FableCroft Awards Eligibility (2012 for 2013 Awards)

January 31st, 2013 at 5:48 am (Awards)

Tin Ducks (WA) – open for entry now

Best Professional Short Written Work

“Solitary” by Dave Luckett (Epilogue)

“The last good town” by Elizabeth Tan (Epilogue)

“Ghosts” by Stephanie Gunn (Epilogue)

“Time and tide” by Lyn Battersby (Epilogue)

Epilogue-CoverBest Professional Artwork

Cover of Epilogue by Amanda Rainey

Best Fan Production

Australian Speculative Fiction in Focus review site (curated by Alisa Krasnostein, Tehani Wessely et al)

Snapshot 2012 (Kathryn Linge, Alisa Krasnostein, Helen Merrick, David McDonald, Ian Mond, Jason Nahrung, Alex Pierce, Tansy Rayner Roberts, Tehani Wessely and Sean Wright).

Chronos Awards (Vic) – open for entry now

Best Short Fiction

“Fireflies” by Steve Cameron (Epilogue)

“Cold Comfort” by David McDonald (Epilogue)

“The Mornington Ride” by Jason Nahrung (Epilogue)

Achievement

Snapshot 2012 (David McDonald, Ian Mond, Jason Nahrung, Alex Pierce, Kathryn Linge, Alisa Krasnostein, Helen Merrick,  Tansy Rayner Roberts, Tehani Wessely and Sean Wright).

Ditmar Awards (National)

Best Novella or Novelette

“The last good town” by Elizabeth Tan (Epilogue) – novelette

“The Fletcher Test” Dirk Flinthart (Epilogue) – novelette

“Time and tide” by Lyn Battersby (Epilogue) – novelette

“Cold comfort” by David McDonald (Epilogue) – novelette

Best Short Story

“Oracle’s Tower” by Faith Mudge (To Spin a Darker Stair)

“Solitary” by Dave Luckett (Epilogue)

“A memory trapped in light” by Joanne Anderton (Epilogue)

“Sleeping Beauty” by Thoraiya Dyer (Epilogue)

“Ghosts” by Stephanie Gunn (Epilogue)

“The Mornington Ride” by Jason Nahrung (Epilogue)

“Fireflies” by Steve Cameron (Epilogue)

“What books survive” by Tansy Rayner Roberts (Epilogue)

Best Collected Work

Epilogue edited by Tehani Wessely

To Spin a Darker Stair edited by Tehani Wessely

TsaDScoverBest Professional Artwork

Cover art & illustrations for To Spin a Darker Stair by Kathleen Jennings

Cover design of Epilogue by Amanda Rainey

Best Fan Writer

Tehani Wessely (for body of work, including reviews on ASif!)

Best Fan Publication in Any Medium

Australian Speculative Fiction in Focus review site (curated by Alisa Krasnostein, Tehani Wessely et al)

Snapshot 2012 (Alisa Krasnostein, Kathryn Linge, David McDonald, Helen Merrick, Ian Mond, Jason Nahrung, Alex Pierce, Tansy Rayner Roberts, Tehani Wessely and Sean Wright).

William Atheling Jr Award for Criticism or Review

Alisa Krasnostein, Kathryn Linge, David McDonald and Tehani Wessely, for review of the Newsflesh series by Mira Grant, at Australian Speculative Fiction in Focus.

David McDonald, Tansy Rayner Roberts and Tehani Wessely for the New Who in Conversation series

Hugos (International) – open for entry now

All of the above basically, plus:

Best Short Story

“Sleepers” by Kaia Landelius (Epilogue)

Best Professional Artist

Kathleen Jennings (she would also be eligible for Best Fan Artist, particularly for “The Dalek Game”)

Best Fan Writer

Tansy Rayner Roberts

John W Campbell Award for Best New Writer

Joanne Anderton (2nd year of eligibility)(seems Jo isn’t eligible, though the “pro” part of the rules seems a bit harsh!)

 

One Small Step: addition to TOC

January 18th, 2013 at 4:13 pm (One Small Step)

I’m delighted to exercise my right as a boutique publisher (who has the flexibility to do these sort of things), and announce an excellent addition to the Table of Contents to One Small Step, an anthology of discoveries! We’re very pleased that One Small Step will include an original Cat Sparks story, “Daughters of Battendown”. The TOC now shapes up as:

“Sand and Seawater” by Joanne Anderton & Rabia Gale

“Indigo Gold” by Deborah Biancotti

“Firefly Epilogue” by Jodi Cleghorn

“The Ways of the Wyrding Women” by Rowena Cory Daniells

“The ships of Culwinna” by Thoraiya Dyer

“Shadows” by Kate Gordon

“By Blood and Incantation” by Lisa L. Hannett & Angela Slatter

“Ella and the Flame” by Kathleen Jennings

“Original” by Penny Love

“Always Greener” by Michelle Marquardt

“Morning Star” by DK Mok

“Winter’s Heart” by Faith Mudge

“Cold White Daughter” by Tansy Rayner Roberts

“Baby Steps” by Barbara Robson

“Number 73 Glad Avenue” by Suzanne J Willis

“Daughters of Battendown” by Cat Sparks

I look forward to sharing these stories with you!

Announcement: Joanne Anderton collection from FableCroft Publishing

January 15th, 2013 at 7:49 pm (Books)

Jo Anderton photoIt is with great pleasure we announce the forthcoming debut short story collection from Joanne Anderton. The Bone Chime Song and Other Stories will be released in April 2013, making its first appearance at Conflux in Canberra.

The Bone Chime Song and Other Stories, with an introduction by Australian horror luminary Kaaron Warren, collates Joanne’s best horror and science fiction themed stories, showcasing her career to date, and includes new stories original to the collection.

Joanne’s recent publications include the novels Debris and Suited, from Angry Robot Books, as well as many short stories across the speculative fiction genres. In The Bone Chime Song and Other Stories, we examine many of Joanne’s darker stories, those which demonstrate her skill as a horror author, and her finesse at writing science fiction.

The table of contents and pre-order pricing will be announced soon.

It’s Epilogue day!

January 14th, 2013 at 4:16 pm (Epilogue, Reviews)

Epilogue-CoverToday is a big day for Epilogue, it seems! It is now, at long last, available on the Kindle store, which is very exciting. And to follow that up, a review by Cat Sparks of the anthology just went live at Cosmos, which is very nice! Among other things, Cat says:

If, like me, you find something compelling in post-disaster scenarios, try Epilogue for an Australian-flavoured take on the end of the world. 

Stay tuned for more exciting FableCroft news over the next few days!

Wide Open Fear: Australian Horror and Gothic Fiction by Lisa L Hannett

January 12th, 2013 at 1:18 pm (Australis Imaginarium)

Lisa L Hannett has written her first column for This is Horror, titled “Wide Open Fear: Australian Horror and Gothic Fiction”, in which she explores the topic through Australian small press short stories, including ours! In fact, she’s kind enough to quote from my introduction to Australis Imaginarium in the very first paragraph, which is pretty cool :) Read the article here – it’s a really interesting look at the topic.