Each of the themed anthologies contains a selection of reprints of short stories
by famous authors, as well as a main body of new, original fiction.
Awards – Winners and Finalists/Nominations
- Chris Mason’s ‘The Black Sea’ won the Australian Shadows’ Paul Haines award for best long fiction, 2018. From Beneath the Waves – Tales from the Deep, 2018.
- Chris Mason’s ‘The Stairwell’ won the Aurealis Award in 2017 for best horror novella. From Below the Stairs – Tales from the Cellar
- Brian Craddock’s ‘Ismail’s Expulsion’ won the Paul Haines Award for Long Fiction, awarded as part of the Australian Shadows Awards, 2017. From Between the Tracks – Tales from the Ghost Train
- Martin Livings’ ‘The Circle Line’ from Between the Tracks – Tales from the Ghost Train was shortlisted for the Australian Shadows Award for best short fiction, 2017
- Below the Stairs – Tales from the Cellar was shortlisted for the
Australian Shadows Awards Best Edited Work, 2017
- Matthew R. Davis’s story ‘Andromeda Ascends’ and Chris Mason’s ‘The Black Sea’ are both finalists in the 2018 Aurealis Awards for best Horror Novella. Both stories were published in Beneath the Waves – Tales from the Deep.
- Chris Mason’s ‘The Black Sea’ is also shortlisted for the Shirley Jackson Awards 2018 for best Novelette, and the Australian Shadows Awards for best Novella, making a total of three (3) nominations for the same story! That in itself is a rarity, especially for an upcoming writer.
- Behind the Mask – Tales from the Id has been shortlisted for the Australian Shadows Awards 2018 for best edited work.
Publishing the first of these in 2018, we hope to expand
our range of single-author collections in 2019.
- Train Wreck and Other Stories by Noel Osualdini (HB ISBN: 2370000620095)
- The Beard and Other Weirdness by Steve Dillon (HB ISBN: 2370000621306)
- Kane’s Scary Tales Volume 1 by Paul Kane (HB ISBN: 9781980952503)
- White Shadows by P.B. Kane (Coming Soon…)
Flash-Fiction Seasonal Anthologies
These seasonal flash-fiction magazines are published in part to raise awareness of,
and provide funds for various charities.
- Trickster’s Treats #3 2019 – To be published for Halloween 2019
- Trickster’s Treats #2 2018 – More Tales from the Pumpkin Patch
- Trickster’s Treats #1 2017 – Tales from the Pumpkin Patch
- Shades of Santa 2017 – Tales from the Bloody North Pole
The Refuge Collection
Predating our Things in the Well series and published by Oz Horror Con, The Refuge Collection is a two-book series comprises 36 short stories from over 40 authors, artists, and other supporters across the globe. Prompted by the global refugee crisis, our intent was to raise money for Sanctuary Australia Foundation and Refugee Action UK. Among other benefits, monies raised were used to relocate and reunite two refugee families from war-torn countries. The stories inter-relate and are set in the shared world called Refuge. These stories also reflect in some way the hardship felt by refugees – cultural displacement, confusion, abuse, loss, shame, bigotry, and even demonizing. Written in a way that uses a fictional narrative to bring real world horrors to the table, Refuge is referred to by its inhabitants as ‘Heaven to Some, Hell to Others’.
- The Refuge Collection – Heaven to Some (Volumes 1-3)
- The Refuge Collection – Hell to Others (Volumes 4-6)
- The Empath’s Tale – The Whole Story (Parts 1-6)
Some short stories in The Refuge Collection have been narrated and published as audio books. Any profits will go to our nominated charities.
The Refuge Collection Awards
- Lee Murray’s ‘The Thief’s Tale’ from The Refuge Collection, Heaven to Some, won the Sir Julius Vogel (SJV) Award for best short fiction in New Zealand in 2015
- Matthew R. Davis’ ‘The Heart of the Mission’ from The Refuge Collection, Hell to Others was shortlisted for the Australian Shadows Award for best long fiction in 2016