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, and more modern authors such as Sarban, Robert Aickman and David Lindsay, alongside contemporary writers including Quentin S. Crisp, Mark Valentine, Angela Slatter 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, 2004, and 2012; and Strange Tales, their anthology of new short fiction, won the 2004 World Fantasy Award for Best Anthology of the year. The Horror Writers Association gave Tartarus Press the "Excellence in Speciality Press Publishing" award for 2009.
- Michael Dirda, "Ghost Stories", Washington Post, Oct. 31, 2004, p. BW15.
- Ben Stanley, Speculative Fiction Junkie Interview