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Ticonderoga Publications

Australian independent publisher

Ticonderoga Publications is an Australian independent publishing house founded by Russell B. Farr in 1996. The publisher specialises in collections of science fiction, fantasy and horror short stories. Between 1996 and 1999, Ticonderoga Press published collections by Steven Utley, Sean Williams, Stephen Dedman and Simon Brown. All of these editions are now sold out, and regularly appear for sale at somewhat more than their original price.

Publishing activities were suspended in 2000, with the editor concentrating on the TiconderogaOnline webzine instead. In 2005, Ticonderoga announced a return to publishing, with two new anthologies to be released in late 2006-early 2007. In April 2006 Ticonderoga published Troy, a collection by Simon Brown.

In 2007 TP published the Ditmar award-winning Fantastic Wonder Stories, edited by Russell B. Farr.

TP have published several anthologies, including The Workers' Paradise (2007) edited by Russell B. Farr and Nick Evans, Australia's first SF anthology to explore the future of work; Scary Kisses (2010) edited by Liz Grzyb, Australia's first paranormal romance anthology; and Belong (2010) edited by Russell B. Farr, 23 stories of interstellar immigration with writers from Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, USA, UK and New Zealand.

In 2008 Ticonderoga Publications published Magic Dirt: the best of Sean Williams, winner of the inaugural Aurealis Award for Best Collection.

In 2008, TiconderogaOnline became known as ticon4.

In 2010 TP announced the forthcoming publication of The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror series, to be edited by Liz Grzyb and Talie Helene.

Co-partner in Ticonderoga Publications is editor Liz Grzyb.

With the best part of 15 years in business and more than 30 titles published, Ticonderoga Publications is one of Australia's longest running and productive independent presses.

Awards

Ticonderoga Publications has been nominated for and won a number of awards and accolades. Listed below are the awards that we have been involved in and are aware of.

1998

Cannibals of the Fine Light cover, Emma Barber. Ditmar Award Professional Artwork

A View Before Dying cover, Emma Barber. Ditmar Award Professional Artwork

1999

* Winner New Adventures in Sci-Fi, Sean Williams. Ditmar Award Collected Work

* Winner "Atrax", Sean Williams and Simon Brown. Aurealis Award Horror Short Story

* Winner Antique Futures: The Best of Terry Dowling. Aurealis Award Convenor's Award (TP was part of MP Books)

The Lady of Situations, Stephen Dedman. Ditmar Award Collected Work

2000

"A Sentiment Open to Doubt", Stephen Dedman. Aurealis Award Horror Short Story

2003

No Award. Ditmar Award Fanzine

2005

* Winner TiconderogaOnline. Ditmar Award Fanzine

"Summa Seltzer Missive", Deborah Biancotti. Ditmar Award Short Story

"Macciato Lane", Cat Sparks. Aurealis Award Horror Short Story

2006

Russell B Farr. Ditmar Award Professional Achievement

2007

* Winner Fantastic Wonder Stories, ed Farr. Ditmar Award Collected Work

* Winner "A Scar for Leida", Deborah Biancotti. Aurealis Award YA Short Story

The Workers' Paradise, Ed Farr and Evans. Ditmar Award Collected Work

"Yamabushi Kaidan and the Smoke Dragon", Shane Jiraiya Cummings. Ditmar Award Novella

"His Lipstick Minx", Kaaron Warren. Ditmar Award Short Story

"A Scar for Leida", Deborah Biancotti. Ditmar Award Short Story

The Workers' Paradise cover, Amanda Rainey. Ditmar Award Artwork

"Arctica", Cat Sparks. Aurealis Award SF Short Story

"Lonely as Life", Simon Brown. Aurealis Award SF Short Story

"Cast Off", Tracey Rolfe. Aurealis Award YA Short Story

"Yamabushi Kaidan and the Smoke Dragon", Shane Jiraiya Cummings. Aurealis Award YA Short Story

Russell B Farr. Ditmar Award Professional Achievement

2008

* Winner Magic Dirt: the Best of Sean Williams. Aurealis Award Collection

2010

* Winner The Girl With No Hands and other tales by Angela Slatter. Aurealis Award Collection

* Winner "The February Dragon", Angela Slatter and Lisa L Hannett. Aurealis Award Fantasy Short Story

Scary Kisses, edited by Liz Grzyb. Finalist Australian Shadows Award Edited Publication

The Girl With No Hands and other tales by Angela Slatter. Finalist Australian Shadows Award Long Fiction

"Bread and Circuses" by Felicity Dowker. Finalist Australian Shadows Award Short Fiction

Dead Sea Fruit by Kaaron Warren. Finalist Aurealis Award Collection

"Border Crossing" by Penelope Love. Finalist Aurealis Award Best Science Fiction Short Story

"Bread and Circuses" by Felicity Dowker. Finalist Ditmar Award Short Fiction

"The February Dragon" by Angela Slatter and Lisa L Hannett. Finalist Ditmar Award Short Fiction

Cover Art for Dead Sea Fruit by Olga Read. Finalist Ditmar Award Best Artwork

Cover Art for The Girl With No Hands and other tales by Lisa L Hannett. Finalist Ditmar Award Best Achievement

Cover Art for Scary Kisses by Amanda Rainey. Finalist Ditmar Award Best Achievement

2011

* Winner Bluegrass Symphony, by Lisa L. Hannett. Aurealis Award Collection

* Winner "The Short Go: A Future in Eight Seconds", Lisa L Hannett. Aurealis Award Horror Short Story

* Winner Dead Red Heart, edited by Russell B. Farr. Australian Shadows Award Edited Work

Matilda Told Such Dreadful Lies, Lucy Sussex. Locus Recommended Reading List

Bluegrass Symphony, Lisa L. Hannett. Finalist World Fantasy Awards Best Collection

"The Dark Night of Anton Weiss" by D.C. White. Nominee Aurealis Award Fantasy Short Story

The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2010, edited by Liz Grzyb and Talie Helene. Nominee Aurealis Award Anthology

2012

Midnight and Moonshine, Lisa L. Hannett and Angela Slatter. Locus Recommended Reading List

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