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 digital format (epub, mobi, and PDF), and is distributed to readers all across the world, including AHWA members and Horror Writers Association members in the United States. You can purchase past print issues and current digital ones through this site, or digital-only from Weightless Books and Amazon.

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

We’re on the lookout for a new executive editor! Email ahwa@australianhorror.com for more information.

Greg Chapman – Publicity Officer and Layout Wizard

Carly Ogborne – Newsletter manager

Maiya Ibrahim - Advertising

Danny Lovecraft – Tartarus (poetry columnist)

Mark Smith – film columnist

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

Tony Vilgotsky – roving interviewer

Anthony Ferguson – proofreader

Matthew Morrison – proofreader

Submission Period

Midnight Echo publishes short stories, poetry, and art from Australian and New Zealand writers and artists. For submission dates, guidelines and themes, please check the Submission Guidelines page. Unfortunately, any submissions not meeting our guidelines will be eaten by our goblins.

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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