Newsletter – June 2014

Newsletter – June 2014

A Word From The Editor

May is now gone – nearly halfway through the year, and there is still much for IFWG Publishing/IFWG Publishing Australia to do. The Pouakai by David Sperry is going well, and we expect it to be published in the next month or so. We are also starting to ramp up the Ursus the Bear children’s book – stay tuned on that beauty. Buxacan Spicerunner will continue in earnest. Sealskin Coast and Brumbies in the Outback, as promised, are now published, and we are very happy with both titles.

Thanks to those who have provided moral support on SQ Mag’s minor faux pas last month – we are always grateful to those who support us. In the context of publishing, and particularly in Australia, this was a minor tremor in the earth’s crust. SQ Mag continues to grow from strength to strength, and I wouldn’t be surprised if it wins an award or two, and has some stories picked up in leading anthologies. I will make sure you all hear about it, of course. They are getting so many submissions they are now actively seeking Slush Readers.

On the topic of communication, I will be attending Continuum X in Melbourne from 6 to 9 June 2014 – only a week away. Coming with me is Steve McCracken, our new Marketing Director. As Chief Editor and Managing Director of both IFWG imprints, as well as publisher of SQ Mag, I have found it nearly impossible to supply the right amount of time to support our authors in the marketing space, or if I do, something else has to suffer. With Steve’s appointment, all press releases, support for launches and other events, and general activity to lift the profiles of IFWG and SQ Mag, are left to him. Soon after Continuum he will be travelling to the US and Canada – mostly for holidaying, but there is an opportunity for Steve to meet up with some of our North American authors (and Sophie Yorkston, our SQ Mag Editor in Chief, who is temporarily living in Vancouver).

At Continuum X, IFWG Publishing Australia will have a desk and will be selling Australian titles. We will also have a sampling of International titles and a catalogue for interested readers/retailers. We have a great banner, and look forward to sales as well as networking. IFWG Publishing and SQ Mag, both, will be actively marketed along with the Australian imprint.

I will report on our activities in the website soon after the event, hopefully with a few photos.

Gerry Huntman
Managing Director
IFWG Publishing/IFWG Publishing Australia



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The IFWGP Blog has moved

The IFWGP blog now lives at (US) and (UK and AUS).

Author bios, guest blogs, IFWG news and more contained in a regularly updated blog where readers can comment on our changes and thoughts and even add some of their own.

SQ Mag – Fourteenth Edition – Special Edition!

SQ May 2014 cover with text

Special Australiana edition, featuring original science fiction, horror and fantasy fiction from Australian authors, and book reviews.

Visit our site at

The IFWG Catalogue

 Browse our catalogue and buy any of our titles in hard copy or e-copy.

IFWG Publishing Print Store –
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New Titles

Sealskin Coast Front Cover

Sealskin Coast by Rowena Evans, exciting children’s book!

ISBN-10: 1925148025


Brumbies in the Outback, the fourth in the series by Paula Boer

ISBN-10: 1925148319

ASIN: B00KH07Y16

book cover2

New chap e-book from Paula Boer, consisting of short tales about Australian fauna


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


New Covers

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

Sixth Precept cover smaller

Submission Notices

  1. IFWG Publishing is closed
  2. IFWG Publishing Australia closed, but there will be an anthology call
  3. SQ Mag opened for general submissions on 1 January 2014.

One Final Word…

It’s great to see new books coming out of the presses. Don’t forget to check out our extensive back catalogue of previous titles, though, at the IFWGP shop. All of our titles are available in print and on your e-reader and at fantastic prices, so pick a new book to read this summer!

If you need anything, e-mail me at

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

Esme Carpenter

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