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...



 
 


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...



 
 


NEW TITLE: This is the story of Jenny Flower, London slum child, who one day, on an outing to the country, meets a Dark Stranger with horns on his head. It is the first day of August — Lammas — a witches' sabbath. Jenny was born on Hallowe'en, and possibly descended from witches herself . . . Reminiscent of Machen's, "The White People", Lucifer and the Child is a tale of witchcraft — or is it? The author does not commit herself; merely stating that the story is open to natural explanation; alternatively, she invites "the willing suspension of disbelief". Once banned in Ireland by the Censorship of Publications Board, Lucifer and the Child is now available worldwide in this splendid new edition from Swan River Press. More...



 
 


FEATURED INTRODUCTION: Ethel Mannin (1900-1984) was a best-selling author who had written more than one hundred books but is virtually unknown today. Her output included fiction, journalism, short stories, travelogues, autobiography, and political analysis. All of her books have been out of print for decades — until now. Born into a working-class family in South London, Mannin was a lifelong socialist, feminist, and anti-fascist. In the 1930s she organised alongside the Russian-born American anarchist Emma Goldman in support of the Spanish anarchosyndicalist forces and their struggle against Franco. More...




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