Applauding the best and darkest

I have finally completed my duties as an Australian Shadows Award judge. Today, the Australian Horror Writers Association released the list of finalists and honourable mentions. Congratulations to the well-deserved nominees! Our judges reports are also online and worth the read for anyone interested in the horror field from 2007. I enjoyed judging for the […]

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Australian Dark Fantasy & Horror 2007 edition

It’s here: the second installment in Brimstone Press’ ‘year’s best’ Australian Dark Fantasy & Horror series. It also has my spider story, first published in Borderlands #7, “The Garden Shed Pact”. The anthology includes award-winners and nominees from some of the best in the business, plus an exhaustive overview of Australian horror publishing in 2006 […]

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Alive but spread thin

My name is Shane Jiraiya Cummings and I am not dead. I have, however, been offline for some time, having struggled with illness and other issues. In addition, a considerable slice of my remaining creative juices has been siphoned off into my day job. Many, many things continue to loom over me, so my updating […]

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A career Apex

The dauntless Jason Sizemore, Bram Stoker-nominated editor extraordinaire of the Apex Publications dynasty, has selected me as the Apex featured writer of the month! It’s quite a coup to be the first Aussie* writer to appear as monthly featured writer. Apex Digest is in my opinion the best semi-pro US zine out there and is […]

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