IFWG Publishing is a publishing house based in Gold Coast, Australia, specialising in speculative fiction for middle grade, YA and adult readers, sold throughout the world. Its parent company, SQ Mag Pty Ltd, also runs a comics and graphic novel line called IPI Comics, which is global in reach but focuses heavily on the North American market.


Gerry Huntman
Owner/Manager of SQ Mag Pty Ltd
(trading as IFWG Publishing International and IPI Comics)

The Managing Director and Chief Editor of IFWG Publishing International is Gerry Huntman. Aside from being an author himself, he was co-founder of IFWG, and has edited over 30 titles (comprising well over 2.5 million words). He is a full member of Editors Australia, the Australian Publishers Association, the Australian Society of Authors, the Horror Writers Association, and the Australasian Horror Writers Association.

Chris Sequeira Mug Shot

Chris Sequeira is a company Director in SQ Mag Pty Ltd, and is the Chief Editor of IPI Comics, along with being a senior editor in the print books businesses. He has brought in a wealth of knowledge in anthology projects, as well as the comics business.

Deborah Sheldon 2020 medium-res

Deborah Sheldon is a senior editor in IFWG Publishing, specialising in dark/horror anthologies. She is also a respected author in the horror genre.


Steven Paulsen is a senior editor in IFWG Publishing, specialising in themed weird/dark/fantastical anthologies. He is also a respected author in a number of genres in speculative fiction.

Sarah Heard mug shot

Brisbane-born creative, Sarah Heard, who has loved stories since the cradle. A QUT Creative and Professional Writing graduate and educator by trade, she is a deep lover of history, fantasy, and grammatical accuracy, and you will just as soon find her out larping on the weekends as getting alongside young writers and encouraging their talents. Sarah was IFWG Publishing’s first Intern and is now one of our copy editors.

IFWG, IFWG Publishing, IFWG Publishing International, IPI Comics, and International Fantasy Writers’ Guild, are all titles copyright SQ MAG PTY LTD. All material published on this site are copyright SQ MAG PTY LTD, or are reproduced by legal agreement. No material may be used by other parties unless through conditions of fair use.

IFWG Publishing International and IPI Comics is a registered business owned/managed by SQ MAG PTY LTD (ACN: 614 249 795 ABN 50 614 249 795 – State of Queensland, Australia).