The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2012

Edited by Liz Grzyb and Talie Helene

Winner of the Aurealis Award

34 excellent tales by some of Australia's biggest names as well as some emerging writers.

The third volume in this award-winning series. Includes a review of 2012 and a list of recommended stories.

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With the next volume of The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror (2012) off to the printers, we can reveal Liz Grzyb's and Talie Helene's Recommended Reading List.

  • Joanne Anderton, “High Density”, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine #53
  • ——— “The Bone Chime Song”, Light Touch Paper Stand Clear
  • Daniel Baker, “At The Crossroads”, Aurealis #51
  • Alan Baxter, “Cephalopoda Obsessia”, Bloodstones
  • ——— “Crossroads and Carousels”, The Red Penny Papers
  • ——— “Fear is the Sin”, From Stage Door Shadows
  • ——— and Felicity Dowker, “Burning, Always Burning”,
  • Damnation and Dames,
  • Eddy Burger, “Domestic Berserker”, Dark Edifice 3
  • Jenny Blackford, “The Sacrifice”, Aurealis #47
  • James Bradley, “Beauty’s Sister”, Penguin
  • Isobelle Carmody, “The Wolf Prince”, Metro Winds
  • ——— “Metro Winds”, Metro Winds
  • Jay Caselberg, “Blind Pig”, Damnation and Dames
  • Steve Cameron, “If You Give This Girl a Ride”, Cover of Darkness 11
  • David Conyers and Brian M. Sammons, “The R’lyeh Singularity”, Cthulhu Unbound 3.
  • Terry Dowling , “Mariners’ Round”, Postscripts 28/29: Exotic Gothic 4
  • ——— “The Way the Red Clown Hunts You”, Subterranean, Winter 2012
  • Thoraiya Dyer, “The Second Card Of The Major Arcana”, Apex
  • ——— “Faet’s Fire”, Light Touch Paper, Stand Clear
  • ——— “Surviving Film”, Bloodstones
  • Jacob Edwards, “Salt & Pepper”, Polluto 9¾: Witchfinders Vs The Evil Red
  • Marina Finlayson, “The Family Business”, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine #55
  • Joanna Galbraith, “The Keeper’s Heart”, The Coloured Lens #3
  • Michelle Goldsmith, “The Hound of Henry Hortinger”, Pandemonium: Stories of the Smoke
  • “The Skin of the World”, Stephanie Gunn, Bloodstones
  • ——— “Ghosts”, Epilogue
  • Lisa L. Hannett, Angela Slatter, “The Red Wedding”, Midnight and Moonshine
  • ——— “Warp And Weft”, Midnight and Moonshine
  • ——— “Prohibition Blues”, Damnation and Dames
  • Richard Harland, “A Mother’s Love”, Bloodstones
  • Narrelle M. Harris, “Thrall”, Showtime
  • Robert Hood, “Escena de un Asesinato”, Postscripts 28/29: Exotic Gothic 4
  • ——— “Walking the Dead Beat”, Damnation and Dames
  • Deborah Kalin, “First They Came . . .”, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine #55
  • Pete Kempshall, “Dead Inside”, Bloodstones
  • ——— “Sound and Fury”, Damnation and Dames
  • Margo Lanagan, “Isles Of The Sun”, Cracklescape
  • ——— “Titty Anne and the Very, Very Hairy Man”, Meanjin, Volume 71, Number 4.
  • ——— “Significant Dust”, Cracklescape
  • ——— “Bajazzle”, Cracklescape
  • S. G. Larner, “Duck Creek Road”, Bloody Parchment: Hidden Things, Lost Things and other stories
  • Martin Livings, “Birthday Suit”, Living with the Dead
  • ——— “The Ar-Dub”, Living with the Dead
  • Tracie McBride, “Drive, She Said”, Lovecraft eZine 14
  • Andrew J. McKiernan, “They Don’t Know That We Know What They Know”, Midnight Echo 8
  • ——— “The Final Degustation of Doctor Ernest Blenheim”, Midnight Echo 7
  • Kelly Matsuura, “Hours on the Voodoo Clock”, Free Flash Fiction
  • Nicole Murphy, “Euryale”, Bloodstones
  • Jason Nahrung, “The Mornington Ride”, Epilogue
  • ——— “Breaking the Wire”, Aurealis #47
  • Ian Nichols, “In the Dark”, Apex Magazine 37
  • Shauna O’Meara, “Blood Lillies”, Midnight Echo 8
  • Christopher Sequeria, “The Adventure of the Lost Specialist”, Sherlock Holmes: The Crossovers Casebook
  • Helen Stubbs, “Sayuri’s Revenge”, Tales From the Bell Club
  • Anna Tambour, “King Wolf”, A Season in Carcosa
  • Kaaron Warren, “The Pickwick Syndrome”, Stories Of The Smoke
  • ——— “Sky”, Through Splintered Walls
  • ——— “Creek”, Through Splintered Walls
  • ——— “The Lighthouse Keepers’ Club”, Postscripts 28/29: Exotic Gothic 4

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We're really happy to be able to announce the final line-up of the third volume of The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror.

Liz Grzyb and Talie Helene have compiled 34 fantastic stories and poems first published in 2012, from New Zealand's and Australia's finest writers.

The contents are

  • Joanne Anderton, “Tied To The Waste”, Tales Of Talisman
  • R.J. Astruc, “The Cook of Pearl House, A Malay Sailor by the Name of Maurice”, Dark Edifice 2
  • Lee Battersby, “Comfort Ghost”, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine 56
  • Alan Baxter, “Tiny Lives”, Daily Science Fiction
  • Jenny Blackford, “A Moveable Feast”, Bloodstones
  • Eddy Burger, “The Witch's Wardrobe”, Dark Edifice 3
  • Isobelle Carmody, “The Stone Witch”, Under My Hat
  • Jay Caselberg, “Beautiful”, The Washington Pastime
  • Stephen Dedman, “The Fall”, Exotic Gothic 4, Postscripts
  • Felicity Dowker, “To Wish On A Clockwork Heart”, Bread And Circuses
  • Terry Dowling, “Nightside Eye”, Cemetary Dance
  • Tom Dullemond, “Population Management”, Danse Macabre
  • Thoraiya Dyer, “Sleeping Beauty”, Epilogue
  • Will Elliot, “Hungry Man”, The One That Got Away
  • Jason Fischer, “Pigroot Flat”, Midnight Echo 8
  • Dirk Flinthart, “The Bull In Winter”, Bloodstones
  • Lisa L. Hannett, “Sweet Subtleties”, Clarkesworld
  • Lisa L. Hannett & Angela Slatter, “Bella Beaufort Goes To War”, Midnight And Moonshine
  • Narrelle M. Harris, “Stalemate”, Showtime
  • Kathleen Jennings, “Kindling”, Light Touch Paper, Stand Clear
  • Gary Kemble, “Saturday Night at the Milkbar”, Midnight Echo 7
  • Margo Lanagan, “Crow And Caper, Caper And Crow”, Under My Hat
  • Martin Livings, “You Ain't Heard Nothing Yet”, Living With The Dead
  • Penelope Love, “A Small Bad Thing”, Bloodstones
  • Andrew J. McKiernan, “Torch Song”, From Stage Door Shadows
  • Karen Maric, “Anvil Of The Sun”, Aurealis
  • Faith Mudge, “Oracle's Tower”, To Spin A Darker Stair
  • Nicole Murphy, “The Black Star Killer”, Damnation And Dames
  • Jason Nahrung, “The Last Boat To Eden”, Surviving The End
  • Tansy Rayner Roberts, “What Books Survive”, Epilogue
  • Angela Slatter, “Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean”, This Is Horror Webzine
  • Anna Tambour, “The Dog Who Wished He'd Never Heard Of Lovecraft”, Lovecraft Zine
  • Kyla Ward, “The Loquacious Cadaver”, The Lion And The Aardvark: Aesop's Modern Fables
  • Kaaron Warren, “River Of Memory”, Zombies Vs. Robots

In addition to the above incredible tales, the volume will include a review of 2012 and a list of highly recommended stories.

The editors will shortly begin reading for the fourth volume of The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror.

The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2012 is scheduled for publication in July 2013 and can be pre-ordered at indiebooksonline.com. The anthology will be available in hardcover, ebook and trade editions.

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Edit 22/04/2013: Our original post credited The Apex Book of World SF 2 for the first appearance of Will Elliott's "Hungry Man". We have now amended this to reflect it's true first publication. Apologies to all concerned.

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Edited by Liz Grzyb & Talie Helene

The third in an ongoing annual series collecting the best fantasy and horror stories from the Antipodes.

The deadline for submissions is 31 January 2013.

Eligibility Guidelines

  • Stories should have a listed author who is a citizen, resident or otherwise be recognised as having significant ties to Australia and/or New Zealand.
  • Stories must have been published between 1 January and 31 December 2012.
  • Stories must be received by the editors by the deadline.
  • Stories should be no longer than 8,500 words in length.
  • The editors will accept photocopies of eligible stories, and, in rare circumstances, electronic copies. If you have any queries please contact the relevant editor via the email address provided.
  • Stories should be available in electronic format to be selected for inclusion.
  • Decisions made by editors are final and no correspondence shall be entered into.

Please note that while the editors do read widely, they are relying on writers to assist them by sending copies of their stories. This is the best way to ensure that stories do not get overlooked.

Expected Publication Date May 2013

FANTASY SUBMISSIONS

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Liz Grzyb

Year's Best Fantasy and Horror
PO Box 29
Greenwood WA 6924
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HORROR SUBMISSIONS

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Talie Helene

Year's Best Fantasy and Horror
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Ringwood North VIC 3134
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