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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Robert N Stephenson Flash Fiction & Short Story Competition Winners

The AHWA is very proud to announce the winners of this year’s Short Story and Flash Fiction competition, for the first time named in honour of Robert N Stephenson to remember him and his excellent efforts with the AHWA.

Firstly, a huge thank you to everyone who made the effort to enter. We received many …

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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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