Midnight Echo magazine the official magazine of the Australian Horror Writers Association.

Each issue contains more than 100 pages of horror (or dark) fiction, poetry, art, comics, columns, articles, book releases, and more!

The magazine is released in a limited print edition and in digital format (epub, mobi, and PDF), and is distributed in hard copy and electronic format to readers all across the world, including AHWA members and Horror Writers Association members in the United States. It is distributed in the US by JournalStone Publishing, and Dark Delicacies bookshop, and is available in the UK through Fantastic Literature (if you cannot see the title listed on their websites, please contact them). You can also purchase issues and/or subscriptions from Weightless Books and Amazon.

As of February 2013, Midnight Echo is the Australian distributor of Cemetery Dance Publications.

Midnight Echo came to life in 2008, with Issue One edited by Kirstyn McDermott (author, Madigan Mine) and Ian Mond, with David Schembri as Art Director (David designed the look of the magazine, including the addition of corner art that distinguishes Midnight Echo from other magazines). Since then, the magazine has been guest edited by Australia’s most respected horror editors and authors, including Angela Challis (editor, Black: Australian Dark Culture Magazine and the Australian Dark Fantasy & Horror series), Leigh Blackmore (editor, Terror Australis), and Shane Jiraiya Cummings (editor, Black Box). No two issues will ever be the same.

If you’re interested in editing an issue, please get in touch with us at Midnight Echo.

The Team

Cassie Britland – Executive Editor

Cohesion Editing and Proofreading – Layout Wizards

Greg Chapman – Publicity Officer

Carly Ogborne – Newsletter manager

Maiya Ibrahim - Advertising

Mark Farrugia – Pix and Panels (comic columnist)

Andrew J McKiernan – Black Roads, Dark Highways

Danny Lovecraft – Tartarus (poetry columnist)

Mark Smith – film columnist

Nathaniel Buchanan – Real-life Hauntings and Haunted Places in Australia columnist

Tony Vilgotsky – roving interviewer

Submission Period

Midnight Echo is only open to submissions during the following periods each year:

October 01 – January 31

March 1 – June 30

Submissions received outside of these periods will be deleted without being read, unfortunately…

Some issues will be themed, so please check the Submission Guidelines before submitting anything. All of the details relating to the open issue will be posted there.

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About the AHWA

The Australian Horror Writers Association (AHWA) is the peak professional body for Australian authors of dark fiction (horror, dark fantasy, and paranormal fiction). The AHWA was founded in 2003, and since its incorporation in 2005, the Association has implemented an annual flash & short story competition, a mentorship program, online writers forums, successful critique groups, news and article archives, the Australian Shadows award, and Midnight Echo.

For more information on the AHWA, please visit www.australianhorror.com