Thirteen O’Clock is a weblog dedicated to sharing horror and dark fiction news and reviews. The site has an Australian bent, but we also enjoy and discuss work from around the world. Whether you get your kicks from short stories, magazines, poetry, novels, movies, games, or anything else – if it’s dark and weird, you’ll find it at Thirteen O’Clock.
Meet the twisted
masochists volunteers responsible for Thirteen O’Clock:-
Alan Baxter – Contributing Editor
Alan Baxter is a British-Australian author living on the south coast of NSW, Australia. He writes dark fantasy, sci fi and horror, rides a motorcycle and loves his dog. He also teaches Kung Fu. His contemporary dark fantasy novels, RealmShift and MageSign, are out through Gryphonwood Press, and his short fiction has appeared in a variety of journals and anthologies in Australia, the US and the UK, including the Year’s Best Australian Fantasy & Horror. Alan is also a freelance writer, penning reviews, feature articles and opinion. Read extracts from his novels, a novella and short stories at his website – www.alanbaxteronline.com – and feel free to tell him what you think. About anything.
Felicity Dowker – Contributing Editor
Melbourne-based writer Felicity Dowker is a multiple finalist and/or winner of various awards for her short stories and reviews, including the Ditmar, Chronos, Aurealis, and Australian Shadows Awards. Around 30 of Felicity’s stories have been published both in Australia and internationally. Felicity’s debut short story collection, Bread and Circuses, was released by Ticonderoga Publications in June 2012. Felicity has work forthcoming in Circus: Fantasy Under the Big Top from Prime Books edited by Ekaterina Sedia; Midnight Echo #8 from the AHWA edited by Marty Young, Mark Farrugia and Amanda J Spedding; and The Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror Volume 2 from Ticonderoga Publications edited by Liz Grzyb and Talie Helene. You can listen to Felicity’s story Bread and Circuses podcast free at Tales to Terrify.
Andrew J McKiernan – Contributing Editor
Andrew J McKiernan is an author and illustrator living and working on the Central Coast of New South Wales. His stories have appeared in magazines such as Aurealis, Midnight Echo and the Eclecticism e-zine, as well as the anthologies In Bad Dreams 2, Masques, Scenes from the Second Storey, Macabre: A Journey Through Australia’s Darkest Fears, and Year’s Best Australian Fantasy & Horror 2010. He has twice (2009 & 2010) been shortlisted for both Aurealis and Australian Shadows Awards, as well as a Ditmar Award shortlisting in 2010. His story The Desert Song from the Scenes from the Second Storey anthology received an Honorable Mention in Ellen Datlow’s Best Horror of the Year Vol.3. Andrew’s illustrations have appeared on many book and magazine covers, as well as featuring in the collections Shards: Short Sharp Tales by Shane Jiraiya Cummings from Brimstone Press and Savage Menace & Other Poems of Horror by Richard Tierney from P’rea Press.
Submit your news and reviews to Thirteen O’Clock and, if we publish your stuff regularly, you’ll get your name and website listed here.
Greg Chapman – Contributor
He illustrated the Mcfarland graphic novel Witch Hunts: A Graphic History of the Burning Times, penned by Bram Stoker Award winners Rocky Wood and Lisa Morton and his artwork has also appeared in Midnight Echo Magazine, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine and Decay horror comic anthology. You can find him on the web at www.darkscrybe.blogspot.com