Spectral bits and pieces

Okay, just a few things to tell you before I get down to working on the main piece for today. First off, I am excited to be able to announce that the artist Daniele Serra has agreed to create the cover for Spectral III, Cate Gardner’s Nowhere Hall. His work has appeared in a whole panoply of places, including DC Comics, Image Comics, Weird Tales magazine and Cemetery Dance, and has adorned the covers of many books, including works by Allyson Bird, Brian Stableford and the recent anti-fascist anthology Never Again, published by Gray Friar Press. Cate’s surreal tale of a man haunted by other people’s ghosts would be better represented by Daniele’s beautifully and darkly eerie artwork than a photo – and I think you’ll agree too when you see his work. His website can be accessed here.

Don’t forget, yearly subscriptions are available for Spectral Press publications – you can pay through Paypal or you can now send me a cheque if you prefer. Each sub will cost £10UK/£12EU /$20US/ $25US RoW (all prices inclusive of postage and packing). Individual chapbooks will be available for £3.50UK/£4EU/$8US/$12RoW (again all prices inclusive of p+p). You can send remittances to spectralpress[at]gmail[dot]com – for details of how to pay by cheque, please send an email to the same address and I’ll get back to you forthwith.

As an incentive, if you do choose to subscribe before the first publication, then your name will be entered into the prize-draw, where you’ll stand the chance of winning a specially signed and framed edition of the first chapbook by Gary McMahon (What They Hear in the Dark). Alongside it will be a copy of the annotated manuscript, ie  Gary has scrawled all over it in his best red biro – he’s even signed it and ‘illuminated’ it with a little doodle of a smiley horned devil on it as well. The winner will even get a free subscription extension for another year on top of that… now that’s what I call a bargain!

I look forward to hearing from you!!


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