Australian Women Writers of Outstanding Horror and Dark Fantasy: A Not Quite Top Ten

In this month’s column for This Is Horror, I showcase nine of Australia’s best women writers of horror and dark fiction. So much amazing writing happening in Australian speculative fiction, in short stories and longer works alike. I could’ve gone on for ages, but I think the post would’ve buckled under the weight of all…… Continue reading Australian Women Writers of Outstanding Horror and Dark Fantasy: A Not Quite Top Ten

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Year’s Best Australian Fantasy & Horror 2012

Finally, I can announce that I’ve got TWO stories in the Year’s Best Australian Fantasy & Horror 2012, edited by Liz Grzyb and Talie Helene. HOORAY!! It’s wonderful to see so many great authors in the ToC, which has just been released today: Joanne Anderton, “Tied To The Waste”, Tales Of Talisman R.J.Astruc, “The Cook…… Continue reading Year’s Best Australian Fantasy & Horror 2012

Horror Visuals and Their Place in Fiction

Artwork, horror stories, the reading experience — these are all aspects of creativity that I think about a lot, and generally adore. So it’s a great pleasure to have Harry Markov stop by on his blog tour to talk about these very things! Along with Lawrence Santoro and Tony C. Smith, Harry has edited the…… Continue reading Horror Visuals and Their Place in Fiction

Interzone reviews Bluegrass Symphony!

In the most recent issue of Interzone, Peter Tennant offers a seriously squeeeee-worthy review of Bluegrass Symphony! It is a long and considered review, which starts off with wonderful comments like “[the collection] should appeal to readers of both fantasy and horror, with originality as a key note throughout”, and continues in the same vein…… Continue reading Interzone reviews Bluegrass Symphony!

I have been remiss…

Slackness the First: I’ve been back from Continuum for two days and have yet to post a con report. In short, the convention was brilliant. Got to Melbourne on Thursday evening, had a lovely dinner with Angela, Kirstyn and Mondy and then recorded our ‘guest appearance’ for the Writer and the Critic podcast. We had…… Continue reading I have been remiss…

Continuum 8 Program

The Continuum 8 program is up, and I’m delighted to be part of some awesome panels and reading sessions. If you’re in Melbourne for the long weekend and are up for some Natcon excitement, swing past the Rydges on Swanston — Friday’s admission is a mere gold coin donation! Bargain! In case any of you…… Continue reading Continuum 8 Program

Year’s Best Australian Fantasy & Horror, Vol 2

Hooray! SO happy to see ‘Forever, Miss Tapekwa County’ on this awesome ToC! And the cover art for this volume is so pretty!!! Liz Grzyb and Talie Helene have compiled 32 fantastic stories and poems first published in 2011, from New Zealand’s and Australia’s finest writers. The contents are Peter M Ball “Briar Day” (Moonlight…… Continue reading Year’s Best Australian Fantasy & Horror, Vol 2

An Introduction to Australian Horror

In honour of Australia Day, I was asked to write an article about Australian horror for This Is Horror in the UK — and it’s now up! The article surveys some of the standout horror published in the past two years by Australian independent presses: so much to talk about, so much incredible talent! Australia…… Continue reading An Introduction to Australian Horror

Damnation & Dames ToC announced!

Lindsy Anderson – The Third Circle Chris Bauer – Three Questions and One Troll Alan Baxter & Felicity Dowker – Burning, Always Burning Jay Caselberg – Blind Pig M.L.D. Curelas – Silver Comes the Night Karen Dent – A Case to Die For Dirk Flinthart – Outlines Lisa L. Hannett & Angela Slatter – Prohibition…… Continue reading Damnation & Dames ToC announced!

Clickety click!

Today has been a hodgepodge of crazy busy-ness, so it somehow seems fitting to post a hodgepodge of links in the hope that, in your own crazy busy days, you might find a moment to clickety click: Support ChiZine: “ChiZine.com has been free to readers since its inception in 1997. We want to keep paying…… Continue reading Clickety click!