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Jo Anderton is a writer of fantasy, horror, and other types of speculative fiction.[1] She has been a finalist for and won multiple awards for her work.

Jo Anderton

Anderton is a marketing co-ordinator for an Australian book distributor, but spends her nights and weekends writing dark fantasy, science fiction, and horror.[2]

In 2011, Anderton published her first book in the Veiled Worlds trilogy, Debris.[3][4] Her second book in the trilogy, Suited, appeared in 2012.[5] The third book, Guardian, was published by FableCroft Publishing in 2014.

In 2013, Anderton published her first short story collection, entitled Bone Chime Song and other stories (FableCroft Publishing), which won both the Aurealis Award and the Australian Shadows Award for Best Collection, as well as being shortlisted for the Ditmar Award Best Collected Work.[6]


Awards and shortlistingsEdit




Veiled Worlds series
  1. Anderton, Jo (2011). Debris. Oxford: Angry Robot.
  2. Suited, (2012), Angry Robot Books.
  3. Guardian, (2014), FableCroft Publishing.

Collected storiesEdit

Short fictionEdit

  • "The Feast", published in Shadowed Realms, 2005.
  • "Bond", published by Deep Magic, 2006.
  • "Swinging the World". Won the Lightning Flash Fiction competition at Flash Me magazine, October 2006.
  • "Threefold", published at Bewildering Stories, 2007.
  • "Darkened", published in Staffs & Starships Magazine, 2007.
  • "Mirror Dirt", published in Flashspec, vol. 2, 2007.
  • "Thread Embrace", published at The Harrow, 2007.
  • "Flightless", published at Arcane Twilight, 2007.
  • "Whale Fall", published at Daikaijuzine, 2007.
  • "When the Mountain Weeps", published in Touched by Wonder by Meadowhawk Press, 2007.
  • "Trail of Dead", published in Zombies by Altair Australia, 2007.
  • "Demons and Gin", published in Niteblade, 2007.
  • "Dogs", published in Aurealis, 2007.
  • "Wordwitch", the issue feature story at A Fly in Amber, July 2008.
  • "Cold Beneath the Bougainvillea", published in the Black Box, 2008.
  • "Death Masque", published in CSFG anthology, Masques, March 2009.
  • "Trail of Dead", reprinted in Australian Dark Fantasy and Horror vol. 3 by Brimstone Press, 2009.
  • "Dragon Bones", published in Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, no. 39, June 2009. Shortlisted for the Aurealis Award for Best Young Adult Short Story.
  • "Shadow of Drought", published in Midnight Echo 2, June 2009.
  • "Albatross Ghosts", published in Kaleidotrope No. 7, October 2009.
  • "Little Ghost Boy", published in Midnight Echo 3, November 2009.
  • "A Little Courage", autobiographical story published in Out of the Frying Pan: Bittersweet Tales of Stumbling into Adulthood by Finch Publishing, March 2010.
  • "Graffiti", a Young Adult story published in Worlds Next Door by FableCroft Publishing, August 2010.
  • "Breathtaker", published in Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine issue No. 44, August 2010.
  • "The Sea at Night", published in Dead Red Heart by Ticonderoga Publications, April 2011. Received an honourable mention in the 2011 Australian Shadows Award for best short story.
  • "From the Dry Heart to the Sea", published in After the Rain by FableCroft Publishing, April 2011.
  • "Flowers in the Shadow of the Garden", published in the Hope Anthology from Kayelle Press, October 2011. Finalist for the Aurealis Award for Best Science Fiction Short Story.
  • "Out Hunting for Teeth", published in Midnight Echo 6, November 2011. It received an honourable mention in the 2011 Australian Shadows Awards for best short story.
  • "High Density", published in ASIM, February 2012.
  • "Tied to the Waste", published in Tales of the Talisman, March 2012.
  • "A Memory Trapped in Light", published in Epilogue from Fablecroft Publishing, June 2012.
  • "The Bone Chime Song", published in Light Touch Paper Stand Clear from Peggy Bright Books, June 2012.
  • "Luminaire" published in From Stage Door Shadows, eMergent Publishing, September 2012.
  • "Sanaa's Army" in Bloodstones, October 2012
  • "Always a Price" in Midnight Echo No. 8, 2012.
  • "Dredging" in 100 Lightnings
  • "Mah Song" in The Bone Chime Song and other stories from FableCroft Publishing, 2013.
  • "Fencelines" in The Bone Chime Song and other stories from FableCroft Publishing, 2013.
  • "Sand and Seawater" (with Rabia Gale) in One Small Step, an anthology of discoveries from FableCroft Publishing, 2013.
  • "The Last Tiger" at Daily Science Fiction, 2013.
Title Year First published Reprinted/collected Notes
Simulation theory 2013 Anderton, Jo (February – March 2014). Illustrated by James Nathan. "Simulation theory". Coda. Fiction. Cosmos. 55: 97–103.


  • "Story behind "The Bone Chime Song and Other Stories"" (2013), from "Story Behind the Book : Volume 1"[7]


  1. ^ Anderton, Jo. "Jo Anderton". Retrieved 31 October 2012.
  2. ^ "Jo Anderton". Angry Robot Books. Retrieved 31 October 2012.
  3. ^ "Debris". Angry Robot Books. Retrieved 31 October 2012.
  4. ^ Daniells, Rowena Cory. "Jo Anderton talks about the Darkness within all of us". Retrieved 20 November 2012.
  5. ^ "Suited". Angry Robot Books. Retrieved 31 October 2012.
  6. ^ "Joanne Anderton (Jo Anderton) – The Bone Chime Song table of contents revealed". Retrieved 1 March 2013.
  7. ^ Story Behind the Book : Volume 1 – Essays on Writing Speculative Fiction out now! Archived 12 September 2015 at the Wayback Machine

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