Welcome to The Redback Room!

Join host Kyla Lee Ward as she spends an hour every second month with the best horror and dark fiction writers in Australasia. Guests will read a small sample of their work, and chat about their methods, influences, fears and anything else Kyla can draw out of them.

The Redback Room is a live Zoom event presented …

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P’rea Press and the Savage Menace of Tierney

P’rea Press is announcing the reissue of the acclaimed Savage Menace and Other Poems by Richard L. Tierney in expanded illustrated edition. Originally published in 2010, the reprint includes thirty-six new and previously uncollected gems from the hand of the poet master. Tierney wrote six Red Sonja novels with David C. Smith and his own …

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2020 Australian Shadows Awards finalists announced!

The entries have been entered, the judges have read and judged. Great deliberations were made to decide who from Australasia had made the greatest contributions to dark fiction in the plague year of 2020. And now, decisions!

Firstly, enormous thanks to the judging panels for their tireless hard work in volunteering to judge. It’s a …

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Greg Chapman delivers the scares!

Queensland author and artist Greg Chapman is re-releasing two of his novellas, the Halloween tale, The Last Night of October and the coming-of-age horror, Vaudeville.

Both titles will be published in digital and paperback formats through Omnium Gatherum Books in the US. The new editions sport cover art and illustrations by Chapman.

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The Bridge by J.S. Breukelaar

The Bridge by J.S. Breukelaar is coming June 2021 from Meerkat Press and can be pre-ordered now.

Meera and her twin sister Kai are among thousands of hybrid women—called Mades—bred by the Father in his Blood Temple cult. Meera is rescued by a mysterious healer and storyteller, Narn, but her sister, Kai, does not survive …

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