New Acquisition: The Revelationary War: Book 1: Demoniacs by Craig Cormick

A few years ago IFWG had the good fortune to acquire and release a wonderful novel by Craig Cormick, titled The Years of the Wolf. It isn’t just a page-turner; it is also a work resulting from extensive and insightful research, and it was experimental – bridging historical fiction with suspense, mystery, and a dash of fantasy.

Cormick has done it again with a new work, The Revelationary War: Book 1: Demoniacs, which we have greedily snapped up, that blends what is a rare combination: narrative interspersed with vignette (but important) mini-comics. While mashing narrative and graphics is common, it is much less common to have these small comics seductively (and critically support) the narrative. Bravo to Craig to have such inspiration and courage, and we are pleased indeed to announce that we will be publishing this work in the first quarter of 2023.

Evie Mickelson really knows what a bad day is. It’s the type of day that you discover your father is a demi-god, or angel maybe, and that you have been thrust into an eternal battle between the forces of good and evil, with the expectation that you are going to be the one to kick evil-ass and bring home a victory for the forces of good. Or a loss, if things don’t go too well.

The Revelationary War: Book 1: Demoniacs is not your average urban fantasy, road-trip novel, of smart-arse ninja demons and world-weary angels battling for control of the world and everyone in it. Expect the unexpected!

Dr Craig Cormick OAM is an award-winning author and science communicator. He has published over 30 books for adults and children, and has been a Writer in Residence in both Malaysia and Antarctica. He has a PhD in Creative Writing and is a graduate of the Yale Writers’ Conference. He is also co-host of the writing podcast Secrets from the Green Room

Cover Reveal: Black Moon by Eugen Bacon

IFWG is very pleased to reveal the first of its exclusive chapbook range of titles, Black Moon: Graphic Speculative Flash Fiction, by Eugen Bacon (and illustrated by the talented Elena Betti).

Black Moon is an illustrated collection of speculative flash fiction interspersed with prose poetry. It carries themes of love and war, life and the afterlife, hope and despair. It is a philosophical assortment that questions normalcy, embraces opposition, and takes a keen interest on peculiarity. It will appeal to curious lovers of literary dark fantasy and all places in between.

This is an exclusive, 72 page full-colour chapbook, printed on high grade paper. Every piece of poetry/prose will have a commissioned illustration accompany it.

To maintain the integrity of this beautiful work, IFWG will not release this title in ebook formats. It will only be available in print form.

Preorders will be available from mid-September 2020, for a world-wide release of 1 December 2020.

New Acquisition: Black Moon by Eugen Bacon

IFWG is proud to announce the acquisition of a collection of dark flash fiction by Eugen Bacon, each paired with gorgeous illustrations by Elena Betti, entitled Black Moon. “This is an opportunity we can’t miss,” said Gerry Huntman, Managing Director of IFWG. “This is an amazingly unique project, bridging literary, dark speculative fiction, and powerful commissioned illustrations. This will be a significant contribution to dark fiction in a multi-media format.”

Eugen Bacon - colour

Eugen Bacon is a computer scientist mentally re-engineered into creative writing. She has sold many stories and articles, together with anthologies. Her stories have won, been shortlisted and commended in international awards, including the Bridport Prize, L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest, Copyright Agency Prize and Fellowship of Australian Writers National Literary Awards. Her creative work has appeared in literary and speculative fiction publications worldwide, including Award Winning Australian Writing, AntipodeanSFAndromeda, Aurealis, Bards and Sages Quarterly, The Victorian Writer and New Writing (Routledge). Publications in 2019: Writing Speculative Fiction (Macmillan). Claiming T-Mo (Meerkat Press). In 2020: A Pining (Meerkat Press). Black Moon (IFWG Publishing Australia).

Black Moon is an illustrated collection of speculative flash fiction interspersed with prose poetry. It carries themes of love and war, life and the afterlife, hope and despair. It is a philosophical assortment that questions normalcy, embraces opposition, and takes a keen interest on peculiarity. It will appeal to curious lovers of literary dark fantasy and all places in between.

Black Moon will be released in the second half of 2020.

Cover Reveal: The Grief Hole Illustrated

We are pleased that Keely Van Order‘s art portfolio collection of the illustrations contributing to The Grief Hole are well underway and will be available for sale in December (with preorders coming out in the next week or two).

In the meantime, the following is the working cover at this time, for your viewing pleasure.

grief-hole-illustrated-working-cover

Sneak Peek: Internal artwork of Peripheral Visions by Nick Stathopoulos (6)

With pleasure we reveal the sixth (and last) sneak peek post related to Nick Stathopoulos’ collaboration with us for Robert Hood’s reference collection of ghost stories, Peripheral Visions. Sorry, we aren’t revealing the seventh illustration – the frontispiece, because those who are purchasing the hardcover need a surprise treat. And treat it is!

For those of you who have just joined us, we decided to have an illustration for each of the six sections of the hardcover version, including the signed, limited edition, and they have turned out spectacular. We have been sharing them with the public over the last several weeks, and this is the last of them.

This illustration is for the section titled ‘Haunted Realities’. This is one of the more interesting sections of Robert Hood’s book because it catches the ghost tale within the context of a reality gone astray.

Internal - Realities

The best way to get to see this, and all the other internal illustrations, is to own them in high resolution black and white format in the hardcover edition, coming out in April. If you pre-order now, you won’t be disappointed, as you will also get a heap of bonus material, including a Nick Stathopoulos designed signature block. The one-volume ebook edition will also contain these images.

Stay tuned – soon we will announce a final bonus for limited edition buyers.

Sneak Peek: Internal artwork of Peripheral Visions by Nick Stathopoulos (5)

Again with pleasure we reveal the fifth (and second last) sneak peek post related to Nick Stathopoulos’ collaboration with us for Robert Hood’s reference collection of ghost stories, Peripheral Visions.

For those of you who have just joined us, we have decided to have an illustration for each of the six sections of the hardcover version, including the signed, limited edition, and it is shaping up to be spectacular. We have been sharing them with the public over the last several weeks.

This illustration is for the section titled ‘Haunted Places’. Certainly a location worth avoiding…

Internal Illustration - Places

The best way to get to see this, and all the other internal illustrations, is to own them in high resolution format in the hardcover edition, coming out in April. If you pre-order now, you won’t be disappointed, as you will also get a heap of bonus material, including a Nick Stathopoulos designed signature block. The one-volume ebook edition will also contain these images.

Stay tuned – in about a week we will reveal the last of the section illustrations.