Congratulations Thoraiya!

May 13th, 2012 at 10:21 am (After the Rain, Awards)

I was delighted last night to see Thoraiya Dyer be awarded the Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy Short Story for her wonderful After the Rain contribution, “Fruit of the Pipal Tree”! Well deserved, and well done!

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Congratulations to the 2011 Aurealis Awards shortlistees

March 19th, 2012 at 8:15 pm (After the Rain, Awards)

The shortlists were announced tonight and there are some wonderful works on the lists. We’re delighted to see Thoraiya Dyer’s fabulous story “Fruit of the Pipal Tree” from After the Rain shortlisted for Fantasy Short Story. Well done Thoraiya! The shortlists can be found here. Congratulations all!

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After the Rain fundraiser – final roundup

February 25th, 2011 at 10:43 am (After the Rain, eBooks)

Wow, what a wonderful response. I’m so proud to announce that the final tally of fundraising for Queensland Flood Relief Appeal from the After the Rain ebook was a whopping $2414.00!! Stunned and amazed, and so very grateful to:

* the contributors, who so generously gave the use of their work to raise funds. You’re all awesome.

* Carol and Mit, who proofread on super short notice – thank you!

* everyone who donated – we thank you, and really hope you enjoy the book!

* everyone who tweeted, Facebooked, linked to and talked about the fundraiser – couldn’t have done it without you.

* To Cheryl Morgan at Wizard’s Tower Books and Gavin Grant at Weightless Books, for listing the book online and providing another outlet – a generous and gratefully received offer from both!

And anyone I’ve missed!

In all, I personally received 120 donations, plus those via Cheryl and Gavin, from all over the world, and people were very generous. Thank you again!

Below are the final two receipts for the donations passed on to the Queensland Flood Relief Appeal, for transparency’s sake :)

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Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal
ABN 69 689 161 916
PO Box 15185 CITY EAST QLD 4002
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Date / time:    25/02/2011 20:29:46

Customer: Mrs Tehani Wessely
Organisation: FableCroft Publishing

Title: Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal
Agency: Department of the Premier and Cabinet
Reference:
Amount Ex GST: $364.00
GST: $0.00
Total Amount: $364.00

Total (excl. GST): $364.00
Total GST amount paid: $0.00
Total amount paid (incl. GST): $364.00
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Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal
ABN 69 689 161 916
PO Box 15185 CITY EAST QLD 4002
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Date / time:    25/02/2011 20:36:43

Customer: Mrs Tehani Wessely
Organisation: FableCroft Publishing

Title: Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal
Agency: Department of the Premier and Cabinet
Reference:
Amount Ex GST: $500.00
GST: $0.00
Total Amount: $500.00

Total (excl. GST): $500.00
Total GST amount paid: $0.00
Total amount paid (incl. GST): $500.00
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Message from Premier of Queensland

Please accept my personal thanks for your generous donation to the Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal.

The kindness and generosity of donors such as yourself is greatly appreciated. All of the money raised by the appeal will be used to assist the people who have been affected by the extensive flooding experienced across Queensland communities during December 2010 and early January 2011.

I can assure you that my Government is committed to helping the affected communities on the road to recovery and will continue to work in partnership with the Australian Government, local councils, Australian Red Cross and other non-government organisations and volunteers to support people through this difficult time.

ANNA BLIGH MP

PREMIER OF QUEENSLAND

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After the Rain update 2

January 23rd, 2011 at 2:26 am (After the Rain, eBooks)

We’re creeping up slowly on $2000 in donations, which makes me pleased and proud. Donations have slowed right down now that the flood crisis has settled somewhat (in Queensland at least – or, at least, now the media have found other things of interest!), but they are still trickling in, and the cleanup in many areas will be slow and long. I’m so grateful to everyone who has supported, by donating and/or by transmitting the signal! Very much appreciated.

I’ve just made the second transfer of donations to the Queensland Flood Relief Appeal. For transparency, the receipt is below. I’ve now put through $1500 in total, and will probably not finalise the rest until February 15. Unless there’s a sudden rush on donations! :)

You’re welcome to donate via my original blog post, or both Wizard’s Tower Books (thanks Cheryl Morgan) and Weightless Books (thanks Gavin Grant) are kindly accepting donations as well.

Again, thanks everyone who has contributed!

Tax Receipt
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Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal
ABN 69 689 161 916
PO Box 15185 CITY EAST QLD 4002
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Date / time:    2011-01-22T18:14:26-08:00

Customer: Mrs Tehani Wessely
Organisation: FableCroft Publishing on behalf of donations received

Title: Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal
Agency: Department of the Premier and Cabinet
Reference:
Amount Ex GST: $800.00
GST: $0.00
Total Amount: $800.00

Total (excl. GST): $800.00
Total GST amount paid: $0.00
Total amount paid (incl. GST): $800.00

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After the Rain update

January 15th, 2011 at 12:42 am (After the Rain, eBooks)

The donations have been pouring in for the After the Rain special limited edition ebook, fundraising for the Queensland Flood Relief Appeal. We’re almost at $1500, which is brilliant after only two full days! Everyone who has donated should have received an email back from me with details for download. If you haven’t, PLEASE email me at fablecroft at gmail dot com.

I have made the first payment of monies to the flood relief fund. This will happen in bits and pieces as I transfer the money from Paypal. The first one is for $700, and the receipt is below. I’d like to share that even though Paypal takes a piece of every donation, my husband has volunteered to make up the difference from his company. There’s lots of reasons I love him :)

Thank you again to everyone who has donated and shared the link. Enjoy the book, and our appreciation :)

Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal
ABN 69 689 161 916
PO Box 15185 CITY EAST QLD 4002
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Date / time:    2011-01-14T16:32:43-08:00

Customer: Mrs Tehani Wessely
Organisation: FableCroft Publishing on behalf of donations received

Title: Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal
Agency: Department of the Premier and Cabinet
Reference:
Amount Ex GST: $700.00
GST: $0.00
Total Amount: $700.00

Total (excl. GST): $700.00
Total GST amount paid: $0.00
Total amount paid (incl. GST): $700.00
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Submissions Call: After the Rain

July 16th, 2010 at 3:39 pm (After the Rain)

AFTER THE RAIN (open July 19, 2010)

FableCroft Publishing seeks original speculative fiction stories between 2000-10000 words on the theme “After the Rain”. The interpretation of the phrase is multi-faceted and may be literal or figurative, but stories must contain some speculative element – science fiction, fantasy and horror, and all sub-strands of these, are welcome.

The After the Rain anthology is intended for adult readers, but the editor is not looking for overt erotica or gratuitous violence that does not advance the story in some way.

Submissions are open to Australian citizens or residents. Please submit stories as rtf file, adhering to usual manuscript formatting guidelines, to fablecroft at gmail dot com. Submissions close October 31, 2010. The anthology will be released at Swancon36/Natcon50 in Perth on the Easter weekend, 2011.

Payment will be AUD$50.00 plus one contributor copy.

Please inquire before sending reprints, simultaneous or multiple submissions.

http://fablecroft.com.au/submissions

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