TOC reveal: Killer Creatures Down Under: Horror Stories with Bite

IFWG is very pleased indeed to reveal the Table of Contents of our 2023 horror anthology, Killer Creatures Down Under: Horror Stories with Bite, edited by Deborah Sheldon. Congratulations to the authors who were selected for publication – it was a very competitive open call-out. The authors/short stories that will be included in the anthology…

Video: Official Launch of Barbara Howe’s The Forge

IFWG is pleased to have hosted a livestream event on Facebook of Barbara Howe’s official launch of The Forge, the fifth and last book in her Reforging series. In other words, this wasn’t just a launch – it was also a celebration of a multi-year project to get the series out. Watch the recording and…

In Memoriam: Peter Rondel

It is with great sadness that we have learned today that one of our authors, Peter Rondel, has passed away. It was a shock to us, but doubly so that we didn’t know he passed back in October last year. Peter had a long-standing relationship with IFWG Publishing, certainly back to the first few years…

New Two-Book Deal: The Salt Lines Duology by Nathan Burrage

IFWG is very pleased to announce the acquisition of Sydney-based Nathan Burrage’s two books that comprise The Salt Lines duology. “We were fortunate to sign up Burrage’s short fiction collection a few months ago,” said Gerry Huntman, Managing Director of IFWG, “and we are now doubly-fortunate to pick up his historical fantasy manuscripts. This is…

New Acquisition: Cut To Care: A Collection of Little Hurts by Aaron Dries

IFWG is very pleased to announce the acquisition of publishing rights to Aaron Dries’ short fiction collection, Cut To Care: A Collection of Little Hurts. An agency that sends social workers into the homes of grieving families to impersonate dead loved ones… The kind old woman who saved a teenager’s life but now finds herself…

Book Deal: Fiction Collection by Deborah Sheldon

IFWG Publishing is delighted to announce the acquisition of a collection of short fiction by Deborah Sheldon, titled Liminal Spaces – Horror Stories. “This is a wonderful collection of Sheldon’s short fiction,” said Gerry Huntman, Managing Director of IFWG, “mixing her recent successful stories in journals, along with original material. We have invested in her…

Books Deal with Kaaron Warren & Ellen Datlow

IFWG Publishing is extremely pleased to have acquired the publishing rights for five titles by Kaaron Warren, one of which is a collaboration with multi-award winning editor Ellen Datlow. Three Warren titles are transfers of rights from a previous publisher (Slights, Mistification and Walking the Tree) and two are original works: Morace’s Story (a middlegrade…

New Release: Drive, She Said, and Other Stories by Tracie McBride

It is with pleasure that we can announce the UK and Australian release of Melbourne-based author, Tracie McBride’s collection of short fiction titled ‘Drive, She Said, and Other Stories’. “What attracted IFWG to Tracie’s short fiction,” said Gerry Huntman, Managing Director, “wasn’t just the quality and weirdness/darkness of her narrative. It was the collection itself,…

New Release: Shadows in the Stone by Jack Dann

IFWG is over the moon with the release of Jack Dann’s dark fantasy/alt-history novel, Shadows in the Stone. For those in the know, it could be seen as a sequel to Dann’s award-winning novel, The Memory Cathedral. “This is a work of art,” said Gerry Huntman, Managing Director of IFWG, “and while I seldom edit…

Update: Upcoming Australian Horror Anthology

IFWG is extremely happy to tease you a little more about our earlier announcement, when we revealed that Deborah Sheldon had signed up as editor of a forthcoming anthology. She will have four commissioned short fiction pieces by A-grade Australian authors, with the remainder of the TOC made up from a callout in 2020 to Australian horror…

New Acquisition: Black Moon by Eugen Bacon

IFWG is proud to announce the acquisition of a collection of dark flash fiction by Eugen Bacon, each paired with gorgeous illustrations by Elena Betti, entitled Black Moon. “This is an opportunity we can’t miss,” said Gerry Huntman, Managing Director of IFWG. “This is an amazingly unique project, bridging literary, dark speculative fiction, and powerful…

Week of Awards

IFWG aims to publish, above all other traits, quality books. While we don’t obsessively seek awards and shortlisting in awards, garnering them is a type of validation that we are heading in the right direction. We attended GeyserCon (Rotorua NZ) last week (31 May to 2 June 2019) and just flitted through Continuum 15 (Melbourne,…

Kura Carpenter: Sir Julius Vogel Award

IFWG is very pleased to announce that Kura Carpenter has won the Best New Talent category in the 2019 Sir Julius Vogel Awards, in New Zealand. It is in response to her novel, The Kingfisher’s Debt: The award came with a commentary: The Kingfisher’s Debt is Kura Carpenter’s debut novel and very cleverly set in…

Forthcoming Release: The Blacksmith by Barbara Howe

IFWG is pleased to reveal the cover of Barbara Howe‘s third book in her Young Adult Reforging series, The Blacksmith. It will be released on 1 August in Australia/UK/New Zealand, and 23 September in North America. The ebook in Australia and New Zealand is out now. The wonderful cover art is by Catherine Archer-Wills. How…

News: Finalists in the Sir Julius Vogel Awards

We are ecstatic to have a number of our editors and authors’ works reach finalist status in the New Zealand Sir Julius Vogel Awards – the awards that recognise excellence in speculative fiction and fandom. We have worked hard to support our New Zealand authors, and the following finalists and their categories gives, we think,…

New Title: Silent Sorrow by Russell Kirkpatrick

IFWG Publishing Australia is closing in on the final titles to be released in 2020 and it is with great pleasure that we announce the acquisition of Canberra-based author Russell Kirkpatrick’s fantasy novel, Silent Sorrow, the first of his The Book of Remezov series. “Russell has a wonderful record in fantasy literature,” said Gerry Huntman,…

New Acquisition: Fiction Collection by Tracie McBride

IFWG is very pleased to have acquired a short fiction collection by Melbourne based author, Tracie McBride. It’s working title at this time is ‘Drive, She Said, and Other Stories’. This collection will be released in the first half of 2020. “We’ve been eyeing Tracie’s fiction for some time,” said Gerry Huntman, Managing Director of…

New Release: Switch by Rowena Evans

Rowena Evans‘ mid-teen science fiction thriller, Switch, has been released in Australia, New Zealand and the UK on 15th February 2019. This is the long-awaited sequel to Drums and Power Lines, and continues almost immediately following the prior events. It will be released at a later date in North America. “Evans captures the Australian country…