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.

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“We’ve been eyeing Tracie’s fiction for some time,” said Gerry Huntman, Managing Director of IFWG. “Our interest was particularly piqued with her contribution to Cthulhu: Land of the Long White Cloud anthology, ‘The Shadow Over Tarehu Cove’, and her reputation in the Antipodean dark fiction community. Acquiring her collection is a highly satisfying result for us.”

This collection of horror and dark fantasy short stories spans nearly nine years of published work as well as some original pieces. The themes and settings are diverse, but one common thread runs through the stories – they all feature women. Women as protagonists. Women as doomed heroines. Woman as villains. Mothers and spinsters, wives and prostitutes, sisters and witches. And in some stories, monsters in feminine form.

Tracie McBride is a New Zealander who lives in Melbourne, Australia with her husband and three children.  Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in over 80 print and electronic publications, including the Stoker Award-nominated anthologies Horror for Good and Horror Library Volume 5. Her debut collection Ghosts Can Bleed contains much of the work that earned her a Sir Julius Vogel Award, and her work has been shortlisted for the Aurealis Awards and the Australasian Shadows Awards.  Visitors to her blog are welcome at http://traciemcbridewriter.wordpress.com/.

News: Two-Book Contract Signing for the Zeke Hailey Middle Grade Series

IFWG Publishing is pleased to announce the signing of a two-book agreement with Ian C Douglas, to complete the 5-part middle grade science fiction Zeke Hailey series. “This has been a successful partnership for the first three books and this final contract is the natural conclusion to see us through 2019 and 2020, ” said Gerry Huntman, Managing Director of IFWG Publishing. “We love Ian’s books and we know young teenagers do too. The refocus over recent years on Mars exploration and the possibility of life and terraforming on the planet, further makes this series relevant to our young audience.”

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Book 4, Electron’s Blade, will be released worldwide in early June, and the final book, untitled as yet, will follow a year or so later.

For those who want to catch up on this amazing adventure, click on the images below to find out more about the Zeke Hailey series:

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Cover Reveal: Dawn of the Zombie Apocalypse by Lee Murray

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Earlier we announced the purchase of Lee Murray’s middle grade novel, Dawn of the Zombie Apocalypse, and we can confirm it will be published 22 July 2019.

In the meantime, we are pleased to reveal the cover artwork and design, by Greg Chapman, that carries very well the tone and style of the novel, as well as the target audience.

News: New Distributor Partner for Australia and New Zealand Geography

We are extremely pleased to announce our exclusive partnership with Novella Distribution for distribution services in Australia and New Zealand. With this signing, IFWG has now got distribution coverage to all English speaking countries, as well as all of Continental Europe. The distribution arrangements are:

IFWG Publishing Australia imprint:

Australia and New Zealand: Novella Distribution
UK, Europe, some African/Asian regions: Gazelle Book Services

IFWG Publishing International imprint:

North America: Small Press United (IPG/University of Chicago Press)

At this stage a good number of our IFWG Australia titles are also distributed through our International imprint.

Changing to a new distributor is a large and complex exercise, so we ask readers to have some patience while we make this important transition.

New Acquisition: Metamorphosis by Claire Fitzpatrick

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IFWG is pleased to announce the acquisition of a collection of new and reprint short fiction by notable Queensland horror author, and body-horror specialist, Claire Fitzpatrick. “We are doubly happy with this contract signing,” said Gerry Huntman, Managing Director of IFWG, “as the collection is a strong one with a firm, niche voice in the horror field, and we have observed Claire’s rapid rise in the horror field in this region, and we gladly want to be part of her journey into the international arena.”

We expect Metamorphosis to be released in Q2 2019.

Welcome aboard, Claire!

Preorder/Cover Reveal: Switch by Rowena Evans

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Rowena Evans‘ mid-teen science fiction thriller, Switch, will be 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 landscape beautifully,” said Gerry Huntman, Managing Director of IFWG Publishing Australia, “and yet the parallel worlds depicted are also universal in character, and at the same time, slightly askew from what we perceive as normal. Drums and Power Lines was a delightful, thrilling read, and I am sure middle grade and young adult readers – as well as adults as often is the case – will love this next chapter in the continuing story.”

Spectacular artwork for the cover is by Rowena Evans.

Ivan hurried away from the ridge. His heart beat fast and his hands were shaking. The shock of seeing Cal appear was considerable. Yes, he and Reenie had persuaded Hugo to play his drums at sunset, but Ivan realized now that the last thing he expected was to succeed.

Ivan, Cassie and Wilfred, Reenie and Cal desperately miss each other; the friendships they made in their similar but different parallel worlds six months ago.

When Cal reappears in Ivan and Reenie’s world, the turmoil and restlessness that has lurked in each of them explodes into real life, throwing all, and the unsuspecting Jess, into a whirlwind of adventure, uncertainty and discovery.

PREORDERS ARE NOW CLOSED

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