First off, Jim Mcleod of The Ginger Nuts of Horror blog put Spectral at #5 in his Top Reads of 2011 post, as well as placing the editor/publisher Simon Marshall-Jones in his Stalwarts of the Genre 2011 list. And, following on from that, pablocheesecake at The Eloquent Page gave an honorary mention to Spectral Press in the Publisher of the Year category in his 2011 – Year in Review piece.
This is just the icing on the cake for us here at Spectral Towers – a recognition that we are creating something worthwhile which people are responding positively to. It’s always a nerve-wracking time when you send something out into the world, unsure of what kind of reception it’s going to get. In the event, that reception was infinitely better than I could have hoped for, even in those wilder moments when my imagination took fevered flight.
BUT, this is just the start – we here at Spectral are intending to go even higher next year. Novellas, a series of audio-CDs of music and Lovecraft tales (along with Lovecraftian stories from modern masters), the first in an annual series of Christmas Ghost Story anthologies and, of course, the chapbooks – it’s going to be a great year!! =D