Bibliography

Lee Murray BSc, MSc (Tech) Hons, MMS Dist (Waikato)

FICTION WORKS

 

NOVELS/NOVELLAS

 

BATTLE OF THE BIRDS (Taramea) junior fantasy novel, 2011

Winner: Sir Julius Vogel Award Best Youth Novel, 2011

Listed in Sunday Star Times Best Books for Youth of 2011

A DASH OF REALITY (Oceanbooks) contemporary women’s novel, 2011

Frankfurt Book Fair (NZSA Selection)

MISPLACED (Leapy Sheep) YA contemporary novel, 2013 (with Creative NZ/NZSA mentor Graeme Lay)

CONSUMED in A Foreign Country (Random Static), A Caro and J Buchanan eds, 2010

Sir Julius Vogel Award Finalist for Best Novella, 2010

CAVE FEVER in Regeneration (Random Static), A Caro and J Buchanan eds, 2013

Winner: Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best Novella 2013

CONCLAVE SEVEN in Conclave: A Collection of Science Fiction and Fantasy, (Leapy Sheep) 2014

MIKA co-written with Piper Mejia (Paper Road Press), April 2015, and in print SHORTCUTS: TRACK 1 Dec 2015

First: SpecFicNZ Shortcuts Novella Competition, 2014

INTO THE MIST New Zealand speculative military thriller, April 2016, Cohesion; 2018 Severed Press.

International Bram Stoker Award Longlist for Superior Achievement in a Novel 2016

Australian Shadows Award Finalist for Best Novel, 2017

Winner: Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best Novel, 2016

INTO THE SOUNDS, New Zealand speculative military thriller, August 2018, Severed Press.

Winner: Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best Novel, 2018

INTO THE ASHES, New Zealand speculative military thriller, February 2019, Severed Press.

International Bram Stoker Award Nominee for Superior Achievement in a Novel, 2019

Sir Julius Vogel Award Finalist, 2019 (awards announced August 2020)

HOUNDS of the UNDERWORD: Bk 1 of THE PATH OF RA (with Dan Rabarts), RDSP (USA) July 2017

International Bram Stoker Award Longlist for Superior Achievement in a Novel 2017

Winner: Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best Novel, 2017

TEETH OF THE WOLF: Bk 2 of THE PATH OF RA (with Dan Rabarts), RDSP (USA) September 2018

Australian Shadows Award Finalist for Best Novel 2019

DAWN OF THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE middle grade novel (IFWG Australia), October 2019, Spanish language version forthcoming in October 2022.

BLOOD OF THE SUN: Bk 3 of THE PATH OF RA (co-written with Dan Rabarts), RDSP (USA) 6 November 2020

Finalist in the 2021 Sir Julius Vogel Awards

COLLECTIONS

GROTESQUE: MONSTER STORIES (Things in the Well Publishing, Australia), July 24 2020, Re-released by Crossroad Press, July 2022

WINNER international Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection, 2020

Finalist in New Zealand's 2021 Sir Julius Vogel Awards (Collected Works)

Finalist in the Imadjinn (Imaginarium) Awards (Collected Works)

Finalist in the Australian Shadows Awards (Collected Works)

Finalist in the Ladies of Horror Fiction Award 2021 for Heart Music (Short Fiction) 

PENNY DIVERS & OTHER STORIES  (currently only available to newsletter subscribers)

 

 

SHORT FICTION

 

MAHI RANGIMARIE (Peaceful Pursuits) short story in Double Vision (Tauranga Writers), 2010

FORECAST FOR APRIL in Bravado 19, March 2010, reprinted 2017 in New Orbit Magazine, vol1.

FREEFALL (published online) 2011

Third: Franklin Writers Award, 2011

Finalist: Whakatane FOTL National Writing Competition, 2011

THE RED CARDIGAN on NSZA website, and also in Breeze, vol 2, 2012

Third: NZSA Inaugural Asian Short Story Award, 2012

HOPE IS THE THING WITH FEATHERS on website of NZ Royal Society, 2012

Finalist: Royal Society Manhire Prize for Creative Science Writing, 2012

Winner: Sir Julius Vogel Award Best Short Story 2012

SIX SECRETS (not currently in print)

Finalist: NZSA Inaugural Asian Short Story Award, 2012

DUCKS AND BUTTERFLIES (not currently in print)

Finalist: NZSA Asian Short Story Award, 2013

CON SOMME PASSIONE in Baby Teeth, Paper Road Press, 2013

PETER AND THE WOLF in Baby Teeth, Paper Road Press, 2013

TEACH YOUR CHILDREN WELL in Baby Teeth, Paper Road Press, 2013

INSIDE FERNDALE in SQ Mag, vol 10, 2014, also Star Quake Anthology Best of 2014

First: IFWG SQ Mag Story Quest International short story prize, 2013

Winner: Sir Julius Vogel Award Best Short Story, 2015

JAKEN HARVEST (not currently in print)

Second: Conclave After the War Competition, 2014

BELLS and THE CHRISTMAS PANTOMIME in Twisty Christmas Tales (Phantom Feather Press) 2014

THE CHINESE PEOPLE STREET (not currently in print)

Third: SpecFicNZ World War I Centenary Competition, 2014

The LESSON in Byline, vol 1, September 2015.

THE THIEF’S TALE in The Refuge Collection (SDP) Nov 2015.

Winner: Sir Julius Vogel Award Best Short Story, 2016

MARIE in Capricious Magazine, vol3, March 2016.

SELFIE in SQ Mag: Symbiosis, Edition 26, May 2016,

reprinted in Italian in The Horror Show, Luigi Boccia & Nicola Lombardi (eds.) Weird Book, Italy, 2021

Australian Shadows Award Finalist for Best Short Story, 2017

RESTLESS in SNAFU: UNNATURAL SELECTION Geoff Brown and AJ Spedding (eds), Cohesion, 2017

HALLOWEEN PROM in Spooky Halloween Drabbles, Roy Booth and Jorges Reeves (eds), 2016

TRACKERS in Between the Tracks: Tales from the Ghost Train, Steve Dillon (ed), OzHorror, 2017

SANTA’S SURPRISE in Shades of Santa, Steve Dillon (ed), OzHorrorCon, 2017

PENNY DIVERS in Beneath the Waves: Tales from the Deep, Steve Dillon (ed) Things in the Well, 2018

BAIRD’S LEGACY part 1 in Cryptozoological Tales - Monstrous, Adrenalin Shots, April 2018

BAIRD’S LEGACY part 2 in Cryptozoological Tales - Monstrous, Adrenalin Shots, April 2018

DEAD END TOWN in Cthulhu Deep Down Under, vol2, Stevens, Sequiera, and Proposch (eds), IFWG, June 2018

International Bram Stoker Award finalist for Superior Achievement in a Short Story

Ellen Datlow’s Recommended Reading List, 2019 — Best Horror of the Year Vol11

MAUI’S HOOK in Kaiju Rising II, Nick Sharps and Alana Joli Abbott (eds), Outland Publications, Sept 2018

EDWARD’S JOURNAL in Cthuhlu Aotearoa, Stevens Sequiera and Proposch (eds), IFWG Publishing, Sept 2018

Ellen Datlow’s Recommended Reading List, 2019 — Best Horror of the Year Vol11

MAIDEN FLIGHT in 100-word Horrors Part 2, Kevin Kennedy (ed), A Kevin J Kennedy Production, 2019

PRESERVING JAR in 100-word Horrors Part 2, Kevin Kennedy (ed), A Kevin J Kennedy Production, 2019

LIFEBLOOD Grimdark Magazine, Issue #19, Adrian Collins (ed), June 2019.

OUT OF THE SHADOWS in The Monarchies of Mau: Tales of Excellent Cats, Melanie Meadors (ed), 2019

SELKIE LOVE flash fiction in Guilty Pleasures, Steve Dillon (ed), Things in the Well, Australia, 2019

MONSTER PARTY flash fiction in Guilty Pleasures, Steve Dillon (ed), Things in the Well, Australia, 2019

THE NEW BREED novelette in Blood, Brains, and Bullets, Chris McNally (ed), Screaming Banshee, 2019

THIS OTHER DOOR with Dan Rabarts, flash fiction in Shallow Waters 3, Joe Mynhardt (ed) Crystal Lake, 2019

LOSING FACE short story in Tales of the Lost, Eugene Johnson and Steve Dillon (eds), Things in the Well, 2019

Finalist in the 2020 Sir Julius Vogel Awards

PHOENIX CLAWS, short fiction, in Black Cranes: Tales of Unquiet Women, Lee Murray & Geneve Flynn (eds.) Omnium Gatherum USA, September 2020

FRANGIPANI  WISHES, short fiction, in Black Cranes: Tales of Unquiet Women, Lee Murray & Geneve Flynn (eds.) Omnium Gatherum USA, September 2020

THE GOOD WIFE, short fiction in Weird Tales #364,  Jonathan Maberry (ed), November, 2020

Finalist in the 2021 Sir Julius Vogel Awards

DREAMTIME, with Nicola Lombardi, short fiction in The Best of Indie Horror, Kevin Kennedy (ed), KJKP, 2020,

Reprinted in Italian in Dark and Weird Vol 3,  Luigi Boccia & Nicola Lombardi (eds.) Weird Book, Italy, 2021.

AT MARATOTO POOL short fiction, in One of Us: A Tribute to Frank Michael Errington, Kenneth W Cain (ed.) Bloodshot Books, 15 Nov 2020.

THE WRECK OF THE TARTATUS, short story, in Relics, Wrecks, & Ruins, Aiki Flinthart (ed), Cat Press, 2021

INTO THE GEYSERLAND: A Taine McKenna Adventure, novella, in Contact, Chris McNally (ed), Screaming Banshee Press, Feb 2021

NIL BY MOUTH, short story, in Stitched Lips, Ken McGregor (ed.) Dragon Roost Press, March 2021.

WEEPING WATERS short fiction, in Fright Train, Tony Tremblay, Charles Rutledge and Scott Goudsward (eds.) Haverhill House, USA, October 2021

SEACHANGE short story in Like Sunshine After Rain, Heidi Ruby Miller (ed.) Raw Dog Screaming Press, July 2021

 

THE MOON GODDESS'S GRANDDAUGHTER, short story / prose-poem in Giving the Devil His Due, Rebecca Brewer (ed), The Pixel Project, September 2021

THE BLUEHAUL, short story in Midnight from Beyond the Stars, Ken Kinley (ed), Silver Shamrock Publishing, September 2021.

THE BONE EATER, short story in There is No Death, There are No Dead, Jess Landry and Aaron French (eds), Crystal Lake Publishing, September 2021.

NIGHTSHIFT in An Unholy Thirst: Fifteen Vampire Tales, edited by Cliff Biggers and Charles Rutledge, Pavanne Press, October 2021.

PERMANENT DAMAGE, short fiction, Attack of the 80s, Eugene Johnson (ed.), Raw Dog Screaming Press, November 2021

THE MARTHA HOTEL: SUITE 101 flash fiction, In Professor Charlatan Bardot’s Travel Anthology to the Most (Fictional) Haunted Buildings in the Weird, Wild World (2021 edition) edited by Eric Guignard, Dark Moon Books, November 2021

DAUGHTERS OF THE BEAR in Shadow Atlas: New Stories of the Americas, Josh Viola, Hillary Dodge, and Carina Bisset (eds), Hex Publishing, November 2021.

HEART MUSIC, flash fiction, first published in Grotesque: Monster Stories, reprinted in Among the Headstones: Creepy Tales from the Graveyard, Rayne Hall (ed.) Rayne Hall Ltd, Bulgaria. 

ROCK-A-BYE BABY, short story (with Dan Rabarts) in Dark Deed Down Under Volume 1, Craig Sisterson (ed.) Clan Destine Press, Australia, June 2022. 

MOONCAKE, short story in The Hideous Book of Hidden Horrors, Doug Murano (ed). Bad Hand Books, USA. 2022.

HOTHOUSE CRUSH, short story in Dracula Unfanged, Chris Sequiera (ed), IFWG Publishing, August 2022.

Forthcoming:

HEART MURMURS, short fiction, in AmazingTales of terror, Eugene Johnson (ed.), Cemetery Dance, 2022

THRALL short story in The King Must Fall, Adrian Collins and Mike Myers (eds). Grimdark, Australia, September 2022.

THE MOTORCYCLE WIDOW, illustrated short story in Unknown Superheroes vs The Forces of Darkness,  Steve Dillon and Will Jacques (ed.). TBA. 2023

THE GHOST CRICKET, short story in Literally Dead: Thirteen Tales of Halloween Hauntings, Gaby Triana (ed). Alienhead Press, October 2022. 

SHOWTIME, short story in Shakespeare Unleashed, James Aquilone (ed.), Crystal Lake Publishing & Black Spot Books, 2023.

KUPARA & TEKOTEKO, short story in Clamour and Mischief, Narelle Harris (ed.) Clan Destine Press, Australia, 2022. 

THE HUNGRY BONES, short story in Damnation Games, Alan Baxter (ed.) Clan Destine Press, Australia, 2022

CYPRESS WHISPERS, short story in The Great Blue Stomach that Circles the Sun, Jamal Hodge (ed.). Publisher tba, 2022. 

ANTHOLOGIES

WRITE OFF LINE: YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND (Oceanbooks) co-editor Piper Mejia, 2012

WRITE OFF LINE: TEENAGERS ARE AN ALIEN SPECIES (Tauranga Writers) co-editor Piper Mejia, 2013

BEYOND THIS AGE (Oceanbooks) co-editor Piper Mejia, 2013

Sir Julius Vogel Award Finalist Best Collected Work, 2013

BEYOND THIS STORY (Tauranga Writers) co-editor Piper Mejia, 2014

BABY TEETH: BITE-SIZED TALES OF TERROR (Paper Road Press) co-editor Dan Rabarts, 2013

Winner: Sir Julius Vogel Award Best Collected Work, 2013

Winner: Australian Shadows Award Best Edited Work, 2014

AT THE EDGE (Paper Road Press) co-editor Dan Rabarts, speculative fiction by NZ Australian writers, June 2016

Winner: Sir Julius Vogel Award Best Collected Work, 2016

Australian Shadows Award Finalist Best Edited Work, 2017

WRITE OFF LINE: ALTER EGO (Young NZ Writers) co-editor Grace Bridges, October 2017

TE KORERO AHI AKA (SpecFicNZ) co-editors Grace Bridges and Aaron Compton, 2018

Winner: Sir Julius Vogel Award Best Collected Work, 2018

TIMEGATE TO TOMORROW Grace Bridges and Lee Murray (eds), Young NZ Writers, 2018

HELLHOLE: AN ANTHOLOGY OF SUBTERRANEAN TERROR (Adrenaline Press, USA) 2018.

International Bram Stoker Award Finalist for Superior Achievement in an Anthology

Winner: Australian Shadows Award for Best Edited Work, 2019

TRICKTERS TREATS #3: SEVEN DEADLY SINS co-editor Marie O’Regan, Things in the Well, Australia, October 2019

Finalist: Australian Shadows Award for Best Edited Work, 2020

BREACH Vols 11 &12 guest editor, Breachzine, Australia, October & December 2019

SCARY TALES (Young NZ Writers), June 2020

BLACK CRANES (Omnium Gatherum) co-editor Geneve Flynn, September 2020

WINNER international Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in an Anthology, 2020

WINNER international Shirley Jackson Award for Edited Anthology, 2020

Locus Award Recommended Reading List, 2020

Aurealis Award Finalist for Best Horror Anthology

Australian Shadows Award Finalist 2021 for Best Edited Work

British Fantasy Award Finalist 2021 for Best Anthology 

MIDNIGHT ECHO #15, Lee Murray editor, published by AHWA, November 2020.

WINNER Australian Shadows Awards 2021 for Best Edited Work

WRITE OFF LINE: NOT THERE BUT SOMEWHERE (Young NZ Writers), Lee Murray (ed), June 2021

BETWEEN YOU AND ME:  CULTURE AND CONTEXT IN AOTEAROA, Lee Murray, Piper Mejia, and Jean Gilbert (eds)

Rogue House Publishing, 2022. 

ASIAN GHOST SHORT STORIES, Flame Tree Press, February 2022

OF HORROR AND HOPE, reflections on mental health collated by Lee Murray and Angela Yuriko Smith for HWA Wellness Committee, June 2022.

Forthcoming:

UNDER HER EYE, poetry  anthology, Lindy Ryan and Lee Murray (eds.), Black Spot Books, USA. 2023.

POETRY

Collections

 

TORTURED  WILLOWS: BENT, BOWED, UNBROKEN with Christina Sng, Angela Yuriko Smith, and Geneve Flynn, Yuriko Publishing, October 2021. 

WINNER international Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Poetry, 2021

WINNER of Australian Shadows Award for Poetry for "cheongsam" by Lee Murray

ELGIN-nominated collection, includes Rhysling-nominated works orchid moon, exquisite, and Interview with a Goddess.

Forthcoming

Fox Spirit on a Distant Cloud (prose poetry collection) TBA 2023

 

Individual poems

COMET TEEN (poem) in Double Vision (Tauranga Writers), 2010

A SINGLE POINT, poem, in Byline, vol 4, Dec 2018

DEAR CHRISTINE poem in HWA Poetry Showcase VI, Stephanie Wytovich (ed), 2019

HOW TO CATCH AN EEL IN THE 70s poem in Byline vol 5, 2019

HELL PIGS AND OTHER FUTURES poem in Byline vol 5, 2019

SEASONAL GROWTH short fiction / prose poem in Infected, Steve Dillon (ed), Things in the Well, 2020

5 HAIKU poems in Infected, Steve Dillon (ed), Things in the Well, 2020

FOREVER MATES poem, performed by Brent Kelley on Destroy the Files podcast, episode #19, Sept 2020

also performed on SFPA Halloween Showcase. https://www.sfpoetry.com/halloween.html

LESSONS FROM POE poem, Space and Time Magazine, Linda D Addison (ed), #137, 20 June 2020

EXPLORER, pantoum, in Space and Time Magazine, Linda D Addison (ed), December 2020.

RETOURNE  poem in HWA Poetry Showcase VII, Stephanie Wytovich, 2020

A CURATED GARDEN poem in Byline Vol 6, Tauranga Writers, November 2020

NEW YEAR, poem, in CBOP new year missive, 2021

PRESERVING JAR (Paradelle) in HWA Poetry Gallery,  HWA Newsletter, April 2021.

AMERICAN NOCTURNE (Book spine poem) in HWA Poetry Gallery,  HWA Newsletter, April 2021.

MESOZOIC, speculative poem in Nombono: An Anthology of Speculative Poetry, Akua Lezli Hope (ed), Sundress Publications, 2021.

orchid moon, horror poem in HWA Poetry Showcase VIII, Stephanie Wytovich (ed). HWA, 2021, also in the 2022 Rhysling Anthology, F.J Bergman and Brian U Garrison (eds.) 2022.

Conversations with my husband on a weekend caravanning in Rotorua, poem in Byline Vol 7, Tauranga Writers, Dec 2021.  

CURSED, sonnet in The Gargoylicon: Imaginings and Images of the Gargoyle in Literature and Art. Frank Coffman (ed.). Minds Eye Press (2022).

SHAMEFUL, body horror poem in In Her Skin: Women in Horror Poetry Showcase, Lindy Ryan and Toni Miller (eds), Black Spot Books, April 2022.

MAERO, in Hybrids: Misfits, Monsters, and Other Phenomena Edited by: Donald Armfield and Maxwell I. Gold, Hybrid Sequence Media, 2022. 

FURY,  reprint poem, in Dwarf Stars,  Adele Gardner and Greer Woodward (eds.), Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association, 2022. 

 

Forthcoming poems:

EXQUISITE in  In Trouble, EF Schraeder (ed). Omnium Gatherum, 2022. 

FOXGIRL, in Best Horror of the Year Vol 14, Ellen Datlow (ed.), Night Shade Books, 2022.

A SINGLE STEP, terzanelle, in Trapped, A Dark Dozen Anthology, Candace Nola (ed.) Uncomfortably Dark Horror, 2022

STATUS TANSCRIPT:, poem, in A Woman Unbecoming, Rachel Brune (ed.) Crone Girls Press, 2022.

 

SEALING FATE, poem, in Byline Vol 8, Tauranga Writers Publishing, 2022.  

NON-FICTION WORKS

Books 

MARK MY WORDS: Read the Submission Guidelines & Other Self-editing Tips for Writers by Lee Murray  and Angela Yuriko Smith, Yuriko Publishing, May 2020.


GOAL SETTING (LITERALLY) workbook by Lee Murray, Brain Jar Press, 2022.

Essays

WRITING  FROM A DARK PLACE essay in Headlands: New Stories of Anxiety, Naomi Arnold (ed) VUP, 2019.

OF HOME AND HERITAGE, an essay in Grimdark Magazine #28, Adrian Collins and Mike Myers (eds), Australia, Oct 2021. 

LESSONS FROM HORACE AND ARISTOTLE, an essay in Success Mindsets, Alinka Rutkowska (ed.), Leaders Press, October 2021

Foreword / Introductory Essays

Foreword in Lions, Tigers, & Weres fiction collection by Ken MacGregor, Dragon's Roost Press, 2022

Foreword in Red Gear 9 (Odd Men Out Bk2) novel by Matt Betts, Raw Dog Screaming Press, 2021

Foreword in Daughters of Darkness, anthology by Theresa Derwin, Stephanie Ellis, Ruschelle Dillon & Alyson Faye, Black Angel Press, 2021

Introduction in Infectious Hope: Poems of Hope an Resilience from the Pandemic, a poetry collection edited by Silvia Cantón Rondoni, IFWG, 2021

Introduction in The Better Sister and Other Stories fiction collection by Piper Mejia, Breach Publishing, 2020

Foreword in the re-release of Steel Victory, Bk 1 to the Steel Empires series by JL Gribble, Dog Star Books, originally published 2015.

Forthcoming:

HOW TO THE FINAL GIRL IN YOUR HORROR CAREER, essay, commissioned - TBA, 2022

MARY SHELLEY: PANDEMICS, ISOLATION AND WRITING, essay in A Vindication of Monsters, Claire Fitzpatrick (ed) , IFWG Australia, 2023.

UNQUIET SPRITS: ESSAYS BY ASIAN WOMEN IN HORROR edited by Lee Murray and Angela Yuriko Smith, Black Spot Books, USA, Feb 2023