A huge thank you to everyone who helped us reach our goal! We're over the moon to have got there, and are now looking at some stretch targets to pay writers and artists more.
We're also a SFWA Star Project!
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Here's where you can find our kickstarter project. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/499651181/the-years-best-australian-fantasy-and-horror-6
The Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror is over 150,000 words of the best fantasy and horror fiction written by Australians (and New Zealanders) and published all over the world in 2015. We've already done this five times for the years 2010-2014, and we'd like to do it again.
In addition to the reprinted fiction, The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror series features an extensive introductory essay on the annual state of the genre, obituaries, a recommended reading list, and a list of Australian and New Zealand award recipients.
It is the only volume of its kind being published in Australia at present.
How you help
Putting together a volume of this size, usually featuring the work of more than 30 contributors, is a big task for two editors and a small press.
The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror series is an important work, but it is also a considerable up-front cost: several thousand dollars of outgoings before a single cent comes back.
We're doing this because we love Australian speculative fiction, we love books, and we want to keep doing this as long as we can. We're in this for the long term, but could use some help to keep this title going.
Please consider backing us!