01:08:2014 Gary McMahon mini-interview

It’s Friday, and that means it’s time for another in the series of mini-interviews of contributors to The Spectral Book of Horror Stories, conducted by the wonderful Angela Slatter. This time, we bring you the king of raw, the gut-wrenching, and the emotionally-devastating (not to mention grim) tale, Gary McMahon, talking about his contribution Dull Fire, as … Continue reading

A return to the Quiet Room

Just like we said in a recent blog-post, you can’t keep a good one down. Gary McMahon’s What They Hear in the Dark is certainly one of those, and Ann Giardina Magee of The Horrifically Horrifying Horror Blog seems to agree. Last week she posted a new review of this long sold out classic to HHHB, which you can … Continue reading

Awards news: What They Hear in the Dark receives accolade

A great day for Spectral or, more specifically, Gary McMahon, as his Spectral chapbook, What They Hear in the Dark, was awarded the Chapbook of the Year accolade in the inaugural This Is Horror Awards. Also, another (future) Spectral chapbook author, Simon Bestwick, was runner-up in the same category with Angels of the Silences (Pendragon … Continue reading

A small bit of news…

It is with enormous pleasure that I can tell you that Gary McMahon’s Spectral Press chapbook, What They Hear in the Dark, has been recommended for the prestigious Stoker Awards in the Short Fiction category. Bearing in mind that it is only a recommendation and that it has a long way to go yet before … Continue reading

Halloween Horror Event!

This one is mainly aimed at those in the UK who are looking for somewhere different to go to on Halloween night – an event featuring three of the best writers working within the horror genre in Britain today, including a Spectral author! Eack of the guests will be doing a reading, plus discussing their … Continue reading

Spectral: 3-in-1 review number 3

Well, this week, as you guys may have noticed, there were no reviews available to me to upload on Monday, thus breaking my recent custom – but this midweek post more than makes up for that. It’s from the esteemed folk at Strange Aeons Magazine and it will appear in the Fall 2011 issue (Number … Continue reading

Spectral 3-in-1 review #2

In an effort to spread the good word about Spectral Press, I have been sending all three of the so-far published chapbooks to all and sundry if they stand still long enough. One of those who did stand still long enough was Gef Fox, who very kindly reviewed What They Hear in the Dark by … Continue reading

New links: a review and a guest-blog

First up is a review of Spectral’s launch title, published back in January this year: What They Hear in the Dark by Gary McMahon. This one’s been put together by Mihai Adascalitei and posted to his Dark Wolf’s Fantasy Reviews blog. You can read his review here! =) Last week, Graeme Flory of Graeme’s Fantasy … Continue reading

More reviews and news!

These came to my attention just this morning: two reviews of Spectral Volumes I & II posted on the She Never Slept website. Both chapbooks were insightfully reviewed by Brandi Jordling, and the What They Hear in the Dark write up is here and the Abolisher of Roses one can be found here. Many thanks … Continue reading

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

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