This month my flash fiction story, ‘The Stories of Your Name’ appeared in Issue 3 of Arsenika.
It’s 600 words of genre-mashing vignettes which come together to explore the significance we attach to the names of those we love, what their name means to us and how we value it.
Arsenika is a relatively new journal for speculative flash fiction, poetry and reviews which publishes quarterly. It’s a great publication, edited by S. Qiouyi Lu.
The issue in which my work appears features some excellent pieces from internationally, culturally, and gender diverse writers and I’m really proud to be a part of the publication.
You can check it out here
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My short story, ‘Enfolded’, features in the latest (78th) edition of Australia’s longest running Fantasy and Science-Fiction magazine, Aurealis.
It’s a “bracing neo-noir” about a guy with a special power who thinks he has left his criminal past behind, only to find himself dragged back by fraternal loyalty.
It has been a goal of mine for some time to have my fiction grace these (electronic) pages. Aurealis has a great reputation for quality and is a well established part of the Australian spec-fic marketplace. In addition to new fiction, they provide great non-fiction material for readers and writers within the genre and beyond, and have thoughtful reviews of Australian and international work.
The 78th edition is available for download in a range of formats, including epub and mobi for ereaders. At only $3 Australian and less than $20 for a subscription, it’s great value.
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My first publishing success story has hit the virtual shelves.
Check out the 2nd issue of ‘Dark Edifice’ magazine for a free dose of emergent Australian Speculative Fiction, including my own contribution: ‘A Choice of Kings’.
It’s a tale of competing obligations, of the difficult decisions that come with power, and of the consequences we must accept if we are to be true to our ideals.
Hope you enjoy it. Feedback most welcomed. Bonus points if you can spot the error which somehow slipped through my rigorous editing… (I hope there’s only one)
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I’ve just had my short story “A Choice of Kings” accepted by “Dark Edifice”, a new Australian Speculative Fiction magazine. It’s a non-professional market, but it’s a publication!
Their website is http://darkedifice.webs.com/magazine. Edition #1 is available for free now. My story will be appearing in edition #2 in July or August.
Some of you may have read the story on my blog already but I’ve removed it from there and put a link to Dark Edifice instead.
It’d be great if you could support this new magazine, and in turn support emerging and established Australian writers. They’re also on FB: http://www.facebook.com/DarkEdificeMagazine.
I’m going to to pop some proverbial champagne.
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This short story has been published and appears in Dark Edifice #2 (now available). To read it (for free) please visit Dark Edifice and support this new Australian magazine.
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