Ecopunk! book cover, white text on green foliage backgroundWe're really pleased to be able to reveal the cover of Liz Grzyb and Cat Sparks' forthcoing Ecopunk! anthology.

The artwork is by Peg Hewitt (pegsplaytime.blogspot.com.au).

Ecopunk! - speculative tales of radical futures contains 19 optimistic tales, selected by two award-winning editors, showing how humanity can survive and flourish, despite the looming uncertainty from climate change. The incredible line-up includes some of Australia's best science fiction writers.

Adam Browne, “The Radiolarian Violin"
Matthew Chrulew, “Future Perfect”
Emilie Collyer, “From the Dark”
Jason Fischer, “Milk and Honey”
Tom Guerney, “The Mangrove Maker”
Claire McKenna, “Mr. Mycelium”
R. Jean Mathieu, “The City Sunk, the City Risen”
D.K. Mok, “The Wandering Library”
Jason Nahrung, “The Today Home”
Ian Nichols, “First Flight”
Shauna O'Meara, “Island Green”
Rivqa Rafael, “Trivalent”
Jane Rawson, “The Right Side of History”
Jane Routley, “The Scent of Betrayal"
Andrew Sullivan, “The Butterfly Whisperer”
Janeen Webb, “Monkey Business”
Corey J. White, “Happy Hunting Ground”
Tess Williams, “Broad Church”
Marian Womack, “Pink Footed”

Ecopunk! will be published in October 2017 by Ticonderoga Publications. Keep an eye on our website for more news.

Ticonderoga Publications is incredibly pleased to announce the forthcoming awesome original collection by two of Australia's most respected fantasy writers, Kate Forsyth and Kim Wilkins.

The Silver Well is a collaborative collection of seven never-before published stories, and will be released in November 2017.

The collection will feature illustrations and cover by the multiple award-winning Kathleen Jennings, and an introduction by Lisa L. Hannett.

The Silver Well marks a milestone achievement for two best-selling legends of Australian fantasy, having both published their first novels in 1997.

One English village. Two thousand years of stories.

People have always come to make wishes at the Silver Well: in Pagan times and Christian, during revolution and war. When Rosie arrives in the tiny village of Cerne Abbas with a broken heart, she becomes connected across the centuries with others who have yearned for something. Seven stories, set in seven time periods, reveal the deepest longings of the human heart.

The Silver Well will be available as limited hardcover, trade hardcover, trade paperback, and ebook and can be pre-ordered at http://bookshop.ticonderogapublications.com/product/the-silver-well/

After many years the time has come to say goodbye to our long-suffering online bookshop, indiebooksonline. Sadly, it was getting old and was taking too much effort to keep patched.

We have built a new bookshop, http://bookshop.ticonderogapublications.com/, and invite you all to come along and check it out. While you're there, you  may get a sneak preview of a title we haven't formally announced yet!

Thank you to everyone who has been a part of indiebooksonline over the years.

Edited by Liz Grzyb & Talie Helene

The seventh volume of the award-winning annual series collecting the best fantasy and horror stories from the Antipodes.

The deadline for submissions is 1 July 2017.

Eligibility Guidelines

  • Stories should have a listed author who is a citizen, resident or otherwise be recognised as having significant ties to Australia and/or New Zealand.
  • Stories must have been published between 1 January and 31 December 2016.
  • Stories must be received by the editors by the deadline.
  • Stories should be no longer than 8,500 words in length.
  • The editors will accept hard copies and electronic copies of eligible stories. If you have any queries please contact the relevant editor via the email address provided.
  • Stories should be available in electronic format to be selected for inclusion.
  • Decisions made by editors are final and no correspondence shall be entered into.

Please note that while the editors do read widely, they are relying on writers to assist them by sending copies of their stories. This is the best way to ensure that stories do not get overlooked.

Expected Publication Date October/November 2017

FANTASY SUBMISSIONS

Liz Grzyb

Year's Best Fantasy and Horror
PO Box 29
Greenwood WA 6924
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HORROR SUBMISSIONS

Talie Helene

Year's Best Fantasy and Horror
PO Box 475
Heidelberg Vic 3084
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We're really pleased to be able to reveal the stories selected by Liz Grzyb and Cat Sparks for the Ecopunk! anthology.

Ecopunk! - speculative tales of radical futures contains 19 optimistic tales, selected by two award-winning editors, showing how humanity can survive and flourish, despite the looming uncertainty from climate change. The incredible line-up includes some of Australia's best science fiction writers.

Adam Browne, “The Radiolarian Violin"
Matthew Chrulew, “Future Perfect”
Emilie Collyer, “From the Dark”
Jason Fischer, “Milk and Honey”
Tom Guerney, “The Mangrove Maker”
Claire McKenna, “Mr. Mycelium”
R. Jean Mathieu, “The City Sunk, “the City Risen”
D.K. Mok, “The Wandering Library”
Jason Nahrung, “The Today Home”
Ian Nichols, “First Flight”
Shauna O'Meara, “Island Green”
Rivqa Rafael, “Trivalent”
Jane Rawson, “The Right Side of History”
Jane Routley, “The Scent of Betrayal, “
Andrew Sullivan, “The Butterfly Whisperer”
Janeen Webb, “Monkey Business”
Corey J. White, “Happy Hunting Ground”
Tess Williams, “Broad Church”
Marian Womack, “Pink Footed”

Ecopunk! will be published in 2017 by Ticonderoga Publications. Keep an eye on our website for more news.

We're incredibly pleased that Crow Shine, the debut collection by Alan Baxter, has made the short list for the 2016 Aurealis Awards for Best Collection.

It's an incredible field of nominations, including Ticonderoga author Angela Slatter and the legendary Jack Dann, but we're crossing our fingers.

We'd like to congratulate Alan for his incredible work, and wish all nominees the very best.

The Aurealis Awards will take place over Easter. A full list of nominees is available at https://aurealisawards.org/2017/02/20/2016-aurealis-awards-shortlist-announcement/

You can order Crow Shine in limited hardcover, trade hardcover, and tradepaperback at http://www.indiebooksonline.com/catalog/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=crow+shine.

book cover - red robed figure in a dark urban settingThe latest volume in our award-winning Year's Best series, The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2015 is weeks away. Editors Liz Grzyb and Talie Helene have selected 31 incredible stories, over 150,000 words, from Australia and New Zealand published in 2015.

In addition, the volume features an indepth review of the genre in 2015 and a recommended reading list.

The stories are

  • Joanne Anderton, “2B”
  • Alan Baxter, “The Chart of the Vagrant Mariner”
  • Deborah Biancotti, “Look How Cold My Hands Are”
  • Stephen Dedman, “Oh, Have You Seen The Devil”
  • Erol Engin, “The Events at Callan Park”
  • Jason Fischer, “The Dog Pit”
  • Dirk Flinthart, “In the Blood”
  • Kimberley Gaal, “In Sheep's Clothing”
  • Stephanie Gunn, “The Flowers That Bloom Where Blood Touches Earth”
  • Lisa Hannett, “Consorting With Filth”
  • Robert Hood, “Double Speak”
  • Kathleen Jennings, “A Hedge of Yellow Roses”
  • Maree Kimberley, “Ninehearts”
  • Jay Kristoff, “Sleepless”
  • Martin Livings, “El Caballo Muerte”
  • Danny Lovecraft, “Reminiscences of Herbert West”
  • Kirstyn McDermott, “Self, Contained”
  • Sally McLennan, “ Mr Schmidt's Dead Pet Emporium”
  • DK Mok, “Almost Days”
  • Faith Mudge, “Blueblood”
  • Samantha Murray, “Half Past”
  • Jason Nahrung, “Night Blooming”
  • Garth Nix, “The Company of Women”
  • Anthony Panegyres, “Lady Killer”
  • Rivqa Rafael, “Beyond the Factory Wall”
  • Deborah Sheldon, “Perfect Little Stitches”
  • Angela Slatter, “Bluebeard's Daughter”
  • Cat Sparks, “Dragon Girl”
  • Lucy Sussex, “Angelito”
  • Anna Tambour, “Tap”
  • Kaaron Warren, “Mine Intercom”

This volume was successfully funded through a crowd-sourcing campaign, and will be the first time an Australian Year's Best genre series has run to 6 consecutive single-year volumes. The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2015 will be available in hardcover, paperback, and ebook, in February/March 2017.

The hardcover and paperback are available to pre-order at indiebooksonline.

The editors will begin reading for the 2016 volume in due course. Please keep an eye on our website.

crowshine webAlan Baxter's stunning debut collection Crow Shine is reviewed at This is Horror, and we're extremely pleased with the opening:

This is a strong short fiction debut from a real writer, and one well worth your time.

And there are many more positive words in the review that follows.

You can read the full review at http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/book-review-crow-shine-by-alan-baxter/

You can order Crow Shine in limited hardcover, trade hardcover, and tradepaperback at http://www.indiebooksonline.com/catalog/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=crow+shine.

Ebook is available at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/680614

Crow Shine cover, image of a crow on a rockAlan Baxter's debut collection Crow Shine (available this week) is reviewed by Damien Smith over at SQ Mag. We're delighted when he concludes

An emotional, and occasionally violent rollercoaster well suited to any fan of horror and dark fiction, but definitely not for the squeamish.

Check out the full review at https://sqmag.com/2016/11/01/edition-29-book-review-crow-shine-by-alan-baxter/

 You can order Crow Shine in limited hardcover, trade hardcover, and tradepaperback at http://www.indiebooksonline.com/catalog/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=crow+shine (ebook coming soon).

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