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Matthew Ward

WRITING COMPETITION: The Matthew Ward Pay it Forward Competition

Grimdark Magazine is running a writing competition. THIS WRITING COMPETITION IS NOW OPEN, AND CLOSES 6:00PM 5TH SEPTEMBER AUSTRALIAN EASTER STANDARD TIME The publishing industry is a people industry, and is only as good...

A Beer or Three With Matthew Ward

In this short and sharp interview with Legacy of Ash author Matthew Ward, we chat about his absolutely brilliant epic dark fantasy release (an excellent hold-over for those awaiting the next Game of Thrones),...

REVIEW: Legacy of Ash by Matthew Ward

In Matthew Ward’s magnificent and epic Legacy of Ash, the kingdom of Tressia is coming under attack, but the worst is happening within its own borders—the trodden down Southshires are having a fifteen year...

REVIEW: Roots by Matthew Ward

Roots is an enjoyable Coldharbour novella story by Matthew Ward, who you’ll likely know from Grimdark Magazine #4, Evil is a Matter of Perspective, and the hotly anticipated Legacy of Ash. In Roots, Isra’s business partner is...

Evil is a Matter of Perspective

Evil is a Matter of Perspective Author: Matthew Ward

Matthew Ward’s works have appeared in GdM #4 and GdM #8, so it’s safe to say we’re pretty big fans of his short stories. Check out what he has to say about jumping on...

Evil is a Matter of Perspective

Evil is a Matter of Perspective: Matthew Ward introduces Lord Solomon

I love characters that fit into that kind of “spider” character. They have their hands in everything, manipulating the web of the world around them in a thousand different places through deceit, lies, half-truths, blackmail, threats,...

Acts of Caine by Matthew Stover

Review: Acts of Caine series by Matthew Stover

For me, reading Heroes Die, the first book in the Acts of Caine series by Matthew Stover, was like being an archaeologist and discovering that Ancient Romans had flat-screen televisions. It’s one of the...

Knee-Deep in Grit: Two Bloody Years of Grimdark Fiction

Get knee-deep in grit with 26 grimdark sci-fi and fantasy short stories by some of the best-known names in dark speculative fiction alongside some of the best and brightest upcoming authors. Betrayal, violence, black...

Evil is a Matter of Perspective: An Anthology of Antagonists

Experience your favourite fantasy worlds in this 2017 r/fantasy Stabby Award winning anthology, featuring some of the most fearsome, devious, and brutal antagonists in fantasy. Villains take centre stage in nineteen dark and magical stories...

Grimdark Magazine #11

Grimdark Magazine presents the darker, grittier side of fantasy and science fiction. Each quarterly issue features established and new authors to take you through their hard-bitten worlds alongside articles, reviews and interviews. Our stories...