Friday, 19 July 2013

Introducing Marty Young!

Welcome to our first author, Marty Young!

We hope you're as excited as we are because later this year, as Halloween casts its shadow over the world, Black Beacon Books will be releasing Marty's action-packed horror novella, "809 Jacob Street". 

Marty Young is a Bram Stoker nominated and Australian Shadows award winning editor, fiction and non-fiction writer, and sometimes ghost hunter. He was the founding President of the Australian Horror Writers Association from 2005-2010, and one of the creative minds behind the internationally acclaimed Midnight Echo magazine, for which he also served as Executive Editor until mid-2013.

His horror fiction has been nominated for both the Australian Shadows and Ditmar awards, reprinted in Australian Dark Fantasy and Horror (‘the best of 2008’), and repeatedly included in Ellen Datlow’s year’s best recommended reading list. Marty’s essays on horror literature have been published in journals and university textbooks in Australia and India, and he is also co-editor of the award winning Macabre; a Journey through Australia’s Darkest Fears, a landmark anthology showcasing the best Australian horror stories from 1836 to the present.

His website is

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Our First Author!

Our first author may be a horror writer, but that's not going to stop us from creating a bit of suspense!

On Saturday morning, we will announce the name of the Australian author who will be releasing his latest horror novella with Black Beacon Books. In the meantime, just to get you guessing, here is a very mysterious image and a few random words that could possibly have something to do with his identity.

                                    ghost hunter    



         1836                                 ink

Thursday, 11 July 2013


Submissions are now open for BBB's first ebook / print anthology and for one further novella.

BBB is a paying market and believes in fostering a close partnership with writers in order to produce high quality works for our prospective readership's pleasure.


Tuesday, 9 July 2013

What's happening here?

Black Beacon Books is an independent publisher based in Brisbane, Australia.

What are our aims?

- To promote short fiction and novellas. We have nothing against novels here at BBB and plan to publish novels eventually, but we absolutely love the shorter forms, particularly anthologies.

- To bring exciting and intriguing tales to the reading public. We will be looking for dark fiction (and non-fiction in some cases) that falls into the genres of mystery, suspense, psychological horror, adventure, black humour and the just plain weird. Tales that entertain and, at the same time, have something to say about society and the human condition will be highly regarded.

- To promote, as much as possible, Australian writers. In some cases, we will exclusively seek work from Brisbane writers.

Where will our books be available?

- Online as both ebooks and in print.
- Print copies will also be available in local (Brisbane) bookshops.

Who are we?

Black Beacon Books was founded by Cameron Trost who will act as the editor-in-chief. Cameron is a published author, active member of the QWC and AHWA, and an experienced English teacher and French to English translator.

Collaborations are more than welcome. Designers, guest editors and proof-readers will be sought for specific publications. All contributors of fiction and art will be paid for their work, but it is not possible at this stage to offer a wage to contributors.

Can I submit my work?

Yes! Guidelines here.