New release – FOCUS 2013: highlights of Australian short fiction

September 28th, 2014 at 10:00 am (FOCUS)

Focus2013-CoverFocus 2013: highlights of Australian short fiction hits the virtual shelves on October 1, 2014. The second of an annual series, Focus 2013 collects an elite selection of work which has received acclaim via national and international Awards shortlisting.

Focus 2013: highlights of Australian short fiction features work by…

D.K. Mok – “Morning Star”

Juliet Marillier – “By Bone-Light”

Joanne Anderton – “Mah Song”

Thoraiya Dyer – “Seven Days in Paris”

Tansy Rayner Roberts – “Cold White Daughter”

C.S. McMullen – “The Nest”

Cat Sparks – “Scarp”

Kaaron Warren – “Air, Water and the Grove”

Kirstyn McDermott – “The Home for Broken Dolls”

Kathleen Jennings – Illustrations and cover art

The book is officially on sale on October 1, and is currently available for pre-order at Amazon, Kobo and Smashwords for US$4.99.

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Winners! FakeCon Photo Competition

September 2nd, 2014 at 9:32 am (Miscellaneous)

A couple of weeks ago we had some fun with the #FakeCon hashtag, which helped console us poor sods left behind while everyone else had fun at Worldcon in London. As part of that, we invited people to share their “FakeCon Photos”, and we have some winners to reward! Please email me at fablecroft@gmail.com to let me know which of our FableCroft ebooks you would like as your prize!

Let us know in the comments which #FakeConPhoto is your favourite!

Firstly, obviously Kathleen Jennings, who really started the ball rolling. She sketched some lovely funny pieces for #FakeCon, and we particularly enjoyed the meerkat concom :)

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Next we chose Steph Bateman-Graham’s amazing Unicorn Hair for Masquerade – because that sort of hair takes COMMITMENT!

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Meerkats became a theme of #FakeCon, and we thought Melina’s slightly embarrassed pair were just too cute!

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And then we had some unusual fan pairings, with “Thoraiya” and Alex at the Hugo Losers panel and Andy Wrathall’s SpongeBob Squarepants caper!

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Focus 2012: highlights of Australian short fiction

November 29th, 2013 at 2:23 pm (FOCUS)

Focus2012-Cover2We are very pleased to announce that Focus 2012: highlights of Australian short fiction is now on sale! This ebook-only special anthology is the first of a series of yearly collections which will collect the previous year’s acclaimed Australian works. Containing only the most recognised speculative work of the year, Focus 2012 packs a big punch, for just $4.99USD.

Focus 2012: highlights of Australian short fiction features work by…

Joanne Anderton – “Sanaa’s Army”
Thoraiya Dyer – “The Wisdom of Ants”
Robert Hood – “Escena de un Asesinato”
Kathleen Jennings – illustrations and cover art
Margo Lanagan – “Significant Dust”
Martin Livings – “Birthday Suit”
Jason Nahrung – “The Mornington Ride”
Kaaron Warren – “Sky”

Focus 2012 is available from your favourite ebook seller!

Cover art by Kathleen Jennings, used with permission.

New book, coming soon! Focus 2012: highlights of Australian short fiction.

September 18th, 2013 at 1:09 pm (Books, eBooks, FOCUS)

We are delighted to announce a forthcoming ebook-only production conceptualised to showcase the best of Australia’s award-nominated short speculative fiction. The first of an annual series, the anthology collects an elite selection of work which has received acclaim via national and international Awards shortlisting. In creating this collection, we anticipate bringing international attention to the very best of Australian speculative fiction.

"Imagination" by Kathleen Jennings

“Imagination” by Kathleen Jennings

Focus 2012: highlights of Australian short fiction features work by…

Joanne Anderton

Thoraiya Dyer

Robert Hood

Kathleen Jennings

Margo Lanagan

Martin Livings

Jason Nahrung

Kaaron Warren

We anticipate release in early October 2013 at all good ebook retailers.

With thanks to Deborah Biancotti, for thinking out loud.

Thoraiya Dyer guest posts at SF Signal!

August 14th, 2013 at 3:26 pm (On writing)

Thoraiya is the only author to appear in every one of FableCroft’s anthologies, and I had the privilege of publishing her very first story with Andromeda Spaceways, and another early one in New Ceres Nights. You might say I like her work :) Thoraiya has guest blogged at SF Signal on the topic of “Animals in Fantasy” – as a vet, she knows what she’s on about, and it’s an interesting topic!

From the post:

Prevailing wisdom is that fantastic secondary worlds are generic when they contain ravens, horses and hounds, but as soon as you insert a kangaroo, you jolt the reader out of their suspension of disbelief and rudely bring them crashing back to reality.

Read more at SF Signal!

Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror reprints

April 22nd, 2013 at 11:35 pm (Awards)

We would like to congratulate all our authors whose works will appear in the 2012 Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror (from Ticonderoga Publications, July 2013). In particular, three stories first published by FableCroft will be reprinted! Well done to Thoraiya Dyer (“Sleeping Beauty” from Epilogue), Faith Mudge (“Oracle’s Tower” from To Spin a Darker Stair) and Tansy Rayner Roberts (“What Books Survive” from Epilogue). Lovely news!

Speaking of news, we’ve started a new page on this website called “FableCroft Books in Review“, where we link to online reviews of our books – check it out to see what reviewers have been saying about us!

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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