Archive for November, 2014

Midnight Echo shortlist

We had a large number of submissions for my Guest Issue of Midnight Echo, and there were a number of stories that stuck with me, and a number of writers I was seriously impressed by. I’ve read stories by many of them before, but others were new to me. In the end, I decided to publish a shortlist before I made my final choices, because I wanted to publicly annnounce; there is good stuff happening in Horror fiction, and these are some of the writers who are making it happen.

From the Midnight Echo blog:

“The submission period is over, the stories are read, and I am suitably disturbed. There are some seriously sinister horror stories in my pile.

In fact, there are so many good ones we’ve decided to publish a short list. This may not be the ordinary way to do things, but Midnight Echo is no ordinary outlet for horror.

In the end, I’ll only be able to choose five or six stories. But in the meantime, check out these authors. Talented, every last one of them.”

The List

Anthony Wright

Daniel Nathan Horn

Ben Pienaar

Janine Langley Wood

Alistair Rennie

Vincent G McMackin

Lars Kramhoeft

Vivian Trask

Patrick Lacey

Evan Purcell

Ben Stewart

Jarod K. Anderson

Mark Farrugia

Josh Donellan

Greg Chapman

Marija Elektra Rodriguez

Sean Mulroy

Melia Donk

Tara Calaby

Lawrence Salani

Nick Hartland

Angela Rega

Shauna O’Meara

Jackson Creed

Claire Fitzpatrick

Kyla Ward

Deborah Sheldon

Emily Craven

C S Hughes

Trevor Mason

David McDonald

Stephen Dedman

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Cthulu: Deep Down Under

Cthulu: Deep Down Under is a new anthology, filled with stories inspired by the Lovecraft world of monsters. Every story is illustrated, full-colour. It is a beautiful book.

My story is “In the Drawback”, about what happens when the tide goes out and never returns. Chris Roberts, AKA Dead Clown Art, illustrated my story, with a layered, disturbing and heart-tugging depiction of my monster.

I want this book to happen.


So to support the crowdfunder at Indiegogo, I am offering something I have never offered before, and will probably never offer again.

For a short time only, I will change a name in my story “In the Drawback” to your name if you buy into this perk. There are five only, and the perk only runs until December 5. NB I have only one named female character, so will need to adapt female supporter’s names!

This is is your chance to appear in one of my nasty, creepy, skin-crawling stories, as a nasty, creepy, skin-crawling character.

Go! Do it! There are some other great perks, too.

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