Congratulations to our Aurealis Award winners! Last weekend three of our titles took away Aurealis Awards, and we're quite chuffed.
"By Bone-Light", Juliet Marillier, Prickle Moon
The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2012, edited by Liz Grzyb and Talie Helene
"The Year of Ancient Ghosts", Kim Wilkins, The Year of Ancient Ghosts
This anthology, with the working title Hear Me Roar, is looking at kick-arse chicks of all varieties in a speculative fiction world – female superheroes, scientists, subversives and rulers. We want character-driven stories with strong female protagonists.
The stories can be any variety of speculative fiction: science fiction, fantasy, horror, paranormal romance, urban fantasy or a mix.
We are not looking for stories where women are objectified, where there is gratuitous gore or erotica.
The anthology will be edited by Liz Grzyb, award-winning editor of eight anthologies including The Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror, and will be published by Ticonderoga Publications in 2015.
Send me your best speculative fiction story featuring strong women.
Ticonderoga Publications is thrilled to announce the forthcoming publication of British Fantasy Award winning Angela Slatter's Black-Winged Angels.
Black-Winged Angels is a collection of 10 incredible contemporary retellings of fairy tales, and will be available in a limited hardcover edition illustrated by the multiple World Fantasy Award nominated Kathleen Jennings.
The collection will feature an introduction by the multiple award-winning Juliet Marillier and be published in August 2014.
Black-Winged Angels comprises ten reworked/reloaded fairytales for adult readers, several available for the first time in Australia.
The book will appeal to fans of Angela Carter ("The Company of Wolves") and Emma Donoghue ("Kissing the Witch").
Angela Slatter's previous Ticonderoga collection, The Girl With No Hands and Other Tales, won the Aurealis Award while her co-authored Midnight and Moonshine collection (with Lisa L. Hannett) made the Locus Recommended Reading List for 2012.
"I’m so delighted to be working with Ticonderoga Publications again to give these stories a very special second life," says Angela Slatter. "Being able to have Juliet Marillier introduce the collection and Kathleen Jennings to illustrate it is the best gift a writer can get!"
Black-Winged Angels will be published as a limited hardcover edition of 250 copies signed by all contributors.
The collection is available for pre-order at www.indiebooksonline.com
"...arguably the best release of tales to chill by this year. A very solid collection of post apocalyptic stories that have a uniqueness about them that will provide you with hours of entertainment..."
You can read the full review at http://scaryminds.com/reviews/2013/book182.php
Everything is a Graveyard is available in three editions
We're incredibly pleased to start 2014 by announcing the contents for our forthcoming steampunk romance anthology Kisses by Clockwork. Edited by Liz Grzyb, Kisses by Clockwork will be published in April.
Contributing to its 105,000 words are
Congratulations to all of the above writers. Liz had an incredible challenge finalising these stories from a shortlist of almost twice this.
Nations of Earth Ambassador Cory Wilson had thought the hardest part of his role would be mastering the many intricacies of gamra pronouns. Then the President is shot in front of him, and all clues point to extraterrestrial agencies.
Only the truth will prevent the conflict escalating, but to find it, Cory has to challenge the very top of the Coldi hierarchy, in a society where the simple act of looking someone in the eye or using the wrong pronouns can mean the difference between life and death.
Patty Jansen's incredible science fiction thriller, featuring interplanetary intrigue, unearthly greed, interstellar romance, and an ambassador from New Zealand is now shipping in three editions.
Ambassador is also available in all good online bookshops worldwide.
We are incredibly pleased to announce that editors Liz Grzyb and Talie Helene have signed on to produce another three annual volumes of The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror.
These volumes shall see the series continue until at least 2016, comprising the very best antipodean stories from 2015.
The first of these new volumes, covering stories published in 2013, is now open for submissions.
The deadline for submissions is 31 January 2014.
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 June 2013
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on the strength of just a few stories alone I would certainly recommend Bloodstones for readers looking for more in their horror fiction
You can read the full review at http://www.thirteenoclock.com.au/bloodstones-edited-by-amanda-pillar-review/
Bloodstones is available in