News: Theatrum Mundi logo and deliveries

First off, here are the front/back/title page and spine logos for the new Theatrum Mundi imprint from Spectral Press, designed by John Oakey, who will be responsible for all design matters for the entire line. We think it nicely represents the ethos behind the imprint, both in terms of the presentation and the range of stories we … Continue reading

A New Spectral imprint: Theatrum Mundi

Some of you eagle-eyed readers will have noticed that, when looking at the list of forthcoming publications for this year (top right-hand corner on the home page), there’s a new addition to the line-up: Theatrum Mundi (Theatre of the Universe),which  is a new imprint from Spectral Press specifically to publish novelletes having a much wider … Continue reading

Spectral Press’ 2013 in review

The genre we love so much has not been treated particularly kindly this year: the deaths of not just some of the giants of the field (Richard Matheson and James Herbert spring easily to mind in this regard) but also unsung heroes like Joel Lane, the latter leaving a particularly noticeable vacuum behind, who will … Continue reading

News: Spectral is on the move!

Spectral is ACTUALLY on the move, as next month we’ll be dismantling the Tower and taking it (and the imprint) lock, stock and barrel to new environs. These are exciting times, and we very much look forward to effecting the move as efficiently and quickly as we can, with as little disruption to service as … Continue reading

Submissions call: Industrial Horror anthology

You know how chance remarks made by someone often spark off ideas? This is just such a case. Over the weekend, horror writer extraordinaire Adam Nevill posited the idea of industrial horror, which set off a chain-reaction in the sparking brain matter of Simon Marshall-Jones and, after his twitching, writhing body had stilled, he proclaimed that … Continue reading

Still Life & Ghosts: final covers

Here they are – the final front cover images for the two new books from Spectral, due to be launched at this year’s World Fantasy Convention on Saturday, November 2nd, 2013, between 2pm and 3pm at the Brighton Hilton Metropole, Brighton, UK.  Not only will Tim Lebbon and Paul Kane be there to sign the … Continue reading

The Christmas Ghost Stories of Lawrence Gordon Clark: an update

This update on the forthcoming book on Lawrence Gordon Clark’s series of dramas A Ghost Story for Christmas, broadcast during the seventies on the BBC, brings some exciting news. If any of you remember that we had yet to announce who was going to write the Foreword to the book well, now we can actually … Continue reading

Ghosts and Still Life: the back cover blurbs

This is the moment you’ve all been waiting for – below are the respective blurbs for Paul Kane’s Ghosts collection of supernatural short stories and Tim Lebbon’s novella Still Life, both of which are due to be launched at this year’s World Fantasy Convention (31st October – November 3rd 2013, Hilton Brighton Metropole, Brighton, UK). Pre-order buttons … Continue reading

Pre-orders: Still Life novella by Tim Lebbon & Ghosts collection by Paul Kane

A little later than planned, due to internet issues, here’s today’s blog: At the end of October/beginning of November, Spectral will be launching two books by top-class writers, Still Life by Tim Lebbon and Ghosts by Paul Kane (cover artwork by Edward Miller shown above). They will be officially launched at World Fantasy Con in Brighton, but you … Continue reading

Spectral Chapbook subscriptions

It’s been a while since we promoted the Spectral chapbook subscriptions, and so we thought it was about time we did. So, what is a chapbook and what  do you get for your subscription? A chapbook in Spectral’s case is essentially a pamphlet containing single short story of between 5,000 to 8,000 words. Each issue … Continue reading

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