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Ghost Story Awards 2014

If you’re not familar with Swan River Press, you need to change that. Congrats SRP!

Swan River Press

Dreams of Shadow and SmokeWe are pleased to announce that our first anthology, Dreams of Shadows and Smoke: Stories for J.S. Le Fanu, edited by Jim Rockhill and Brian J. Showers and published on the bicentenary of the author’s birth, has won the inaugural Ghost Story Award for Best Ghost Story Book 2014.

Congratulations are also due to D.P. Watt, whose tale “Shallabalah” (published in the Ghosts & Scholars Newsletter 26) won Best Ghost Story.

We’ve still got copies of Dreams of Shadow and Smoke available on our website for anyone interested—we still have a handful of copies signed by numerous contributors!

Thank you again to everyone who voted and contributed to this project. Below is a note from Jim Rockhill and Brian J. Showers:

Note from the Editors

We are both delighted to learn that Dreams of Shadow and Smoke: Stories for J.S. Le Fanu has won Best Ghost Story Book for…

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The Green Book Issue 5 Pre-order


The Green Book: Writings on Irish Gothic, Supernatural and Fantastic Literature
is a biannual journal published by Swan River Press. Today, they announced that issue number five is available for pre-order for €13.00. You can pre-order your copy here. If you’re unfamiliar with The Green Book, here’s a short description taken from the official website.

Aimed at a general readership and published twice-yearly, The Green Book features commentaries, articles, and reviews on Irish Gothic, Supernatural and Fantastic literature.

Certainly favourites such as Bram Stoker and John Connolly will come to mind, but hopefully The Green Book also will serve as a pathway to Ireland’s other notable fantasists: like Fitz-James O’Brien, Mrs. Riddell, Lafcadio Hearn, William Allingham, J. Sheridan Le Fanu, Cheiro, Harry Clarke, Dorothy Macardle, Lord Dunsany, Elizabeth Bowen, C.S. Lewis, Mervyn Wall, Conor McPherson . . . and this list is by no means exhaustive.

It should be noted that the word “Irish” in the journal’s title should be understood as inclusive rather than exclusive. The Green Book will also feature essays on Irish themes — even if by non-Irish authors. We hope that you will find something of interest here, for there is much to explore.

Swan River Press is a wonderful specialty publisher and I hope you’ll consider picking up the latest journal or ordering one of their other titles. You can find the Facebook pages for Swan River Press and The Green Book here and here, respectively.