Specul8 announces who'll be scaring us in 2018

 Cover concept for the Central Queensland Journal of Speculative Fiction's upcoming  Behold the Nightmare  Halloween special.   (Specul8 Publishing, Facebook.)

Cover concept for the Central Queensland Journal of Speculative Fiction's upcoming Behold the Nightmare Halloween special.  (Specul8 Publishing, Facebook.)

Specul8 Publishing has announced the authors bringing the scares to the Central Queensland Journal of Speculative Fiction's Halloween special later this year.

Behold the Nightmare will feature from Greg Chapman, Bryce Euston, Scott G Gibson, Lana Lea, Bee Neilsen, LJ McLeod, TC Phillips and BM Whitton.

Well established horror author and artist Greg Chapman's contribution is Left on October Lane, the latest in a long list of publications including his most recent novel The Noctuary: Pandemonium.

Bryce Euston will be a familiar name to Specul8 readers, with past credits including  their Where's Holmes? and The End of the World As We Know It anthologies.

Versatile writer Scott G Gibson contributed to our Australia: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow series, has turned his hand to works for younger readers, and also has past credits with Specul8.

Lana Lea is another regular contributor to Specul8 projects, recently launched her new website, and is currently combining her loves of history and music in a new series featuring her heroine Angela Jones.

As well as a raft of short story publications, Aurealis Award-nominated Bee Neilsen has a solo project, A Little Ray of Obsidian Black, coming out from Specul8 later this year.

LJ McLeod is another Specul8 writer nominated for the 2017 Aurealis Awards, for Shadow Man from the Central Queensland Journal of Speculative Fiction's fourth issue. 

TC Phillips is the journal's editor and the ringmaster of this literary circus.  His solo anthology Tattle Tale and Other Stories launched on April 7 at CapriCon, and he's also contributed some top-shelf pop culture writing to Rocky Street Press.

Argentinian-born Rockhampton author BM Whitton was most recently spotted in A Handful Of Notes, included in the Where's Holmes? anthology, and has works in development including This Strange Death of Mine and dystopian The Red Robin.