Aradale and Midnight Echo Magazine

Hi everyone,
A short Australian Horror Writers Association update for October, with news on U.S. distribution for Midnight Echo, as well as an update on the Aradale Asylum Creative Retreat.
MIDNIGHT ECHO NEWS:
October 18, 2012 – Australian Horror Writers Association (AHWA) President Geoff Brown, and Midnight Echo Executive Editor Marty Young, are pleased to announce that the AHWA and JournalStone Publishing (JSP) have entered into an exclusive joint marketing agreement pursuant to which the AHWA and Midnight Echo magazine will be the exclusive Australian distributor of the quarterly magazine, Dark Discoveries, while JSP and Dark Discoveries Magazine will become the exclusive USA distributor of Midnight Echo. Both parties voiced their enthusiasm for the agreement, which means that the pre-existing high premium that potential readers of each respective magazine have had to pay to receive the other periodical in their respective countries will be eliminated making both magazines much more affordable and accessible/available for all. Look for availability on both the JSP and Midnight Echo websites soon, where you will be able to purchase the magazines individually or in a bundled offering that includes both Dark Discoveries and Midnight Echo.
Midnight Echo is also holding a subscription drive in the buildup to the eagerly awaited Issue 8, with a whole stack of prizes to be won. Just take out a 1- or 2-year print subscription between now and November 30 and you will go into the draw to win the following:
• ‘The Woman’ signed by Jack Ketchum and Lucky McKee
• ‘Edge of Dark Water’ signed by Joe R Lansdale
• Original ME8 artwork by Glenn Chadbourne (signed)
• A copy of ‘Tolerance’ plus 3 signed lithographs, by ME8 cover artist Chris Mars
• 1-year print subscription to Cemetery Dance magazine
• Original Allure of the Ancients artwork, signed by creators Mark Farrugia and Greg Chapman
• 1-year print subscription bundle to Midnight Echo and Dark Discoveries magazines
The winners will be announced on December 1.
Full subscription details can be found at http://midnightechomagazine.com/subscribe-to-midnight-echo/

ARADALE ASYLUM CREATIVE RETREAT:
Writers, editors, artists, photographers, filmmakers, game designers, screenwriters, and anyone creative that I have missed.
All welcome.
The Australian Horror Writers Association has arranged a three-day/two-night stay at Aradale Mental Hospital (formerly Ararat Lunatic Asylum) for writers, editors, artists and any other creative-type people.
It will involve having the days to create and the nights to investigate how to be scared stiff. There will be a ghost tour on the Friday night, and a paranormal investigation on the Saturday night (all equipment supplied).

When: THREE (3) DAYS – February 22-24th 2013
How Much: $395 PER PERSON all-inclusive three days
Includes: accommodation/full catering/tour/paranormal investigation.
Supplied: All meals, camp-beds.
Please supply sleeping bag or bedding (if you are travelling from interstate, talk to us and we will be able to help with this).

Confirmation of interest in attending will be accepted UPON PAYMENT OF $195 deposit (refundable up to thirty (30) days prior to the event. If, for any reason, you are unable to attend, notify us by Thursday 24th January for a full refund of deposit).

Full details here:
http://www.australianhorror.com/index.php?view=317

Geoff Brown – president, AHWA

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New Hammered competition…

Okay… a new competition.
You’ve all seen the photoshops I’ve done with famous people, characters and paintings incorporating the cover of Hammered?

Well, there’s an album of Hammered memes on the Hammered page as well.

Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to do the same.

Create a Hammered Photoshopped image or a Hammered meme.
After three weeks (ending on Friday 28th September), I’ll judge the best attempt and award them a free signed copy of Hammered (postage included).
To enter, create an image and post it on both your own page (with a link to the Amazon page for Hammered) AND on the Hammered page.
Good luck, peoples!

Writing and publishing news, events and markets — Speakeasy

Cram your novel in a compactor; strap your short story to a rack; or break out your best short novel or long short story. In other words, it’s time to bust out those novellas. Seizure, the cutting-edge, Sydney-based journal, is currently running Viva La Novella, a novella competition for Australian and New Zealand writers. Seizure is looking for novellas running between 20-50,000 words and is offering to the winning author $1000, publication in Seizure, the full editorial treatment and significant exposure.

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