Preorder Offer: Coralesque and Other Tales to Disturb and Distract by Rebecca Fraser

Rebecca Fraser’s wonderful collection of dark and weird tales, Coralesque and Other Tales to Disturb and Distract, will be released world-wide on 15 April 2021.

Coralesque is part of IFWG’s ‘Uncaching the Treasures’ marketing campaign, and as part of it, we are delighted to offer print preorders from now in late March 2021. eBook preorders will be facilitated by the various and usual online ebook stores.

A surfer who becomes horrifyingly one with the sea. A new mother’s devastating search for belonging. A stone gargoyle with a violent history. A fisher boy who discovers the real cost of forbidden love. A farmer whose delight at drought-breaking rain quickly turns to terror. A hedonistic rock star who manifests double trouble. A young girl’s chilling sacrifice for justice. A dirty ex-cop with a dirtier secret. An unscrupulous mayor’s solution to rid her city of the homeless…

These are just some of the characters you’ll meet in this collection of dark offerings.

From the harsh terrain of the Outback, to the depths of the Pacific Ocean, the wilds of Tasmania, dystopian futures, enchanted lands, and the familiarity of suburbia, Coralesque and Other Tales to Disturb and Distract takes readers on a journey into unsettling, unforgiving, and unforgettable territory.

Preorder Offer: AU$28.95 CLICK HERE

  • World-wide shipping (note that with COVID there may be a few international geographies affected – in these cases we may offer a refund)
  • Offer ceases COB 15 March 2021.
  • Coralesque will be shipped and received by purchaser on, or just before, release date (15 April 2021), noting again that shipping can be disrupted during the pandemic.
  • Price is in Australian dollars including shipping.

Cover Reveal: The Wildcard by Kathryn Hore

We are pleased indeed to reveal the front cover art and design of Kathryn Hore’s thriller, The Wildcard, which will be released world-wide on 15 April 2021. The art and design is by the very talented US-based Ioanny Dimov.

Jem doesn’t do risk. He doesn’t play games with chance. At least not until his ex-girlfriend shows up on his doorstop in tears and tricks him into signing for an impossible debt.

Thrust into an underworld of card players who bet anything they can think of – favours, information, secrets, even coffee – Jem has to figure his way out of a debt he doesn’t understand, in a world where the rules are twisting, complex and never explained. Relying only on a woman who plays life like she plays a game of poker, and drawn to a young man who offers temptations Jem’s not sure he can trust, there is only one thing he is clear on: the consequences of losing in this crowd. Because the last guy to owe a debt like his was just found floating face down in the ocean, and if Jem doesn’t sort this out fast, he could be next.

We very much look forward to its release.

New Acquisition: Almost Human by Nathan Burrage

IFWG is very pleased to announce the acquisition of Sydney-based Nathan Burrage’s collection of speculative short fiction, Almost Human. “This new contract,” said Gerry Huntman, Managing Director of IFWG, “was an easy decision. Our submissions editors loved it, as do I. Burrage is a seasoned, talented writer, and it is beautifully represented in his collection of fiction, no small portion original to the upcoming collection.”

Nathan Burrage lives in Sydney with his wife and two daughters. He is the author of FIVEFOLD, a supernatural thriller first published by Random House Australia in 2008. FIVEFOLD was subsequently translated into Russian and released as Code of Kabbalah, and is still available as an ebook on Amazon and other digital book platforms.

In 2005, Nathan graduated from Clarion South, a six-week residential writing program based on the famous Clarion workshops in the United States. It’s fair to say he’s never been the same since.

In 2011, Nathan was Co-Convenor of the Aurealis Awards, which resulted in them being hosted in Sydney for the first time. He remained on the Organising Committee in 2012 and 2013.

Nathan has over twenty short story credits, and has been shortlisted for both the Aurealis Awards and the Ditmar Awards. He is represented by the John Jarrold Literary Agency and is at work on a new Fantasy series, as well as a side project for his youngest daughter.

Almost Human will be released world-wide late in 2022.

Cover Reveals: Guardians of St Giles Middle Grade Series

Jeffery E Doherty’s middle grade Guardians of St Giles series began with the release of Olivia Stone and the Trouble with Trixies in January 2016, followed up by Olivia Stone and the Dread of the Dreamers. In 2021 we will release the third in the series, Olivia Stone and the Call of the Carnival. A wonderful book and any child from 10 up will just gobble down Olivia Stone’s adventures.

IFWG decided to commission new covers for the first two books, in order to create a better consistency for the series, and they have turned out wonderful. When Olivia Stone and the Call of the Carnival is released (mid 2021), we will re-release the first two books with the new covers.

And here they are:

Doherty isn’t just a talented middle grade author – he is also the artist and designer of his own books. Well done and congratulations on his upcoming title, and new look back catalogue!

New Acquisition: The Turning Of The Seasons – A Dark Almanac by J.S. Breukelaar & Sebastien Doubinsky

It is with great excitement that IFWG can now announce the acquisition of a collection of fiction and poetry by J.S. Breukelaar and Sebastien Doubinsky, titled The Turning Of The Seasons – A Dark Almanac. This is a truly international collaboration and both authors are highly respected in the speculative fiction community.

Seasons have always been connected with the passing of time and the changes of life, inspiring myths, folklore, poems and songs. In this short collection award-winning J.S. Breukelaar and Seb Doubinsky have decided to pay tribute to the old tradition of yearly almanacs, which contained short pieces of lore and traditions. Keeping with the short format, they have renewed the genre by infusing it with a modern day setting, pushing the boundaries of the folk-horror uncanny into the borders of our cities. A succession of disturbing stories and vignettes, sometimes poetic, sometimes funny, but always gruesome, The Turning Of The Seasons will surely be an almanac you will never forget.

J.S. Breukelaar is the author of Collision: Stories, which was shortlisted for the Shirley Jackson Award, and won the Aurealis and Ditmar Awards for Best Collection, 2020. Her previous novels are the Aurealis-nominated Aletheia, and American Monster, a Wonderland Award finalist. Her new novel, The Bridge is scheduled for early 2021. She has published stories, poems and essays in publications such as Gamut, Black Static, Unnerving, Lightspeed, Lamplight, Juked,  and anthologised in Tiny Nightmares, Gordon Van Gelder’s,  Welcome to Dystopia, and Years Best Horror and Fantasy 2019. A columnist and regular instructor of Weird Writing at LitReactor.com and elsewhere, she currently lives in Sydney, Australia with her family, and you can also find her at www.thelivingsuitcase.com and twitter.com/jsbreukelaar.

Seb Doubinsky is a bilingual French dystopian writer and poet. He is the author, among others, of The Babylonian TrilogyThe Song Of SynthWhite City, Missing Signal and The Invisible. His novels are set in a city-states parallel universe which mirrors our own. His novel, Missing Signal, published by Meerkat Press, won the Bronze Foreword Reviews Award in the sci-fi category. He lives in Denmark with his family and teaches literature, history and culture in the French department of Aarhus University.

The Turning Of The Seasons – A Dark Almanac will be released in 2022 as part of IFWG’s well-received Chapbook series.

Cover Reveal: Tool Tales by Ellen Datlow & Kaaron Warren

IFWG Publishing is very pleased to reveal the cover of the second in its Chapbook Series, Tool Tales, with photography by Ellen Datlow and microfiction by Kaaron Warren.

Multi-award winning creators Ellen Datlow and Kaaron Warren teamed up on Facebook a few years ago when Ellen posted photos of antique tools and Kaaron wrote microfiction pieces to accompany them, without either of them knowing what the tools were for.

This chapbook collects and preserves their playful interaction for readers to enjoy.

This unique 30-page book will be released in print-format only on 8 March 2021.