Cover Reveal: Almost Human: A Collection of Short Stories by Nathan Burrage

IFWG is very excited to reveal the cover for Nathan Burrage’s upcoming horror collection, Almost Human: A Collection of Short Stories. The art and design is by the very talented and skilled Greg Chapman.

Almost Human will be released in August 2022.

New Release: Cut to Care: A Collection of Little Hurts by Aaron Dries

IFWG Publishing is pleased to announce the Australian imprint’s release of Aaron Dries new collection of fiction, Cut to Care: A Collection of Little Hurts.

“This title represents Dries’ writing skills magnificently,” said Gerry Huntman, MD of IFWG. “We were impressed with his mix of supernatural and body horror from the moment we read his manuscript, as well as the infusion of his personal life experiences – acquiring his collection was an eminently logical step, and releasing it in Australia and internationally is the culmination of a pleasurable and satisfying process. We strongly believe that the horror reading public, and well beyond, will appreciate the work of art that is Cut to Care.”

An agency that sends social workers into the homes of grieving families to impersonate dead loved ones…

The kind old woman who saved a teenager’s life but now finds herself haunted by the weight of a cheated suicide…

And the daughter of a candlestick maker as she tries to survive a painful existence after her father’s execution for making human chandeliers of drunken cowboys…

These stories and more-ranging from supernatural to the frighteningly domestic, Splatterpunk to the weird and cosmic-stain the pages of Cut to Care: A Collection of Little Hurts by Aaron Dries. They serve as a timely reminder of the cost of caring too much. Or not caring enough. Of how we mask cruelties behind kindness. And of our willingness to rip ourselves apart in the hope of satisfying a world that doesn’t always care for you back. 

Featuring an exclusive introduction by Mick Garris, creator of MASTERS OF HORROR and director of Stephen King’s THE STAND, this unforgettable collection truly cuts deep.

Cut to Care: A Collection of Little Hurts is available now in ebook and print formats from all quality online and bricks and mortar stores in Australia, UK, Europe and New Zealand. It will be released in ebook and print formats in the USA and Canada on 27 June 2022.

Preorder Offer: Cut to Care: A Collection of Little Hurts by Aaron Dries

THIS OFFER HAS NOW EXPIRED

Cut to Care: A Collection of Little Hurts will be released in Australian, New Zealand and UK on the 9th May 2022 (North America to be confirmed, probably June 2022). To celebrate this upcoming dark fiction collection by Aaron Dries, we are very happy to make the following preorder offer:

For AU$25.00 we send you a trade paperback of Cut to Care, including freight. It will ship from the UK and you will receive it on, or just after 9 May 2022 (shipping is still not as predictable as we like it). This offer is for all addresses in Australia, UK, New Zealand, USA and Canada. US and Canadian readers will have the benefit of receiving the book at least a month before release.

An agency that sends social workers into the homes of grieving families to impersonate dead loved ones…

The kind old woman who saved a teenager’s life but now finds herself haunted by the weight of a cheated suicide…

And the daughter of a candlestick maker as she tries to survive a painful existence after her father’s execution for making human chandeliers of drunken cowboys…

These stories and more—ranging from supernatural to the frighteningly domestic, Splatterpunk to the weird and cosmic—stain the pages of Cut to Care. They serve as a timely reminder of the cost of caring too much. Or not caring enough. Of how we mask cruelties behind kindness. And of our willingness to rip ourselves apart in the hope of satisfying a world that doesn’t always care for you back.

Featuring an exclusive introduction by Mick Garris, creator of MASTERS OF HORROR and director of Stephen King’s THE STAND, this unforgettable collection truly cuts deep.

This offer will end 20 April 2022.

Cover Reveal: Cut to Care: A Collection of Little Hurts by Aaron Dries

IFWG is very pleased to reveal the cover of Aaron Dries’ upcoming horror collection, Cut to Care: A Collection of Little Hurts. The artwork and design is by the very skilled and talented Don Noble, from Rooster Republic Press.

An agency that sends social workers into the homes of grieving families to impersonate dead loved ones…

The kind old woman who saved a teenager’s life but now finds herself haunted by the weight of a cheated suicide…

And the daughter of a candlestick maker as she tries to survive a painful existence after her father’s execution for making human chandeliers of drunken cowboys…

These stories and more—ranging from supernatural to the frighteningly domestic, Splatterpunk to the weird and cosmic—stain the pages of Cut to Care. They serve as a timely reminder of the cost of caring too much. Or not caring enough. Of how we mask cruelties behind kindness. And of our willingness to rip ourselves apart in the hope of satisfying a world that doesn’t always care for you back.

Featuring an exclusive introduction by Mick Garris, creator of MASTERS OF HORROR and director of Stephen King’s THE STAND, this unforgettable collection truly cuts deep.

Cut to Care: A Collection of Little Hurts will be released world-wide on 9 May 2022.

New Acquisition: Three Curses and Other Dark Tales by Leanbh Pearson

Photograph by Cat Sparks

IFWG is very pleased to announce the acquisition of a collection of short fiction by Leanbh Pearson titled Three Curses and Other Dark Tales. “We have had a long standing admiration of Pearson’s work, both as a writer and an active member of the speculative fiction scene in Australia,” said Gerry Huntman, Managing Director of IFWG, “and it was a delight to have received her manuscript, and discover a fine collection knitted so well together with common themes. We know readers of dark fiction will be delighted with this.”

This title will be released world-wide in the second quarter of 2024.

Three Curses and Other Dark Tales is a world tour of dark folklore with uncanny beings reimagined into new tales, where wits, heroism and truth meet trickery, bargains and curses.

Leanbh Pearson lives on Ngunnawal Country in Canberra, Australia. An LGBTQI dark fiction author, inspired by folklore, archaeology and the environment, her fiction features in numerous anthologies. She has judged the Australian Shadows Awards and Aurealis Awards, is a recipient of an AHWA mentorship and a convention panellist. When not writing, she enjoys exploring the Australian wilderness accompanied by her dogs (the canine assistants). Leanbh’s alter-ego is an academic in archaeology, evolution and prehistory.

New Release: Bedding the Lamia: Tropical Horrors by David Kuraria

Today, the 3rd December 2021, is an unusual day for IFWG as we are releasing four new titles simultaneously, two of which are in the dark fantasy/horror end of speculative fiction. This doesn’t in any way reduce the quality of these books, and IFWG is certainly proud to announce the release of Bedding the Lamia: Tropical Horrors, by David Kuraria.

Kuraria has become a consistent contributor to IFWG publications over recent years, including in our Cthulhu Deep Down Under short fiction anthology series, as well as Spawn. IFWG was delighted to acquire this collection, both in terms of the quality of writing by Kuraria, but also because it consists of four long fiction pieces, making it a somewhat unique read. We believe that fans of horror and dark fiction will enjoy Kuraria’s collection, and also feel the humidity and forbidding vibe of our tropical climes.

Luke Spooner, yet again, captured perfectly the look and feel of Kuraria’s prose in his cover artwork and design.

David Kuraria is your guide as you push through drenched tropical foliage in the torrential downpour. 

In these tales we see a Melanesian farmer seeking land rights from a dominant tribe. Bearing gifts of persuasion, the farmer find that the tribe’s gods might first need appeasing.

An artist experimenting with narcotics and obscure occult methods inadvertently solicits an unwelcome muse.

A group of holidaymakers travel up a Northern Australian River on a converted war barge. Here brutal colonial past reaches out to ensnare them on a journey into horror.

A survivor of the Christchurch earthquakes takes his deceased grandfather’s diaries to recreate the old man’s equatorial travels. On a tiny Micronesian island he steps into an ‘otherworld’, where any action has blackly comical and unpleasant consequences.

Kuraria guides you through hidden valleys and treacherous swamps. Be careful not to step from the path.

Bedding the Lamia: Tropical Horrors is now available in ebook and print formats from all quality online and bricks and mortar stores.