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Australia’s outback holds a mysterious canyon. Hidden deep within is a forest of pine tree that dates from the Cretaceous Period. A megacorporation sends in a team of experts to research this canyon for botanical riches. The expedition enters a no-man’s land formed 100 million years ago when Australia was still attached to Antarctica, and …

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Submission Call: Spawn 2


Spawn: Weird Horror Tales About Pregnancy, Birth and Babies (IFWG Publishing, 2021) featured work by Australian writers. It was nominated for five awards and won two of them, including the Australian Shadows ‘Best Edited Work’ Award. Now, award-winning author and editor Deborah Sheldon is looking for submissions to …

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160 Black Women in Horror

Eugen Bacon is honoured to feature among some the most prolific Black women horror writers of this century in the newly released edition of 160 Black Women in Horror (2023). This book celebrates black history, and women writers in history. Her book Mage of Fools is also a silver award winner in the Foreword Book …

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This Fresh Hell

Discover something fresh in horror.

Curated by Katya de Becerra and Narrelle M. Harris, This Fresh Hell presents stories by: A.J. Vrana, Annie McCann, C. Vonzale Lewis, Candace Robinson, Chuck McKenzie, Claire L. Smith, Claire Low, Clare E. Rhoden, Elle Beaumont, Eugen Bacon, Gillian Polack, Greg Herren, Jason Franks, Katya de Becerra, L.J.M. Owen, Narrelle …

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2022 Australian Shadows Awards finalists announced!

The judges have read everything with great criticism, arguments were had, fights broke out and bodies were buried in shallow graves… *touches earpiece* Errr, okay. I’m being told none of that happened. In fact, all the judges did an amazing job and our huge thanks go out to them.

And now, the AHWA is very …

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