It is with pride and joy that we can announce that Kaaron Warren‘s The Grief Hole has won the Best Novel category of the 2016 Australian Shadows Awards – Australia’s (and beyond) most reliable awards for quality horror and dark fiction. The Grief Hole was a special project for the IFWG team, and a great deal of hard work was put into it – Keely Van Order and her wonderful artwork, Sophie Yorkston for her quality editing, and of course, the actual winner – Kaaron Warren. Congratulations to Kaaron and the team, as well as the other winners and short listed authors in this year’s awards.
It is with great pride that we can announce that Robert Hood’s seminal ghost story collection, Peripheral Visions, is the recipient of the Australian Shadows Award’s Best Collection of 2015 Award. Well done to Rob!
The Awards stated: “Peripheral Visions is an ambitious project, a veritable door-stopper of a hardback comprising nearly 800 pages and 29 years of published work. Author Robert Hood demonstrates a dazzling breadth of treatments united under the overarching ghost story theme, writing with intelligence and insight.”
We are ecstatic to announce that Star Quake 1, the first ‘best of’ anthology of SQ Mag, has been short listed for the edited work category in the Australian Shadows Awards. This is a great achievement for our inaugural year, and especially for editor, Sophie Yorkston.