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Bill Congreve b. 1959 (162 works by fr. 1982)

Sydney-based writer, publisher, editor, reviewer and bookseller Bill Congreve holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Macquarie University. In 1994 he founded the specialty press MirrorDanse. The press is well-known for The Year's Best Australian SF and Fantasy anthology series (co-edited by Congreve and Michelle Marquardt). He has also been associated for many years with the Infinitas Bookshop (Sydney), at times working in the store as well as representing Infinitas at external events.

Congreve's decision to establish MirrorDanse was influenced in part by the realisation while travelling overseas between 1987 and 1990 that the speculative fiction small press industy was burgeoning in the United States, Canada and United Kingdom but hardly existed in Australia. After settling back in Sydney he considered publishing a magazine devoted to science fiction, fantasy and horror but discovered that Aurealis and Eidolon had by then cornered the niche Australian market for these genres. He then considered a horror-specific magazine, initially to be called User Unfriendly Fiction, but was this time beaten by Chris Masters' Esoteric Order of the Dragon. A chance suggestion in 1991 by former music journalist and editor of Mean Streets magazine, Stuart Coupe, led Congreve to get in touch with Robert Hood. The respected author offered his help and support for any publishing venture that Congreve might consider, which led to an approach to Five Island Press (then involved almost exclusively with poetry) to publish the first anthology of new Australian horror stories. Intimate Armageddons was subsequently published in 1992 and provided Congreve with the impetus to establish his own small press, MirrorDanse.

As a writer Bill Congreve has produced both technical and fiction works (primarily in the horror and science fiction genres) and has also edited a number of anthologies. Among the short story collections he has compiled are Intimate Armageddons (1992), Bonescribes: Year's Best Horror 1995, Passing Strange: A New Anthology of Speculative Fiction (2002) and Southern Blood: New Australian Tales of the Supernatural (2003).

Aside from his publishing and editing roles with MirrorDanse, Congreve is actively involved in both the science fiction/fantasy communities and the broader small press industry. He has been on the advisory panel for the Shirley Jackson Awards, acted as a judge for the Aurealis Awards, and been invited to speak at numerous official engagements, including for example The Society of Editors (NSW) Inc. (2010). Congreve was also a book reviewer for Aurealis for twelve years.

Southern Bonescribe: An Interview with Bill Congreve single work interview
— Appears in: Studies in Australian Weird Fiction , no. 2 2008 2008 (p. 111-118)
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y separately published work icon The Year's Best Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy : Volume 1 Chatswood : MirrorDanse Books , 2005 2005 anthology short story fantasy science fiction y
y separately published work icon Intimate Armageddons Wollongong : Five Islands Press , 1992 1992 anthology short story horror y
y separately published work icon Bonescribes : The Year's Best Australian Horror 1995 Parramatta : MirrorDanse Books , 1996 1996 anthology short story horror y
y separately published work icon Southern Blood : New Australian Tales of the Supernatural Winston Hills : Sandglass Enterprises , 2003 2003 anthology short story fantasy horror science fiction y
y separately published work icon Bloodsongs Blood Songs Melbourne : Bambada Press , 1994-1996 1994 periodical (11 issues) y
y separately published work icon The Year's Best Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy : Volume 3 Chatswood : MirrorDanse Books , 2007 2007 anthology short story fantasy science fiction y
y separately published work icon Borderlands Nedlands : Borderlands Press , 2003-2009 2003 periodical (11 issues) y
y separately published work icon Epiphanies of Blood : Tales of Desperation and Thirst Bill Congreve , Parramatta : MirrorDanse Books , 1998 1998 selected work short story horror y
y separately published work icon The Year's Best Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy : Fourth Annual Volume The Year's Best Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy : Volume 4 Chatswood : MirrorDanse Books , 2008 2008 anthology short story science fiction fantasy y
y separately published work icon Souls Along the Meridian Bill Congreve , Jamberoo : Blade Red Press , 2010 2010 selected work short story horror y
Untitled Bill Congreve , single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Fantasy & Science Fiction , no. 32 2003 2003 (p. 104)
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Untitled Bill Congreve , single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Fantasy & Science Fiction , no. 32 2003 2003 (p. 108-109)
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Untitled Bill Congreve , single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Fantasy & Science Fiction , no. 32 2003 2003 (p. 107-108)
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Untitled Bill Congreve , single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Fantasy & Science Fiction , no. 32 2003 2003 (p. 104-105)
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Untitled Bill Congreve , single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Fantasy & Science Fiction , no. 30 2002 2002 (p. 134-135)
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Untitled Bill Congreve , single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Fantasy & Science Fiction , no. 30 2002 2002 (p. 132-134)
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Untitled Bill Congreve , single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Fantasy & Science Fiction , no. 24 1999 1999 (p. 122)
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Untitled Bill Congreve , single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Fantasy & Science Fiction , no. 18 1996 1996 (p. 77-78)
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Untitled Bill Congreve , single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Fantasy & Science Fiction , no. 25-26 2000 2000 (p. 165-166)
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Untitled Bill Congreve , single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Fantasy & Science Fiction , no. 18 1996 1996 (p. 76-77)
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Untitled Bill Congreve , single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Fantasy & Science Fiction , no. 14 1994 1994 (p. 79)
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Untitled Bill Congreve , single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Fantasy & Science Fiction , no. 25-26 2000 2000 (p. 164-165)
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Untitled Bill Congreve , single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Fantasy & Science Fiction , no. 25-26 2000 2000 (p. 162-164)
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Untitled Bill Congreve , single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Fantasy & Science Fiction , no. 25-26 2000 2000 (p. 166-167)
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Untitled Bill Congreve , single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Fantasy & Science Fiction , no. 18 1996 1996 (p. 73-74)
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Untitled Bill Congreve , single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Fantasy & Science Fiction , no. 20-21 1998 1998 (p. 170-171)
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Untitled Bill Congreve , single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Fantasy & Science Fiction , no. 15 1995 1995 (p. 77)
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Untitled Bill Congreve , single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Fantasy & Science Fiction , no. 22 1999 1999 (p. 97)
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Reviews Bill Congreve , single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Fantasy & Science Fiction , no. 17 1996 1996 (p. 76)
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Reviews Bill Congreve , single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Fantasy & Science Fiction , no. 17 1996 1996 (p. 75-76)
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Untitled Bill Congreve , single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Fantasy & Science Fiction , no. 24 1999 1999 (p. 128)
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Untitled Bill Congreve , single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Fantasy and Science Fiction , no. 33/34/35 2004 2004 (p. 251-252)
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Untitled Bill Congreve , single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Fantasy and Science Fiction , no. 33/34/35 2004 2004 (p. 250)
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Untitled Bill Congreve , single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Fantasy & Science Fiction , no. 32 2003 2003 (p. 109)
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Untitled Bill Congreve , single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Fantasy and Science Fiction , no. 33/34/35 2004 2004 (p. 248-249)
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Untitled Bill Congreve , single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Fantasy and Science Fiction , no. 33/34/35 2004 2004 (p. 251)
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Untitled Bill Congreve , single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Fantasy & Science Fiction , no. 27-28 2001 2001 (p. 222-227)
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Untitled Bill Congreve , single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Fantasy & Science Fiction , no. 25-26 2000 2000 (p. 168)
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Untitled Bill Congreve , single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Fantasy & Science Fiction , no. 25-26 2000 2000 (p. 168-169)
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Untitled Bill Congreve , single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Fantasy & Science Fiction , no. 25-26 2000 2000 (p. 170-171)
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Untitled Bill Congreve , single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Fantasy & Science Fiction , no. 25-26 2000 2000 (p. 169-170)
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Reviews Bill Congreve , single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Fantasy & Science Fiction , no. 17 1996 1996 (p. 78-79)
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Untitled Bill Congreve , single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Fantasy & Science Fiction , no. 22 1999 1999 (p. 99-100)
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Untitled Bill Congreve , single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Fantasy & Science Fiction , no. 22 1999 1999 (p. 100-101)
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Untitled Bill Congreve , single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Fantasy & Science Fiction , no. 24 1999 1999 (p. 124-125)
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Untitled Bill Congreve , single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Fantasy & Science Fiction , no. 15 1995 1995 (p. 76-77)
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Untitled Bill Congreve , single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Fantasy & Science Fiction , no. 24 1999 1999 (p. 122-123)
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Reviews Bill Congreve , single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Fantasy & Science Fiction , no. 17 1996 1996 (p. 77)
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