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Tartarus is a small, British independent press founded in 1990. We specialise in collectable hardback limited editions of literary supernatural/strange/horror fiction, and we also publish paperbacks and ebooks.We have been the recipient of four World Fantasy Awards, and in 2010 received a "Stoker" from the Horror Writers Association.

"When first encountered, the publications of Tartarus Press seem almost as numinous as the supernatural tales they contain. The simple elegance of their presentation. . . jacketed in uniform cream covers with only minimal decoration, recall an earlier age when books were as rare and treasured as jewels. These are not commodities to be piled high on three-for-two tables, but rarities which remain hidden unless sought out . . . The stories hoarded in their pages are so little known you might be forgiven for wondering if you have dreamed them. The Triumph of Night and Other Tales by Edith Wharton. The Supernatural Tales of H.G. Wells. The Lost Poetry of William Hope Hodgson. And dozens of other titles by authors both famous and obscure which taken as a whole form a secret library, a catalogue of weird fiction from its roots in Victorian Britain through to the modern day."  -- Damien G. Walter, The Guardian

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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."
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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.
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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.
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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:
 
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2nd November: Tartarus Press receives a (very) brief mention in The New York Times.
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26th October: The Loney by Andrew Michael Hurley receives a very fine, insightful review at No Time is Passing.
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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
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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.
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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:
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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"
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