Welcome to the May, 2014 edition of Sinister Reads. For those in Melbourne, don’t forget about Continuum X this weekend!
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Dan Rabarts has been successful in his bid to represent New Zealand as the FFANZ (Fan Fund of Australia and New Zealand) delegate for 2014, with the backing of Cohesion Press Editor Geoff Brown, writing collaborator Lee Murray and Tankbread author Paul Mannering, and will be attending Continuum X in Melbourne in June. He is looking forward to treading the halls and making himself known to the Australian fan and writing community, so if you’re heading to the Carnival of Lost Souls, keep an eye out for him, and introduce yourself. He doesn’t bite … hard.
* Continuum X : Carnival of Lost Souls will be held at the InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto, 495 Collins St, Melbourne this week end from Friday June 6 to Sunday June 9. For more information, click here.
AHWA Members Critique Groups
Don’t forget about out short story critique group and the writer’s workshop that is open to all members of the AHWA. That’s right – novels, novellas, short stories – all are invited to participate. Membership to both groups is open to members of the AHWA by invitation only.
If you are interested in taking part in either of these two groups, you need to join the AHWA today, and check out all the other exciting opportunities, you as an author, are currently missing out on. There are tips on writing, how to get published, competitions, group forums and so much more.
Check out the Australian Horror Writer’s Association web-site today and become a member.
Introduction by James Doig
Author: Frank Walford
Publisher: Salt Publishing
ISBN no.: 9781844717163
Release date: 14 May 2014
This the first reprint in more than fifty years of Frank Walford’s classic horror pulp novel, which was first published in 1933. Banned in Australia for decades, Twisted Clay is narrated by one of the great anti-heroes of modern literature, Jean Deslines, a murderous teenage lesbian who revolts against the short-sighted, misogynistic society of contemporary Australia. This edition contains a biographical essay by Jim Smith and an essay on the reception and banning of Twisted Clay by James Doig. It is hoped this edition of a forgotten Australian horror classic will appeal to a new generation of Australian readers.
by Cameron Trost
Chasing the Storm
by S. G. Larner
Published in SQ Magazine
by S. G. Larner
Published in Undertow: a Gold Coast Anthology
The Stain of the Lake
by Matthew J Morrison
Published in Aurealis #70
Dan Rabarts WINNER
Sir Julius Vogel Awards (NZ) for Best New Talent 2014
Baby Teeth – Bite-sized Tales of Terror (Paper Road Press, 2013)
Sir Julius Vogel Awards (NZ) for Best Collected Work
Congratulations Dan and Lee!