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Sinister Reads – May 2014

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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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Sinister News

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.

Sinister Reminders

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.

Sinister Reads


Twsited Clay

Introduction by James Doig

Author: Frank Walford

Publisher: Salt Publishing

ISBN no.:  9781844717163

RRP: ₤8.99

Release date: 14 May 2014

Available here.

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.

Sinister Slices


by Cameron Trost

Published in  Of Devils and Deviants: An Anthology of Erotic Horror


Chasing the Storm

by S. G. Larner

Published in SQ Magazine


Paradise Drowned

by S. G. Larner

Published in Undertow: a Gold Coast Anthology


The Stain of the Lake

by Matthew J Morrison

Published in Aurealis #70


Sinister Superstars

SJVs-and-books-1024x685Dan Rabarts WINNER

Sir Julius Vogel Awards (NZ) for  Best New Talent 2014

Congratulations Dan!


baby-teeth-audio-coverDan Rabarts & Lee Murray (eds) WINNER

Baby Teeth – Bite-sized Tales of Terror (Paper Road Press, 2013)

Sir Julius Vogel Awards (NZ) for  Best Collected Work

Congratulations Dan and Lee!



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