Home and Hearth by Angela Slatter: they’re here!

As you can see above, the latest Spectral chapbook, Home and Hearth by award-winning Australian writer Angala Slatter, has now been delivered – dispatch to subscribers and others will begin within the next few days! There are still about ten copies left, email us on spectralpress[AT]gmail[DOT]com to secure your copy now! Caroline’s son returns to home and hearth at … Continue reading

Home and Hearth by Angela Slatter: cover reveal

To start this new week, here’s something to entice you – the cover artwork (minus blurb) to the latest edition of Spectral Press’ chapbook line, Home and Hearth by award-winning Australian writer Angela Slatter. Once again, the cover has been designed by the extremely talented Neil Williams. Caroline’s son returns to home and hearth at last. She’s … Continue reading

Spectral Press: 2013 line-up

Monday morning again – and what better way to cheer everyone up than to tell you about what we have in store for you next year! So, gird those loins, and prepare yourself for some marvellous goodies coming your way from Spectral in 2013: As you already know, we’ll be continuing to publish the quarterly … Continue reading

Some new reviews

It’s the day after returning from this year’s FantasyCon shindig, where a great time was had by all (we will be reporting on it tomorrow on these very pages), but in the meantime we have three new reviews to tell you about. First are two write-ups on the latest chapbook, What Gets Left Behind by Mark West, … Continue reading

Dr. Slatter sounds out Rough Music

And so, to end this week on a high note, we have notice of the final chapbook review by Angela Slatter, our Antipodean correspondent. This one’s of Simon Kurt Unsworth’s Rough Music, and you can read the good doctor’s diagnosis here. NEWS Meanwhile, even more news about John Llewellyn Probert’s The Nine Deaths of Dr. Valentine. As … Continue reading

King Death: a view from Down Under

It’s always a good thing to end the week with a review, especially a good one. And so it is with the one sent to me by Australian author Angela Slatter (or should that be DR. Angela Slatter now?), purveyor of beautiful but slightly warped reinterpretations of the classic fairytale, as well as distinctly unsettling … Continue reading

A mini Abolisher review and some major news…

First up, on this I-can’t-decide-whether-to-be-sunny-or-cloudy early September Monday morning, is a mini-mini review of Gary Fry’s Abolisher of Roses from Australia’s premier writer of the fantastique, Angela Slatter – you can read it here! Next up is some major news, at least from my perspective. Up until now, Spectral Press has been run more or … Continue reading

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

Another Spectral review

Here’s what author Angela Slatter said about Gary McMahon’s What They Hear in the Dark – the original review can be found on her website: —()— I’ve just read the first offering from Simon Marshall-Jones’s Spectral Press, What They Hear in the Dark, by Gary McMahon. The blurb goes thusly: ‘Rob and Becky bought the old place after … Continue reading


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