Feet to trample,
Trunk to crush,
Men become Man-slaves,
Or die in the dust.
Look how they tremble,
And bow to the tusk!
fragment of elephant script, age unknown.
Clad in iron, proud and decadent, the elephants rule. The lords of ancient Tusk grind the world beneath their feet. Humanity is in chains. A calf is born, and a slave will rise…
The first chapter of Tusk can be read in issue #1 of Terra Magazine, appearing soon at a newsagent near you. More information can be found here: http://www.terramagazine.com.au/
(Picture comes courtesy of the talented Rhys James)
Issue #6 of Midnight Echo has just been released into the ether as a digital download, available in various formats. This is the science-fiction/horror special, as edited by David Conyers, David Kernot and myself. Really happy with how our issue turned out, and now you can also experience the space-borne chills on your favourite reading device.
More info here: http://midnightechomagazine.com/products-page/midnight_echo/midnight-echo-issue-6/
(rumour has it that the preceeding issues may also get re-released in a downloadable format? Giddy-up)
Speaking of Midnight Echo, don’t forget about the AHWA Short Story and Flash Fiction contest. The winning stories will end up in a future issue of this magazine, as well as scoring a snazzy plaque and bragging rights.
Contest info is here: http://australianhorror.com/index.php?view=57
Just a quick signal boost: Each year the Australian Horror Writers’ Association holds a short story and flash fiction contest, and this year I’m one of the judges. It’s a great little contest. Winners receive a cool engraved plaque, paid publication in the association’s magazine Midnight Echo, and bragging rights for a whole year
Entries are open till May 31st. More details here:
Coming soon to a Kindle near you…