Lee Murray author, editor
Lee Murray BSc, MSc (Tech) Hons, MMS Dist (Waikato)
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
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)
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, audio version on Tales to Terrify, December 2022, and in translation in Romanian in Galaxia 42/33 Dec 2022.
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. June 2022.
HOTHOUSE CRUSH, short story in Dracula Unfanged, Chris Sequiera (ed), IFWG Publishing, August 2022.
THRALL short story in The King Must Fall, Adrian Collins and Mike Myers (eds). Grimdark, Australia, September 2022.
THE GHOST CRICKET, short story in Literally Dead: Thirteen Tales of Halloween Hauntings, Gaby Triana (ed). Alienhead Press, September 2022.
KUPARA & TEKOTEKO, short story in Clamour and Mischief, Narelle Harris (ed.) Clan Destine Press, Australia, November 2022.
THE HUNGRY BONES, short story in Damnation Games, Alan Baxter (ed.) Clan Destine Press, Australia, November 2022
HEART MURMURS, short fiction, in Strange Tales of Terror, Eugene Johnson (ed.), Independent Legions (Italy) December 2022, Print versions releasing from Cemetery Dance, 2023.
THE MOTORCYCLE WIDOW, illustrated short story in Unknown Superheroes vs The Forces of Darkness, Steve Dillon and Will Jacques (eds.). TBA. 2023
SHOWTIME, short story in Shakespeare Unleashed, James Aquilone (ed.), Crystal Lake Publishing & Black Spot Books, 2023. Italian translation by Independent Legions, 2023
CYPRESS WHISPERS, short story in Bestiary of Blood: Modern Fables & Dark Tales, Jamal Hodge (ed.). Publisher tba, 2023.
FATHER'S LAST CHRISTMAS, short story in In the Bleak Midwinter, Lindy Ryan (ed.) Publisher tba, 2023
THE SEVEN YEAR WAR, short story in Never Wake, Time Meyer and Kenneth Cain (eds), CLP, 2023.
FOR EVERY SEASON, short story in Stories of the Reconvergence: All New Tales from the Expanded Universe (A Unioverse Anthology) edited by Angle Hodapp and Joshua Viola, Random Games, 2023.
GLOW: AN ORAL HISTORY, novelette, forthcoming in untitled anthology from The Sisters of Foreboding, 2023-24
GODDESS, short story, forthcoming in forthcoming in untitled anthology from The Sisters of Foreboding, 2023-24
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.
UNDER HER EYE, poetry anthology, Lindy Ryan and Lee Murray (eds.), Black Spot Books, USA. 2023.
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 (placed second), includes Rhysling-nominated works orchid moon, exquisite, and Interview with a Goddess.
FOX SPIRIT ON A DISTANT CLOUD (prose poetry collection) forthcoming March 2024
WINNER 2023 NZSA Laura Solomon Cuba Press Prize
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.
EXQUISITE in In Trouble, EF Schraeder (ed). Omnium Gatherum, October 2022.
FOXGIRL, in Best Horror of the Year Vol 14, Ellen Datlow (ed.), Night Shade Books, December 2022.
A SINGLE STEP, terzanelle, in Trapped, A Dark Dozen Anthology, Candace Nola (ed.) Uncomfortably Dark Horror, November 2022
STATUS TANSCRIPT:, poem, in A Woman Unbecoming, Rachel Brune (ed.) Crone Girls Press, August 2022.
Rhyslng Award finalist
SEALING FATE, poem, in Byline Vol 8, Tauranga Writers Publishing, October 2022.
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.
UNQUIET SPRITS: ESSAYS BY ASIAN WOMEN IN HORROR edited by Lee Murray and Angela Yuriko Smith, Black Spot Books, USA, Feb 2023
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
I DON'T READ HORROR (& OTHER WEIRD TALES), essay in Interstellar Flight Magazine / Medium, October 2022
Bram Stoker Award finalist for Superior Achievement in Short Non-fiction
Australian Shadows Award finalist for Non-fiction
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.
HOW TO THE FINAL GIRL IN YOUR HORROR CAREER, essay, commissioned - TBA
MARY SHELLEY: PANDEMICS, ISOLATION AND WRITING, essay in A Vindication of Monsters, Claire Fitzpatrick (ed) , IFWG Australia, 2023.