Sinister Reads – November 2011


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New Website 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

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

Christmas Wings
eBook Release
by Lily Rose
Rose Dreaming
ISBN: 978-0-9872133-0-3
RRP: US$2.99
Available from: Amazon & Lulu

Zarna is a shadow fairy born without wings.
To fit in she steals wings from living creatures.
This year she’s looking for her own set of Christmas Wings.
But where will she find them?

Christmas Wings is an e-story suitable for 12 year olds and the young at heart.

Mammon (Book One of the Ferryman Chronicles)
by J.B. Thomas
Random House Australia
ISBN: 9781742750743
RRP: AU$18.95
After the savage, tragic deaths of their parents, Grace and Joe Callahan learn that they they are descendants of the sarsareh – an ancient order of mercenaries who hunt very special prey. Grace and Joe take their place in the Order, but are treated with hostility and fear by other recruits. For the Callahan siblings have powers that fascinate and terrify. Joe is a Ferryman, capable of opening dimensional rifts, while Grace’s telepathic abilities surpass anything the Order has ever seen. To complicate matters, Grace falls for her older, more experienced squad leader, Ivan. Meanwhile, the sarsareh elders have their own plans for Joe. But none of that will matter if the powerful demon, Mammon manages to convince Joe to open a gateway to his demon world and overrun Earth with his armies. If he succeeds: game over.

Sinister Slices

The Rains of la Strange

by Robert N Stephenson

Published in: Anywhere But Earth

Available from: Couer de Lion

The Advertising Imperative

by David Conyers

Published in:

Available from (online story)


Sinister Awards

This Green Hell

by Greig Beck

NOMINATION – International Thriller Writer’s Award 2012.
Category: THRILLER – Best Paperback Novel.

NOMINATION – Aurealis Awards for Speculative Fiction 2011
Category:  Best Horror Novel.


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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