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

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

The Respectable Face of Tyranny: the paperback (plus other stuff)

Yes, you read that right – Gary Fry’s novella, launching the new Spectral Visions line of longer works in April, will also now be available as a paperback. You can pre-order copies below, but please note that this contains the lead story only – the bonus novella, World Wide Web, is ONLY available in the … Continue reading

Assorted items of news

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