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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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The Gulp by Alan Baxter

Out on January 12th, 2021: The Gulp (Tales From The Gulp #1). Strange things happen in The Gulp. The residents have grown used to it. The isolated Australian harbour town of Gulpepper is not like other places. Some maps don’t even show it. And only outsiders use the full name. Everyone who lives there calls …

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