Sunday, January 15, 2017

Story in The Year's Best Australian Fantasy & Horror 2015 Ed. Liz Gryzb & Talie Helene

It's a privilege to have a story in the latest volume of The Year's Best Australian Fantasy & Horror Ed. Liz Grzyb & Talie Helene. Love the cover illustration. 
Kudos to Ticonderoga Publications – apparently it's the first time an Australian Year's Best genre series has run to 6 consecutive single-year volumes. The in-depth review of the field is of great historical value too; and the additional Recommended Reading List contains a treasure chest of stories to hunt down.
These anthologies are a showcase of not only the horror and fantasy genre but also Australian short fiction in general. The table of contents says it all.
The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror, 2015 comes in an exquisite hardcover edition along with paperback and ebook, and will be available February/March 2017 (Amazon & Book Depository and elsewhere). Pre-orders are available via indiebooksonline (see the Ticonderoga website). 
The below is from Ticonderoga Publications: 
The latest volume in our award-winning Year's Best series, The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2015 is weeks away. Editors Liz Grzyb and Talie Helene have selected 31 incredible stories, over 150,000 words, from Australia and New Zealand published in 2015.

In addition, the volume features an indepth review of the genre in 2015 and a recommended reading list.
The stories are
  • Joanne Anderton, “2B”
  • Alan Baxter, “The Chart of the Vagrant Mariner”
  • Deborah Biancotti, “Look How Cold My Hands Are”
  • Stephen Dedman, “Oh, Have You Seen The Devil”
  • Erol Engin, “The Events at Callan Park”
  • Jason Fischer, “The Dog Pit”
  • Dirk Flinthart, “In the Blood”
  • Kimberley Gaal, “In Sheep's Clothing”
  • Stephanie Gunn, “The Flowers That Bloom Where Blood Touches Earth”
  • Lisa Hannett, “Consorting With Filth”
  • Robert Hood, “Double Speak”
  • Kathleen Jennings, “A Hedge of Yellow Roses”
  • Maree Kimberley, “Ninehearts”
  • Jay Kristoff, “Sleepless”
  • Martin Livings, “El Caballo Muerte”
  • Danny Lovecraft, “Reminiscences of Herbert West”
  • Kirstyn McDermott, “Self, Contained”
  • Sally McLennan, “ Mr Schmidt's Dead Pet Emporium”
  • DK Mok, “Almost Days”
  • Faith Mudge, “Blueblood”
  • Samantha Murray, “Half Past”
  • Jason Nahrung, “Night Blooming”
  • Garth Nix, “The Company of Women”
  • Anthony Panegyres, “Lady Killer”
  • Rivqa Rafael, “Beyond the Factory Wall”
  • Deborah Sheldon, “Perfect Little Stitches”
  • Angela Slatter, “Bluebeard's Daughter”
  • Cat Sparks, “Dragon Girl”
  • Lucy Sussex, “Angelito”
  • Anna Tambour, “Tap”
  • Kaaron Warren, “Mine Intercom”


  1. I just read one of your stories in Overland issue 204 and immediately looked up your name to see what else you've written. Very pleased to see this post, I really like horror and Australian horror so I will be looking forward to reading your story in the book!

    1. That's the best news a writer can get. And hope you enjoy/appreciate the story in The Year's Best Aus. F&H too.