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.

TOC Reveal: Spawn: Weird Horror Tales About Pregnancy, Birth and Babies

It is with great pleasure that we can now announce the Table of Contents for our upcoming anthology: Spawn: Weird Horror Tales About Pregnancy, Birth and Babies, edited by Deborah Sheldon.

“A Good Big Brother” – Matt Tighe
“Sins of the Mother” – Tracie McBride
“Beneath the Cliffs of Darknoon Bay” – Rebecca Fraser
“Mother Dandelion” – Antoinette Rydyr
“Family Unit” – Sean Williams
“The Still Warm” – Paul Mannering
“The Hot-and-Cold Girl” – Samantha Murray
“Expel the Darkness” – Robyn O’Sullivan
“My Sweet Porcupette” – Geraldine Borella
“Hair and Teeth” (reprint) – Deborah Sheldon
“Mother Diamond” – Janeen Webb
“The Remarkable Compass for Finding the Departed” – Charles Spiteri
“Empty Bellies” – Ash Tudor
“A Rose for Becca” (reprint) – Jason Fischer
“Grieving the Spirit” – Jack Dann
“A Sense of Belonging” – Mark Towse
“Gravid” – JM Merryt
“Motherdoll” – HK Stubbs
“The Red Shrine (Fingerless and Double-mouthed)” – Kaaron Warren
“The Phobia Clinic” – David Kuraria
“The Surrogate” – Renee De Visser
“Saturday Night at the Milk Bar” (reprint) – Gary Kemble
“The River is Deep” – Kat Pekin

Spawn: Weird Horror Tales About Pregnancy, Birth and Babies will be released, world-wide, in Q2 2021.

New Release: Electron’s Blade by Ian C. Douglas

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It is with great pleasure and anticipation that we can announce the world release of Ian C. Douglas‘ fourth instalment in the middle grade Zeke Hailey series, Electron’s Blade.

“Douglas’ Zeke Hailey series is wonderful, in every sense of the word,” said Gerry Huntman, Managing Director of IFWG. “There’s precious few quality middle grade/young teen science fiction set in a far distant future, with action at its centre, and in many ways optimistic for humanity – this is definitely one of them. Kudos to Douglas and we are looking forward to publishing the final instalment next year.”

Electron’s Blade is available worldwide in all good bricks and mortar stores as well as online, and in all ebook formats.

It’s war! Ruthless terrorists force the Governor of Mars into military action.

Only one boy can stop the bloodshed. Psychic teenager Zeke Hailey speaks the ancient Martian language. He alone can figure out the riddle of Electron’s Blade. This mysterious alien artefact may hold the secret to peace on the red planet. Both the Governor and rebel colonists seek Zeke’s help. But which side should he trust?

As old foes return, the conflict rapidly escalates. Zeke discovers that nowhere, not even his beloved school for psychics, is safe from the warfare. But is there a deeper conspiracy at work? Who are the shadowy Martian State Brigade? And what of the Spiral, still haunting Zeke’s visions? Is Zeke a pawn in a game played since the dawn of time? Will he stop the apocalypse, or release it?

It’s never too late to buy all the books in the series, and enjoy this futuristic adventure set on Mars.

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