AHWA Short Story and Flash Fiction Competition 2014 Winners Announced

The Australian Horror Writers Association have announced the results of their annual Short Story and Flash Fiction Competition. Congratulations to SuperNOVArian, Natalie Potts, for her honourable mention!

You can find some fascinating stats regarding the competition here.

Short Story Winner:
“Sundown” by Keith Williams

Short Story Honorable Mentions:
“A Simple Road Relocation” by Bruce Graham
“Glow” by Natalie J E Potts

Flash Fiction Winner:
“What Came Through” by Stuart Olver

Flash Fiction Honorable Mentions:
“The Heat of the Moment” by Pete Kempshall
“The AVM Initiative” by Rebecca Fraser
“Homecoming” by Anthony Ferguson

Midnight Echo #9 ToC Announced

The AHWA has posted the table of contents for their latest issue, Midnight Echo #9: Myths and Legends. It’s a great line up, including poetry from SuperNOVA member Talie Helene


  • “Changeling” by Jonathan Maberry
  • “Black Train Blues” by James A Moore
  • “Black Peter” by Martin Livings
  • “The Road” by Amanda J Spedding
  • “Coffee Rings” by Kristin Dearborn
  • “The Wee Folk” by JG Faherty
  • “From the Forebears” by Steven Gepp
  • “Little Boy, Little Girl, Lost in the Woods” by Mark Patrick Lynch
  • “The Fathomed Wreck to See” by Alan Baxter


  • “ganesh” by Talie Helene


  • Allure of the Ancients; The Key to His Kingdom – story by Mark Farrugia, illustrations by Greg Chapman

Special Features

  • The Mythology of Mid-World by Robin Furth (non-fiction)
  • Russian Field of Mysteries by Tony Vilgotsky (non-fiction)
  • An Interview with Jonathan Maberry
  • An Interview with Mel Gannon

Regular Features

  • A Word from the AHWA President – Geoff Brown
  • Tartarus – Danny Lovecraft (poetry column)
  • Pix and Panels – Mark Farrugia (comic column)
  • Black Roads, Dark Highways #4 – Andrew McKiernan (column)
  • Sinister Reads (all the latest releases from AHWA members)



Australian Shadows Awards 2012 Finalists Announced

The Australian Horror Writers Association has announced the finalists for the 2012 Australian Shadow Awards, and a number of SuperNOVA writers have been honoured. You can find the full list below, with our members highlighted.

Good luck to all the finalists!

Edited Publication

The Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2011 – Liz Grzyb & Talie Helene
Surviving the End – Craig Bezant
Cthulhu Unbound 3 – David Conyers

Collected Work

Living with the Dead – Martin Livings
Through Splintered Walls – Kaaron Warren

Bread and Circuses – Felicity Dowker

Short Fiction

To Wish on a Clockwork Heart – Felicity Dowker
A Monstrous Touch – Marty Young
Birthday Suit – Martin Livings
Mountain – Kaaron Warren
Creek – Kaaron Warren
Road – Kaaron Warren
They Don’t Know That We Know What They Know – Andrew J McKiernan
Pigroot Flat – Jason Fischer

Long Fiction

Sky – Kaaron Warren
Critique – Daniel I Russell
Escana De Un Asesinato – Robert Hood


PerfectionsKirstyn McDermott
Blood and DustJason Nahrung
The Corpse Rat King – Lee Battersby