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Maura McHugh

Maura McHughMaura McHugh is a writer living in the West of Ireland, whose short fiction has appeared in venues such as the Fantasy anthology, Shroud Magazine, Black Static, Arkham Tales, Paradox Magazine, M-Brane SF, and The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror.

In 2010 she co-organised The Campaign for Real Fear horror short story competition with British author Christopher Fowler, and the twenty winners were published in Black Static.

She is the writer on the comic book series Róisín Dubh and Jennifer Wilde, which are both published by Atomic Diner. Her script ‘The Nail’, drawn by Star St. Germain, is in the Womanthology comic book anthology by IDW Publishing.

Her first collection Twisted Fairy tales, illustrated by Jane Laurie, was published in the USA by Barron’s Education Series in Spring 2013, followed by Twisted Myths in autumn 2013, which was created and published by the same team.

She’s served as a juror for several international awards including the Shirley Jackson Awards, the British Fantasy awards, the Golden Blasters short film competition, and the Junior Galway Film Fleadh pitching competition.