Sinister Reads – March 2012

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, out now, and let us know what you think.


Sinister Reads

Stephen King: Uncollected, Unpublished (Fourth Edition)Stephen King: Uncollected, Unpublished (Fourth Edition)
Hardcover and Paperback
by Rocky Wood

Overlook Connection Press

ISBN no.: Hard Cover Edition
ISBN-13: 978-1-892950-72-7
Trade Paperback edition
ISBN-13: 978-1-892950-96-3

RRP: Hardback US$59.95 Trade Paperback TBA

Release date: 31 March 2012


From Below

by Brett Hiatt
Equilibrium Books
ISBN no.: 978-1-921456-66-4
RRP: AUD$24.95
Release date: April 2012

Hammered: Memoir of an Addict
by G. N. Braun
Published by: Legumeman Books
ISBN no.: 978-0987159267
PRINT – Amazon – US$11.95/Publisher – AU$19.95
EBOOK – US$2.99 Amazon and Smashwords
Release date: February 29th
GNBraun led a life of addiction and slow decay. Drugs, crime and ennui pervaded every part of his day-to-day alienation. He dragged his way out of the pit without resorting to God or alcohol or any of the other crutches people commonly use. Here is his story. Pray your children don’t make the same mistakes…
‘This is a painfully sharp account of a life that turned around.  It avoids the clichés of memoirs of addiction that are “inspiring” and “redemptive”, although it is that finally, in spades.  Along the way though, and what I admire about it most, it’s that it’s gutter truthful about the simple, brutal waste of innocence that drug dependence is—on the hour.  Most importantly, and what moves this story into a higher register and the realm of larger social concern, is it’s recognition of the insidious nature of self-denial, which is the most dangerous and widespread drug there will ever be.  Neil Young laid it down, ‘A little part of it in everyone.’
This is a hard journey well shared and a book that risks real sadness to tell its human truth. ‘
~ Kris Saknussemm
House of Sighs
by  Aaron Dries
Published by: Samhain Publishing
ISBN no.: 978-1-60928-739-9
RRP: $5.50 USR
Release date: 6/03/12
The Darkest Shade Of Grey
by Alan Baxter
Cover by Megan Eckman
Publisher: Red Penny Papers
RRP: $1.99
Release date: 18th March 2012Ebook release following web serial publication. Original publication in four parts here:
(comic anthology magazine)Editor: Jason Franks
Authors: Christopher Sequeira, Jason Franks, Jason Fischer, Ben Michael Byrne
Illustrators: tom Bonin, Jan Scherpenhuizen, Nicholas Hunter, Hazz Purnell, Yuriko Sekine, Ben Michael Byrne, Rhys James.
Publisher: Black House Comics
ISBN no.: 9781921872167
Release date: April 2012.
In newsagents around the country, or from
Debut issue of a triannual newsstand comics magazine featuring serialized work from some of Australia’s best independent creators. Science fiction, horror, fantasy, crime. Mummies, evil sorcerors, cyborgs, yakuza, samurai, space aliens and telepathic elephants. 64 pp, B&W, cover by Jason Paulos.

Sinister Slices

Night Music

by Pete Aldin

Published in:  Niteblade

Available from: Nightblade

by Jen White

Published in: Mythic Resonance
Available on Amazon

The Kiss

by Jason Nahrung

Published in:  Tales from the Bell Club

Available on Amazon
They Can Never Find Out
by Gerry Huntman

Published In: Dark Dispatches (Static Movements), March 2012

Rain Drops In His Eyes
by Gerry Huntman

Published in: Dark Dispatches (Static Movements), March 2012


Bloodthirsty Blogs – Australian Horror/Writer Resources

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Scary Minds
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From the Pit
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