Love, Death + Robots Official Anthology Volume 1

From Australian small press publishing house, Cohesion Press, comes the exciting news that Love, Death + Robots Official Anthology Volume 1 is live for pre-orders now, with the book released on May 14th 2021.

This book contains the sixteen stories and two screenplays that make up Volume One of the Emmy® award-winning Netflix Original series Love, Death & Robots.

Featuring best-selling authors and screenwriters from all over the globe, curated by filmmakers Tim Miller and David Fincher.

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AUSTRALIAN SHADOWS AWARDS now open!

The 2020 Australian Shadows Awards opened for submissions at 12.01am Monday 1st February 2021 and will close to submissions at midnight Wednesday 31st March, 2021.

Full submission and eligibility details can be found here.

The Australian Shadows Awards celebrate the finest in horror and dark fiction published by an Australasian within the calendar year. Works are judged on the overall effect of a work—the skill, delivery, and lasting resonance.

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AHWA Interview with: Alan Baxter

Can you tell us a little about yourself and the major influences on your writing?
I’m a martial arts instructor and a writer of horror mostly, usually supernatural and liberally mixed with crime. My stuff certainly edges into dark fantasy sometimes. I’m hugely influenced by Clive Barker, he’s my favourite author. Also influenced by a lot of comic books, especially Neil Gaiman’s “Sandman” and Jamie Delano’s “Hellblazer”. Honestly, I take inspiration from pretty much everywhere.

How would you describe your writing style?
Dark, criminal, weird, visual, action-packed a lot of the time. 

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Midnight in the Chapel of Love by Matthew R. Davis

Matthew R. Davis, winner of two 2019 Australian Shadows Awards, follows the well-received release of his first horror collection If Only Tonight We Could Sleep with the publication of his first novel, Midnight in the Chapel of Love, by JournalStone on January 29, 2021. The book is available for preorders through the publisher’s website.

Jonny Trotter has spent the last fifteen years running from tragic memories of the country town where he grew up – but now that his father has died, he can run no more. Returning to Waterwich for the funeral with his partner Sloane, Jonny must confront old resentments, his estranged best friends, a strange, veiled woman the locals call the White Widow… and the mystery surrounding the fate of his first love.

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IFWG’s ‘Uncaching the Treasures’ Campaign

Speculative Fiction House IFWG Publishing will be launching its ‘Uncaching the Treasures’ Campaign in February 2021.

Successful independent fantasy, horror and science fiction house IFWG Publishing (International and Australian imprints) will launch its ‘Uncaching the Treasures’ campaign in February 2021, it was announced today by Managing Director Gerry Huntman.

Huntman expanded:

“2020 was a horrid year for the world, and the book publishing industry was certainly one of its casualties. IFWG reacted early in the pandemic, deciding to delay release of the majority of its 2020 catalogue of new titles into 2021, and slowing marketing of several titles that were released just prior and during COVID-19. This decision was vindicated—in the US our distributor’s sales reduced by over 70%, and returns trebled. We limited the damage and weathered the storm.

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