News Update 08:05:2014


Currently, this is at the printers awaiting the signature sheets to be tipped in, after which the slipcases will be made. This means that, at long last, they will be sent out to customers along with an abject and grovelly apology from us here at Chateau Spectrale for the unconscionable delay. Please be assured however, that copies will get to you all next month.

Many thanks for your patience, one and all.


The next chapbook to come subscriber’s way will be multi-award winning Robert Shearman’s Christmas in the Time of Ennui, a suitably weird and bittersweet tale published at a suitably weird time of the year – June. Don’t forget you can subscribe to the chapbooks (see previous blog entry) as well as buy individually at £4.50UK/£8.00EU/$20.00US & RoW via Paypal address spectralpress[AT]gmail[DOT]com. Numbers are very limited (125 only, signed) so order your copy today! 

Chapbook Subscriptions – new rates

Spectral Press logoFor the last eighteen months we here at Spectral have held the current subscription rate at present levels, in spite of the ever-encroaching plans of Royal Mail to take bigger chunks out of our profit margins. Unfortunately, there comes a point where it can no longer be sustained and remain profitable. So, it is with some regret that, from issue 12, we have had raise  the subscription rates across the board, but we have attempted to keep the rise to the minimum. Many apologies for having to so this, but it is necessary in the light of economic circumstance outside of our control.

However, you will still get four fantastic issues a year delivered to your door, wherever you live in the world, packed protectively: upcoming issues include Robert Shearman, Lisa Hannett, Simon Bestwick and Stephen Bacon. All the same production values for which Spectral has become famous will still be there too, including the excellent artwork of Neil Williams gracing the covers. Despite the rise in costs, it will still represent the best value for money for the level of quality.

Prices quoted are for 1 (ONE) year and include p+p – 3 and 5 year subscription prices forthcoming.


UK £20

EU £28

US & RoW $55

Once again please note that these postage prices are out of our control – many thanks for your patience!

More new titles…

After I announced two new titles last Thursday to be published in 2013, I can reveal the news that I’ve added another two chapbooks to the list, thus completing that year’s publication schedule. Simon Bestwick’s Cold Havens and Terry Grimwood’s Soul Masque have both been moved to later in the year (to become Spectral Volumes X & XI respectively) so that Paul Kane’s Creakers (provisional title) can act as a taster for a short story collection of his which will appear later in the year (but which is not being published by Spectral, I should add) in which the Spectral story will make an appearance. Paul’s chapbook, Spectral Volume IX, will be published in March of that year.

Rounding out 2013, in December, is an as yet untitled chapbook (Spectral Volume XII) from Thana Niveau, an up-and-coming writer whose work has made appearances in well-known genre magazines and anthologies, including last year’s Never Again collection edited by Allyson Bird and Joel Lane.

Exciting times ahead, indeed!!