Sinister Reads – October 2011


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New Website and Subscription Drive for Midnight Echo!

Midnight Echo, the AHWA’s official magazine, now has a new website, a new subscription service and new payment rates for fiction, poetry, non-fiction and artwork

To celebrate ME’s ‘re-launch,’ we’re holding a subscription drive across the month of October; anyone who subscribes to one of our subscription options between now and Halloween will go into the draw to win the following:

Thanks to Tasmaniac Publications, we also have copies of Bone Marrow Stew by Tim Curran, and Concrete Jungle by Brett McBean, to give away, plus there are more copies of Macabre; A Journey through Australia’s Darkest Fears, Australian Hauntings, as well as AHWA merchandise to the value of $60!

We need to reach 100 (or more) subscribers to be able to hold this draw, so spread the word! Let your friends know. Help Midnight Echo take you backstage to the midnight show. Plus, the more subscribers we get, the better we can pay our contributors. We’ve recently doubled the payment rates from 1c/word to 2c/word, but our aim is to be able to offer 5c/word.

We’ll post regular updates to let you know how close we’re getting to our target.

In the meantime, why not have a look around the new website, check out the details for Issue 6, coming this November, and let us know what you think.


Sinister Reads

eBook Release
ed. Angela Challis & Dr. Marty Young
Brimstone Press
RRP: US$4.99
Available from: Amazon & Smashwords

Also, the Print On Demand version has been accepted by Lightning Source and is expected to be available via its global distribution network within 4 – 8 weeks. More information on this version in the coming weeks.
Explore Australia’s dark literature past, present, and future all in one landmark anthology! From the very earliest colonial ghost stories through to grim tales of modern life, Macabre will take you on a journey through the dark heart of Australian horror. With classic stories from Australia’s masters of horror alongside the best of the new era, Macabre: A Journey through Australia’s Darkest Fears is the finest dark fiction anthology ever produced in Australia.Macabre features 38 stories from Australian literary legends such as Henry Lawson, Barbara Baynton, Marcus Clarke, David Unaipon, Mary Fortune, and A. Bertram Chandler; modern masters such as Terry Dowling, Kaaron Warren, and Sean Williams; and the 21st century’s brightest new horror stars: Stephen M. Irwin, Shane Jiraiya Cummings, Paul Haines, Richard Harland, David Conyers, and Will Elliott.Macabre: A Journey through Australia’s Darkest Fears is the winner of the 2010 Australian Shadows Award, and it was nominated for the 2010 Bram Stoker Award!

Sinister Slices

Love Death

by Andrew J. McKiernan

Published in: Aurealis #46 (new FREE monthly e-pub – due 1st November 2011)

Available from: Smashwords

The Wanderer in the Darkness

by Andrew J. McKiernan

Published in:  Midnight Echo #6

Available from Midnight Echo

Shovel-Man Joe

by Amanda J. Spedding

Published in:  Award Winning Australian Writing – Melbourne Books

Available from Melbourne Books


Bloodthirsty Blogs – Australian Horror/Writer Resources

OzWriting Plus
An online resource for writers of all genres and fields, covering markets, agents, contracts, publishing, royalty payments, promotion, copyright, professional responsibilities and links to other resources.

Scary Minds
ScaryMinds has a strong committment to the discussion and promotion of local horror literature. We will regularly review novels, short story collections, etc, and interview the writers working in horror in this region.

From the Pit
From the Pit brings you the latest Australian horror news in books, comics and film.

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