News: The Sixth Precept new cover

As part of our title improvement program, we have rebadged our great urban fantasy title, The Sixth Precept, by Larry Ivkovich.

Sixth Precept Front Cover lighter shade

In 16th century medieval Japan, Yoshima Mitsu, who is gifted with psychic powers, uses her prescient abilities to send her young attendant, Shioko, into the future. There, Mitsu believes Shioko will be safe from the purges of the maniacal warlord Omori Kadanamora, his warrior monks and his half-human, half-bestial Shadow-Trackers.

In present-day Pittsburgh, police Lieutenant Kim Yoshima is attacked by a creature out of someone’s twisted nightmare. In the aftermath of that terrifying struggle, Kim finds a young Japanese girl named Shioko, lost, confused and calling Kim “Mitsu” and her monstrous attacker a “Shadow-Tracker.”

Wayne Brewster dreams of the costumed hero, ArcNight. But more than that, he feels bizarrely connected to the fictional crime fighter as if ArcNight and his comic book world are real. And in all of his dreams, Brewster sees one constant, one face repeated over and over–the face of Kim Yoshima.

Empowered by a mysterious book, The Five Precepts to Enlightenment, Kim realizes her destiny is in the past. Using her own burgeoning esper powers, Kim, accompanied by Shioko and Brewster, travel by means of a temporal rift to feudal Japan. There they must assume different personas to fight Omori and creatures of Japan’s mythological world to fulfill ancient prophesy and modern historical fact. If they fail, history will be altered and the world will change forever.

A very good cover by Elizabeth Lang.

Some print and ebook online stores will be showing the old cover for a while but all purchases will contain the new cover. It can be bought from our print and ebook stores now.

Newsletter – March 2014

Newsletter – Mar 2014

A Word From The Editor

February was a productive month with the release of a new chap-ebook, Impounded (by our prolific Australian author, Paula Boer), an impressive short story about the lifecycle of a Barrumundi fish in northern Australia. We also rereleased Blackthorns of the Forgotten by Bree T Donovan, with a breathtaking cover design by Elizabeth Lang. We have been continuing to work on The Pouakai, Sealskin Coast, and Brumbies in the Outback, and expect all of them to be published in coming months – Sealskin Coast will be the next cab off the rank.

Other projects for 2014 include:

Star Quake 2 – SQ Mag’s best fiction of 2013. This is an annual anthology, and has already garnered respect within the speculative fiction community. As SQ Mag’s standards increase – which is already evident – the anthologies that follow will only be better.

Buxacan Spicerunner – This title, a fantasy high seas adventure, is one of a small group that we have wanted to publish for some time, and is long overdue. We very much look forward to this excellent novel by New Jersey writer, Warren Goodwin.

The Andromedans – the last of The Empire trilogy by Canadian writer, Elizabeth Lang. This series is one of IFWG’s best selling titles, and no doubt many readers are looking forward to it.

Olgreenders’ Search for History – another great title by IFWG’s most prolific author, Texas author, MF Burbaugh.

Two long-anticipated children’s titles: Books for Bedtime – the Adventures of Teddy and Karl, by Australian writer, Rolf Svensen, and illustrator Jeffery E Doherty, and The Adventures of Ursus the Bear, by English writer, Jack Eason (illustrated by New Zealand artist, Frances Hutt).

We will also be reissuing two titles from our US operations to the Australian/UK operations, a more appropriate fit: Against The Elements, by English writer Esme Carpenter, and A Magpie Called Will, by Western Australian, Peter Rondel.

This is a large list, but we are looking very much forward to adding significant value to our catalogues.

Gerry Huntman
Managing Director
IFWG Publishing/IFWG Publishing Australia



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SQ Mag – Thirteenth Edition

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Special edition, with guest contributor Jeremy C. Shipp! Featuring original science fiction, horror and fantasy fiction, and book reviews.

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The IFWG Catalogue

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New Titles

New chap e-book from Paula Boer about the life cycle of a Barramundi fish.


Sea Lily Front Cover

Brilliant children’s book Sea Lily.

ISBN:  978-0-9923654-0-0

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Science fiction teen adventure The Infinity Trap.

ISBN:  978-0-9923654-1-7

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An exciting children’s adventure story about stopping bullying.

ISBN:  978-0-9923654-2-4


Mature fantasy short by M.F. Burbaugh.

Purchase from our chap-ebook store.

New Covers

IFWG Publishing is in the process of revamping the covers of previous titles. Here is this month’s run…

Ferryman cover only

Submission Notices

  1. IFWG Publishing is closed until March/April 2014
  2. IFWG Publishing Australia closed until March/April 2014, but there will be an anthology call
  3. SQ Mag opened for general submissions on 1 January 2014.
  4. The Australiana Themed SQ Mag edition will close early in 2014 when the quota is reached.

One Final Word…

The rain has finally ceased here in the UK and the first signs of spring are, well, springing. I’m very excited about the UK English re-release titles (including my own) later this year – until then, there’s plenty to keep you ticking over.

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 Good luck, fellow writers! See you in a month!

Esme Carpenter

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