Emilianna by Douglas Thompson

Posted: January 5, 2023 by Eibonvale in Douglas Thompson, New Titles
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Emilianna by Douglas Thompson – the actual books in my hand. They are looking how I was hoping they would … quite simple covers, a rare attempt at figurative drawing. And of course, quite a low-key roller-coaster of a story. Haunting, surreal, melancholy, precise, ranting, twisting around, elegiac, doomed. It’s available to order now over in the Eibonvale Press website, and as usual, don’t forget the chapbook bundle deals!

Click here to visit the website: http://www.eibonvalepress.co.uk/chapbooks/Chap21_emilianna.htm

New chapbook release!

Posted: May 24, 2022 by alicehowardeibonvale in Uncategorized

We are very pleased to announce the release of a brand new title in our popular chapbook series: Invisible Influences by Jason E. Rolfe!

Jason E. Rolfe is known for his quietly reflective and absurdist writing. This book contains encounters ranging from islands that don’t exist through to surreal logical loops and whimsical philosophical musings, to haunted woodlands and literary ghosts. Filled with hints of the meta and the self-reflective, these pieces have a tone that is uniquely the author’s – an excellent, melancholy and quietly odd collection of shorts and miniatures.

Available in hardcover and trade paperback, Invisible Influences can be purchased here.

Eibonvale Press is announcing a call for works for an anthology on the theme of Lighthouses, which is to be edited by Sophie Essex. At the Lighthouse is intended to be a fiction anthology which must feature a lighthouse, either physical, imaginary, or tangential, in each story. The definition of lighthouse is yours, but it must engage with the concept. Think associative/dissociative, think Ray Bradbury’s The Foghorn, think Pharos by Alice Thompson, think Woolf, think Moore, think VanderMeer, think the films of 1998, 2016 or 2019, think beckoning, think warning, think outside the bulb.

Download the guidelines here: http://www.eibonvalepress.co.uk/At the Lighthouse Submission Guidelines.pdf

We look forward to reading your work!

New chapbook release!

Posted: January 30, 2022 by alicehowardeibonvale in Uncategorized
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We’re pleased to announce our newest release, The January Estate by Charles Wilkinson! This chapbook  presents a pair of stories that showcase the author’s unique style. Wilkinson writes with a classical and subtle touch, mixing quiet historical writing with the haunting weird tale, shot through with elegance and refinement. This is the type of writing that slowly seeps its way into your mind, and that pulls you in slowly until you find yourself deep in the strangeness of it all. Available in hardcover and trade paperback, the chapbook can be purchased here.

New releases!

Posted: December 7, 2021 by alicehowardeibonvale in Eibonvale Press new releases, Uncategorized

We are excited to announce our latest releases:

Gaseous Clay and Other Ambivalent Tales by John Travis is a full-length collection of 16 stories that straddle the line between horror and outsider art. Experimental and utterly unique, this outstanding volume offers a great example of British slipstream fiction! Available in hardcover and trade paperback.

Furious in the Expanse by Yarrow Paisley is our latest release in the Eibonvale Chapbook Line. A mini-collection of 14 idiosyncratic, transgressive and unclassifiable short pieces, and exactly the type of highly original work we’re proud to publish!

And coming very soon: the two-story mini-collection, The January Estate by Charles Wilkinson!

We are pleased to announce the release of a brand new Rhys Hughes title, the experimental novella My Rabbit’s Shadow Looks Like a Hand! This 80-page beauty is visually comparable to our previous Hughes book, How Many Times and also shares its experimental and innovative nature – from parallel columns and text grids to stories within stories, and more – all combined into a unique and cohesive Hughesian whole.

Note: rabbits image provided by the author as part of the novella.

Available to order here.

We’re very pleased to announce the official release of our newest title, #19 in the Eibonvale Chapbook Line: Affairs of a Cardiovascular Nature by Terry Grimwood! Now available for order here!

Or, if you’re interested in any of our chapbook bundle deals, have a look here.

Terry Grimwood is an author who has made a name for himself with his very powerful, human and wide-ranging fiction, covering horror, speculative, dystopian and other styles. This mini-collection gathers together some of his more innovative and experimental short fiction from all across that range. The title story is a grotesquely hilarious, absurdist and very British tale of love, intrigue and the exchange of hearts that reads like a post-modern PG Wodehouse fever-dream. It is joined by a collection of miniatures in the form of monologues or dialogues, ranging from a dystopian sales pitch and the political horrors revealed through a farcically unnerving interrogation, to a quiet restaurant meeting where the topic of discussion could hardly be greater or more shattering.  Affairs of a Cardiovascular Nature is an unusual example of British slipstream writing, a complex and bittersweet confection that deserves to be taken slowly.

Big thanks to Adam Groves of The Bedlam Files for his recent review of The Neo-Decadent Cookbook, edited by Brendan Connell and Justin Isis! And while you’re there, check out the VAST archive of book and film reviews – a fantastic reference!

You can find out more and order the book here: http://www.eibonvalepress.co.uk/books/books_neo-decadent.htm

A New Review of How Many Times? by Rhys Hughes!

Posted: February 22, 2021 by alicehowardeibonvale in Uncategorized

Thank you to the prolific Adam Groves of The Bedlam Files for his fantastic review of How Many Times?, a collection of highly experimental works by Rhys Hughes! Read the review here.

Eibonvale has recently released three new titles, which are now available to order in both hardcover and paperback.

Dabbling With Diabelli by D F Lewis

Originally published in paperback with an extremely limited release, this book collects thirty of D F Lewis’s favourite short stories, all demonstrating his unique style at the intersection of genre, literature and outsider art.  Click here for more info: http://www.eibonvalepress.co.uk/books/books_diabelli.htm


La Ronde by Colin Fisher

The latest book in the Eibonvale Chapbook Line.  There are few rivalries bitterer than that of siblings, and few more ferocious than that of art.

Sébastien and Gabrielle Laronde are the most exquisite expression of fin de siècle Avignon. Artists without compare, they exist in eternal competition vying for the supreme accolade – not the acclaim of their peers, but to be found worthy of their family and its mysterious legacy.

In prose as sumptuous and rich as any of the Laronde sculptures and paintings, the twins’ simmering resentments weave a sensuous spell about the Vaucluse artworld. Drawn into their orbit, a new muse brings Sébastien the promise of perfection; his prize lies within the shining stone, but whose craft can be its equal?

Click here for more info: http://www.eibonvalepress.co.uk/chapbooks/Chap14_LaRonde.htm

The Neo-Decadent Cookbook edited by Brendan Connell and Justin Isis

A new anthology containing stories by Ross Scott-Buccleuch, David Rix, Catherine Dousteyssier-Khoze, Jason Rolfe, Daniel Corrick, Brendan Connell, Colby Smith, Jessica Sequeira, Justin Isis, Quentin S. Crisp, Damian Murphy, Douglas Thompson, Ursula Pflug and Lawrence Burton.

Have you ever sautéed geometrical sex or eaten fate from the breasts of Minerva? Adjust your palate to the times with the Neo-Decadent Cookbook, the ONLY approved guide to the preparation of metaphysical concepts and other abstractions, alongside recipes likely to cause lasting changes to your internal organs. Editors Brendan Connell and Justin Isis have assembled a diverse list of contributors from around the world, each with their own stylistically novel take on culinary apotheosis. Fragments of fiction, poetry and instructional material will guide you towards a suitably delectable climax. TRUE UNDERSTANDING AND SCIENCE EXPLODE!

This book is currently available for pre-order and copies will be dispatched as soon as I have seen a physical proof copy.  Click here for more info: http://www.eibonvalepress.co.uk/books/books_neo-decadent.htm