A couple of foxy reviews

This week ends on something of a high note (even better considering that there’s been a bout of illness at Spectral Towers), with notice of two new reviews over on Gef Fox’s Wag the Fox blog, of Gary Fry’s The Respectable Face of Tyranny and Alison Littlewood’s chapbook The Eyes of Water. It’s all part of his ‘Summer of Shorts’ … Continue reading

Christmas Ghost Story Annual: deadline reminder

Just a very quick blogpost from us this morning, to remind everyone that the deadline for submissions for the first Christmas Ghost Story Annual (due this December) is THIS coming Saturday, 30th June. If you’re intending to submit, then you MUST get your story in by midnight GMT on Saturday night. Thank you! Good luck … Continue reading

Some Dark Musings on chapbooks

It’s another busy week already at Spectral Towers and so, just to reassure you that we haven’t forgotten our loyal readers and customers, here’s a link to a review of a couple of chapbooks posted to Anthony Watson’s Dark Musings blog yesterday – The Eyes of Water by Alison Littlewood and This Is Horror’s inaugural chapbook in their premium range, Joe … Continue reading

Subscription news

As some of you might have noticed, there are new subscription rates under the Paypal buttons on the right-hand side of this blog: this is entirely due to the recent (quite ridiculous, in our opinion) Royal Mail increases in postage rates. We have endeavoured to make the rise in prices as minimal as possible, but … Continue reading

The Eyes of Water peer out from The Black Abyss

Monday morning appears to come around far too quickly these days, but at least it also appears that a new review of a Spectral publication always comes along to take the edge off it. This Monday morning is no exception: a new review of Alison Littlewood’s chapbook The Eyes of Water has been posted to Colin … Continue reading

News 15th June 2012

First off, due to circumstances beyond our control, we will have to increase our subscription rates a lot sooner than we anticipated, from Volume VIII onwards. The UK’s Royal Mail recently increased its charges quite significantly, which means that in order to continue bringing you the best in ghostly supernatural fiction from some of the … Continue reading

The Eyes of Water: two new reviews

The one thing we like waking up to here at Spectral Towers (apart from blue skies and sunshine, that is) is a new review popping up somewhere – but this morning was even better because we got both sunshine AND TWO new reviews. These latest write-up of Alison Littlewood’s chapbook are courtesy of two Scotsmen, … Continue reading

Spectral visits The Black Abyss

Just a very quick blog today, to let you know that Spectral supremo Simon Marshall-Jones was called by Grand Inquisitor Colin Leslie to answer some questions at his domicile The Black Abyss. Colin wanted to know about everything Spectral, and my association with the horror genre in general. To see what Simon had to say for … Continue reading

The Eyes of Water: the view from Twilight Ridge

It’s a miserably wet Monday morning yet again, but we here at Spectral Towers (the west wing of Marshall-Jones Mansions), are happy to tell you about a new review of the latest chapbook, Alison Littlewood’s The Eyes of Water. This one’s by Robert Morrish and appears on his Twilight Ridge blog – so, if you want to know … Continue reading

Friday’s winner!

Yes, today we announce the winner of the recent competition for purchasers of the paperback edition to win a signed proof-sheet of the cover to Gary Fry’s The Respectable Face of Tyranny . And that winner is…. STEPHEN BACON Congratulations to Stephen – we’ll get your prize out to you very soon! NEWS Alison Littlewood’s chapbook The … Continue reading


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