The Aurealis Awards shortlists were announced overnight, and we’re so delighted to see Phantazein appearing in the Best Anthology category, along with “Ghost of Hephaestus” by Charlotte Nash (from Phantazein) getting a nod on the Best Fantasy Short Story ballot! Congratulations Charlotte, and to all the nominees! Don’t forget you can get a free Phantazein chapbook which contains Charlotte’s story, and a coupon for a half price discount on the ebook, right here, for a limited time.
I’m also completely over the moon that my launch order of Cranky Ladies of History arrived yesterday! So many beautiful books (I may have overused my apostrophes on social media yesterday, such was my excitement) But they are so very pretty, and I cannot wait for people to start getting their hands on these gorgeous things. We have sent out all the Pozible hardcover rewards now, as well as contributor copies, and we’d love you to tweet us a picture of yours when it arrives – tag it #mycrankyladies !
The Cranky Ladies giveaway ends in about 10 hours (I’m also just a little bit ecstatic to see the number of entries – at least double of any Goodreads giveaway we’ve ever done before) – enter now!
It’s that time of year when nominations begin to open for Awards for 2014-published work. Below is a list of the work we have that is eligible, and the categories generally applicable, should you be interested in nominating.
Guardian by Jo Anderton
“How the Jungle Got Its Spirit Guardian” by Vida Cruz, in Phantazein (Philippines) – 9000 words approx
“Sanction” by Dirk Flinthart – 8600 words approx
“The Ghost of Hephaestus” by Charlotte Nash, in Phantazein – 8000 words approx
“A Cold Day” by Nicole Murphy, in Phantazein
“Bahamut” by Thoraiya Dyer, in Phantazein
“Kneaded” by S.G. Larner, in Phantazein
“Rag and Bone Heart” by Suzanne J. Willis, in Phantazein
“The Lady of Wild Things” by Jenny Blackford, in Phantazein
“The Love Letters of Swans” by Tansy Rayner Roberts, in Phantazein
“The Nameless Seamstress” by Gitte Christensen, in Phantazein
“The Seventh Relic” by Cat Sparks, in Phantazein
“The Village of No Women” by Rabia Gale, in Phantazein (US)
“Twelfth” by Faith Mudge, in Phantazein
Focus 2013: highlights of Australian short fiction, Tehani Wessely (ed.)
Phantazein, Tehani Wessely (ed.)
Cover art, Kathleen Jennings, for Phantazein
Other work we have been involved in includes:
- “Snapshot 2014″, Tsana Dolichva, Nick Evans, Stephanie Gunn, Kathryn Linge, Elanor Matton-Johnson, David McDonald, Helen Merrick, Jason Nahrung, Ben Payne, Alex Pierce, Tansy Rayner Roberts, Helen Stubbs, Katharine Stubbs, Tehani Wessely, Sean Wright.
- Joanne Anderton, Alex Pierce and Tehani Wessely for the Eddings Reread review series.
- David McDonald, Tansy Rayner Roberts and Tehani Wessely, for the Reviewing New Who series
- Katharine Stubbs, Ventureadlaxre (Fan Writing)
You might also like to check out the Ditmar eligibility list for more amazing Australian work from 2014!
To celebrate the WSFA Small Press Award shortlisting of D.K. Mok’s wonderful story “Morning Star”, we’ve got a special offer on the anthology it first appeared in, One Small Step!
Save on the print anthology (included postage world-wide):
Save on the ebook anthology:
Purchase on Smashwords and use the coupon EL65E to save a whopping 50% on the RRP!
Offers end October 13, 2014.
Congratulations to Joanne Anderton whose collection The Bone Chime Song and Other Stories is shortlisted for the Silver Falchion Best Single-Author Collection category. Also appearing on the shortlists is our friend “Livia Day” with her book A Trifle Dead from Twelfth Planet Press. Other Aussies on the list are Max Barry with Lexicon and Amie Kaufman (and Megan Spooner) for These Broken Stars. Well done all!
Speaking of Jo Anderton, she answers Three Questions over here at Maggie’s Blog.
I noticed this lovely review of “Flower and Weed” by Margo Lanagan on Goodreads – thanks Figgy!
And this comprehensive and wonderful review of To Spin a Darker Stair by Intellectus Speculativus, in which he says: To Spin A Darker Stair is an excellent example of how fairy stories can be told in a revisionist manner, and come out of the process truly fascinatingly.
As Tansy and I are working away on Cranky Ladies behind the scenes, Alex Pierce proves it’s never too late to talk about favourite Cranky Ladies, blogging about Alexandra Kollontai this week! Don’t forget you can catch up on all the posts in the Cranky Ladies blog tour here.
It’s been a busy time here at FableCroft, and I feel like a duck or an iceberg or something right now. Frantically paddling to keep serenely floating, with so much going on under the surface that you can’t see! However, there are a few things out in the world I wanted to share!
Jo Anderton was interviewed by the AntipodeanSF podcast after winning Best Collection at the Aurealis Awards in April, and the interview went live a couple of weeks ago. Check it out here. Oh, and Jo also won the Australian Shadows award for Best Collection last week! HUGE congratulations!
Suzanne J Willis’s story “Number 73 Glad Avenue” has been reprinted not once but TWICE now! The story became our second to hit the airwaves on the Starship Sofa podcast in April (the first was Michelle Marquardt’s “Almost Greener” back in Novemberlast year), and it will appear again in the anthology Time Travel: recent trips, edited by Paula Guran (Prime Books, October 2014). Well done Suzanne, it’s a fantastic story and we’re delighted to see it getting continued exposure!
I’m 98.3% (or thereabouts) done with story selection for Insert Title Here, and there’s been a somewhat interesting development on that front which I’ll be announcing very shortly – stay tuned for that, and (hopefully) a table of contents reveal real soon!
Cranky Ladies of History stories are starting to trickle in, and we’re looking forward to reading about the amazing women our authors are writing about. I’ve peeked at a few of them already, and WOW – can’t wait to read them all!
I’ve seen some new reviews of FableCroft works out and about on Goodreads and Amazon – thanks to those folks who take the time to write about our books!
Right, back to the grindstone! More news soon…