The Spectral Book of Horror Stories: Official press release

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Press release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Announcing a Brand New Annual Anthology!

Spectral Book of Horror Stories, edited by Mark Morris - ©2014 respective individual authors/Spectral Press. Artwork ©2014 Vincent Chong

Spectral Book of Horror Stories, edited by Mark Morris – ©2014 respective individual authors/Spectral Press. Artwork ©2014 Vincent Chong

THE SPECTRAL BOOK OF HORROR STORIES

Release date: September 2014

Published by Spectral Press, edited by acclaimed, award-winning novelist Mark Morris (Toady, Stitch, The Immaculate, Fiddleback and the forthcoming Obsidian Heart trilogy) and inspired by the Pan and Fontana books of horror and ghost stories, which were hugely popular in the 1960s and 1970s, The Spectral Book of Horror Storieswill be the first volume of a non-themed annual horror anthology, showcasing all-original stories by the very best writers in the genre.

Each yearly volume will contain around fifteen to twenty stories, and will be available in paperback and e-book format across all platforms.

The cover for each volume will be a new and original work by multi-award-winning artist Vincent Chong.

The Spectral Book of Horror Stories will be launched with a mass signing session at the 2014 British Fantasy Convention in York (September 5-7, 2014), though the book can be pre-ordered direct from Spectral Press.

The final Table of Contents for volume one is:

ON THE TOUR – RAMSEY CAMPBELL

THE DOG’S HOME – ALISON LITTLEWOOD

FUNERAL RITES – HELEN MARSHALL

SLAPE – TOM FLETCHER

THE NIGHT DOCTOR – STEVE RASNIC TEM

DULL FIRE – GARY McMAHON

THE BOOK AND THE RING – REGGIE OLIVER

EASTMOUTH – ALISON MOORE

CARRY WITHIN SOME SMALL SLIVER OF ME – ROBERT SHEARMAN

THE DEVIL’S INTERVAL – CONRAD WILLIAMS

STOLEN KISSES – MICHAEL MARSHALL SMITH

CURES FOR A SICKENED WORLD – BRIAN HODGE

THE OCTOBER WIDOW – ANGELA SLATTER

THE SLISTA – STEPHEN LAWS

OUTSIDE HEAVENLY – RIO YOUERS

THE LIFE INSPECTOR – JOHN LLEWELLYN PROBERT

SOMETHING SINISTER IN SUNLIGHT – LISA TUTTLE

THIS VIDEO DOES NOT EXIST – NICHOLAS ROYLE

NEWSPAPER HEART – STEPHEN VOLK

For more information, please contact Spectral Press on the email address below. Mark Morris can be available for interview about this important new anthology: please contact Simon Marshall-Jones at the email below in the first instance and requests will be forwarded.

Email: spectralpress[AT]gmail[DOT]com

£12.50 UK

FOR THOSE ATTENDING FCON 2014 YOU CAN ORDER AT THE SPECIAL PRICE BELOW AND PICK IT UP FROM THE CONVENTION VENUE.

FCon 2014 Special £10

£15 EU

$30 US & RoW

4 comments on “The Spectral Book of Horror Stories: Official press release

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  2. As a published writer of horror stories myself, and as a lifelong fan of the Pan and Fontana Books of Horror, I am certainly looking forward to the release of this book. Love the cover.

  3. It is about time publishers started releasing more collections of horror fiction again, as in recent years there has been a sorry scarcity of such volumes on the book shelves.

  4. Pingback: The Spectral Book of Horror Stories | Vincent Chong Illustration & Design Blog

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