Congratulations to the Ditmar finalists!

The Ditmar (preliminary) shortlists were released today, and we’re delighted to see lots of FableCroft faces listed. Congratulations to all the finalists!

Best Short Story

  • “No Fat Chicks”, Cat Sparks, in In Your Face, FableCroft Publishing.

Best Collected Work

Best Fan Publication in Any Medium

  • 2016 Australian SF Snapshot, Greg Chapman, Tehani Croft, Tsana Dolichva, Marisol Dunham, Elizabeth Fitzgerald, Stephanie Gunn, Ju Landéesse, David McDonald, Belle McQuattie, Matthew Morrison, Alex Pierce, Rivqa Rafael, Tansy Rayner Roberts, Helen Stubbs, Katharine Stubbs and Matthew Summers.

William Atheling Jr Award for Criticism or Review

The full ballot can be found here. Voting will take open sometime soon.

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Finalist in the Australian Shadows Award

Congratulations to Kaaron Warren whose story “All Roll Over” from In Your Face has been shortlisted for the Australian Shadows Awards! Well done to all the finalists.

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NAFF Voting by Paypal

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Finalists in the Aurealis Awards!

Super excited to discover yesterday that we have FOUR shortlistings for In Your Face in the 2016 Aurealis Awards! Huge congratulations to Thoraiya Dyer, Claire McKenna and Shauna O’Meara on their short story shortlistings in the Fantasy, Science Fiction and Young Adult categories, respectively, and to ALL the contributors, as the book itself is also shortlisted for Best Anthology!

We are in excellent company on the shortlists – well done to all the creators recognised this year, it’s a wonderful list.

 

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FableCroft Eligibility Post

Now that awards season is starting again, I thought I’d best put up our eligible 2016-published work for easy reference, should anyone like to nominate things 🙂

The Ditmar Awards are open for nominations right now – all fans may nominate! There is a pretty good list of eligible work here and the nomination form is here.

Anthology

In Your Face edited by Tehani Wessely

Related Work / William Atheling Jr

The Rebirth of Rapunzel: a mythic biography of the maiden in the tower by Kate Forsyth

Tehani Croft & Marisol Dunham, for “Revisiting Pern: the great McCaffrey reread” review series.

Fan Publication (Related Work)

2016 Australian SF Snapshot project

Art

Kathleen Jennnings for the cover art of The Rebirth of Rapunzel

Tania Walker for the cover art of Bounty: a Mocklore collection

Novella / Novelette

  • “Delta Void’s Day Off”, Tansy Rayner Roberts, in Bounty: A Mocklore Collection, FableCroft Publishing.
  • “Queen of Courtesans”, Tansy Rayner Roberts, in Bounty: A Mocklore Collection, FableCroft Publishing.

Short Stories

  • “A House in the Blue”, Jason Nahrung, in In Your Face, FableCroft Publishing.
  • “A pain that must be suffered”, Jo Anderton, in In Your Face, FableCroft Publishing.
  • “Accidents Happen”, Kirstyn McDermott, in In Your Face, FableCroft Publishing.
  • “All Roll Over”, Kaaron Warren, in In Your Face, FableCroft Publishing.
  • And Now Thou Art Cursed From the Eath”, David McDonald, in In Your Face, FableCroft Publishing.
  • “Bodies of Evidence”, Alan Baxter, in In Your Face, FableCroft Publishing.
  • “Cherries in Winter, Rivers in Spring”, Stephanie Lai, in In Your Face, FableCroft Publishing.
  • Fert”, Marlee Jane Ward, in In Your Face, FableCroft Publishing.
  • “Letters to Cleopatra”, in In Your Face, FableCroft Publishing.
  • “Lust, Entrapment, and the Matter Transmitter: a Case Study”, Sean Williams, in In Your Face, FableCroft Publishing.
  • “No Fat Chicks”, Cat Sparks, in In Your Face, FableCroft Publishing.
  • “No one Here is Going to Save You”, Shauna O’Meara, in In Your Face, FableCroft Publishing.
  • “The Autumn Dog Cannot Live to Spring”, Claire McKenna, in In Your Face, FableCroft Publishing.
  • “The Lost Boys”, Craig Cormick, in In Your Face, FableCroft Publishing.
  • “Tolerance”, Ian McHugh, in In Your Face, FableCroft Publishing.
  • “Waters of Kati Thanda”, Dirk Flinthart, in In Your Face, FableCroft Publishing.
  • “Where the Pelican Builds Her Nest”, Thoraiya Dyer, in In Your Face, FableCroft Publishing.
  • “Zero Sum Game”, Darren Goosens, in In Your Face, FableCroft Publishing.

Remember, the more people who nominate amazing Australian work for the awards, the better the awards process works! Go! Read (the list is vast)! Nominate!

bounty_cover In Your Face cover Rapunzel Cover

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Cranky Ladies wins at the 2016 ACT Writing and Publishing Awards!

9780992553456It was very exciting to find out last night that Cranky Ladies of History won the Fiction category at the 2016 ACT Writing and Publishing Awards, announced at a special event at the Gorman Arts Centre in Canberra. A huge thanks to contributor Barbara Robson who was kind enough to be our representative on the night, as neither Tehani nor Tansy could be there. It was wonderful that one of the authors could collect the award on behalf of us all!

We would like to thank the judges, the ACT Writers Centre and the awards supporter Dymocks Belconnen, ACT for this wonderful opportunity – we are so delighted to be the award recipients, amid excellent company. A huge shout out to the many awesome backers of the Pozible crowdfunding campaign back in 2014, who helped make the book possible, and to Arts Tasmania’s Crowbar grant, of which we were the inaugural recipients. Thank you to everyone who has read and reviewed the book – we love you all! And of course, thanks to Kathleen Jennings for the gorgeous cover and illustrations, Amanda Rainey for the beautiful design, and most especially to our amazing contributors, without whom this wonderful and important book could not exist.

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Red Hot Christmas Deal: get free books!

holidaysAs we all know, books make excellent Christmas gifts. Since FableCroft is moving house this Christmas and needs to de-stash, we’d love to sell you some!

For a limited time, buy TWO or more FableCroft books in one transaction direct from our website, and I’ll throw in a third Secret Santa surprise FableCroft book absolutely FREE for you to keep or gift onwards! Buy five books? Get TWO random ones free!

Offer ends midday Saturday December 10 with orders shipped immediately to beat Christmas!

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It’s nearly Bounty time! Giveaway and launch details…

We’re launching the long awaited Mocklore collection Bounty by Tansy Rayner Roberts this weekend at Conflux. Join us in Canberra at the Novotel on Northbourne Avenue, 5.30pm on Sunday October 2. We’d love to hang out with you!

And don’t forget, there’s just one day left to enter to win a copy of the book on Goodreads!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Bounty by Tansy Rayner Roberts

Bounty

by Tansy Rayner Roberts

Giveaway ends September 29, 2016.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

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A FableCroft Announcement

The time has come, the walrus said, to speak of many things…

Next Sunday, at Conflux, we will be launching Tansy Rayner Roberts’ Mocklore collection, Bounty. This launch will take place 5.30pm at the Novotel Canberra on Northbourne Ave. And it will be the final book we produce for the foreseeable future.

FableCroft will be in indefinite hiatus following Conflux. Due to my family circumstances, and with an interstate move (and the new job that will hopefully come with that) at the end of the year, I no longer have the time or financial resources to devote to the press. I have been thinking about this for several months, and come to this decision (as with many others this year) with much regret and sadness.

I am extraordinarily grateful to my wonderful authors, artists, designers and proofreaders for their willingness to work with me over the past six years, and feel very privileged to have been able to publish your wonderful work. And thank YOU to every person who has supported FableCroft during this time, as a reader, reviewer, retweeter etc – you’re all awesome!

I will not say this is a final farewell, because perhaps, hopefully, I will one day be in a position to revitalise the press once more. I’d certainly like to, as I love this gig enormously. But life is life, and sometimes you have to put stuff aside – for a little while or a long one – and focus on other things.

At this stage, FableCroft anthologies will still be available in print and ebook from your preferred e-tailer (and on this site while print stocks last), but I am negotiating with writers regarding single author collections and novels and some of these will revert to their author.

Again, my thanks. I look forward to seeing the many creators we have published since 2010 flourish!fare-thee-well

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IN YOUR FACE is successfully launched!

In Your Face Launch

At 3pm on Saturday 17 September, a wild bunch of Canberra speculative fiction lovers (and some ring-ins from interstate) packed out A Bite To Eat in Chifley for the official launch of the confronting, challenging anthology In Your Face. The publisher and several authors took centre stage to talk a bit about the book and their individual stories, and bitey cakes and drinks were enjoyed by all.

In Your Face Launch

A huge thanks to everyone who participated in the launch – it was loads of fun (if a bit noisy in the venue) and a wonderful way to recognise the hard work of everyone involved. Especial gratitude to Cat Sparks for photographing the event, and as always, to the authors who have permitted me to publish their amazing work, to SpecFaction NSW for the initial seed funding, and to all the Pozible supporters who helped bring the book to life, as well as Amanda Rainey for the dramatic cover, and Elizabeth, Matthew and Katharine for proofing. You’re all awesome and the book could not be what it is without you.

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