About Us

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 BaxterContributing 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 DowkerContributing 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.

AndrewAndrew J McKiernanContributing 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.

marty-youngMarty Young – News Hound

Marty Young (www.martyyoung.com) is a Bram Stoker nominated and Australian Shadows award winning editor, writer, and sometimes ghost hunter. His debut novel, 809 Jacob Street, was published by Black Beacon Books in October 2013. Marty was the founding president of the Australian Horror Writers Association from 2005-2010, and one of the creative minds behind the internationally acclaimed Midnight Echo magazine, for which he also served as executive editor until mid-2013. His short horror fiction has been nominated for both the Australian Shadows and Ditmar awards, reprinted in a year’s best anthology and repeatedly included in year’s best recommended reading lists, while his essays on horror literature have been published in journals and university textbooks in Australia and India. He was co-editor of the award winning Macabre; a Journey through Australia’s Darkest Fears, a landmark anthology showcasing the best Australian horror stories from 1836 to the present. When he’s not writing, he’s often on a rig site in the jungles of Papua New Guinea, pretending to be a palynologist, whatever the hell that is.


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

Greg Chapman is an emerging horror author and artist from Central Queensland, Australia.  His novellas Torment and The Noctuary were published by Damnation Books in 2011 and his third, Vaudeville, will be released by Dark Prints Press in 2012.

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


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