The Dark Issue 66

I’ve got a reprint story up at The Dark in Issue 66!

“Our Lady of Wicker Bridge” originally appeared in Best British Horror 2: Dark Satanic Mills, Steve J. Shaw (ed.), Black Shuck Books, September 2017.

There were stories about Wicker Bridge Estate,
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Competitions, Crafting Through Critiquing, and the Short Story: Some Notes

Art by Kathleen Jennings

This is another redux article ( I wrote the original version for The Australian Writer’s Marketplace back in the mists of time).

Competitions, Crafting Through Critiquing, and the Short Story

I’m often asked how to win short story writing competitions:
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Happy Anniversary to Me

So I guess this arrival is timely as it reminds me that October is a sort of writing anniversary for me.

I’d moved back to Queensland after 4 years in Sydney, specifically to give writing a go as
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New Story Sale

Story Sale: I sold my first original fiction story to Nightmare Magazine. Thanks, Wendy Wagner! “The Wrong Girl” will appear in the December 2020 issue. ?

On the Ancient and Secret Art of Formatting – Redux

Art by Kathleen Jennings

I wrote this post back in 2010 – remember 2010? When we could travel and didn’t feel the urge to torch-and-pitchfork anyone who coughed near us? Remember airports? Remember complaining about them? Remember how bad the coffee was and
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Mentee Spotlight

At any one time, I have several mentees and I’m very proud of them all, but recently three of them have had some great stories published, so here’s a little spotlight. They’re all writing in different genres, so there’s a range to choose from. Enjoy!

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Winter Children: Paperback and ebook

I’m very happy to announce that Winter Children and Other Chilling Tales – initially released as a 200 copy limited edition hardcover by the wonderful PS Publishing – is going to be a paperback and ebook from the
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Cover Reveal: All the Murmuring Bones

I’m sooooooooo delighted to finally be able to show everyone the cover of my new novel! All the Murmuring Bones is set in the same world as the Sourdough and Bitterwood mosaic collections, and will be released into the wild on 9
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Tartarus Press at 30

I’m absolutely delighted to have a story in the new anthology, Strange Tales: Tartarus Press at 30!

The ToC:

Rebecca Lloyd, Mark Valentine, Andrew Michael Hurley, N.A. Sulway, Stephen Volk, Inna Effress, Ibrahim R. Ineke, Eric Stener Carlson, Jonathan Preece, Tom Heaton,
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Cut, Shape, Polish – New AWC Course

So, the editing course I wrote for the Australian Writers’ Centre is now live – on sale until 6 Sept 2020.

It’s self-directed (does what it says on the can), so you can start at any time and you’ve got twelve (12) months
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