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24th June 2015:
A round-up of recent reviews:
The Strangers, by Robert Aickman:
"There are books, the publication of which represents a real literary event. This is the case with The Strangers..." Mario Guslandi, Nudge
"Featuring the first original short fiction collection of Aickman in three decades, 'The Strangers and Other Writings' is the single most important release of the year by an independent publisher." The Pan Review
"As a "behind-the-scenes" look at the evolution of a writer and a quasi-philosopher, this volume could hardly be bettered." The Stars at Noonday
Strange Tales V, edited by Rosalie Parker
"This is one of the best, and certainly best-written, story anthologies I have readin a few past years of often superb collections." - Paul St.John Mackintosh, Telereads
"17 new stories that celebrate the diversity of the fantastic spectrum and attest to Parker's exceptional taste" - Publishers Weekly
The Bitterwood Bible by Angela Slatter
'Slatter’s work is excellent, and eminently readable.  The world that her creations live within is excellently depicted, and the characters easy to relate to.  It’s easy to see how she’s managed to make such an impact on the genre and garnered a British Fantasy Award and numerous other nominations.' British Fantasy Society
4th May 2015:
Robert Aickman is known for his ‘strange tales’, in fact, forty-eight complete strange tales, published between 1951 and 1981 in eight books. Now, Tartarus Press is publishing a new volume, The Strangers and Other Writings, which includes previously unpublished and uncollected short fiction, non-fiction and poetry by Aickman. Dating from the 1930s to 1980, the contents show his development as a writer. Six unpublished short stories, augmented by one written for broadcast, follow his fiction from the whimsical through the experimental to the ghostly, with ‘The Strangers’ a fully-formed, Aickmanesque strange tale. The non-fiction samples Aickman’s wide-ranging interests and erudition: from the supernatural to Oscar Wilde; from 1940s films to Delius; from politics to the theatre; from Animal Farm to the canals.
Publication 28th May 2015.
Accompanying The Strangers is a fifty-three minute DVD documentary Robert Aickman, Author of Strange Tales. Featuring rare film, photographs and audio recordings, the film sheds new light on Aickman’s role in the development of the ghost story, his interest in restoring the British canal system and his wider involvement with the arts. Jean Richardson and Heather and Graham Smith share their memories of Aickman’s friendship, and writers Jeremy Dyson and Reggie Oliver evaluate Aickman’s literary legacy.
Please note that the dvd is not for sale, and is not available seperately.
25th April 2015:
Our next publication will be Wormwood 24, which contains the following:
Wolfgang Borchert: A Shooting Star in the Literature of the Ruins by Adam Daly
The Shadow Woman: A Re-reading of Robert Aickman’s ‘The Trains’ by Jason Wilcox
Murder and Memory: The Forgotten Fiction of Richard Marsh by Emily Foster
Jacques Yonnet’s Paris Noir: The Secret History of a City by Colin Insole
Down to His Last Sleep: Zuleika Dobson in the Twenty-first Century by Henry Wessells
A Surge of Daemonic Energy: John Buchan and The Dancing Floor by James Machin
Not Exactly Prominent: The Supernatural Tales of Sir Andrew Caldecott by Mike Barrett
Under Review by Reggie Oliver 
Late Reviews by Douglas A. Anderson
Camera Obscura by John Howard
Publication 30th April 2015. Price £9.99 including p&p worldwide
27th March 2015:
We are very pleased to announce the forthcoming publication of Strange Tales V, the latest volume in our series of award-winning anthologies of contemporary strange fiction. These are, by any measure, superb short stories, and it is hoped that Strange Tales V will further the cause of contemporary speculative fiction and help introduce it to a wider audience. Strange Tales V is a sewn hardback book of 267 pages with silk ribbon marker, decorated boards, head and tailbands, and d/w. Limited to 350 copies with jacket and boards artwork by Stephen J Clark. It will be published April 9th 2015, and contains the following:
'The Investigation of Innocence' by Charles Wilkinson
'Julie' by L.S. Johnson
'The Grave House' by Steve Rasnic Tem
'A Life in Plastic' by Andrew Hook
'Bardo Thodol Backup File' by Jacurutu:23
'More Than India' by John Howard
'You-Go-Back' by Elise Forier Edie
'Stranger Must Go' by Douglas Penick
'Beatrice Faraway’s Christmas Tale' by Paul Bradley
'Henge' by David Rix
'Yes, I Knew the Venusian Commodore' by Mark Valentine
'Mary Alice in the Mirror' by Yarrow Paisley
'The Taxidermist’s Tale' by Tara Isabella Burton
'The Man Who Loved Flies' by Andrew Apter
'Purses' by Nathan Alling Long
'Look for the Place Where the Ivy Rises' by Tom Johnstone
'McBirdy' by David McGroarty
12th March 2015:
You can read an in-depth interview with Andrew Michael Hurley, author of The Loney, on the Weird Fiction Review website. There's also an extract from the book, which is shortlisted for the James Herbert Award for Horror Writing 2015.
10th March 2015:
We apologise for the delay in the delivery of Arthur Machen's The Secret Glory. We should receive copies within the next two weeks and orders will be fulfilled as soon as they arrive. In the meantime we can share with you some of the artwork from the boards....
The photograph below shows a detail of the boards of our new edition of The Secret Glory, along with a letter with the signature of the author.
And this third photo shows a detail of the boards with a part of a letter sent by the poet John Betjeman to Colin Summerford in which he wrote:
" 'The Three Impostors' frightened me more than any book I read & 'The Secret Glory' sent me Anglo when a Public School Evangelical aged 15. I really owe A.M. more than money can buy."
9th March 2015:
Congratulations to Angela Slatter who is a finalist in the 2014 Aurealis Awardsfor a number of books and stories, including The Bitterwood Bible in the "Best Collection" category and "The Badger Bride” (from Strange Tales IV) in the "Best Fantasy Short Story" category.
16th February 2015:
Our next book will be a reprint of Arthur Machen's classic novel The Secret Glory. The new edition contains all six chapters, with notes, and as appendices ‘The Hidden Mystery’ (first published in The Academy, June 6th 1908) and ‘The Martyr’ (first published in The Academy,
June 20th 1908.) The book has illustrated boards with an image from ‘Mural XV: The Golden Tree’ by Edwin Austin Abbey. It will be published 5th March 2015.
15th February 2015:
The Bitterwood Bible by Angela Slatter is discussed very positely in a podcast at The Writer and The Critic.
14th February:
Rupetta by N.A. Sulway is mentioned by Alyssa Rosenberg in The Washington Post, suggesting that it would make a great movie. The book is described as "terrific"!
29th October 2015:
We are very pleased to report the excellent news, made official today, that Andrew Michael Hurley's superb novel The Loney has been shortlisted for the James Herbert Award for Horror Writing 2014. This new annual award is sponsored by Pan Macmillan and James Herbert’s family. The winner will be announced at an awards ceremony in London in March.
15th October 2015: The Loney by Andrew Michael Hurley continues to receive great reviews. Stefan Dziemianowicz in Locus (January 2015) writes: "Hurley delivers a haunting and powerful weird tale about religious faith and how it is used to control and make sense of forces that constantly resist it." .
14th January 2015:
Rosalie Parker's The Old Knowledge gets a very fine review from Rick Kleffel at The Agony Column: "The stories to be found in this slim volume are chilling to be sure, and engrossing in every way. But there's a bigger picture than just the stories themselves. These stories take us not to a different world, but a different vision of this world."
Rick also interviews Rosalie and Ray from Tartarus here.
10th January 2015:
The Arthur Machen collection at Newport Reference Library is under threat. Watch the news story on the itv website.
7th January 2015:
No less than three new reviews of The Loney by Andrew Michael Hurley, and all of them positive, starting with a "starred" review at Publishers Weekly:
"His sensitive portrayal of Tonto and Hanny's relationship and his insights into religious belief and faith give this eerie tale depth and gravity."
And at No Time is Passing:
"What I loved about The Loney is that it struck me as the kind of book Robert Aickman might have written if his strange stories had expanded into strange novels. Yes, it’s more narratively linear and “filled out” than Aickman’s work, and possibly Hurley’s portrayal of the novel’s human characters as distinct from the landscape is less contemptuous and alien than some of Aickman’s."
And at Bookmunch:
"Hurley is a terrific writer... That he has honed his talents in short stories shows here, the rhythm of the story is perfect, and the build-up of tension is so well done that your palms will be clammy at just the thought of some of the set pieces."
5th January 2015:
We are pleased to announce that our next publication will be Orpheus on the Underground by Rhys Hughes. It will be published on Thursday 8th January. In the twenty years since the publication of his first short story collection ( Worming the Harpy, Tartarus Press, 1995) Rhys Hughes has become an éminence grise of the strange tale. He wears his reputation lightly, and it is the sheer fun and individuality of the stories in Orpheus on the Underground that make them so memorable.
4th January 2015: Happy New Year!
We can begin the year with a very good, new review for Mercy and Other Stories by Rebecca Lloyd, at Rick Kleffel's Agony Column: "The stories collected in 'Mercy' are excitingly, invitingly, engagingly human. With each tale, Lloyd offers us the premise that our hearts are a mystery."
We are also pleased to note that Tartarus Press and Andrew Hurley's The Loney are both discussed, as is Robert Aickman, in an article on ghost stories in the Sunday Telegraph.
13th December 2014: The Australian today publishes a very good review of The Bitterwood Bible by Angela Slatter:
"She has carved a niche as one of the best writers of short stories of dark fantasy. . . . Each story is infused with different elements of myth, fairytale and folklore to create something fresh and original. The tales are creepy and supernatural, but also contain wry humour. They often come with a sharp point, sometimes by way of a morality tale or small cruelties. Slatter combines darkness, passion and beauty to leave the reader at turns amused, confronted and horrified. . . . Slatter writes with an exquisite touch, and her words are enhanced by delightful sketches by Australian artist Kathleen Jennings."
12th December 2014: We've just heard about a great review ofStrange Tales IV  in November's issue of LOCUS magazine: "Tartarus Press has always displayed impressive production values but Strange Tales IV raises them to a new height ... With its colour frontispiece by Stephen J. Clark and colour foil-stamped boards bearing another Clark design, this is a book whose physical package is commensurate with the literary quality of its contents."
8th December 2014: The Loney by Andrew Michael Hurley has recently received two very good reviews.
The first is from Rick Kleffel at The Agony Column: "The Lonely, a powerfully written tale of faith, reality and what rises from the gulf between the two ... a novel with rich, intense characters and places you'll not soon forget.."
The second from Paul StJohn Mackintosh at Teleread: "Hurley has written a dark, disturbing and completely convincing piece of modern Gothic that delivers on all kinds of levels."
14th November 2014: A great "starred" review received from Publishers Weekly for The Bitterwood Bible by Angela Slatter "13 expertly wrought stories in this short-fiction collection feature characters driven by the all-too-human motives of revenge and frustration with the miserable circumstances of their lives."
12th November 2014: Andrew Hurley, author of The Loney, will be reading from his new novel at "Bad Language", a literary night at The Castle, Oldham Street, Manchester on 26th November at 7:30pm.
He is also reading in Lancashire at Heysham Library on 14th November, from 10:30-11:30 am, and at Bolton le Sands Library 28th November from 2-3pm.
11th November 2014: We are always seeking interesting contributions to Wormwood, our journal covering fantastic, supernatural and decadent literature. We are especially interested in contributions on the subject of decadent and European authors whose work may be less well known to anglophone readers. Articles should normally be between 2,000-5,000 words and authors are advised to discuss possible subjects or themes with the editor, Mark Valentine before submitting their work. Payment will be in the form of complimentary copies of the journal.
3rd November 2014: Our next book will be The House of Souls by Arthur Machen. Published on 10th November, The House of Souls contains: ‘Author’s Note’, ‘A Fragment of Life’, ‘The White People’, ‘The Great God Pan’, ‘The Inmost Light’, ‘The Three Impostors’, ‘The Red Hand’. This new edition is augmented by Sidney H. Sime’s extraordinary original frontispiece and board illustrations:

2nd November: Tartarus Press receives a (very) brief mention in The New York Times.
26th October: The Loney by Andrew Michael Hurley receives a very fine, insightful review at No Time is Passing.
20th October 2014: Our new publication is Wormwood 23. The issue contains:
The Way to the City: The Final Novels of Charles Williams by John Howard
Bookman’s Holiday by Michael Dirda
Thomas Tessier: Walking the Night Side by Mike Barrett
Dulcie Deamer: Spiritual Awakenings by James Doig
Fire-Flies in Atlantis, or, The Country of Fear by Henry Wessells
Was the Novelist Phyllis Paul also an Illustrator? by Douglas A. Anderson
Under Review by Reggie Oliver
Late Reviews by Douglas A. Anderson
Camera Obscura by John Howard
21st October: Rick Kleffel at KQED has posted The Literature of Fear: 12 High-Quality Horror Books for Sleepless Nights, and lists three Tartarus Press Books: The Flowers of the Sea by Reggie Oliver, Darkscapes by Anne-Sylvie Salzman, and The Bitterwood Bible by Angela Slatter.
21st October: A trailer for our Robert Aickman film, due to be premiered at the World Fantasy Convention on Thursday November 6th, 9.30pm, the Conference Theatre:
17th October 2014: A great review for The Bitterwood Bible by Angela Slatter at Thirteen O'Clock: "Highly recommended."
And a very fine review of The Loney by Andrew Michael Hurley on Goodreads: "The Loney is a lovely book, both in its prose and its plotting and its primary characters and even its darkness, which is dished out slowly and carefully"
9th October 2014: The Loney has received a very good, sympathetic review at the Supernatural Tales Blog. "The Loney is a British horror novel that fits into the tradition of the ghost story while not being entirely bounded by it. I found it an absorbing read, with credible characterisation and an intelligent, satisfying plot that evokes the sense of mystery that abounds in the shadier, wilder parts of our little islands..."
5th October 2014: We are pleased to note a number of very good, new reviews for Tartarus Press books:
Strange Tales IV has received a starred review at Publishers Weekly, where the reviewer writes: "The stories selected for this volume attest to the diversity and imaginative possibilities inherent in the strange tale."
Rupetta by N.A. Sulway has been reviewed by P.P.O. Kane at The Compulsive Reader, and he says: "...there are wondrous, moving passages full of lyricism, elegy, wonder and suggestive speculation. Cherish them as you puzzle out Rupetta’s world and its underlying culture and history.  This is a strangely enchanting, wholly convincing novel.
Mercy by Rebecca Lloyd is reviewed at M.R Cosby's Blog: "These are wonderfully written tales, dealing with life, love, relationships and the loss thereof in a thoroughly believable way, and with a depth not present in many works of short fiction. The way Lloyd interweaves the past with the present is hugely impressive, and adds an extra dimension to her impressive body of work. This has been one of my books of the year so far."
The Master of the House by John Gaskin has also been reviewed:
At Publishers Weekly: "Touched with irony and graveyard humor, his stories will appeal to fans of classic ghostly fiction."
At the  Supernatural Tales Blog: "I suspect this book will remind many of us why we first fell in love with the genre."
12th September 2014: Our next publication, on the 1st October 2014, will be The Loney, an atmospheric, slow-burn horror novel by Andrew Michael Hurley. Set in the 1970s on the English Lancashire coast, it tells the story of a Catholic pilgrimage to a shrine for healing. The miracle that occurs, however, has a darker and altogether more horrific side.
Here is a video trailer for The Loney:
15th August 2014: R.B. Russell's The Dark Return of Time is now available as an ebook from Amazon, or direct from Tartarus Press. The hardback is still available from Swan River Press.
5th August, 2014: Our next publication will be The Bitterwood Bible by Angela Slatter. This new collection of short stories returns to the world of the critically acclaimed  Sourdough and Other Stories (Tartarus, 2010), introducing readers to the tales that came before. The book is enhanced by eighty-six pen-and-ink illustrations by artist Kathleen Jennings and is a sewn hardback of 220 pages, printed lithographically, with decorated boards, silk ribbon marker, head and tailbands, and d/w.
Publication will be 1st September
18th July 2014: Congratulations to Reggie Oliver, whose collection of short stories, Flowers of the Sea, is shortlisted in this years World Fantasy Awards.
Congratulations, also, to Rebecca Lloyd, whose collection of stories, Mercy, continues to receive glowing reviews:
"These are wonderfully written tales, dealing with life, love, relationships and the loss thereof in a thoroughly believable way, and with a depth not present in many works of short fiction. The way Lloyd interweaves the past with the present is hugely impressive, and adds an extra dimension to her impressive body of work. This has been one of my books of the year so far." M.R. Cosby
 "At times I found it hard to differentiate between this collection and Angela Carter's..." A Universe in Words
Mercy was launched, along with a paperback collection, The View from Endless Street, at Foyles in Bristol, and video of the event can be viewed here.
30th June: Our next book will be a new edition of Nugent Barker's Written With My Left Hand. Perhaps best known for two much-admired tales, the evocative ghost story 'Whessoe' and the grimly humorous horror tour-de-force 'Curious Adventure of Mr Bond', t he stories collected range widely, from the Poe-esque Parisian sophistication of ‘The Strange Disappearance of Monsieur Charbo’, to the sly and strangely touching Sussex folk-wisdom of ‘Stanley Hutchinson’; from the dislocated, dreamlike horror of ‘One, Two, Buckle My Shoe’ to the idyllic, time-travelling nostalgia of ‘The Thorn’. Publication 4th July 2014.
29th June: Mercy by Rebecca Lloyd received another good review, this time at Neon: A Literary Magazine. "Her control of the form is obvious, and it’s a joy to read the work of such a talented short story writer. Or maybe joy is the wrong word, since it seems to be Lloyd’s mission to craft tales loaded with creepy and uncanny details that will stick with you long after the close of any single story"
29th June: We have just returned from London where we attended the Robert Aickman evening at the Freud Museum on Thursday 26th June. Many thanks to Faber and Faber, Jeremy Dyson and Reece Shearsmith for a great evening. And additional thanks to Faber and the Freud Museum for arranging for our books to be made available.
On Saturday 28th we attended "Intrusions: Looking After Robert Aickman" at Printroom in Highgate. With thanks to Chris Maloney and Monica Petzal for a fine day, and for making our books available for the duration of their show.
Both events were in celebration of the centenary of Robert Aickman's birth on the 27th June.
23rd June: Mercy receives a good review: "Rebecca Lloyd is a name to look out for." British Fantasy Society
Our next publication is The River Runs Uphill by Robert Aickman. This is Aickman's second volume of autobiography, following The Attempted Rescue. Mostly written in 1967 and first published in 1986, this new edition of The River Runs Uphill reinstates material pruned by Aickman from the first edition, including the original ‘Chapter Ten: Kyogen’, which deals with his theatre criticism and other matters related to ‘life, death and the human heart’. Other reinstated passages add colour and detail to the story of the founding of the Inland Waterways Association and the part played by Aickman in the post-War struggle to save the British canal network from abandonment and destruction.
Rosalie Parker's Foreword can be read here
Publication 17th July 2014, pre-orders are now being taken. Limited to 350 copies
9th June 2014: Rupetta by Nike Sulway is the winner of the 2014 Norma K. Hemming Award!
The judges write: 'In Rupetta, N.A. Sulway tells a passionate story about history, truth , power, sexuality and love. From its opening pages, the novel is a joy to read – written with remarkable craft and authority. It is likely to become a classic of Australian speculative fiction, and it confirms that Sulway is a major talent.'
20th May 2014: The new issue of Black Static contains very positive reviews of Mercy by Rebecca Lloyd ("Lloyd is a new writer to me, but one I am delighted to have made the acquaintance of, and in publishing this collection Tartarus provide yet further proof that the strange tale is in a robust state of health"), and Strange Tales IV ("...the contents of this anthology more than justify the editor's claim that 'the strange tale is alive and well'.")
In other news, we have just posted a short video on Facebook and Youtube of the signing of copies of Secret Europe by John Howard and Mark Valentine.
16th May 2014: We are pleased to announce the publication of Secret Europe by John Howard and Mark Valentine. Following the difficult-to-obtain 2012 "Exposition Internationale" edition, this new Tartarus Press edition contains an extra story by Valentine ('An Officer of the Reserve'), and all copies are signed by both authors. This printing is limited to 300 copies.
24th April 2014: The Master of the House by John Gaskin has recently received very good reviews at SFRevu and at M.R. Cosby's blog.
29th April 2014: Our next publication is Wormwood 22. The new issue contains:
In Memoriam: Four Friends of Wormwood by Mark Valentine
Bittersweet Mysteries: The Supernatural Tales of A.C. Benson by Tim Foley
Henry C. Mercer by Peter Bell
M.R. James and the Antiquarian Origins of 'Canon Alberic's Scrapbook' by Emily Foster
George Gissing: Classicist Manque, Harlot Lover, Visionary Pauper by Adam Daly
Beauty and Tragedy: On the Poetry of James Elroy Flecker by Phillip A. Ellis
Under Review by Reggie Oliver
Late Reviews by Douglas A. Anderson
Camera Obscura by John Howard
25th April 2014: We have now sold out of copies of An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce. In other news, Mercy and Other Stories by Rebecca Lloyd has been reviewed at Teleread, and John Gaskin's Master of the House has been reviewed by Martin Cosby.
18th April 2014: We are sorry to report that we have recently sold out of a few Tartarus Press titles: The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen, Miss Hargreaves by Frank Baker, Worming the Harpy by Rhys Hughes and Morbid Tales by Quentin S. Crisp.
9th April 2014: Read 'The Bath' by Rebecca Lloyd, from Mercy and other Stories here
24th March 2014: Our next publication will be a first collection of short stories by Rebecca Lloyd, Mercy. It is made up of tales of unease with a sprinkling of the ghostly, menacing and fantastical. The stories inhabit the fragile space between fantasy and reality, where the landscape is in constant flux and things are not quite as they seem. As well as a limited edition hardback, the book is available in electronic formats direct from us, or as a mobi file for Kindle via Amazon.
12th March 2014: We are pleased to announce the publication of a new paperback edition of Rupetta, by N.A. Sulway. Rupetta is the winner of the 2013 James Tiptree, Jr. Award, was runner-up (shortlisted) in the 2014 Crawford Memorial Award, and is shortlisted for the 2014 Aurealis Awards.
3rd March 2014: We are pleased to announce the publication of The Master of the House by John Gaskin. This is the third volume of Professor Gaskin's Tales of Twilight and Borderlands series. Signed copies of the edition of 360 copies are available. The Master of the House is also available as an ebook through Amazon here, along with the his previous collection, The Long Retreating Day which can be found here.
28th February 2014: We have now sold out of the limited edition hardback of Rupetta by N.A. Sulway. A paperback edition will be available in Mrach. In the meantime ebook editions are available.
21st February: We are sorry to report that we have just sold out of the last copies of The King in the Golden Mask by Marcel Schwob. Copies may be available from the dealers on our ordering page.
18th February 2014: We are delighted to announce that Rupetta by Nicole Sulway has won the James Tiptree, Jr. Award.
The judges write: "A deft blend of fantasy, science fiction, romance, and even gothic horror, this beautifully written story challenges the reader’s expectations about gender and of a gendering society."
Congratulations to Nike!
9th February, 2014: Congratulations to Nicole Sulway whose Rupetta was runner-up (shortlisted) in the 2014 Crawford Memorial Award, presented annually by the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts for an outstanding first fantasy book.
Rick Kleffel at The Agony Column is very positive about a couple of new Tartarus Press books received. He writes of Flowers of the Sea by Reggie Oliver:
"Oliver's latest includes all the treats you want; novellas, illustrations by the author, short stories, the strange, characters that are impeccably created, great book production values; this is what reading is all about. If you've ever wondered why I seem so enthusiastic about Tartarus and Oliver, this collection can act as the perfect example."
and of Mark Valentine's Herald of the Hidden:
"Readers who enjoy the new brand of "urban fantasy" will find here the top-notch, classy, but down-and-dirty detective noir version."
5th February 2014: Our next book will be a paperback reprint of Reggie Oliver's Flowers of the Sea, to be published 17th February 2014. The first 250 copies will be numbered and signed, and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
1st February, 2014: John Gaskin's collection of ghostly tales of twilight and borderlands, The Long Retreating Day is now available as an ebook.
In other news, Michael Dirda in his Library Without Walls column for the Barnes and Nobel Review just before Christmas recommended Mark Valentine's Herald of the Hidden, and also the Mark Valentine Book Collecting Video.
28th January 2014: Please note that we are now open to submissions once again for collections of short stories and novels, as well as individual short stories for Strange Tales V . Please see our submissions page for guidelines.
21st January 2014: Peter Tennant in his "Case Notes" review in Black Static has been extremy positive about both Rupetta by N.A. Sulway and Darkscapes by Anne-Sylvie Salzman:
Rupetta: "what impressed me the most about this book was Sulway’s exquisite writing, giving us a text in which every single word appears to have been chosen with care, so that their combination renders what the author wishes to convey with both precision and beauty. There’s a rare pleasure to be had from watching the sentences unfurl on the page, luxuriating in the sensations they evoke in the mind, sights and sounds, smells and feelings."
Darkscapes: "a collection whose worth far outweighs the occasional note of vagueness ... hopefully Salzman’s reputation as a unique voice will be solidly established on the weird fiction map as a result."
14th January 2014: A new, very fine review: "A stunning masterpiece of modern fiction, Rupetta pulls the reader into Sulway’s world, and emotionally engages them in her life and struggles." Matthew Johns, The British Fantasy Society
8th January 2014: Happy New Year! We have two items of news:
The next publication will be Strange Tales IV, our new collection of contemporary strange tales in the World Fantasy Award-winning series. Edited by Rosalie Parker, with stories by Christopher Harman, by Rhys Hughes, Rebecca Lloyd, John Howard, A.J. McIntosh, V.H. Leslie, Andrew Apter, Angela Slatter, Matt Leyshon, Mark Francis, H.V. Chao, Andrew Hook, Jason A. Wyckoff, Richard Hill and John Gaskin.
Stories from a Lost Anthology is now available as an ebook direct from us, or through Amazon.
19th December 2013: We are pleased to be able to make available as an ebook The Smell of Telescopes by Rhys Hughes.
Flowers of the Sea by Reggie Oliver has been reviewed at the SF Site.
12th December 2013: In addition to the limited edition hardback, An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce is now available as an ebook direct from us, or through Amazon.
11th December 2013: The illustrations for Reggie Oliver's four collections of short stories are now available through this website as limited edition prints:
Flowers of the Sea
Mrs Midnight
The Complete Symphonies of Adolf Hitler
The Dreams of Cardinal Vittorini 
10th December 2013: In addition to the limited edition hardback, The Triumph of Night by Edith Wharton is now available as an ebook direct from us, or through Amazon.
9th December 2013: In addition to the limited edition hardback, Frankenstein's Prescription by Tim Lees is now available as an ebook direct from us, or through Amazon.
27th November 2013: We are saddened to learn of the death of Joel Lane, author, poet, critic and friend. A fine tribute by Mark Valentine can be found at Wormwoodiana.
Please note that John Gawsworth's Life of Arthur Machen has now sold out.
26th November, 2013: Our next publication will be Robert Aickman's The Attempted Rescue, his rather odd volume of autobiography. First published in 1966, Tartarus issued a reprint in 2001. This new edition also contains Jeremy Dyson's Introduction to the Tartarus Press edition, and is now published as a part of our series of recent editions of Aickman's short story collections. The Attempted Rescue will be published 5th December 2013.
21st November 2013: Mark Valentine is interviewed by Al Diniz at Bibliophage:
18th November 2013: Our next publication will be Wormwood 21, available from 25th November.
The new issue contains:
David Lindsay’s The Violet Apple by Murray Ewing
Barbey D’Aurevilly: Re-evaluating the Place of Diabolism in Les Diaboliques by Tara Isabella Burton
Grant Morrison’s Arkham Asylum, and the Literary Tradition of the Haunted House by Brian J. Showers
Mrs Gaskell, Mr Dickens and ‘The Old Nurse’s Story’ by Tim Foley
Encountering the Unknown: The Supernatural Stories of William Croft Dickinson by Mike Barrett
An Outsider Confined: The Stifled Voice of John Evelyn Barlas by Mark Andresen
Black Ice on the Vltava: The Tragic Spirit of Paul Leppin by Daniel Corrick
Under Review by Reggie Oliver
Late Reviews by Douglas A. Anderson
Camera Obscura by John Howard
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