I still see myself as an emerging writer. I’m not yet sure when I’ll emerge (or what form I’ll take when I do!), but here’s where I’m up to so far with my fiction and poetry writing, editing, and other writerly goings-on. This list is only since 2015, so I haven’t included everything I’ve ever written or had published. Most of my poems, (and artwork!), were destroyed decades ago during my teenage angst year(s).

– Steve

Unpublished as yet

(who’d like to sponsor me? :D)

Work in progress, sold but not yet published, etc. Note: titles might change…
Others (Poem) | Trickster’s Visit (Poem) | Circus Runner (a novel WIP, extending the short story) | Snakeskin Creek |  Valley of the Tiger | Swimming Lessons in Bliss | Somnambulism | Hey, Chester! | Black Dog Nights | Cine-Mania | When Words Don’t Come Easy (Non-fiction) | Special (a WIP co-written with Noel Osualdini) |Portophobia | Darker Delvings | The Piggy Wiggy Man (extended cut) | Ten Years After | Ghost in the Park | Invisibles | Last Moments of Bliss | The Monster Maker | The Very Hungry | Sharing is Caring | Hey, Mister Dream-Seller | Sherlock and the Invisible Man | Stuck Here | Twin Lines | A Modern Manifesto | Wrath of the Virgins | The Ex-Pert | Night of Remembrance | Burger Bar Murders (idea for a novel) | Theatre of Fruit (play) | The Collectors (play) | The Bachelor Party (play) | Well-suited (scheduled for release in 2020) | Cleaning up the Act | Ding, Dong Bell (poem) | The Package | A Modern Manifesto | The Wall |


Published Short Stories, Long Fiction, Novellas, Poetry, Non-Fiction

  • The Empath’s Tale, parts 1-3 – The Refuge Collection, Heaven to Some, 2015
  • The Wrong Path – The Refuge Collection, Heaven to Some, 2015
  • The Housewife’s Tale – The Refuge Collection, Heaven to Some, 2015
  • The Fighter’s Tale – The Refuge Collection, Heaven to Some, 2015
  • The Priest’s Tale Part 1 (with David Allen) – The Refuge Collection, Heaven to Some, 2015
  • The Shiraz Train – The Refuge Collection, Heaven to Some, 2015
  • Next Door’s Noisy – The Refuge Collection, Heaven to Some, 2015
  • No Refuge for Cat – The Refuge Collection, Hell to Others, 2016
  • Lambskin – The Refuge Collection, Hell to Others, 2016
  • The Strange Old Man – The Refuge Collection, Hell to Others, 2016
  • The Empath’s Tale, parts 4-6 – The Refuge Collection, Hell to Others, 2016
  • The Priest’s Tale Part 2 (with David Allen) – The Refuge Collection, Hell to Others, 2016
  • Leaf-Fall – Sproutlings, 2016
  • Little Bastard – published online, 2016
  • The Empath’s Tale parts 1-6, the Complete Story – Steve Dillon, 2017
  • The Shiraz Train (revised) – Between the Tracks – Tales from the Ghost Train, 2017
  • The Heat is on – published online, 2017
  • The Memory Man – Below the Stairs – Tales from the Cellar, 2017
  • The Ice Cream Van – Trickster’s Treats #1, 2017
  • Harlan Loves Josh – Trickster’s Treats #1, 2017
  • Lambskin (revised) – Trickster’s Treats #1, 2017
  • The Bells will Ring Out – Shades of Santa #1, 2017
  • Corporate Bodies – Shades of Santa #1, 2017
  • Asylum Night – Shades of Santa #1, 2017
  • The Beard (preview) – Behind the Mask – Tales from the Id, 2018
  • The Fighter’s Tale (revised) – Beneath the Waves – Tales from the Deep, 2018
  • The Heat is on (revised) – Beyond the Infinite – Tales from the Outer Reaches, 2018
  • Nature’s Ways – Tricksters Treats #2, 2018
  • Thumbs up for Bob’s Apples (with Matthew R. Davis) – Tricksters Treats #2, 2018
  • The Beard – The Beard and Other Weirdness, 2018
  • The Weirdness of Bliss (vignettes) – The Beard and Other Weirdness, 2018
  • Little Bastard (revised) – The Beard and Other Weirdness, 2018
  • Circus Runner – The Beard and Other Weirdness, 2018
  • The Memory Man (revised) – The Beard and Other Weirdness, 2018
  • The Heat is on (revised) – The Beard and Other Weirdness, 2018
  • My Name is – The Beard and Other Weirdness, 2018
  • Spectre-See – The Beard and Other Weirdness, 2018
  • Edentia – The Beard and Other Weirdness, 2018
  • The Fifth… and Sixth – The Beard and Other Weirdness, 2018
  • Nyctophobia – The Beard and Other Weirdness, 2018
  • Nature’s Ways – The Beard and Other Weirdness, 2018
  • Leaf-Fall (revised) – The Beard and Other Weirdness, 2018
  • Shades of Winter – The Beard and Other Weirdness, 2018
  • Danielle – The Beard and Other Weirdness, 2018
  • Broken – The Beard and Other Weirdness, 2018
  • Writer’s Block – The Beard and Other Weirdness, 2018
  • Loose Tongues – The Beard and Other Weirdness, 2018
  • Who Did This? – The Beard and Other Weirdness, 2018
  • Dong! – The Beard and Other Weirdness, 2018
  • The Gravedigger – The Beard and Other Weirdness, 2018
  • An Unholy Beginning – The Beard and Other Weirdness, 2018
  • Shhh… – The Beard and Other Weirdness, 2018
  • The Floss Man – Beside the Seaside – Tales from the Daytripper, 2019
  • Wagglers – Beside the Seaside – Tales from the Daytripper, 2019
  • Well-Suited – Forgotten Sidekicks, 2019
  • Deeper, Darker Things – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • The Scary Man – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • Panopticon – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • A Rapid Fingering – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • The Marshmallow People – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • Bliss Pond – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • Wandering the Wards – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • Wayne Hardcastle – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • Foggy – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • Like John Wayne – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • A Coven of Witchery – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • I Just Thought… – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • *Wagglers – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • *The Floss Man – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • *Thumbs up for Bob’s Apples (with Matthew R. Davis) – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • *Harlan Loves Josh – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • *Asylum Night – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • *The Ice Cream Van – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • *The Bells will Ring Out – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • *Corporate Bodies – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • *Next Door’s Noisy – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • *No Refuge for Cat – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • *The Priest’s Tale (with David Allen) – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • The Flickering – Trickster’s Treats #3, 2019
  • Demons do Daily – Trickster’s Treats #3, 2019
  • Dead Rich, Probably – Trickster’s Treats #3, 2019
  • Fucking Sand Monkeys – Guilty Pleasures and Other Dark Delights, 2019
  • I Spy – Guilty Pleasures and Other Dark Delights, 2019
  • A Glass Half Full – Guilty Pleasures and Other Dark Delights, 2019
  • The Miracle Man – Guilty Pleasures and Other Dark Delights, 2019
  • Cut to the Chase – Guilty Pleasures and Other Dark Delights, 2019
  • Love Island – Guilty Pleasures and Other Dark Delights, 2019
  • Just Bob – Guilty Pleasures and Other Dark Delights, 2019
  • The Birds and the Bees – Guilty Pleasures and Other Dark Delights, 2019
  • God Watches – Guilty Pleasures and Other Dark Delights, 2019
  • Fucking Hell – Guilty Pleasures and Other Dark Delights, 2019
  • On Sex and Horror (NF/article) – Guilty Pleasures and Other Dark Delights, 2019
  • The Piggy Wiggy Man (short story narrated and broadcast as part of the Digital Writers Festival 2019 #DWF19)
  • *Panopticon – House of Zolo Journal of Speculative Literature Vol. 1, 2020
  • *Lambskin – Movie Monsters, Thurston Howl Publications, 2019

Forthcoming publications:

  • *The Scary Man – Horror For the Throne, 2019
  • Well-Suited – Forgotten Sidekicks, 2020
  • Cleaning up the Act – Burning Love and Bleeding Hearts, 2020

* Denotes reprint, possibly revised or updated.


Published Poetry

  • Creature, Monster (Poem) – HWA Poetry Showcase Vol. 5, 2018
  • Daze Out – The Beard and Other Weirdness, 2018
  • Still the Cot – The Beard and Other Weirdness, 2018
  • The Dead o’er Hills – The Beard and Other Weirdness, 2018
  • The Mirror Man – The Beard and Other Weirdness, 2018
  • Manning the Mirrors – The Beard and Other Weirdness, 2018
  • Wordslips – The Beard and Other Weirdness, 2018
  • Just Beat It – The Beard and Other Weirdness, 2018
  • Minor Notes – The Beard and Other Weirdness, 2018
  • *Daze Out – Beside the Seaside – Tales from the Daytripper, 2019
  • Clickety Clack – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • Creature, Monster – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • A Father’s Reply to Dylan – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • Unseasonal – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • Escaping to Tedium – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • Don’cha – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • Careful with those Wishes – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • A Child’s (Desperate) Prayer – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • A Silly Rhyme – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • The Goat Watch – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • In Refuge – A Poem for 2016 World Poetry Day – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • Resurrected – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • Three Little Words – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • Tutankhamen – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • The Night Before Hallows – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • The Demon’s Lot – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • Be Lucky – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • Pinch Me – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • Oh, Loneliness – Such Dark Taboo – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • If I Were You – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • I Remember – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • Hounded – The Invisible Man – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • We’re Told – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • They Are Us – Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • *Creature, Monster was narrated at the Noir in the Bar evening, part of the Terror Australis festival in Cygnet, November, 2019

Collections (authored)

  • The Beard and Other Weirdness, 2018
  • Deeper, Darker Things and Other Oddities, 2019
  • The Wall and Other Strange Constructs, 2020 (Forthcoming)

 Collections (edited)

  • Kane’s Scary Tales – Paul Kane, 2018
  • Train Wreck and Other Stories – Noel Osualdini, 2018
  • White Shadows – Paul Kane, 2019
  • This Sublime Darkness  – Greg Chapman, 2019
  • The Configuration Discordant (Poetry Collection) – John Baltisberger, 2019
  •  Grotesque: Monster Stories – Lee Murray, 2020 (Forthcoming)

Anthologies (edited)

  • The Book of the Tribes – A Tribute to Clive Barker’s Nightbreed, 2013
  • The Refuge Collection, Heaven to Some, 2015
  • The Refuge Collection, Hell to Others, 2016
  • Between the Tracks – Tales from the Ghost Train, 2017
  • Below the Stairs – Tales from the Cellar, 2017
  • Trickster’s Treats #1 – Tales from the Pumpkin Patch, 2017
  • Shades of Santa – Tales from the Bloody North Pole, 2017
  • Behind the Mask – Tales from the Id, 2018
  • Beneath the Waves – Tales from the Deep, 2018
  • Beyond the Infinite – Tales from the Outer Reaches, 2018
  • Tricksters Treats #2 – More Tales from the Pumpkin Patch, 2018
  • Beside the Seaside – Tales from the Daytripper, 2019
  • Guilty Pleasures and Other Dark Delights, 2019
  • Tales of the lost Volume 1 – We all Lose Something! 2019. (Co-edited with Eugene Johnson)
  • INFECTED! 2020 (Forthcoming)

Anthologies (facilitated)

  • Trickster’s Treats 3 – The Seven Deadly Sins, 2019 – Co-edited by Lee Murray and Marie O’Regan, with assistant/submissions editors: Noel Osualdini, Rebecca Fraser, Samson Stormcrow Hayes, Kev Harrison, Tracie McBride, William Marchese, and Claire Fitzpatrick.
  • Burning Love and Bleeding Hearts, 2020 – Co-edited by Louise Zedda-Sampson and Chris Mason.