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.
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.
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.
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