Short Stories

2017

  • “Prologue: Howard’s Way”, The Lovecraft Squad: Waiting, Stephen Jones (ed.), Pegasus Books, October 2017.
  • “No Good Deed”, New Fears 1, Mark Morris (ed.), Titan Books, September 2017.
  • “Egyptian Revival”, The Mammoth Book of Mummies, Paula Guran (ed.), Constable and Robinson (UK), January 2016; Prime Books (US) February 2016.
  • “The Little Mermaid, in Passing”, The Review of Australian Fiction, date TBC.
  • “The Heart is a Mirror for Sinners”, Murder Ballads, Mark Beech (ed.), Egaeus Press, March 2017.
  • “To Bell the Cat”, Hellboy: An Assortment of Horror, Christopher Golden and Mike Mignola (eds.), Dark Horse Comics, August 2017.
  • “Run, Rabbit”, Mad Hatters and March Hares, Ellen Datlow (ed.), Tor, 2017.
  • “But for an L”, Born Under A Bad Sign, Joe Pulver (ed.), Chaosium, 2017.

Reprints:

  • “Bluebeard’s Daughter”, The Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2015, Liz Grzyb & Talie Helene (eds.), April, 2017. (Originally published in in SQ Magazine, Gerry Huntman (ed.), May 2015.)
  • “The Way of All Flesh”, translated into Japanese for The Nightland Quarterly, Atelier Third, May 2017. (Originally published in Suspended in Dusk, Simon Dewar (ed.), Books of the Dead Press, 2014.)
  • “The Coffin-Maker’s Daughter”, in Terra Nova antología, Mariano Villarreal (ed.), Sportula Publishing Press, 2017 . (Originally appeared in A Book of Horrors, Stephen Jones (ed.), Jo Fletcher Books, September 2011.)
  • “The Night Stair”, in The Mammoth Book of Vampire Stories by Women, Stephen Jones (ed.), 2017. (Originally appeared in The Bitterwood Bible and Other Recountings, Tartarus Press, 2014.)

2016

  • “Finnegan’s Field”, at Tor.com, Ellen Datlow (ed.), January 2016.
  • “Change Management”, in Dead Letters, Conrad Williams (ed.), Titan Books, April 2016.
  • “Tin Soldier”, Dark Discoveries Magazine, Aaron J. French (ed.) Issue #35, Summer 2016, JournalStone Publishing, July 2016.
  • “Neither Time Nor Tears”, Dreaming in the Dark, Jack Dann (ed.), PS Publishing, 2016.

Reprints:

  • “The Bone Mother”, Beyond the Woods: Retold Fairy Tales, Paula Guran (ed.), Night Shade, July 2016. (Originally appeared in The Girl With No Hands and Other Tales, Ticonderoga Publications, October 2010.)
  • “Home and Hearth”, In Your Face, Tehani Wessely (ed.), FableCroft Publications, 2016. (Originally appeared in the Spectral Press Chapbook Series, March 2014.) Winner of the Aurealis Award for Best Short Horror Story 2014.)
  • “Ripper”, in The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror 2016, Paula Guran (ed.), Prime Books. (Originally appeared in the Horrorology, Stephen Jones (ed.) Jo Fletcher Books, October 2015.)

2015

  • “Bluebeard’s Daughter”, in SQ Magazine, Gerry Huntman (ed.), May 2015.
  • “Bearskin”, in The Dark, Sean Wallace (ed.), February 2015.
  • “Lavinia’s Wood”, in She Walks in Shadows, Silvia Moreno-Garcia and Paula R. Stiles (eds.), Innsmouth Free Press, 2015.
  • “The Heart is a Mirror for Sinners”, in Night Land Quarterly, Volume 3, (translated into Japanese), Atelier Third, November, 2015.

Reprints:

  • “Home and Hearth”, in Best New Horror #26, Stephen Jones (ed.). (Originally appeared in the Spectral Press Chapbook Series, March 2014. Winner of the Aurealis Award for Best Short Horror Story 2014.)
  • “The Badger Bride”, in The Year’s Best Australian Fantasy & Horror 2014, Ticonderoga Publications, October 2015. (Originally published in Strange Tales IV, Tartarus Press, January 2014.)
  • “Vox”, in The Year’s Best Australian Fantasy & Horror 2014, Ticonderoga Publications, October 2015. (Originally published in The Female Factory, with Lisa L. Hannett, Twelfth Planet Press, December 2014.)
  • “The Female Factory”, (novella with Lisa L. Hannett), in The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror 2015, Paula Guran (ed.), Prime Books. (Originally appeared in The Female Factory collection (with Lisa L. Hannett), Alisa Krasnostein (ed.), Twelfth Planet Press, 2014.)
  • “A Good Husband”, in Mermaids and Other Mysteries of the Deep, Paula Guran (ed.), Prime Books, May 2015. (Originally appeared in Sourdough and Other Stories.)
  • “Flight”, in Corvidae, Rhonda Parrish (ed.), World Weaver Press, 2015. (Originally appeared in Once Upon a Time: New Fairy Tales, Paula Guran (ed.), Prime Books, October 2013.)
  • “Winter Children”, in The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Seven, Ellen Datlow (ed.), Night Shade Books, 2015. (Originally appeared in Postscripts 32/33: Far Voyager, Nick Gevers (ed.), PS Publishing, 2014.)
  • “The Song of Sighs”, in New Cthulhu 2: More Recent Weird, Paula Guran (ed.), Prime Books, April, 2015. (Originally appeared in Weirder Shadows Over Innsmouth, Stephen Jones (ed.), Fedogan & Bremer, October 2013.)
  • “Sun Falls”, in Blood Sisters, Paula Guran (ed.), Skyhorse, 2014. (Originally appeared in Dead Red Heart, Ticonderoga Publications, August 2011.)
  • “St Dymphna’s School for Poison Girls”, in Focus 2014, Tehani Wessely (ed.), Fablecroft Publications; at Tor.com Online May 2015. (Originally appeared in The Review of Australian Fiction, Volume 9, Issue 3, February 2014. Winner of the Aurealis Awards for Best Short Fantasy Story 2014.)
  • “Rising, Not Dreaming”, in Darker Magazine, August 2015. (Originally appeared in the February 2011 issue of the Innsmouth Free Press online magazine.)

2014

  • “Winter Children”, Postscripts 32/33: Far Voyager, Nick Gevers (ed.), PS Publishing, 2014.
  • “Only the Dead and the Moonstruck”, Letters to Lovecraft, Jesse Bullington (ed.), Stone Skin Press, 2014.
  • “Red Dust, White Earth”, Zombie Apocalypse: Endgame!, Stephen Jones (ed.), Constable & Robinson, 2014.
  • “The October Widow”, The Spectral Book of Horror Stories, Mark Morris (ed.), Spectral Press, September 2014.
  • “Let the Words Take You”, Dreams of Shadow and Smoke: Stories for J.S. Le Fanu, (Brian J. Showers (ed.), Swan River Press, 2014.
  • “The Way of All Flesh”, Suspended in Dusk, Simon Dewar (ed.), Books of the Dead Press, 2014.
  • “Home and Hearth”, Chapbook Series, Spectral Press, March 2014. Winner of the Aurealis Award for Best Short Horror Story 2014.
  • “St Dymphna’s School for Poison Girls”, in The Review of Australian Fiction, Volume 9, Issue 3, February 2014. Winner of the Aurealis Awards for Best Short Fantasy Story 2014.
  • “The Badger Bride”, in Strange Tales IV, Rosalie Parker (ed.), Tartarus Press, January 2014. Shortlisted for Aurealis Awards – Best Short Fantasy Story 2014.

Reprints:

  • “Flight”, Reprinted in The Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2013, Ticonderoga Publications, 2014 AND The Year’s Best YA Speculative Fiction 2013, Alisa Krasnostein and Julia Rios (eds.), Twelfth Planet Press, 2014. (Originally appeared in Once Upon a Time: New Fairy Tales, Paula Guran (ed.), Prime Books, October 2013.)
  • “Cuckoo”, The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror 2014, Paula Guran (ed.), Prime Books. (Originally appeared in A Killer Among Demons, Craig Bezant (ed.) Dark Prints Press, May 2013.)
  • “The Burning Circus”, The Mammoth Book of New Horror #25, Stephen Jones (ed.), Constable and Robinson, 2014. (Originally appeared in The British Fantasy Society Horror Anthology, Johnny Mains (ed.), March 2013.)
  • “The Coffin-Maker’s Daughter”, online at Poltergeist Magazine (Polish translation) http://ksiazki.polter.pl/Corka-trumniarza-c26489, January 2014 AND online at Revista de Suspans (Romanian translation) http://revistadesuspans.ro/proza/fata-sicrierului/. (Originally appeared in A Book of Horrors, Stephen Jones (ed.), Jo Fletcher Books, September 2011.)
  • “Words”, in Magic City, Paula Guran (ed.)Prime Books, February 2014. (Originally appeared in The Lifted Brow # 5, June 2009.)

2013

  • “By the Weeping Gate”, Fearie Tales: Stories of the Grimm and Gruesome (Stephen Jones, ed.), Jo Fletcher Books – Quercus Books, October 2013.
  • “The Song of Sighs”, Weirder Shadows Over Innsmouth (Stephen Jones, ed.), Fedogan & Bremer, October 2013.
  • “Flight”, Once Upon a Time: New Fairy Tales, (Paula Guran, ed.), Prime Books, October 2013.
  • “By My Voice I Shall Be Known, The Dark, Issue 1, October 2013. http://thedarkmagazine.com/by-my-voice-i-shall-be-known/
  • “By Blood and Incantation”, with Lisa L. Hannett, One Small Step Anthology, FableCroft, October 2013.
  • “Cuckoo”, A Killer Among Demons, Dark Prints Press, May 2013.
  • “The Burning Circus”, The British Fantasy Society Horror Anthology, March 2013 (ed. Johnny Mains).

Reprints:

  • “Bella Beaufort Goes to War”, in Imaginarium: Best Canadian Speculative Fiction 2013, ChiZine Publications, 2013 AND The Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2012, Ticonderoga Publications, 2013. (Originally appeared in Midnight and Moonshine (with Lisa L. Hannett), Ticonderoga Publications, November 2012.)
  • “Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean”, in The Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2012, Ticonderoga Publications, 2013. (Originally appeared in This is Horror, April 2012.)
  • “The Coffin-Maker’s Daughter”, in The Night Land #5 (Japanese translation), March, 2013 AND online at Nightmare Magazine http://www.nightmare-magazine.com/fiction/the-coffin-makers-daughter/ April 2013. (Originally appeared in A Book of Horrors, Stephen Jones (ed.), Jo Fletcher Books, September 2011.)
  • “Rising, Not Dreaming”, in Weirder Shadows Over Innsmouth, Stephen Jones (ed.), Fedogan & Bremer, October 2013. (Originally appeared in the February 2011 issue of the Innsmouth Free Press online magazine.)
  • “Brisneyland by Night”, online at Lightspeed Magazine http://www.lightspeedmagazine.com/fiction/brisneyland-by-night/ August 2013. (Originally appeared in Sprawl, Twelfth Planet Press, September 2010.)
  • “Dress, three,” in In Fabula-Divino, Nicole Murphy (ed.), eMergent Publishing, 2013. (Originally appeared in Shimmer Art Issue, Spring 2008.)
  • “Bluebeard”, online at Schlock Magazine, June 2013 http://www.schlockmagazine.net/2013/06/24/bluebeard/. (Originally appeared in Shimmer #4, Summer 2006.)

2012

  • “Bella Beaufort Goes to War”, from Midnight and Moonshine (with Lisa L. Hannett), Ticonderoga Publications, November 2012.
  • “Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean”, This is Horror, April 2012.
  • “Prohibition Blues”, (with Lisa L. Hannett), in Damnation and Dames, Ticonderoga Publications, April 2012.

Reprints:

  • “The Coffin-Maker’s Daughter”, in The Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2011, Ticonderoga Publications, 2012. (Originally appeared in A Book of Horrors, Stephen Jones (ed.), Jo Fletcher Books, September 2011.)
  • “Sun Falls”, in The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror 2012, Paula Guran (ed.), Prime Books, May 2012. (Originally appeared in Dead Red Heart, Ticonderoga Publications, August 2011.)
  • “I Love You Like Water”, online at Cosmos, http://www.cosmosmagazine.com/science-fiction/i-love-you-like-water/, August 2012. (Originally appeared in 2012, Alisa Krasnostein and Ben Payne (eds.), Twelfth Planet Press, 2008.)

2011

  • “The Coffin-Maker’s Daughter”, A Book of Horrors, Stephen Jones (ed.), Jo Fletcher Books, September 2011. Winner of the British Fantasy Award for Best Fantasy Short Story 2011.
  • “Sun Falls”, Dead Red Heart, Ticonderoga Publications, August 2011.
  • “Rising, Not Dreaming”, February 2011 issue of the Innsmouth Free Press online magazine.

Reprints:

  • “Lavender and Lychgates”, from Sourdough and Other Stories, Tartarus Press, 2010. reprinted in The Mammoth Book of New Horror #22, August 2011.
  • “Brisneyland by Night”, in The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror 2011, Paula Guran (ed.), Prime Books, 2011. (Originally appeared in Sprawl, Twelfth Planet Press, September 2010.)

2010

  • “The Curious Case of Physically-Manifested Bedsheet Mania & Other Tales” (with Lisa L. Hannett), in Steampunk II: Steampunk Reloaded, (Jeff and Ann VanderMeer eds), Tachyon Publications, November 2010.
  • “Brisneyland by Night”, Sprawl, Twelfth Planet Press, September 2010.
  • “Genevieve and the Dragon”, Worlds Next Door, FableCroft, August 2010.
  • “The February Dragon” (with Lisa L. Hannett), Scary Kisses, Ticonderoga Publications, April 2010. Winner of the Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy Short Story 2010.

Reprints:

  • “The February Dragon” (with Lisa L. Hannett), in The Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2010, Ticonderoga Publications. (Originally appeared in Scary Kisses, Ticonderoga Publications, April 2010.)
  • “The Jacaranda Wife”, in Australis Imaginarium, FableCroft, August 2010. (Originally appeared in Dreaming Again, Jack Dann (ed.), HarperCollins, 2008.)

2009

  • “Sister, Sister”, Strange Tales III (Rosalie Parker, ed.), Tartarus Press, December 2009.
  • “The Chrysanthemum Bride”, Fantasy Magazine, December 2009. http://www.fantasy-magazine.com/fiction/the-chrysanthemum-bride/
  • “Light as Mist, Heavy as Hope”, Needles & Bones, Drollerie Press, June 2009.
  • “The Piece of Ice in Miss Windermere’s Heart”, New Ceres Nights, Twelfth Planet Press, April 2009.
  • “Frozen”, Mort Castle’s Doorways Magazine, Issue 8, April 2009.
  • “Words”, The Lifted Brow # 5, June 2009.

2008

  • “The Jacaranda Wife”, Dreaming Again edited by Jack Dann (HarperCollins), 2008.
  • “I Love You Like Water”, 2012, Twelfth Planet Press, 2008.
  • “The Nun’s Tale”, Canterbury 2100, Dirk Flinthart (ed.), Agog Press, October 2008.
  • “The Girl with No Hands”, Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet #23, 2008.
  • “Dresses, three”, Shimmer Art Issue, Spring 2008.
  • “The Hummingbird Heart”, Shimmer, Spring 2008.
  • “Skin”, The Lifted Brow #3, February 2008.
  • “Little Radish”, Crimson Highway, February 2008.

2007

  • “Sourdough”, Strange Tales II, (Rosalie Parker, ed.) Tartarus Press, December 2007.
  • “Pressina’s Daughters”, Winter 2007/2008, issue #71 of ONSPEC: The Canadian Magazine of the Fantastic.
  • “Cedar Splinters”, More than Words Feature in relaunch issue of Artworker Magazine, October 2007.
  • “The Danger of Warmth”, Crimson Highway, May 2007.

2006

  • “The Little Match Girl”, Shimmer #3,Spring 2006 issue.
  • “Bluebeard”, Shimmer #4, Summer 2006. Reprinted online at Schlock Magazine, June 2013 http://www.schlockmagazine.net/2013/06/24/bluebeard/.
  • “The Angel Wood”, Shimmer #5, Autumn 2006.
  • “The Juniper Tree”, Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet #18, July 2006.
  • “Red Skein”, Walking Bones Magazine, Fall 2006.