Suzanne J. Willis 

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Strange California

Posted on October 16, 2016 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Well, here’s something that I’m incredibly excited about – the upcoming Strange California anthology, due to be released in 2017.  I’ve had a story called Invisible Boys accepted as part of the antho and here’s a bit of background from the editors


“This anthology developed out of our love for the complexity and diversity of the state--features reflected in both the landscape and the people that inhabit them,” said Jaym Gates and J. Daniel Batt, the editors of Strange California. "California sprawls across a multitude of landscapes and has amassed a history full of the strange and unusual. There are secrets in the desert. Secrets in the cities. Strange and unusual happenings in the odd, dark places of the coastal state."

The anthology is being funded by a Kickstarter – it has twelve days to go and is just over halfway funded.  Even if I wasn’t part of the project, I’d be cheering to see this project get fully funded and then some, as the premise is so intriguing and the editors and other authors are incredible.


So, if you’re inclined to support this, please go to the following link


And/or feel free to spread the word!    

Mythic Delirium 3.1

Posted on July 24, 2016 at 10:10 AM Comments comments (0)

I’ve long admired the beautiful stories and poems published in Mythic Delirium and in the Clockwork Phoenix series.

The latest issue of Mythic Delirium is live and I’m so excited that my story “The Cartographer’s Price” is included in it, alongside the work of some incredible writers.  Check out the featured pieces for July and, if you like what you read, you can buy the whole issue...

SQ Mag, Issue 26 - Symbiosis

Posted on May 23, 2016 at 7:45 AM Comments comments (0)

The theme of this year’s special edition of SQ Mag is Symbiosis, variously defined as interdependence or mutually beneficial relationships or arrangements.  The stories in Issue 26 represent wonderful takes on this theme, whether touching on them lightly or wrapping around a solid symbiotic core.

I’m absolutely stoked that my story, Given Shape By Moonlight, about the Asrai (from English folklore) and their entanglement with one family that spans generations.  It’s my second appearance in SQ Mag, a wonderful publication that consistently publishes fantastic stories every two months.

Go here to read SQ Mag Issue 26!

Aurealis Awards Shortlist

Posted on February 17, 2016 at 5:30 AM Comments comments (0)

The 2015 Aurealis Awards Finalists were announced today – and I am absolutely thrilled that my story, Husk and Sheaf (which appeared in Issue 22 of the lovely SQ Mag), has been shortlisted for Best Fantasy Short Story. It’s wonderful to appear alongside so many other Australian writers whose work I admire immensely.

All the shortlists can be seen here  

Congratulations to all the finalists!


Fantasy Scroll Magazine

Posted on February 15, 2016 at 5:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Well, it’s been a long time between blog posts!  Like many things, my posting ebbs and flows while balancing all the other parts of life that demand attention.  My writing time is precious and sometimes scant, so I tend to devote that time to stories over posting.

In any event, I’ll be trying to post more this year and, with one day off work per fortnight to devote to writing, I should be in a better position to do so.

And now to news, and exciting news at that!  I have a reprint up in Issue 11 of the amazing Fantasy Scroll Magazine.  The story is Sundark and Winterling, which was first published in the British Fantasy Society Journal in 2014.  I’m absolutely stoked to see this one reprinted and to have a tale in this lovely publication.

Check out Fantasy Scroll Magazine at