Spectral Press is a British Fantasy Award-nominated small independent imprint publisher, issuing very limited edition signed and numbered single story chapbooks (on a quarterly basis) as well as occasional novellas, the Spectral Signature Editions of single-author collections and an annual Christmas Ghost Story anthology, all in a very high-quality presentation, and concentrating on the ghostly/supernatural end of the literary spectrum. Please note: the imprint is INVITE-ONLY  – we do NOT accept unsolicited manuscripts under ANY circumstances unless specifically asked for.

Each chapbook is available either individually at £4.50UK – if you want an issue sent ‘signed for’ please contact Spectral first. Subscriptions can also be taken out at £20UK per sub per year.

Back issues, if available, are priced at the individual chapbook rate – see above for details.

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  1. Received my copy of What They Hear In The Dark at the weekend and read it in one sitting. Another brilliant story from Gary McMahon – The Harm and How To Make Monsters were the best things I read last year.

    Very impressed at the quality of the chapbook and am looking forward to the next books in my subscription.

  2. I would like to buy a copy of Gary McMahon’s book and review it on the above web site. I can’t work out how to do this. Sorry for my incompetence and bumblingness,

    Terry Grimwood

  3. Just received my copy of the first chapbook and I’m blown away, both by the quality of the product and Gary’s story. If you’re interested I’ve bloged about it; I haven’t got many readers at the moment, but I really hope those I do have take ot subscriptions. If this first one is anything to go by then you deserve for this venture to be a huge success.

    Thanks again, and I can’t wait for the second book.

  4. A deeply disturbing tale – I couldn’t stop reading it, and again.

  5. Very much enjoyed Cate Gardner’s Nowhere Hall, and also found the Small Press panel at the recent FantasyCon very interesting. Do you think you’ll move on to single author collections as a Spectral Press publication in the future? The chapbooks have been very finally produced.

    Regarding the chapbooks, I’m looking forward to Alison Littlewood’s coming title…

    • Hello Ray!

      I’m glad you enjoyed both Nowhere Hall and the Small Press panel at FCon – as far as single author story collections go, in 2013 Spectral will be launching the Spectral Signature Editions, which will finely produced hardback volumes in limited numbers, signed and illustrated. There will possibly be a paperback version as well, but definitely an e-book version with an extra ot different story or two included to make it worthwhile! The first author will World fantasy Award-nominated writer Simon Kurt Unsworth!

      Let me know if you need more information – there will be TWO different versions of the hardbacks offered.


    • When I said finally, I meant finely. (That’s embarassing.)

  6. Good news indeed, I’ve loved Unsworth’s work in Black Static so I’ll put that date in my diary.

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  10. Hi! I have a year’s subscription, which I began in july 13, can you tell me which publication I’ll receive next?

  11. Hi! I took out a year’s sub in july- can you tell me what that entitles me to? Many thanks.

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