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Writing is easy. All you do is stare at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead. — Gene Fowler

Waking In Winter (original novella, coming soon)
PS Publishing, upcoming in 2016

Look How Cold My Hands Are (Countess Bathory short story)
Cranky Ladies of History, FableCroft Publishing 2015

No Mercy for the Executioner
(Read an excerpt here.)
Review of Australian Fiction Volume 11 Issue 6, Matthew Lamb ed., September 2014
To be reprinted in The Year’s Best YA 2014, Twelfth Planet Press 2015
Made the Recommended Reading List in Ellen Datlow’s Best Horror of the Year Volume 7, 2015

The Executioner Goes Home
(Read an excerpt here.)
Review of Australian Fiction Volume 9 Issue 2, Matthew Lamb ed., January 2014
Nominated for an Aurealis Award in two categories: Best Science Fiction Short Story and Best Horror Short Story 2014
To be reprinted in Focus 2014, FableCroft Publishing 2015

All the Lost Ones
Exotic Gothic #5, PS Publishing, Danel Olsen ed., 2013

Indigo Gold
One Small Step, FableCroft Publishing, Tehani Wessley ed., 2013

See-Saw
The Great Unknown, Spineless Wonders, Angela Meyer ed., 2013

And the Dead Shall Outnumber the Living (novella)
Ishtar, Gilgamesh Press, Amanda Pillar & KV Taylor eds., 2011
Shortlisted Shirley Jackson Award for Best Novella
Shortlisted Aurealis Award for Best Horror Short Story
Shortlisted Ditmar Awards for Best Novella or Novelette
(Ishtar anthology shortlisted Aurealis Award for Best Anthology and shortlisted Ditmar Award for Best Collected Work)

From Bad Power

Shades of Grey
Bad Power, Twelfth Planet Press, Alisa Krasnostein ed., 2011

Palming the Lady
Bad Power, Twelfth Planet Press, Alisa Krasnostein ed., 2011
Honourable Mention Best Horror of the Year 4, Ellen Datlow ed., 2012

Web of Lies
Bad Power, Twelfth Planet Press, Alisa Krasnostein ed., 2011

Bad Power
Bad Power, Twelfth Planet Press, Alisa Krasnostein ed., 2011
Year’s Best Australian Fantasy & Horror, Ticonderoga Press, Liz Grzyb & Talie Helene eds., 2012
Honourable Mention Best Horror of the Year 4, Ellen Datlow ed., 2012
Shortlisted Ditmar Award for Best Short Story

Cross that Bridge
Bad Power, Twelfth Planet Press, Alisa Krasnostein ed., 2011

(Bad Power shortlisted Aurealis Award for Best Collection and shortlisted Ditmar Award for Best Collected Work)

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No Going Home
Sprawl, Twelfth Planet Press, Alisa Krasnostein ed., 2010

Home Turf
Baggage, Eneit Press, Gillian Polack ed., 2010

From A Book of Endings

Diamond Shell
A Book of Endings, Twelfth Planet Press, Alisa Krasnostein & Ben Payne eds., 2009
Year’s Best Fantasy and Dark Horror, Prime, Paula Guran ed., 2010
Honourable Mention, Best Horror of the Year, Ellen Datlow ed., 2010

Hush
A Book of Endings, Twelfth Planet Press, Alisa Krasnostein & Ben Payne eds., 2009
Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Science Fiction, Bill Congreve ed., 2010
Honourable Mention, Best Horror of the Year, Ellen Datlow ed., 2010

Problems of Light and DarkA Book of Endings, Twelfth Planet Press, Alisa Krasnostein & Ben Payne eds., 2009

Six Suicides
A Book of Endings, Twelfth Planet Press, Alisa Krasnostein & Ben Payne eds., 2009
Winner Australian Shadows Award Best Short Work, 2010
Shortlisted DITMAR Award Best Short Story, 2010

This Time, Longing
A Book of Endings, Twelfth Planet Press, Alisa Krasnostein & Ben Payne eds., 2009

Coming Up for Air
A Book of Endings, Twelfth Planet Press, Alisa Krasnostein & Ben Payne eds., 2009

(A Book of Endings shortlisted for the William L. Crawford Award for Best First Fantasy Book and shortlisted Aurealis Award for Best Collection)

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Seven Ages of the Protagonist
Scary Food, Agog! Press, Cat Sparks ed., 2008
A Book of Endings, Twelfth Planet Press, Alisa Krasnostein & Ben Payne eds., 2009

Pale Dark Soldier
Midnight Echo, AHWA, Kirstyn McDermitt and Ian Mond eds., 2008
Aurealis Award shortlist Best Horror Short Story
A Book of Endings, Twelfth Planet Press, Alisa Krasnostein & Ben Payne eds., 2009

The Tailor of Time
Clockwork Phoenix, Norilana Books, Mike Allen ed., 2008
Reprinted at Steampunk Workshop (in two parts)
Aurealis Award shortlist Best Young Adult Short Story
A Book of Endings, Twelfth Planet Press, Alisa Krasnostein & Ben Payne eds., 2009

Watertight Lies
2012, Twelfth Planet Press, Alisa Krasnostein & Ben Payne eds., 2008
A Book of Endings, Twelfth Planet Press, Alisa Krasnostein & Ben Payne eds., 2009

Conversations
Dog Versus Sandwich, Twelth Planet Press, Ben Payne ed, 2008

A Scar for Leida
Fantastic Wonder Stories, Ticonderoga Publications, Russell B. Farr ed., 2007
Shiny 6, Twelfth Planet Press, Alisa Krasnostein, Ben Payne and Tehani Wessely eds., 2010
Aurealis Award winner Best Young Adult Short Story
Ditmar Award Best Short Story shortlist

Eidolon 1The Dying Light
Eidolon 1, Eidolon Books, Jeremy Byrne & Jonathan Strahan eds., 2006
Aurealis Award shortlist Best Young Adult Short Story
Australian Shadows Awards shortlist
A Book of Endings, Twelfth Planet Press, Alisa Krasnostein & Ben Payne eds., 2009

Stealing Free
Agog! Ripping Reads, Agog! Press, Cat Sparks ed., 2006
Podcast coodest blog 2006
Australis Imaginarium, Tehani Wesseley ed., FableCroft
Honourable Mention, The Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror, Ellen Datlow and Kelly Link & Gavin Grant eds., 2007
A Book of Endings, Twelfth Planet Press, Alisa Krasnostein & Ben Payne eds., 2009

Surrender I: Rope Artist
Shadowed Realms, Angela Challis & Shane Jiraiya Cummings eds., 2006
Ditmar Award shortlist Best Short Story
Year’s Best Australian Dark Fantasy and Horror
Honourable Mention, The Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror, Ellen Datlow and Kelly Link & Gavin Grant eds., 2007

Summa Seltzer Missive
Ticonderoga Online #6, Dec-05, Russell B. Farr, Liz Grzyb & Lyn Battersby eds., 2005
Ditmar Award shortlist Best Short Story
A Book of Endings, Twelfth Planet Press, Alisa Krasnostein & Ben Payne eds., 2009

Six of One
Mitch? 4 Slow Dancing Through Quicksand: Stories From Aussie Writers Who Should’ve Known Better, Mitch?, Mitch ed., 2005

Syrup (Title originally witheld)
ConSensual a Trois, Cathy Cupitt, Stephen Dedman, & Elaine Kemp eds., 2005

Cinnamon Gate
Orb Speculative Fiction Magazine, Sarah Endacott publisher, Sarah Endacott ed., 2004
Honourable Mention Years Best Fantasy & Horror 18, Kelly Link, Gavin Grant & Ellen Datlow eds., 2005
Recommended Reading List, The Year’s Best Australian SF & Fantasy #1, Bill Congreve & Michelle Marquardt eds., 2005
Reprinted online at Anna Tambour’s Virtuous Medlar Circle.

Number 3 Raw Place
Agog! Smashing Stories, Agog! Press, Cat Sparks ed., 2004
Agog!Published The Year’s Best Australian SF & Fantasy #1(September 2005), Bill Congreve & Michelle Marquardt eds., 2005
Ditmar Award shortlist Best Short Story
Honourable Mention Years Best Fantasy & Horror 18, ed. Ellen Datlow et al., 2005
A Book of Endings, Twelfth Planet Press, Alisa Krasnostein & Ben Payne eds., 2009

Stone by Stone
Southern Blood, Sandglass Enterprises, Bill Congreve, ed., 2003
shades Theatre production, Shadowmuse, producer Anita Whelan, performed 2009
Radio National Short Story Programme audio rights procured
A Book of Endings, Twelfth Planet Press, Alisa Krasnostein & Ben Payne eds., 2009

The Singular Life of Eddy Dovewater
Agog! Terrific Tales, Agog! Press, Cat Spark ed., 2003
Ditmar Award shortlist Best Short Story 2003

The Distance Keeper
Borderlands #1, Borderlands Press, Borderlands Committee eds., 2003
Reprinted online at infinity plus
Honourable Mention Years Best Fantasy & Horror 17, Ellen Datlow, Kelly Link, Gavin Grant, eds., 2004
A Book of Endings, Twelfth Planet Press, Alisa Krasnostein & Ben Payne eds., 2009

The Razor Salesman
Ideomancer Unbound, Ideomancer, Chris Clarke & Mikal Trimm eds., 2002
A Book of Endings, Twelfth Planet Press, Alisa Krasnostein & Ben Payne eds., 2009

Life’s Work
Passing Strange, MirrorDanse Books, Bill Congreve ed., 2002
A Book of Endings, Twelfth Planet Press, Alisa Krasnostein & Ben Payne eds., 2009

King of All and the Metal Sentinel
Agog! Fantastic Fiction, Agog! Press, Cat Sparks ed., 2002
Reprinted online at infinity plus
Ditmar Award winner Best Short Story 2002
A Book of Endings, Twelfth Planet Press, Alisa Krasnostein & Ben Payne eds., 2009

Fixing the Glitch
Mitch?3, Hacks to the Max, Mitch?, Mitch ed., 2001

Silicon Cast
Redsine 7, Garry Nurrish & Trent Jamieson eds., 2002
Southern BloodHonourable Mention Aurealis Award for Best Horror Short Story, 2002
Honourable Mention Years Best Fantasy & Horror 16, ed. Ellen Datlow & Terry Windling, 2003

All the Monochrome Butterflies
Mitch?2, Tarts of the New Millenium, Mitch?, Mitch ed., 2001

The First and Final Game
Altair online, Robert Stephenson ed., 2000
Altair 6/7, Altair Press, Robert Stephenson ed., 2000
Aurealis Award winner Best Horror Short Story
Ditmar Award shortlist Best Short Story
A Book of Endings, Twelfth Planet Press, Alisa Krasnostein & Ben Payne eds., 2009

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