There is a wealth of information out there in cyberspace for the aspiring writer, be they horror, fantasy or general fiction in genre. This site is not going to try listing it all, and we're not going to repeat what other sites already have; what we aim to provide is an overview of informative sites where writing resources, markets, publishing houses, news etc can be found, and you can take it from there.
The links on this page are in alphabetical order, and please bear with us as we try to complete the list. If you know of any we have missed, please contact AHWA
Please note that posting a link here does not indicate our endorsement of the material contained within that site.
ACT Writers' Centre
The Centre is a non-profit organisation, promoting writing-based culture and supporting the professional rights and interests of writers in the ACT and region.
This is principally a SF site, but there is still a lot of useful information for other genre writers, such as anthologies, markets, competitions, references and writing tips.
ASif! - Australian Specfic in focus!
with over 50 reviews by 22 reviewers of Australian speculative fiction and comics! The site aims to double review every Australian publication, author and artist of specfic. A big task, but someone's gotta do it.
Australian Speculative Fiction
Short story and novel markets for Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror, plus anthologies, publishers, editing services and more. An "all-in-one" site for Australian Speculative Fiction Writers.
The Book Doctor offers free advice, proof reading and editing, courses, resources and much more. A useful site with a lot of information.
Publisher dedicated to dark fiction.
CSFG -Canberra Science Fiction Guild
The CSFG helps science fiction, fantasy and horror writers and illustrators develop their craft through critiquing, and sharing news and experiences.
Excellent pulp-style magazine, and be sure to check out the LINKS page as there is a wealth of info there.
Horror movie news and reviews from down under, dvd reviews, message boards, chat room, interviews and much more.
Kephra Design is the Graphic Design, Illustration, Multimedia and Web Development Studio of Andrew McKiernan. Involved in graphic design and web development for more than 12 years Kephra Design can supply a unique and diverse range of solutions to suit your design needs.
This new website was conceived to help young adults engage with story writing. Lightning Bug has been deliberately written with a focus on fostering inspiration, finding voice, developing structure and encouraging an interest in writing. The site is intended to be a writing companion and a resource to draw on as you craft a narrative.
Melbourne Horror Film Society
New non-profit film society beginning in 2010. Will screen 1 hyper-cool horror film on last Thursday of every month from 8:30pm at Glitch Bar + Cinema in North Fitzroy, Melbourne.
New South Wales Writers' Centre
The NSW Writers' Centre was established as an incorporated association in May 1991 to promote writing-based culture and the rights and interests of writers. The Centre offers literary resources and professional information to established and aspiring writers of all kinds. It provides a spacious venue for events such as book launches, readings, literary evenings and lectures as well as meeting spaces for writers' groups and literary organisations.
NT Writers' Centre
The NT Writers' Centre has 250 members throughout Darwin and the regions, who range from hobby writers to published authors. Whatever your writing interests or experience, the NT Writers' Centre can offer you advice and point you in the right direction. We can also assist members to set up writing projects in their communities.
Check out this photo album of the recent AHWA Masked Ball.
Raspberry & Vine
Raspberry & Vine seeks to develop Australia's culture through literature, film and art. We aim to have Australia recognised as a world leader in the arts, and make Australia as rich in culture as Europe.
An independent publisher of Horror, Sci Fi Horror and Dark humour novels, novellas and short fiction for collections.
South Australian Writers' Centre
The Centre acts as a resource centre for writers of all ages and experiences, focusing on writing activities and working with a wide range of organisations to promote and encourage writers and literature in society. The Centre assists new and established writers on every aspect of writing, such as publishing, performing and presentation and have a vast range of useful reference books and a library with over 1600 books mainly donated by South Australian writers.
A compendium of material on a number of esoteric subjects. Includes an indepth history of horror (in literature and on the screen), plus interviews with Australian writers, editors and publishers, and much more.
Tasmanian Writers' Centre
The Tasmanian Writers' Centre supports numerous initiatives that provide opportunities for Tasmanian writers and promote appreciation of Tasmanian writing & literature. These include workshops, residencies and mentorships for Tasmanian writers, as well as providing professional advice to TWC members.
The Fringe Magazine
Online interviews and book reviews by the Scott Wilson, author of over 150 published stories and the Executive Editor of Midnight Echo
Victorian Writers' Centre
The VWC is a not-for-profit organisation which assists writers through the various stages of their development. VWC provide high quality information and professional development services for aspiring and established writers.
The peak body for writing and associated activities in WA, writingWA aims to foster literary talent and achievement, develop markets for Western Australian writing, and promote excellence in writing as integral to the State's social, economic and individual well-being.
All Things Horror - Costume SuperCenter
A great linking list of as it says in the title, all things horror!
Bloody Good Horror
A centralized location for the discussion and reporting of Horror cinema
A forum about Books, allowing you to view multiple book posts, and post your books comments
Everything that is horror - interviews, reviews, contests, fiction and more.
An independent, invite-only publisher of weird, surreal, subtle, and disturbing dark literary fiction hand-picked by Brett Alexander Savory and Sandra Kasturi, Bram Stoker Award-winning editors of ChiZine: Treatments of Light and Shade in Words
ChiZine: Treatment of Light and Shade in Words
The Chiaroscuro WebZine (ChiZine) features original work from today's best dark fiction writers and poets, as well as reviews, contests, interviews, and more!
A superstore of horror; abundant with books and dvds and everything else related to this genre. Includes a bestseller list of horror fiction that is updated weekly.
Dark Echo Horror
Horror literature and dark fiction: interviews with authors, DarkEcho Newsletter, articles, reviews, features, writing workshop and so much more. An invaluable source of information, and don't forget the Links page, either.
Your portal to Horror since 1997! An E-zine of short horror fiction and poetry.
One of the longest running small press publications (est. 1989). Make sure you check out the Links page, too.
All the latest information on people, places, events, markets, books, and happenings in Horror. This free blog-style format with RSS feed is one of the best in the business.
Horror Fiction News Network
A community web blog were anyone can submit news items, events, links and other items to be published. A very useful site, full of information.
Covering more than just books, Horror-Web has authors, publishers, magazines, information, news, official homepages, and more.
An online community for horror, including latest book releases, reviews and original fiction from some of the biggest names in the genre.
Horror Writers Association
The Horror Writers Association is a worldwide organization of writers and publishing professionals dedicated to promoting dark literature and the interests of those who write it. A close cousin of ours, and an excellent writers resource.
The ultimate online resource for all horror writers. Post your own horror fiction articles and stories, join our online horror writers community, and much more.
The Web's Deadliest Horror Network, with links to general horror sties, movie sites, art and fiction sites, and far, far more.
HorrorFind is Horror. Totally, completely and absolutely horror. Everything related to horror can be found here.
Over 1,700 free horror stories with a new one posted every night -- There are special sections for ghost stories, vampires, monsters, the occult, werewolves, witches, and general horror. A good place to submit stories. The site also contains loads of useful resources for writers.
International Horror Guild
Originally the International Horror Critics Guild, the IHG was created in 1995 to recognize the achievements of those who create in the field of Horror and Dark Fantasy. Don't forget to check out the Links page.
The Paranormal Magazine is your guide to exploring paranormal phenomena and the unexplained, including ghosts, psychic abilities, UFOs, earth mysteries, and many more bizarre occurrences. An absolutely fantastic source of inspiration.
ProjectPulp.com is as much a marketplace as it is a bookstore, bringing together many small presses from around the globe in an attempt to help market these publishers and their wares to the reading public.
Up-to-date fiction markets, publishing info and more. Not specifically horror but you can't go past this site.
Lists online horror writers resources (publishers, markets, magazines...) and general horror inspiration sites. The main Red Inkworks site contains a load of other useful info, too.
Contains lists of Market Updates/News, Organizations, Awards, Workshops/Mail Lists, Conventions and more, all related to the horror genre.
A useful writer's resource, with info on copyrights, grammar and punctuation, plus dictionaries, articles and more.
The one-stop shop for horror-related merchandise on the web, with a focus on horror fiction and poetry as well as artwork and related areas.
SpecFicWorld lists thousands of resources from around the globe for speculative fiction fans and writers, along with news, fiction, free ebooks, market listings, and more. A highly recommended site.
The Horror Library
A place to read great horror stories and a place to get your own horror fiction seen and read. Not only is The Horror Library a reader’s paradise, but it also an open marketplace.
World Horror Society
The purpose of this site is to provide information about the World Horror Convention past, present and future.
Halloween Horror E-Cards
Fright night is back! Beware to rise up to the horrors and have one helluva Halloween. Wish your friends/ family/ dear ones a scarrific night with our Halloween Horror ecards. Don't be afraid... send your dear ones from these horror-i-fic ecards and wish them a spine-chilling, blood curdling time on Halloween.
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...because his music is great to write to, and he's a big fan of the genre.
Critters Writers' Workshop
Critters is an on-line workshop/critique group for serious writers of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror. You get your work critiqued in exchange for critiquing the work of others, both of which are invaluable ways to improve your writing. It's run by Dr. Andrew Burt, currently vice-president of SFWA, and his army of software minions.
SFF Online Writing Workshop
Online Writing Workshp for Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror
"OWW SF&H is an online community of writers of science fiction, fantasy, and horror--brand-new and published--who help each other improve their work. Whatever your level, the workshop can help you grow as a writer--through the useful critiques you receive and through what you learn by reviewing the work of others."
"Writing.Com is the premiere online community for readers and writers of all ages and interests. Whether you are a casual reader searching for a good story or an enthusiastic writer looking for the perfect place to store and display your masterpieces, Writing.Com is the website for you!"