Midnight Echo 17

In a few weeks, the Australasian Horror Writers Association will release the latest issue of its magazine, Midnight Echo – issue 17.

I’ve had stories and artwork in Midnight Echo before, but this is the first time I’ve had the opportunity to guest-edit an issue.

Being a writer and being an editor are two very different beasts. You have your own ideas of what you want, but ultimately you are driven by the authors. I received dozens of submissions for the issue, but I only ended up choosing 13 stories – by 13 authors who genuinely moved me.

In Midnight Echo 17 you’ll find stories of deception, superstition, self-discovery, torment, grief, addiction, and survival. Most of all you’ll read works that show how horror can unveil the many layers of humanity – both good and bad. Included are two exceptional tales which won last year’s AHWA Robert N Stephenson Short and Flash Fiction Competition.

I want to congratulate and thank all the authors for their stories because, in the end, it’s about you and your tales. I also want to thank the AHWA for allowing me to put the issue together.

Midnight Echo 17, which will be published on August 20, is available to pre-order NOW. I hope you’ll give it a whirl.

About darkscrybe

Two-time international Bram Stoker Award-nominee®*, Greg Chapman is a horror author and artist based in Queensland, Australia. Greg is the author of several novels, novellas and short stories, including his award-nominated debut novel, Hollow House (Omnium Gatherum) and collections, Vaudeville and Other Nightmares (Specul8 Publishing) and This Sublime Darkness and Other Dark Stories (Things in the Well Publications). He is also a horror artist and his first graphic novel Witch Hunts: A Graphic History of the Burning Times, (McFarland & Company) written by authors Rocky Wood and Lisa Morton, won the Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel category at the Bram Stoker Awards® in 2013. He is also the current President of the Australasian Horror Writers Association. Greg lives in Rockhampton with his wife and their two daughters. * Superior Achievement in a First Novel for Hollow House (2016) and Superior Achievement in Short Fiction, for “The Book of Last Words” (2019)
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