|Leigh Blackmore (#47261747)|
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Leigh BLACKMORE, BCA (Writing, Hons), writer,|
critic, editor, manuscript assessor, & occultist, lives in Wollongong, Australia with his two partners,three cats, and a 5000+ volume library.
His most recent book is the weird verse collection,Spores from Sharnoth and Other Madnesses (P'rea Press, 2008) which US journal Dead Reckonings declared "places Blackmore amongst the leading weird poets of our era."
He published & edited (with B.J. Stevens & Chris
G.C. Sequeira) Terror Australis: The Australian Horror & Fantasy Magazine (1987-92) and edited Terror Australis: The Best of Australian
Horror. (Coronet, 1993). Leigh's weird fiction has appeared in the Agog! anthologies ("Uncharted" was a Ditmar nominee, Best Novella, 2003), Daikaiju 3, Eldritch Tales: Dark Horrors, Gaslight Grotesque: Nightmare Tales of Sherlock
Holmes and online at www.ligotti.net and www.writingshow.com. Leigh co-edits (with chief editor Phillip A. Ellis) the bi-annual journal Studies in Australian Weird Fiction. He is Official Editor of SWWFT, the Sword &
Sorcery & Weird Fiction Terminus amateur press association. He has contributed to many scholarly works on weird fiction including Supernatural
Literature of the World: An Encyclopedia (ed. S.T. Joshi & Stefan J. Dziemianowicz, Greenwood Press, 2006). Critical work has appeared in Dead
Reckonings, Studies in the Fantastic, and Lovecraft Annual and elsewhere. Leigh regularly lectures on magick & occultism in the Illawarra, and cofacilitates MoonsKin ritual working group with his partner Margi Curtis. Their regular columns on occultism have appeared in Spellcraft and Black: Australia's Dark Culture magazine.
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