Spoil Mum…or yourself! In honour of Mother’s Day on Sunday 8 May, IFWG Australia is giving away 10 ebook copies of Spawn: Weird Horror Tales About Pregnancy, Birth and Babies, the multi-award-winning anthology edited by Deborah Sheldon.

To enter the draw, fill out the form below, including contact details and preference for ebook type (you will not be added to a mailing list unless you wish so).

Want to double your chances? Link a scary selfie, which we’ll post online. You’ll also be in the running to win a print copy (to be shipped after Mother’s Day). 

All winners will be picked at random. The competition closes at 5pm AEST on Saturday 7 May, so be quick!

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IFWG titles shortlisted in the Shadow Awards 2021

Great to see some IFWG creativity appear in the short list for the Shadows Awards 2021.

– I’m looking right at you, HP Lovecraft (Jack Dann, Non-Fiction – Published in Cthulhu Deep Down Under Volume 3)

Spawn: Weird Horror Tales About Pregnancy, Birth and Babies (Ed Deborah Sheldon, Edited Works)

Tool Tales (Kaaron Warren & Ellen Datlow, Collected Works)

– A Good Big Brother (Matthew Tighe, short fiction – published in Spawn)

– The Little One (Rebecca Fraser, Long Fiction – Published in Coralesque and Other Tales To Disturb and Distract)

Also, a huge congratulations to all shortlisted talent – what a strong field!

Full details at this site: http://sinisterreads.com/australian-shadows-awards-2021-finalists/

Chapbook Shop

IFWG is pleased to offer direct sales for its Chapbook series of titles, to most English-speaking countries and Europe. PayPal payments (including most cards) as outlined below (ALL PRICES ARE SHIPPING INCLUDED).

Black Moon: Graphic Speculative Flash Fiction (Eugen Bacon, artwork by Elena Betti)
Purchase from:
North America (US$12.99)
Australia/New Zealand (AU$24.99)
UK/Europe (GB£10.99)

Tool Tales: Microfiction Inspired By Antique Tools (Kaaron Warren, photography by Ellen Datlow)
Purchase from:
North America (US$9.99)
Australia/New Zealand (AU$19.95)
UK/Europe (GB£7.99)

PRESS RELEASE: ‘Uncaching the Treasures’ Campaign


Speculative Fiction House IFWG Publishing 
will be launching
its ‘Uncaching the Treasures’ Campaign in February 2021

1 JANUARY 2021: Successful independent fantasy, horror and science fiction house IFWG Publishing (International and Australian imprints) will launch its ‘Uncaching the Treasures’ campaign in February 2021, it was announced today by Managing Director Gerry Huntman.

Huntman expanded:

“2020 was a horrid year for the world, and the book publishing industry was certainly one of its casualties. IFWG reacted early in the pandemic, deciding to delay release of the majority of its 2020 catalogue of new titles into 2021, and slowing marketing of several titles that were released just prior and during COVID-19. This decision was vindicated—in the US our distributor’s sales reduced by over 70%, and returns trebled. We limited the damage and weathered the storm.

“We didn’t just hunker down in the bunker. We continued our projects, setting up our upcoming titles (former 2020 and 2021) and placed them in print-ready states and queued for release in 2021. We already have 12 titles in this queue and the majority have firm release dates. There will be more.

“In effect, we cached our treasures of 2020—the majority of our intended releases, as well as several titles that didn’t stand a chance as their releases were met with the pandemic. Each and every one of these titles are outstanding (treasures) and we want readers to be given the chance to discover them.

“From 1 February 2021 until 30 June 2021 we will unearth these cached treasures. In a packed schedule we will hold physical and virtual launches, review cycles, give-aways, competitions, interviews, and information and sales events, including at pop-culture conventions. Late in January 2021 we will publish the schedule, and like everything in this world, we will fine tune/augment/adjust where necessary. This will be organised from our Australian headquarters, but it will be a world-wide campaign.”

New titles queued for this campaign can be found at this link.

Other new titles will be added to this queue, as well as the following current titles:

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Preorders: Slights by Kaaron Warren

Yesterday Book Riot posted a great article on The 20 Must-Read Horror Books You’ve Never Heard Of. We were VERY pleased to see two IFWG books in the listing: Andrew Cull’s Remains, and our forthcoming reprint of Kaaron Warren’s Slights.

Slights was Kaaron’s debut novel and has grown over the past ten-plus years into a cult-book. It is visceral and heavily character-driven. It holds no punches. IFWG was very happy to pick up the publishing rights to this novel (as well as other back catalogue books – more news on that soon), and it is our plan to release the ebook worldwide on the 15th November 2020, and the print version on the 8th February 2021.

IFWG knows there’s a lot of readers out there who want a copy of Slights, and this article by Book Riot is a reflection of this appetite. In order to help you along, we have decided to open up for preorders now until the end of the year – the book will be shipped to you on, or just prior to, the 8th February release date. We expect the ebooks will be briefly open for preorders soon, prior to their 15th November release date, via the various online booksellers.

Preorder Offer (NOW CLOSED)

  • UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and US addresses only.
  • Offer ceases COB 31 December 2020.
  • Slights will be shipped and received by purchaser on, or just before, release date (8 February 2021)
  • Price is in Australian dollars including shipping.