Body Shocks anthology

I can't find an image that perfectly relates to the weird world of my story, but this still from the 'Demimonde' cabaret captures the dark vibe of the story...

So excited to share the news that Ellen Datlow has selected my story, ‘Sweet Subtleties’, to reprint in her forthcoming anthology Body Shocks (a book of body horror; currently scheduled for October 2021). More details as I get them, but for now, here’s the incredible table of contents. It is beyond cool to see my…… Continue reading Body Shocks anthology

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Australian Shadows Awards: With Bonus! Shirley Jackson Awards

Last week, the shortlists for this year’s Australian Shadows Awards were announced, and I’m delighted to see that my story ‘Outside, A Drifter’ is on the list for best short fiction! What’s even cooler, though, is that my work is in such great company — including excellent writers like Margo Lanagan, Kaaron Warren, and my…… Continue reading Australian Shadows Awards: With Bonus! Shirley Jackson Awards

Aurealis Awards 2016: In which ‘A Right Pretty Mate’ is nominated!

The Aurealis Awards shortlists have been announced and I’m so very delighted to see my story ‘A Right Pretty Mate’ nominated in the Best YA Short Story category! This is the first story of mine that could even remotely be described as YA, and I’m so chuffed to see it in such good company! Thanks…… Continue reading Aurealis Awards 2016: In which ‘A Right Pretty Mate’ is nominated!

The Joy that was GenreCon 2015

Mary Robinette Kowal delights us with a tiny puppet show!

I just got back from a fantastic weekend up in Brisbane for GenreCon 2015. Organised by the Queensland Writers Centre, hosted at the State Library of Queensland, and run by some excellent writerly ninjas (including Peter M Ball, who ran a tight ship all weekend with the help of super-friendly volunteers and staff of the…… Continue reading The Joy that was GenreCon 2015

Blurring the Line: Cover and Contents!

Right, so, I meant to post about this last week but, well, you know how it goes. Time passes. No posts. Lo and behold, here we are. At any rate, I’m stoked to finally be able to announce that I’ve got a new bizarro ghost story in this anthology, which, if the awesome-creepy cover and…… Continue reading Blurring the Line: Cover and Contents!

Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2014

So happy to be able to announce that ‘Vox’ has been selected for the Year’s Best Australian Fantasy & Horror 2014 — to be published in late October this year. The contents were released today, and here they are in alphabetical order: Alan Baxter, “Shadows of the Lonely Dead” [Suspended in Dusk] James Bradley, “The…… Continue reading Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2014

Cranky Ladies of History: Table of Contents Announced!

This morning, Fablecroft Publishing announced the table of contents for their Cranky Ladies of History anthology, and I am delighted to say that I’ve got a story in this book! My piece is set in early medieval Iceland (surprise, surprise) and tells the story of Hallgerðr Höskuldsdóttir, a very cranky lady indeed, who caused no…… Continue reading Cranky Ladies of History: Table of Contents Announced!

World Fantasy Convention, Weird Fiction, and Vikings!

I’m leaving tonight (TONIGHT!!!) for the UK, and while I’m there I’ll be making a couple of appearances. First, and so excitedly, there’s the World Fantasy Convention in Brighton. I had such a blast last year at the WFC in Toronto, I’m so looking forward to this year’s convention, which is on from October 31…… Continue reading World Fantasy Convention, Weird Fiction, and Vikings!

Planet the Twelfth!

Exciting news: today, Twelfth Planet Press announced the forthcoming publication of Baggage, a book I’m co-writing with Angela Slatter, which will be the final volume in TPP’s excellent series of short story collections, the Twelve Planets. What Are the Twelve Planets? The Twelve Planets are twelve boutique collections by some of Australia’s finest short story…… Continue reading Planet the Twelfth!

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