Credits

Awards/Prizes


2006
Recipient of the Gordon R. Dickson Scholarship for the 2006 Clarion West Writers Workshop.
2012
Shortlisted for the Eagle Award for ‘Favourite European Comic Book’ for the comic book series Jennifer Wilde.
2013
Shortlisted for the ICN Award for ‘Best Irish Writer Published Outside of Ireland’ .
Shortlisted for The Arcade Award in the ‘Best Irish Writer’ category.
2014
Shortlisted for the Geek Feminist Award in the Women Write About Comics Awesome Awards.
Shortlisted for the British Fantasy Award for Best Comic/Graphic Novel for Jennifer Wilde (Atomic Diner Comics), along with Stephen Downey & Karen Mahoney.

Editor


1993-1994
Editor of the Trinity College postgraduate academic journal Alumnus
Summer 2010
Co-editor/juror with Christopher Fowler for the Campaign for Real Fear competition: twenty stories selected, and published in Black Static issues 17 and 18.
2007 – present
Writer and editor for the Writers Guild of Ireland’s fortnightly electronic newsletter, and content writer and editor for the WGI web site and blog.

Collections


Twisted Fairy Tales
  • Barron’s Educational Series: 1 February, 2013. This collection contains twenty classic fairy tales told with a dark slant, with lavish illustrations by Jane Laurie.
Twisted Myths
  • Barron’s Educational Series: 1 October, 2013. This collection contains twenty myths from around the world with beautiful illustrations by Jane Laurie.

Comic Books


2014
Witchfinder: The Mysteries of Unland, created by Mike Mignola for the Hellboy universe; story & script by Kim Newman & Maura McHugh; art by Tyler Crook for Dark Horse Comics. Five issues.
Jennifer Wilde: Tulpa, created by Rob Curley; story & script by Maura McHugh; art by Leeann Hamilton for Atomic Diner Comics. Short Story.
2011 – 2014
Róisín Dubh, created by Rob Curley; story & script by Maura McHugh; art by Stephen Byrne and Stephen Daly, for Atomic Diner Comics. Three issues.
2011 – 2013
Jennifer Wilde: Unlikely Revolutionaries, created by Rob Curley; story & script by Maura McHugh; art by Stephen Downey for Atomic Diner Comics. Three issues.
2012
‘The Nail’, appearing in the Womanthology comic book anthology, with art by Star St. Germain, edited by Suzannah Rowntree, and published by IDW Publishing.

Juries


2009
  • Member of the Jury for the Golden Blasters Short Film Competition, Octocon science fiction convention
  • Member of the Jury for the Script Pitching Competition at the Galway Junior Film Fleadh
2010
  • Member of the Jury for the Golden Blasters Short Film Competition, Octocon science fiction convention
  • Member of the Jury for the Script Pitching Competition at the Galway Junior Film Fleadh
2011
2012
2013
  • Member of the Jury for the Golden Blasters Short Film Competition, Octocon science fiction convention
  • Member of the Jury for the Script Pitching Competition at the Galway Junior Film Fleadh

Non-Fiction


Articles
Interviews
Radio
  • A segment on RTÉ Radio 1’s arts show, Arena, discussing the announcement of a new The Sandman prequel comic by Neil Gaiman and J.H. William III.
  • A broadcast from Brighton, UK on RTÉ Radio 1’s arts show, Arena talking about World Fantasy Convention, which was taking place at the time.
  • A review of The Sandman: Overture, written by Neil Gaiman, with art by J.H. Williams III, on RTÉ Radio 1’s arts show, Arena.
  • A preview of the inaugural MCM Ireland Comic Con, on RTÉ Radio 1’s arts show, Arena.
Reviews

Plays


29 October – 3 November, 2012

Podcasts


February 2009
‘Bone Mother’, is podcast at Pseudopod
January 2010
‘The Tamga’, was released as a podcast on Pseudopod.
April 2011
‘Vic’ is podcast at Dark fiction Magazine in its issue titled ‘The Waste land’.

Short Films


October 2009
‘Hotel Training’, a short script, directed by Conor McMahon, premiered as part of the Hotel Darklight anthology film.

Short Stories


October 2004
‘Who Hears Our Cries in Forgotten Tongues?’, Flash Me Magazine
May 2006
‘In the Woods’, Cabinet des Fées, Vol. 1, No. 1
July 2007
‘Bone Mother’, Fantasy anthology, eds. Sean Wallace & Paul Tremblay
December 2007
‘Tattoo Destiny’, a poem, in Jabberwocky 3, ed. Sean Wallace
March/April 2008
‘Home’, in Shroud Magazine, Issues 2
September 2008
‘Homunculus’, in Aoife’s Kiss, September 2008
March 2009
‘Grave Taster’, a poem, in Doorways Magazine #8. It placed second in the magazine’s annual poetry competition.
April 2009
One pico story on Outshine
‘Exchange’, a poem, in Goblin Fruit, Spring 2009.
Three twitter stories, here, here, and here on Thaumatrope
“Vic”, in Black Static, issue 10.
May 2009
“Beautiful Calamity”, in Paradox Magazine, issue #13.
‘The Diet’, Arkham Tales
‘The Garden of Death’, a top ten finalist in Fantasy Magazine’s Micro-Fiction Contest.
July 2009
‘The Tamga’, in Shroud Magazine, issue 6.
September 2009
‘Empty Mind Came Back With the Pearl’, M-Brane SF, issue 9
December 2009
‘The Secret Names of Buildings’, in M-Brane SF, issue 12
April 2010
‘The Solace of Dark Places’, a poem, in Goblin Fruit, Spring 2010.
October 2010
‘Vic’, in the Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror 2010, edited by Paula Guran (Prime Books)
January 2011
‘Involuntary Muscle’, in Theaker’s Quarterly Fiction, issue 35
February 2011
‘Water’, in Black Static, issue 21.
May 2011
‘Mustn’t Grumble’, in Voices from the Past.
Jan 2014
‘The Hanging Tree’, in Black Static issue #38.
April 2014
‘Valerie’ in the anthology La Femme, edited by Ian Whates from NewCon Press.
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    “I discovered that rejections are not altogether a bad thing. They teach a writer to rely on his own judgement and to say in his heart of hearts, "To hell with you."” — Saul Bellow

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