Black Dog – Peter Ball

Appeared in Interfictions II (Interstitial Arts Foundation/ Small Beer Press) Peter M Ball is a Brisbane-based writer whose short fiction has appeared in Fantasy Magazine, Strange Horizons, Apex Magazine and the Interfictions II anthology. He attended Clarion South in 2007 and…

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Flower and Weed – Margo Lanagan

The story is unpublished, but is set in the same world as ‘Sea-Hearts’ novella in X6: a novellanthology  (coeur de lion publishing) and Sea Hearts (Allen and Unwin). Sydney-based writer Margo Langan was predominantly known for writing YA short fiction…

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For Want of a Jesusman – Jason Fischer

Appeared in Aurealis Magazine Issue #42 (Chimaera Publications) Jason Fischer is based in Adelaide, South Australia. He attended Clarion South in 2007, was shortlisted in the 2009 Ditmar Awards for Best New Talent, and is a recent Winner of the…

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Under the Red Sun – Ben Peek

Appeared in Fantasy Magazine Issue #4 (Prime Books) Ben Peek is the author of Twenty-Six Lies/One Truth and Black Sheep. His short fiction has been reprinted in numerous Year’s Best volumes, and have appeared in Overland, Polyphony, Leviathan, Fantasy Magazine, Aurealis,…

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Beast Machine Fableaux – Matthew Chrulew

Appeared in Antennae Issue 9 “Mechanical Animals” Matthew Chrulew’s fiction has been published in Canterbury 2100, Australian Dark Fantasy & Horror, The Worker’s Paradise, ASIF and Aurealis. He is currently writing a cultural and natural history of the mammoth for…

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In The Bookshadow – Marianne De Pierres

Appeared in Shelf Life: Fantastic Stories Celebrating Bookstores (DreamHaven Books) Marianne lives in Queensland and is the author of the best-selling Parrish Plessis and Sentients of Orion series. She also writes humorous crime novels under the pseudonym, Marianne Delacourt. Also in…

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Hush – Deborah Biancotti

Appeared in A Book of Endings (Twelfth Planet Press) Deborah Biancotti’s debut short story collection, A Book of Endings was described as a ‘superb collection of short stories’ by Graham Joyce, with stories The Age calls ‘succinct and powerful’, and…

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Aleph Mem Tav – Miranda Siemienowicz

Appeared in Aurealis #41 (Chimeara Publications) Miranda Siemienowicz is a Melbourne writer of dark literary surrealism. She has had stories and essays published in venues including Overland, Quadrant, Hecate and Island. Her work has been reprinted in The Best Horror…

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A Louder Echo – Brendan Duffy

Appeared in Agog! Terrific Tales (Agog! Press) Brendan Duffy is the Aurealis Awards winner for science fiction short stories in 2003 and 2004, with ‘Louder Echo’ and ‘Come to Daddy’. ‘Louder Echo’ was also selected for Hartwell & Cramer’s Year’s…

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