Market News: The Place Where Two Eagles Meet to be published in CEA Greatest Anthology

Quite excited to have my mashup alt-hist/steampunk/dark fantasy short story, The Place Where Two Eagles Meet, accepted for the CEA Greatest Anthology project, by Celenic Earth Publications, and contributing to an attempt at the Guiness World Record for the largest anthology ever published.

Market News: Gerald’s Memory House is published in The Refuge Collection

Very pleased to have two stories accepted for The Refuge Collection, a long running collaberative venture. Good causes and great company.

The first has been published: Gerald's Memory House – first in a stand alone ebook format, and soon to be added to a print version holding volumes 4 to 6 (this story is in Volume 5).

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Market News: ‘Gerald’s Memory-House’ to be published in The Refuge Collection

Very pleased to have my weird dark short story, 'The Memory-House' accepted by The Refuge Collection (ed. S Dillon). Aside from proceeds going to a great cause, it is a privilege to be added to an amazing collection of great authors who have already contributed.

Details on the project can be found here.
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Market News: The Wooden Tomb in Frost Fire Worlds 2

This took me by surprise. I knew my story was due to be published in November, but on a whim I double checked the site, and lo and behold! my story, The Wooden Tomb, is in Frost Fire World issue 2. Very pleased to have published this, as it is a little different – coming of age in an African village, a little bit of horror, and lot of fantasy. It's nice to have found a home for this story dear to my heart.

Frost Fire Worlds Issue 2 Cover
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Market News: Dark Fantasy, Ginger Fred, The Pavement Artist, published in Ticon4

Glad to have published Ginger Fred, The Pavement Artist in Ticon4, a very good speculative fiction ezine run by Ticonderoga Publishing. This story is quintessentially Australian in flavour and needed to be published by an Australian publisher, so this is a great result for me.

By all means, visit the site and read my story.
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Appointed Judge for ASA

Very pleased to have been appointed one of a small team of judges for long fiction (novels and novellas) for the Australian Shadows Awards 2012 (that is, work published in 2012, short lists and awards given in 2013), run by the Australian Horror Writers Association, which I am a member of.

For me this quite a commitment, but it is also a part of my journey to be recognized as a serious writer and (in this case) a serious participant in genre publishing. This will also be fun.

Here is the link to the announcement, which in turn has the link to the actual judges.
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Ginger Fred

Late last night finished (largely) my latest short story, Ginger Fred, the Pavement Artist. Somewhat different for me – light horror, more a mystery with undertones of the supernatural. Difficult to classify, but at a high level, perhaps horror. Hmm.. Fantasy? LOL

Wont go into it too much – it involves a tramp who regularly visits a seaside town and creates masterpieces of pavement art – but it gets weird when the pictures are able to convey what will happen in the future.
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