Focus 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Next we chose Steph Bateman-Graham’s amazing Unicorn Hair for Masquerade – because that sort of hair takes COMMITMENT!
Meerkats became a theme of #FakeCon, and we thought Melina’s slightly embarrassed pair were just too cute!
And then we had some unusual fan pairings, with “Thoraiya” and Alex at the Hugo Losers panel and Andy Wrathall’s SpongeBob Squarepants caper!
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!