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Tartarus Press is an independent book publisher based near Leyburn, Yorkshire, UK.[1]

Tartarus Press
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Headquarters locationCarlton, Leyburn, North Yorkshire
Key peopleR.B. Russell and Rosalie Parker
Publication typesBooks, journals
Fiction genresFantasy



Tartarus Press is run by R.B. Russell and Rosalie Parker. It publishes classic works of curious and macabre fiction. Tartarus publishes classic supernatural fiction by Arthur Machen, M. P. Shiel, Hugh Walpole, Gustav Meyrink, Oliver Onions, Nugent Barker, and more modern authors such as Sarban, Robert Aickman and David Lindsay, alongside contemporary writers including Andrew Michael Hurley, Quentin S. Crisp, Mark Valentine, Angela Slatter, Reggie Oliver, Joel Lane and Rhys Hughes. Wormwood, a twice-yearly journal, is devoted to discussion of fantastic, supernatural and decadent literature.

Tartarus won the World Fantasy Award "Special Award: Non-Professional" for their publishing in 2002,[2] 2004,[3] 2012,[4] and 2015;[5] and Strange Tales, their anthology of new short fiction, won the 2004 World Fantasy Award for Best Anthology of the year.[3] The Horror Writers Association gave Tartarus Press the "Excellence in Speciality Press Publishing" award for 2009.[6]

Notable books published by Tartarus Press include The Bitterwood Bible by Angela Slatter which won the World Fantasy Award for best Collection,[5] and The Loney by Andrew Michael Hurley which won the Costa award, First Novel.[7]

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