunny Monday morning, here are a few bits and pieces of news: First off, the hardback edition of Gary Fry’s novella The Respectable Face of Tyranny will be delayed very slightly and will now be available in mid-April – but as soon as it comes into stock copies will start … Continue reading

This, that and the other

First up is the news that it looks increasingly likely that there will be a new novella from Spectral in September, being the second in the Spectral Visions line of longer works. Details are still being worked out (and the author in question is currently in the midst of writing it) but keep checking here … Continue reading

A trio of Rough Music reviews

Here at Spectral, there was a great start to the week yesterday (more on that below) and today we’ve had a boost to that good start in the form of some new reviews of Simon Kurt Unsworth’s Rough Music, the fifth in Spectral’s line of quarterly chapbooks. The first of those reviews is from Anthony … Continue reading

Spectral/This Is Horror competition update

This is just to let everyone expecting the announcement today of the winner of the Spectral/This Is Horror short story writing competition that there will be a week’s delay, due to circumstances beyond our control. Apologies for keeping you all in suspense, but we promise that we WILL be announcing the winner next week! Many … Continue reading

Rough Music: a reader’s view

We here at Spectral love getting feedback from readers and subscribers as well as reviewers – and subscriber James Bennett has just sent us this short but excellent review of the latest chapbook, Simon Kurt Unsworth’s Rough Music – this is what he had to say about it: Rough Music is the fifth release in … Continue reading


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