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Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Publishers

Chimaera Publications

Chimaera Publications

Founded: 1990
Founded by:
Mount Waverley, Victoria Australia


Chimaera Publications began publishing Aurealis magazine, a showcase periodical for speculative fiction about Australia or by Australian authors, in 1990. In 1994, they expanded into publishing books as well.

Aurealis magazine, its stories, and its artwork have received numerous nominations for the Ditmar Awards, the Australian equivalent of the Hugo Awards.

In 1995 Chimaera established the Aurealis Awards, which are presented yearly to reward achievement in Australian Speculative Fiction.

Submission Details

Aurealis is looking for science fiction, fantasy or horror short stories between 2000 and 8000 words. All types of science fiction, fantasy and horror that are of a "speculative" nature will be considered, but we do not want stories that are derivative in nature, particularly those based on TV series. Crime horror submissions should be directed to another market.

Stories do not have to be explicitly Australian, although we always like to see some with Australian characterisation and background, provided the local element is not merely a self-conscious insertion into a standard plot.

Works in the WWEnd Database





Authors Published

• Richard Harland  • Dirk Strasser