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Ash-Tree Press is a Canadian company that publishes supernatural and horror literature.

Ash-Tree Press
FounderChristopher and Barbara Roden
Country of originCanada
Headquarters locationAshcroft, British Columbia
Publication typesBooks
Fiction genressupernatural and horror

The press has reprinted notable collections of ghostly stories by such writers as R. H. Malden, A. N. L. Munby, L. T. C. Rolt, Margery Lawrence, and Eleanor Scott. It also has published newly edited collections of supernatural tales by such writers as John Metcalfe, Marjorie Bowen, Vernon Lee, and Frederick Cowles, and it has produced multi-volume sets of the complete supernatural short stories of Sheridan Le Fanu, E. F. Benson, H. Russell Wakefield, Russell Kirk, and A. M. Burrage. In 2001, the press published a collected edition of M. R. James's ghost stories and related writings.

In addition, Ash-Tree Press has published new collections of stories by contemporary authors and a series of original anthologies. Awards for these include the 2002 British Fantasy Award for best collection for After Shocks by Paul Finch[1] and the 2004 International Horror Guild Award and 2005 World Fantasy Award for the anthology Acquainted with the Night, edited by Christopher and Barbara Roden.[2][3]

Ash-Tree Press itself has received the 1997 Special Award, Non-Professional, from the World Fantasy Awards[4] and the 1999 Specialty Press Award of the Horror Writers Association.[5]

Christopher and Barbara Roden are the proprietors of both Ash-Tree Press and Calabash Press; the latter publishes fiction and nonfiction related to Sherlock Holmes. [6]


  1. ^ "British Fantasy Awards 2002". Science Fiction Awards Database. Retrieved 2016-04-20.
  2. ^ "IHG Award Recipients". International Horror Guild. Archived from the original on 2007-07-09. Retrieved 2016-04-20.
  3. ^ "2005 World Fantasy Awards Ballot". Archived from the original on 2009-02-22. Retrieved 2016-04-20.
  4. ^ "1997 World Fantasy Award Winners". Archived from the original on 1999-09-30. Retrieved 2016-04-20.
  5. ^ "Horror Writers Association - Specialty Press Award". Retrieved 2016-04-20.
  6. ^ Chris Redmond, A Sherlock Holmes Handbook. Toronto : Dundurn, 2009. ISBN 9781554884469, (p. 292)

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