Aurealis Awards

Belated congratulations to the Aurealis Award winners, especially Sean’s/Russell’s win for Magic Dirt and Kirstyn’s well-deserved win in the Horror short story section. And in case you’re wondering what happened to Black Box in the AAs … now the awards are done, I can reveal it was withdrawn from consideration. If you ever catch me […]

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Black Box open at last

It took a good six months longer than I expected, but all but a handful of Black Boxes have been sent to contributors and all pre-orders have been filled. So what are you waiting for? For a mere $12.95, you get: Nearly 100 short and nasty stories from some of the best dark fiction writers […]

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Back… sort of

Back. Sort of. Well, not really. It’s a long and continuing story. Thanks to those kind souls who enquired about my absence. For the interested, while my writing this year has been slow and sporadic, the publications continue. Intriguingly (especially for someone perhaps best known for flash fiction), I appear to have drifted into novelette/novella […]

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Three things

The Tin Ducks ‘nominee’ shortlist is available here. Draw your own conclusions. In other news, Ticonderoga Online #11 is now up and running, featuring all kinds of interesting things, including a rare interview with Angela Challis. I also added Stephen Dedman, Richard Harland, Trent Jamieson, Lucy Sussex, and Jason Sizemore (among others) to the Black […]

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SJC: flash fiction factory

SHARDS It’s official: Ticonderoga Publications is publishing my first fiction collection, SHARDS: Forty Short Sharp Tales, this October. As the name suggests, SHARDS contains forty flash and short stories. Each story is lavishly illustrated by Andrew J McKiernan of Kephra Design, who is also the Art Director for Aurealis magazine. SHARDS will feature several originals […]

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Black Box – opening soon …

Opening very soon to submissions … Dark Disturbed Deranged Brimstone Press is proud to announce Black Box, the sequel to the ground-breaking charity e-anthology, Shadow Box. Black Box will take bite-sized dark fiction to new depths of depravity. With dark art, a graphic e-comic, and genuine multimedia surprises lurking in every corner, you’ll never see […]

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