AGM and new AHWA Committee

The AHWA recently had its AGM and some changes were made to the committee.

Firstly, our president, Greg Chapman, stepped down after three years doing a stellar job at the helm. Thank you, Greg! Also stepping down after terms of excellent service are Al Hodge and Caroline Angel. Thank you too, Al and Caroline.

A new committee was established, with Alan Baxter taking on the role of President after serving as Vice President for the past year. Also joining the committee are Paul Sheldon, Matt Tighe, and Chris Jacobs – we would like to welcome our new committee members!

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DROP BEARS AND TANIWHA (Australian & New Zealand Horror News) – August 2020

[This column originally appeared in the HWA‘s monthly newsletter (August), and is republished here with permission.]

The Australasian Horror Writers Association is simmering along so there’s no new update from them this month, other than a reminder about the Robert N Stephenson Short and Flash Fiction Competition, which is now open to submissions. Full details can be found at: https://australasianhorror.com/competition/ (and don’t forget, the winning entries get published in Midnight Echo magazine!).

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DROP BEARS AND TANIWHA (Australian & New Zealand Horror News) – July 2020

[This column originally appeared in the HWA‘s monthly newsletter (July), and is republished here with permission.]

Cancer can get fucked – but it’s not going to go away easily.

The Aussie Speculative Fiction Group are putting together an anthology called Stories of Survival, inspired by Aiki Flinthart, a member of the ASF family who is battling cancer. All proceeds will go to the Melanoma Institute of Australia.

ASF ‘have had so many offers of support in terms of cover design, reading the submissions, and editing the accepted stories that it’s been overwhelming! But now we need your stories.

‘We want stories with a theme of “survival” from every speculative fiction subgenre (though please, not too dark or gory). Try to keep them under 3,000 words, and get them to us by Monday the 28th of September.’ E-mail submissions to aussiespeculativefiction@gmail.com with the subject line ‘Stories of Survival’

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