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Kyla Lee Ward

A Weird Writer

News and Updates

I have won an Australian Shadows Award for my poem "Revenants of the Antipodes", as appearing in the HWA Poetry Showcase Volume V.

The NSW Writers Centre is holding their Speculative Fiction Festival in 29 June and I will be discussing "The Creeping Dread, the Frightful Scare" with Kaaron Warren, Rob Hood and Aaron Dries.

I'm attending StokerCon! Look for me on the panels "Coming-of-Age Horror in the Era of Netflix", "Exit Stage Death", and "Twisted Tropes – Making the Common Uncommon". I will also be giving a reading 9.00 am on Friday, March 10, along with Kathleen Kaufman and Ken MacGregor.

Stoker nominee! "And In Her Eyes The City Drowned" has made the final ballot for the 2018 Bram Stoker Award (short fiction).

My new poem, "Mourning Rites" has been published in The Audient Void #7!

My new collection of dark and fantastic poetry and art work will be released by P'rea Press in August 2019! Look for The Macabre Modern and Other Morbidities.

HWA member HWA member Aurealis Awards winner Ditmar Awards finalist

Cemetery photo features In Memory of Lewis Mead 20 Apr 1881 by Julianne Smallwood. Taken by Lynne Roberts & Iain Triffitt. Used by permission.