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Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Guest Judge for 2012 Story Quest Short Story Contest

We are pleased to release the name of our Guest Judge for this year's Story Quest Short Story Contest. It is horror fiction writer Daniel I Russell, British-born and resident in Western Australia. We were very fortunate to have him contribute recently to SQ Mag edition 2.

The following bio is taken from his own words:

Daniel I. Russell was born near Wigan in 1980 and has soiled various anthologies, magazines and ezines such as Dead West, Midnight Echo and Pseudopod. His newest novel, The Collector: Mana Leak (Dark Continents Publishing), is released today (1 May 2012). Daniel was also on the cover of Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine #43, and has released the novel Samhane (Stygian Publications) and novella Come Into Darkness (Skullvines Press). He is Vice President of the Australian Horror Writers' Association, the associate editor for the Necrotic Tissue print magazine and lives in Western Australia with his partner and three children. Daniel is represented in Europe by Michael Preissl Literary Agency.

Welcome Daniel to the judging panel, alongside

  • IFWG Chief Editor and author and contest coordinator, Gerry Huntman
  • IFWG Public Relations and author, Esme Carpenter
  • IFWG Submissions Editor and author, Warren Goodwin
The contest will open for submissions on 1 August 2012.

The web page will change on that day.

Friday, 22 June 2012

Esme Carpenter at Two Live Events in August 2012

For those of you who reside (or are visiting) England this coming August, the following events will take place.

On 6th August Esme Carpenter, one of our talented writers, will be taking part in a strange and wonderful event called 'The Going Back and Forth'. It's been developed by students Philippe Nash and Harvey Herman. The event celebrates local art, music and written word, and invites people to come and share. It's going to Brighton, but also to York, which is where Esme comes in. She will be reading a short story for the event, and  we (as is Esme) is really pleased to be part of it.

6th August, 7.30pm, Basement Bar, York. Entry is £3. Visit their tumblr at

On 30th August Esme will be reading from, and talking about, her young teen novel Against the Elements for The Society of Young Publishers. They're a group of - you guessed it - young publishers and writers who meet twice monthly. She will read and talk about writing and publishing.

30th August, 7pm, The Adelphi Hotel, Leeds. Entry is free for members but is £2 for non-members.

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Chap-eBook Release #004: To The Battle Born by Geraldine Fitzsimmons

IFWG Publishing is happy to announce the fourth chap-ebook release, To The Battle Born, an insightful, enthralling political thriller. Geraldine has already published with us - one of the two authors collaboration of the crime thriller, The Devil Came East, and this novelette contains a few characters taken from her upcoming novel, Unlikely Hero.

The blurb doesn't give too much away: Two similar warriors condemned by their nature. Alex seeks financial gains; with Ryan it is a desire to improve society. Once established, a true belief for something creates a powerful passion in some men that allows them to use any method to accomplish their aim.

Go to our chap-ebook store to purchase this impressive work.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Chap-eBook Release #003: Phillis P by MF Burbaugh

Hot on the heels of Bree T. Donovan's chap-ebook, IFWG Publishing is happy to announce the release of Phillis P, a wonderful science fiction short story by MF Burbaugh. This compelling story starts with a most interesting premise - what if an average Joe meets the richest woman in the world, who states that she must marry him?

MF Burbaugh is one of IFWG Publishing's more prolific writers, with two novels under his belt (Circle of Seven, We Were Legends), and two more coming your way this year (soon to be released The Bounty Hunter, and Blood Sabers - sequel to We Were Legends). Additionally, he has also got a serial scifi piece running in this year's SQ Mags - free for all to read, and worth following the link.

Friday, 8 June 2012

Author Panel Event: Moorestown, NJ with Bree T. Donovan

We were glad to here that Bree T. Donovan, author of the paranormal fantasy, Blackthornes of the Forgotten, was part of a 13 person author panel at a local library in Moorestown, NJ. Attendance was a wonderful 55 people, and they had to turn folks away at the door. The following are a couple of photographs taken at the event, including Bree speaking.

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Chap-eBook Release #002: Before The Fountain, by Bree T. Donovan

We are happy to announce the release of our second chap-ebook, written by Bree T. Donovan. Before The Fountain is a wonderful novelette, set in her beloved Ireland.

Here's the blurb:

Before the Fountain is an Irish fairy tale, but not quite the fairy tale of remembered childhood. It evokes that same sense of wonder.

This story of two life-long friends is contemporary, but still tells us a tale we know in our heart of hearts. Donovan takes us to a thoroughly modern Ireland with a tale of a kind of green knight, a man who uncovers the best in everyone he meets. Like the energy generated by a long-distance run, the energy of life can neither be created or destroyed-just as all great loves.

Donovan's story is moving and inspirational, crafted with the same special narrative as her novel, Blackthornes of the Forgotten, also set in modern Ireland.

Cover design by Elizabeth Lang.