COVID-19: Updates concerning Swan River Press during the Covid-19 pandemic, with regard to orders and postal services: I hope you are all keeping well, being sensible, and looking after both yourselves and your community. All is well here at Swan River Press, or at well as can be expected. I am currently working from home (during the day now as well as weekends and evenings). Everything here is continuing apace: we’re working on new publications and shipments are still being dispatched to those in need of reading material. More...



 
 


NEW TITLE: When the puckish spirit of a monk begins haunting the storied village of Pulborough, known for its ancient abbey, Maud Garner, manager of the Coach and Horses Inn, arranges for the famous ghost hunter, Walter Prince, to come investigate. And from there, things spiral out of control. Peopled with richly drawn Dickensian grotesques and filled with bizarre and comical incident, Munky is as compelling as it is antic. Part bizarre ghost story, part whimsical farce, part idiosyncratic literary experiment, it could be described as P. G. Wodehouse collaborating with Raymond Roussel, with a dash of M. R. James, if it weren’t so uniquely its own thing. More...



 
 


FEATURED INTERVIEW: "In Deep League: A Conversation with B. Catling. "Supernatural tales and all the enigmas of life, which get seen in the periphery of normal vision, are a great fascination to me and always have been. Poe is the base of all things. Then the rest of the usual suspects: Arthur Machen (do you know the compelling story of Tessa Farmer?), M. R. James, Lovecraft, etc., and I have a fondness for Blackwood who I think is often under ranked." More...



 
 


CURRENT ISSUE: In our previous issue, we focused on the lives of writers, featuring as we did reminiscences, interviews, and memoirs. For this issue I’d like to do something different. While we have featured occasional pieces of fiction in previous issues, including “Saved by a Ghost” by Bram Stoker in Issue 6 and “The Boys’ Room” by Dorothy Macardle in Issue 9, I’ve decided this time around to turn over the entire issue to fiction.Consider this issue a special anthology issue, and an eclectic one at that. There is little to tie these pieces together, save for the fact each author grew from the soil of the same island at the edge of Europe, which is to say they are all Irish by birth. More...




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