The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2010

Edited by Liz Grzyb and Talie Helene

33 excellent tales by some of Australia's biggest names as well as some emerging writers.

The first volume in the series. Includes a review of 2010 and a list of recommended stories.

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Congratulations to Liz Grzyb and talie Helene on their groundbreaking anthology, The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror, being a finalist in the Aurealis Awards.

The first volume in an annual series, The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror is nominated in the Best Anthology category.

We're really happy at this  news and wish Liz anad Talie all the best on the night.

The Aurealis Awards will be announced at a ceremony in Sydney on 12 May.

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Katharine Stubbs over at Shades of Sentience reviews The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror Volume 1 (edited by Liz Grzyb and Talie Helene) and says some very positive things, including

It is comprised of 33 carefully selected short stories of fantasy, dark fantasy, horror and paranormal romance – a very cool 150,000 words of the best Australia had to offer in 2010.

You can read the full review at http://sentientonline.net/?p=3121

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Contents for Year's Best Fantasy & Horror Volume 1 Announced

 

Ticonderoga Publications is walking on sunshine to announce the contents for its inaugural Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror anthology.

 

Editors Liz Grzyb and Talie Helene have produced a list of 33 excellent tales by some of Australia's biggest names as well as some emerging writers.

 

The anthology collects 150,000 words of the best stories published last year from the Antipodes.

 

"We're pleased with the number of fabulous stories that were published in 2010 that we had to choose from,” Liz Grzyb said.

 

 

"You could hold this anthology up against any international collection - Australians rock for diverse voices, imagination, and compelling writing," Talie Helene added.

 

The stories are (alphabetically by writer):

 

  • RJ Astruc: "Johnny and Babushka"
  • Peter M Ball: "L'esprit de L'escalier"
  • Alan Baxter: "The King's Accord"
  • Jenny Blackford: "Mirror"
  • Gitte Christensen: "A Sweet Story"
  • Matthew Chrulew: "Schubert By Candlelight"
  • Bill Congreve: "Ghia Likes Food"
  • Rjurik Davidson: "Lovers In Caeli-Amur"
  • Felicity Dowker: "After the Jump"
  • Dale Elvy: "Night Shift"
  • Jason Fischer: "The School Bus"
  • Dirk Flinthart: "Walker"
  • Bob Franklin: "Children's Story"
  • Christopher Green: "Where We Go To Be Made Lighter"
  • Paul Haines: "High Tide At Hot Water Beach"
  • L.L. Hannett: "Soil From My Fingers"
  • Stephen Irwin: "Hive"
  • Gary Kemble: "Feast Or Famine"
  • Pete Kempshall: "Brave Face"
  • Tessa Kum: "Acception"
  • Martin Livings: "Home"
  • Maxine McArthur: "A Pearling Tale"
  • Kirstyn McDermott: "She Said"
  • Andrew McKiernan: "The Memory Of Water"
  • Ben Peek: "White Crocodile Jazz"
  • Simon Petrie: "Dark Rendezvous"
  • Lezli Robyn: "Anne-droid of Green Gables"
  • Angela Rega: "Slow Cookin' "
  • Angela Slatter: "The Bone Mother"
  • Angela Slatter & LL Hannett: "The February Dragon"
  • Grant Stone: "Wood"
  • Kaaron Warren: "That Girl"
  • Janeen Webb: "Manifest Destiny"

 

In addition to the above incredible tales, the volume will include a review of 2010 and a list of recommended stories.

 

The editors will shortly begin reading for the second volume of The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror.

 

The anthology is scheduled for publication in June 2011. The anthology will be available in hardcover, ebook and trade editions

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Scary Minds reviews The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2010 and gives it 9 out of 10. We're pretty happy when they say:

Full recommendation folks, The Year's Best Australian Fantasy & Horror 2010 is the sort of reference any traveller of the dark paths Downunder, or indeed internationally, is going to need close to hand.

You can read the full review at http://www.scaryminds.com/reviews/2012/book131.php

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Ticonderoga Publications is pleased to announce a new anthology series, The Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror.

The first volume of this anthology will cover stories published in 2010, and will be published in June 2011.

The series is edited by Liz Grzyb and Talie Helene.

Liz Grzyb is the editor of the acclaimed Scary Kisses, Australia’s first paranormal romance anthology, and is Reviews Editor at Ticon4.

Talie Helene was News Editor for the Australian Horror Writers’ Association for four years, for which she was nominated for a Ditmar Award; she is also a musician and freelance journalist.

“There are some fantastic stories being published by Australians right now, and we’re looking forward to collecting the best of these in one volume,” says Liz Grzyb.

“There’s an amazing depth of talent in Australian horror fiction, and I can’t wait to showcase the best to a broader audience,” enthuses Talie Helene.

Ticonderoga’s editor, Russell B. Farr is excited by this project.

“While Australian publishers have had success in the past with Year’s Bests, consistency and longevity have been somewhat elusive. We’re hopeful that this series will be sustainable, and that sharing the workload will make this happen,” says Russell.

More information and eligibility guidelines are available at http://ticonderogapublications.com

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