Martin Livings


Perth-based writer Martin Livings has had over sixty short stories in a variety of magazines and anthologies. His short works have been listed in the Recommended Reading list in Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, and have appeared in both The Year’s Best Australian SF & Fantasy, Volumes Two and Five, and Australian Dark Fantasy & Horror: 2006 and 2008 editions.

His first novel, Carnies, was originally published by Hachette Livre in 2006, and was nominated for both the Aurealis and Ditmar awards. It has now been reprinted by Cohesion Press, and is available on Smashwords for the first time. His collection of short stories, Living With the Dead, was published in in 2012 by Dark Prints Press.

Where to find Martin Livings online

Where to buy in print


The Refuge Collection - Volume 1.
Series: The Refuge Collection, Volume 1, Tales 1.1-1.6. Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 35,380. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Lee Murray, Martin Livings and Steve Dillon have brought together the first six stories from the town of Refuge "Heaven to some, Hell to others!" Compelling enough as stand-alone tales, together they tell a much richer story. Each one introduces new characters, events, locations that influence the next writer's story. So, enjoy these first 6 tales to terrify, torment and tease!
The Death of a Cruciverbalist (1.4)
Series: The Refuge Collection, Vol.1 Tale 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,550. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2015 by Oz Horror Con. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Horror » Crime
A keen crossword puzzler is puzzled even more by disturbing news about the crossword's creator. A tale for the armchair sleuth and anyone who is following the goings on in the strange little town of Refuge. Writer/Artist proceeds to charity. Story (C) Copyright Martin Livings 2015, art by Will Jacques.
Ten Minutes To Dumbsday!
Price: Free! Words: 30,330. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
A free collection of 39 very short stories, each written in ten minutes or less, based on suggestions from friends on a variety of blog sites, the results of four long years of minimal effort. Marvel at Roman chickens. Be astounded by dissolving people. Gasp at events of bloody horror. Laugh at stupid puns. Groan at stupid puns. But you'd better act fast... it's only Ten Minutes To Dumbsday!

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dark fiction    detective    fantasy    flash    free    funny    horror    mystery    paranormal    refugees    refugees are humans    scifi    short stories    short story    supernatural    suspense    thriller    weird