The newest edition of Midnight Echo is set to be a bloody cracker, with all writers and stories for volume #16 now decided. Some of Australasia’s best horror authors will be featured.
The submissions, as always, were of outstanding quality, making guest editor Tim Hawken’s job especially difficult.
“I was seriously blown away by how much talent we have in our horror community in the region,” said Hawken. “It was a real honour to be able to get a first look at a lot of these pieces and be horrified, thrilled, and entertained in equal measure. With limited space in the magazine, it was a tough job picking the very best. I was looking for punchy stories that gave me a physical reaction and lingered with me after reading. There were also some incredibly moving (and often hilarious) poems, plus intelligent non-fiction that gives amazing insight into the workings of the genre too. I’m really excited to share these now with the outside world and look forward to Midnight Echo 16 going to print!”
The magazine is due to be released in early December, just in time for a Black Christmas. There are gut-wrenching stories, psychological mind worms, and a whole lot of Australasian culture woven in too.
The full line up of what to expect includes:
The Quiet Room by Martin Livings
The Collapse by Emma Nayfie
Between the Lines by Melanie Harding-Shaw
Politics of the Unalive by Jacqui Greaves
The Dead And I by John Grey
Something Unnatural, Something Alien by Erol Engin
Wake In Fright at 50 – Quintessential Australian Horror by Clare Fitzpatrick
Alma Mater Benedictus Est by Jeff Clulow
The Stairwell by Deborah Sheldon
We had to, didn’t we? by Jane Brown
The Hatchling by Geraldine Borella
Stella by Rebecca Fraser
Spores by Erin Munzenberger
Slim Djinn by Ron Schroer
Goon of Fortune by Geneve Flynn
Ghosting by Naomi Hatchman
Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep by Liz Simrajh
The Beating of Her Heart by Louise Zedda-Sampson
The Feeding by Bronwyn Todd
Isolation Horror by Tabatha Wood
Snip by PS Cottier
The Mirror and Me by Fiona L Renton
Wither by Greg Chapman
Mother Always Gets What She Wants by Tim Hawken (Robert N Stephenson Flash Fiction Competition Winner)
The Best Medicine by Pauline Yates (Robert N Stephenson Short Story Competition Winner)
Stay tuned for an exact release date closer to the time.