IFWG Publishing Australia is a small publishing house based in Gold Coast, Australia, specialising in speculative fiction for middle grade, YA and adult readers, written by Australian, UK and New Zealand Writers. Its parent company, SQ Mag Pty Ltd, also runs a comics and graphic novel line called IPI Comics, which is global in reach but focuses heavily on the North American market.


Gerry Huntman
Owner/Manager of SQ Mag Pty Ltd
(trading as IFWG Publishing Australia and IPI Comics)

The Managing Director and Chief Editor of IFWG Publishing Australia (and IFWG Publishing International) is Gerry Huntman. Aside from being an author himself, he was co-founder of the publishing houses, and has edited over 30 titles (comprising well over 2.5 million words). He is a full member of Editors Australia, the Australian Publishers Association, the Australian Society of Authors, the Horror Writers Association, and the Australasian Horror Writers Association.

Chris Sequeira Mug Shot

Chris Sequeira is a company Director in SQ Mag Pty Ltd, and is the Chief Editor of IPI Comics, along with being a senior editor in the print books businesses. He has brought in a wealth of knowledge in anthology projects, as well as the comics business.

Sarah Heard mug shot

Our newest staff member is Brisbane-born creative, Sarah Heard, who has loved stories since the cradle. A QUT Creative and Professional Writing graduate and educator by trade, she is a deep lover of history, fantasy, and grammatical accuracy, and you will just as soon find her out larping on the weekends as getting alongside young writers and encouraging their talents. Sarah is IFWG Publishing’s first Intern.

IFWG, IFWG Publishing International, IFWG Publishing Australia, IPI Comics, and International Fantasy Writers’ Guild, are all titles copyright SQ MAG PTY LTD. All material published on this site are copyright SQ MAG PTY LTD, or are reproduced by legal agreement. No material may be used by other parties unless through conditions of fair use.

IFWG Publishing Australia and IPI Comics is a registered business owned/managed by SQ MAG PTY LTD (ACN: 614 249 795 ABN 50 614 249 795 – State of Queensland, Australia).

4 Comments Add yours

  1. lyn sutton says:

    We would like to get a signed set for our Brumby rescue for a fundraiser, We are attending the Seymour Expo this month it is for three days and we would be happy to promo the books for you we can also advertise on our website.

  2. Hello IFWG,
    I’m reviewing Jeffery E. Doherty’s Paper Magic for a uni assignment and would like to reference IFWG correctly. Does it stand for International Fantasy Writers’ Guild?
    Lynette Oxley (Master’s Candidate)

    1. Hi Lynette – yes, that’s exactly what IFWG stands for. We began as a guild of writers, and transitioned to publishing – shedding much of the original purpose of the guild, but choosing to retain the title – although we consciously keep to the acronym rather than the full title. Gerry

  3. Thanks Gerry – here’s my initial blog post about Paper Magic:
    The full review is due 31 August, 2015.

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