Potato Monkey #1
Editor Benjamin Payne has announced the release of Potato Monkey,
a small press magazine of Australian sf.
Issue #1 is 80 pages and costs $5.00 (Australian);
subscriptions are $20 for four issues.
The contents of the 80-page first issue are:
Subscriptions are $20 for four issues. More detail is available from
Editor Ben Payne via:
- "Into the Mist" by Robert N. Stephenson
- "Psychology" by Robbie Matthews
- "Calapaya" by Trent Jamieson
- "Sleight of Hand" by Simon Haynes
- "Generation Next, the Real Thing" by Shane Griffin
- "Akira and the Dolphin Children" by Alison Venugoban
- "The Snail Street Sweeper" by Carlton Mellick III
- "The Lawn Citizens" by Carlton Mellick III
- "Reflection" by Lida Broadhurst
- "Sleep" by Lida Broadhurst
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"Oracle": Year's Best SF?
Gardner Dozois has bought rights to the Hugo-nominated
novella "Oracle" for his Year's Best Science Fiction:
Eighteenth Annual Collection (due in July 2001), rounding
out a string of Australian sales to the international
annual reprint anthologies (see 1 and 2).
More Awards for Tan's Lost Thing
Shaun Tan has again featured in the international
Spectrum SF Art Awards with the cover for his The Lost Thing
winning a Silver in the Book category for 2001.
The jury of the eighth annual Spectrum competition
"gave special recognition for superior achievement
to the following artists in each of seven categories:"
Gold Award: Kinuko Y. Craft ("Das Rheingold"/client: The Dallas Opera)
Silver Award: Matthew Stawicki ("The Invasion 1"/client: Wizards of the Coast)
Gold Award: David Bowers (cover to When the King Comes Home by Caroline
Stevermer/client: Tor Books)
Silver Award: Shaun Tan (cover to The Lost Thing by Shaun Tan/client:
Gold Award: Dave McKean ("Attack", cover to The Dreaming #59/client: DC
Silver Award: Phil Hale (cover to Flinch #11/client DC Comics)
Gold Award: Jean-Louis Crinon ("The Haunted Box")
Silver Award: Joel Harlow ("Necronomicon")
Gold Award: Donato Giancola ("2001, Hello"/client: Playboy Magazine)
Silver Award: James Gurney ("Sea Monster"/client: The Magazine of Fantasy &
Gold Award: George Pratt ("Entropy 1"/client: self-promotion)
Silver Award: Justin Sweet ("Icewind Dale"/client: Black Isle Studio)
Gold Award: Jason Nobriga ("King of a Little Kingdom")
Silver Award: Gregory Manchess ("Nightcrossing")
GRAND MASTER AWARD
Winners receive a Spectrum Award sculpted by Joseph DeVito,
which rests on a base sculpted by Tom Banwell, with either a gold or
silver engraved plate bearing the recipient's name. The awards
jury consisted of Gregory Manchess [artist], Brom [artist], Guy Giunta
[artist], John Jude Palencar [artist], Irene Gallo [art director/Tor
Books], and Harlan Ellison [writer/art director]. All of the art selected
by the judges will be included in Spectrum 8: The Best in Contemporary
Fantastic Art (Cathy and Arnie Fenner, Eds.) to be published by
Underwood Books in October, 2001.
2001 Chandler Awarded
The Australian Science Fiction Foundation
has presented the 2001 A Bertram Chandler Memorial Award to
long-time fanzine editor John Bangsund.
Established and awarded semi-annually by the Foundation since 1991,
the A Bertram Chandler Memorial Award recognises "Outstanding
Achievement in Australian Science Fiction". Previous winners
are Van Ikin (1992), George Turner (1993), Merv Binns (1994),
Wynne Whiteford (1995), Grant Stone (1996), Susan
Smith-Clarke (1997) and Graham Stone (1999).
The 2001 Award was presented as part of the Awards Ceremony
at this year's National Convention in April.
Write (C)on Announced
A "Writers' Convention" entitled Write (C)on will be held
over the weekend of 18–20 January 2002 at the Barker
Barker Lodge Motel, Barker St, Kensington NSW.
According to the Press Release, Write (C)on evolved from
"discussion held at the end of Nelcon in November, 2000" and
will be "a laid-back, relaxed weekend with two main aims:
"The venue is a short bus ride from Sydney city, Central Station and the
airport. Adjacent to the University of NSW, it offers single or
double/twin rooms from $120 single, or $125 double. There is also cheap,
single (share facilities) accommodation available at New College at the
University of NSW ($49.50 pn). The college is approximately a 2 block walk
from Barker Lodge. Also within 4 blocks of the venue are cheap eats such
as McDonalds, coffee shops, and asian restaurants. Two extensive 2nd hand
bookshops are also a short drive/bus ride away at Randwick.
"Membership to Write (C)on is $20. For this you will receive a con pack and
a copy of the anthology when it is edited after the convention. Guest
speakers are currently being approached. If you would like to be
invited to speak at this event, please contact Edwina
- To produce an anthology with a view to entering this anthology into the
Victorian Fellowship of Australian Writers awards held later in 2002,
- To discuss various aspects of the writing industry including in
dependant publishing, booksellers and distribution, writing courses,
markets etc within Australia.
Paul Collins Sales
Paul Collins has sold young adult science fiction novel
The Earthborn to Tor Books in the US, for a September 2002 publication. Collins has also sold young adult fantasy novel Dragonlinks to Penguin Australia.
Greg Egan's "Oracle" Proves Popular
Greg Egan's "Oracle" has won the Asimov's
Readers' Award for Best Novella and been nominated for the 2001 Hugo Award in the same category, and both "Oracle" and
Egan's Teranesia are finalists in the gay-friendly
The full results of the 15th Annual Asimov's Readers' Awards are:
Additional detail, including the "runners-up", can be found on the
- Best Novella: "Oracle", Greg Egan (Jul 2000)
- Best Novelette: "On the Orion Line", Stephen Baxter (Oct-Nov 2000)
- Best Short Story: "The Elephants on Neptune", Mike Resnick (May 2000)
- Best Poem: "10 Things You Can't Do Inside a Space Helmet", G. O. Clark (Jan 2000)
- Best Cover Artist: Bob Eggleton
- Best Interior Artist: Darryl Elliot.
The complete nomination list for the 2001 Hugo Awards is as follows:
Nominations for Novel
Nominations for Novella
- A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin (Voyager; Bantam Spectra)
- Calculating God by Robert J. Sawyer (Tor)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling (Bloomsbury; Scholastic/Levine)
- Midnight Robber by Nalo Hopkinson (Warner Aspect)
- The Sky Road by Ken MacLeod (Orbit 1999; Tor 2000)
Nominations for Novellette
- "A Roll of the Dice" by Catherine Asaro (Analog Jul/Aug 2000)
- "Oracle" by Greg Egan (Asimov's Jul 2000)
- "Radiant Green Star" by Lucius Shepard (Asimov's Aug 2000)
- "Seventy-Two Letters" by Ted Chiang (Vanishing Acts: A Science Fiction Anthology, Tor Jul 2000)
- "The Retrieval Artist" by Kristine Kathryn Rusch (Analog Jun 2000)
- "The Ultimate Earth" by Jack Williamson (Analog Dec 2000)
Nominations for Short Story
- "Agape Among the Robots" by Allen Steele (Analog May 2000; Imagination Fully Dilated, Vol. 2, IFD Publishing May 2000)
- "Generation Gap" by Stanley Schmidt (Artemis Spring 2000)
- "Millennium Babies" by Kristine Kathryn Rusch (Asimov's Jan 2000)
- "On the Orion Line" by Stephen Baxter (Asimov's Oct/Nov 2000)
- "Redchapel" by Mike Resnick (Asimov's Dec 2000)
Nominations for Related Book
- "Different Kinds of Darkness" by David Langford (F&SF Jan 2000)
- "Kaddish for the Last Survivor" by Michael A. Burstein (Analog Nov 2000)
- "Moon Dogs" by Michael Swanwick (Moon Dogs, NESFA Press Feb 2000; Asimov's Mar 2000)
- "The Elephants on Neptune" by Mike Resnick (Asimov's May 2000)
- "The Gravity Mine" by Stephen Baxter (Asimov's Apr 2000)
Nominations for Dramatic Presentation
- Concordance to Cordwainer Smith, Third Edition by Anthony R. Lewis (NESFA Press)
- Greetings from Earth: The Art of Bob Eggleton by Bob Eggleton and Nigel Suckling (Paper Tiger)
- Putting It Together: Turning Sow's Ear Drafts Into Silk Purse Stories Mike Resnick (Wildside Press)
- Robert A. Heinlein: A Reader's Companion by James Gifford (Nitrosyncretic Press)
- Terry Pratchett: Guilty of Literature ed. by Andrew M. Butler, Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn (The Science Fiction Foundation)
Nominations for Professional Editor
- Chicken Run
- Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
- Frank Herbert's Dune
Nominations for Professional Artist
- Ellen Datlow
- Gardner Dozois
- David G. Hartwell
- Stanley Schmidt
- Gordon Van Gelder
Nominations for Semiprozine
- Jim Burns
- Bob Eggleton
- Frank Kelly Freas
- Donato Giancola
- Michael Whelan
Nominations for Fanzine
- Interzone edited by David Pringle
- Locus edited by Charles N. Brown
- New York Review of Science Fiction edited by Kathryn Cramer, David G. Hartwell, and Kevin Maroney
- Science Fiction Chronicle edited by Andrew I. Porter
- Speculations edited by Susan Fry; published by Kent Brewster
Nominations for Fan Writer
- Challenger edited by Guy Lillian III
- File 770 edited by Mike Glyer
- Mimosa edited by Nicki and Richard Lynch
- Plokta edited by Alison Scott, Steve Davies and Mike Scott
- Stet edited by Dick Smith and Leah Zeldes Smith
Nominations for Fan Artist
- Bob Devney
- Mike Glyer
- Dave Langford
- Evelyn C. Leeper
- Steven H Silver
Nominations for the John W. Campbell Award
- Sheryl Birkhead
- Brad Foster
- Teddy Harvia
- Sue Mason
- Taral Wayne
Additional details of the nomination process can be found on the Worldcon site.
- James L. Cambias (1st year of eligibility)
- Thomas Harlan (2nd year of eligibility)
- Douglas Smith (2nd year of eligibility)
- Kristine Smith (2nd year of eligibility)
- Jo Walton (1st year of eligibility)
The Gaylactic Network's Spectrum Awards
are a jury award created "to honor works in science fiction, fantasy and horror
that deal positively with gay characters, themes and issues." The finalists for the 2001 awards are:
Best Other Work
- The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, by Michael Chabon (Random House)
- The Chosen, by Ricardo Pinto (Tor)
- A Face Without A Heart, by Rick Reed (Design Image Group)
- The Jazz, by Melissa Scott (Tor)
- Jumping Off The Planet, by David Gerrold (Tor)
- Kirith Kirin, by Jim Grimsley (Meisha Merlin)
- Teranesia, by Greg Egan (Harper/Avon/EOS)
Hall of Fame
- The Authority: Under New Management (comic book, DC Comics)
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer (television series, WB / Fox / Joss Whedon)
- A Distant Soil, by Colleen Doran (comic book, Image Comics)
- "Oracle", by Greg Egan (short story, Asimov's, July 2000)
- Queer Fear, edited by Michael Rowe (anthology, Arsenal Pulp Press)
A "People's Choice Award" will be given to the single work receiving the most
nominations. Further detail can be found on the Spectrum Awards site.
- The "Blood" Series, by Tanya Huff (DAW)
- The "Darkover" Series, by Marion Zimmer Bradley (DAW)
- Imperial Earth, by Arthur C. Clarke (Orion)
- The Left Hand of Darkness, by Ursula K LeGuin (Ace)
- The Sparrow/Children of God, by Mary Doria Russell (Fawcett)
- The "Weetzie Bat" Series (collected as Dangerous Angels), by Francesca Lia
All three Awards will be presented at this year's
World Science Fiction Convention, The Millennium Philcon (August 30 – September 3, 2001), in Philadelphia, USA.
2001 Aurealis Award Judging Opens
The Judges for the AAs for work published in 2001
have been announced, and the Award has added fifth
Division specifically for Children's genre fiction.
The Judges for the 2001 Aurealis Awards are:
Division A: Science Fiction
Coordinator Peter McNamara
Judges Dianne DeBellis, Marian Foster, and Stephen Higgins.
Division B: Fantasy
Coordinator Peter McNamara
Judges Peter McNamara, Helen Patrice, Ben Payne, and Rob Stephenson.
Division C: Horror
Coordinator Rowena Cory Lindquist
Judges Sylvia Kelso, Rowena Cory Lindquist, and Sophie Masson.
Division D: Young Adult
Coordinator Sophie Masson
Judges Richard Harland, Marianne Jablon, and Denise Lines.
Division E: Children's
Coordinator Keith Stevenson
Judges Keith Stevenson, Marianne de Peirres, Linsay Knight.
According to the recent Press Release, to be considered for the
awards works "should be sent directly to the judges at the time
of publication, and one copy should be sent to Chimaera
Publications, PO Box 2164, Mt Waverley Vic 3149." The awards
are open to work by Australians or Australian residents first
published in 2001 (or, apparently, published in November or
December 2000 but not reaching the judges of that year's
awards in time).
Books which may be eligible for more than one division should be sent
to all the relevant judges; the panels work independently of each other,
so it's possible for a book to win in more than one division.
The new Children's division, for work the 8–12 age group, will
present two awards: "Best SF, Fantasy or Horror Novel" and "Best SF, Fantasy or
Horror short story".
Guidelines for eligibility and judges' addresses can be found
at Aurealis Online's new temporary site at
The Aurealis Award 2001 Convening panel consists of Dirk Strasser,
Sophie Masson, Peter McNamara, Keith Stevenson, and the media contact
is Rowena Cory Lindquist (ph. 07 3893 2959). Judges' shortlists must be completed by 15 November 2001 and anything
submitted after that date cannot be considered, so advance copies or page
proofs for any books scheduled for publication in November or December 2001
should be sent as early as possible, although the following year’s panels
will consider any (otherwise eligible) book that is not received in some
form by early November.
The 2001 short list will be announced in a media release at the end of
December 2001, and the winners will be announced at an Awards ceremony to be
held in early 2002.
Redsine Back In Print
Webzine Redsine recently announced that, from January
2002, the publication will appear as a 12.7cm x 20.3cm
"high quality trade paperback with a glossy colour
According to their Press Release, "Cosmos Books have
committed themselves to bringing out the magazine
quarterly for at least the next two years. As a result
Redsine will have access to a distribution network that
covers the UK, the US and Australia.
"The webzine's final issue will be issue 6, online
"A further announcement will be made early next month,
which will include prices, subscription information and
more details concerning the magazine."
The PR included guidelines for the new magazine:
Redsine is now on the lookout for Dark Fantasy stories up to 5000 words in
The kind of writing I am looking for is moody, dark and vivid.
Dark fables, fairy tales, out and out horror, all are acceptable. I'm not
going to turn back science fiction either, but it has a better chance if
it's more "Who Goes there?" than "Foundation" (or "Alien" rather than "Star
The kind of authors I like are Fritz Leiber, Geoffrey Maloney, D.F. Lewis,
Jeff Vandermeer, Poppy Z. Brite, Michael Shea and Neil Gaiman.
In the past we have received too many tales of the hack and slash variety.
Stories that consist of a character going insane and then embarking on a
killing rampage are unlikely to get a look in. They have been done to death,
if you'll excuse the pun. I want the fiction in Redsine to haunt our
readers. Be visceral, be confronting, but remember stories should react with
the reader on an emotional level.
If you're into edgy, powerful prose then you're the kind of writer we're
Re-prints are not encouraged — if you want to send a re-print please first
send a query and include details of where/when the story originally
At this stage, we're paying in contributor's copies.
(This is likely to change to 1 cent per word early next year.)
All manuscripts should be disposable.
The preferred manuscript format is double-spaced with author details, title,
word count etc. on the cover page, and name, title and page number on the
top right hand corner of each page.
Font size between 11 and 14 is preferred.
Please include a self-addressed envelope and one IRC. I prefer subs to be
sent snail mail (the address will be announced when we open for
submissions). But if you want to make your case for e-mail, I'm open to
that, just please enquire first.
There will be three reading periods each year as follows.
Stories submitted outside these times will be returned.
- 1st June – 31st August
- 1st October – 31st December
- 1st February – 30th April
Aurealis For Sale
Chimaera Publications has offered their Aurealis title,
its website content,
subscriber list and back issue stock for sale by tender,
with bids to close on 02 July.
According to the press release, the magazine is being
offered as a "going concern", with a double issue #27/28
ready for publication in August (and by implication to be
published at Chimaera Publications' expense), and with
no outstanding subscriber liability or debts. The sale
also includes a non-specific mailing list of 1000 addresses
in addition to the magazine's 400 former subscribers, and
the stock is described as "substantial".
If you're interested, phone Volker Strasser on
+61 3 9534 1569, fax on +61 3 9534 1530 or email to
for further details.
Aurealis is reading through the sale period, with
stories reaching a "final reading" stage being passed on
to the new owners. Chimaera Publications itself will be
"changing direction" towards "book, online and multi-media
publishing." The Aurealis Awards are to continue to be
run independently of the magazine as a condition of the
sale, and should be unaffected.
Rhianna books sell to US
Dave Luckett has sold Rhianna and the Wild Magic,
Rhianna and the Dogs of Iron and a third Rhianna novel
(as yet unwritten) on precis to Scholastic in the US.
Australian Rhianna publisher Omnibus Books (Ashton
Scholastic) have also bought the second Rhianna novel
and are reported to be considering the third.
Australian Dark Fantasy
UK editor Steve Savile's big Dark Fantasy anthology,
now titled Year's Best Dark Fantasy: 2002 Edition, will
include three stories by Australians.
The book, the first of a planned annual series, will be
available from Wildside Press imprint Cosmos Books in June
2001, and will run to 200,000 words. The
will include Jack Dann's "Marilyn", Stephen Dedman's "What You Wish For" and
Robert Hood's "The Old Black Graffiti".
See also previous story.
Multiverse 4 Writers' Day
A Writers' Day will be held on Monday 11 June 2001
at the Edmund Barton Centre, 488 South Road,
Moorabbin Victoria, as part of the Multiverse 4
Organiser George Ivanoff writes:
"Traditionally, Multiverse conventions have catered mainly to media fandom.
Despite this, there has been a small lit presence at their past events, with
guest speakers such as Paul Collins and Kate Jacoby appearing on panels. In
response to the strong interested generated at these past events, a full day
of lit programming is being organised for the upcoming convention.
"Principle speaker is multi award-winning author Jack Dann. Co-editor of
Dreaming Down Under, his books include The Memory Cathedral,
The Man Who Melted and Bad Medicine.
"Additional speakers include Lucy Sussex (Black Ice, My Lady Tongue &
Other Tales), Janeen Webb (Dreaming Down Under, Sailing to Atlantis),
Sean McMullen (The Centurion's Empire, Mirrorsun Rising), Kerry
Greenwood (Cave Rats, Feral), Kate Jacoby (Elita trilogy), Mark
Shirrefs (The Girl From Tomorrow, Spellbinder, Pig's Breakfast),
Carole Wilkinson (upcoming Ramose trilogy), Sue Bursztynski
(Starwalkers, Potions to Pulsars), George Ivanoff (Real Sci-Fi,
"Cost for the Writers' Day is $50, which also gives you access to the rest of
the convention for that day. Further information about the speakers and the
convention (including rates and other guests) is available on the Multiverse
web site, or via email or snail mail."
The relevant contact details for the convention are:
Multiverse Science Fiction Group
PO Box 355 World Trade Centre
Melbourne VIC 3005 AUSTRALIA
TOR tours Douglass & Marillier
Sara Douglass, Juliet Marillier and US author Jacqueline Carey
will tour their respective Fantasy works in a series of
bookstore-stops through the first two weeks of June 2001.
The full details of the tour are:
Douglass will be promoting The Wayfarer Redemption (the US
republication of the retitled Axis Trilogy's BattleAxe),
and Marillier her Son of the Shadows, republished by TOR in hardcover
in May 2001.
- Fri 1 Jun 2001, time tba, Book Expo America, McCormick Place, Chicago IL, US
- Mon 4 Jun 2001, 4pm, The Stars Our Destination, 1021 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago IL, US
- Wed 6 Jun 2001, 7pm, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 13217 Shaker Square, Cleveland OH, US
- Fri 8 Jun 2001, 7:30pm, Borders, 5871 Crossroads Center Way, Bailey's Crossroads VA, US
- Sat 9 Jun 2001, 1 pm, Books-A-Million, Reston VA, US
- Wed 13 Jun 2001, 7pm, University Books, Seattle WA, US
- Thu 14 Jun 2001, 8pm, Borderlands Books, San Francisco CA, US
- Fri 15 Jun 2001, 7pm, Mysterious Galaxy, 7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, Suite #302, San Diego CA, US
Genre Works in WA Premier's Book Awards
Two genre authors have been included in the short list for the 2000
WA Premier's Book Awards: Shaun Tan for The Lost
Thing and Dave Luckett for Rhianna and the Wild Magic.
Jennifer Fallon’s exclusive ebook
PerfectBound, the e-book imprint of HarperCollins Publishers (US),
has announced the launch of its second list of titles for April-May 2001,
which includes the first US publication of Australian author Jennifer
PerfectBound’s May 29 publication means that the first book in The Demon Child
trilogy will be available exclusively in e-book form in North America. The
other books in the trilogy—Treason Keep and Harshini—will appear from PerfectBound in later months, joining Garth Nix’s Sabriel and Lirael (January, 2001) at the imprint.
Cat Sparks in Locus Again
Photographer Cat Sparks’ work has appeared in the April
Issue of US genre news zine Locus with her coverage of
Nick Stathopoulos’ Icarus Exhibition in February.
Pictured (left to right) are: (back) Deborah Biancotti, Bill Congreve, Nick Stathopoulos, Terry Dowling, Robert Hood, Liz Martin; (front) Lewis Morley, Marilyn Pride, Danny Heap.
As noted in the brief accompanying text, art from the exhibition (announced in an earlier news item) and further photos of the event can be seen
on the artist’s site.
Short Fiction Bonanza at Natcon
Two small press original anthologies joined a number
of commercial book-launches at the 2001 National SF Convention
this Easter, helping to fill the gaps left by the infrequent and
volatile Australian genre magazines.
an anthology of genre-related erotica from a West Australian team, joined the follow-up to Mitch? (2000), the 108-page Tarts of the New Millennium, published out of Melbourne. Both books were planned with the intention of launching them at the convention, and both reputedly sold well enough to cover costs.
In addition, the convention souvenir book, which sold for $5.00, included several original short stories by convention guests, and HarperCollins Australia distributed copies of its “Collector’s Edition” of five original stories from Voyager authors, including Juliet Marillier’s “Otherling”.
Borderlands: The World Within
The conveners of Borderlands: The World Within have
released details of the convention, a two-day
limited-numbers event to be held in Perth in November
The event will take place on 24–25th November 2001
at the Emerald Hotel, Mount Street Perth. Guests
are Chris Lawson, Jeremy Byrne and Tess Williams and
memberships, which will be limited to 130, are
available at $55 ($45 concession).
The Press Release describes Borderlands as "a much smaller
convention than a Swancon held over two days, with two programming
streams and a fan lounge, strongly themed to 'The World
Within'—an exploration and study of nanotechnology,
conciousness, genetics and the like in real life and in
speculative fiction", and invites those seeking more detail
to contact Simon Oxwell, Grant Watson or Anna Hepworth.
WA's 2001 Genre Awards
The 2001 Western Australian SF Achievement Awards
(“Tin Ducks”) were presented at the Awards Ceremony of Swancon
2001, the National SF Convention.
The complete list of winners was as follows:
The award statuettes, hand-made by Fe Waters after a design by Jade Todd, interpreted the traditional silvered bird form in an innovative if sharp-edged design described later by a senior member of the convention committee as “a little frightening”.
- Best WA Written Work (Professional):
"The Devotee" (Stephen Dedman)
- Best WA Written Work (Unpaid or Fan):
"Coelacanth Soup" (Robin Pen)
- Best WA Production in Any Medium (Professional):
The Lost Thing (Shaun Tan)
- Best WA Production in any medium (Unpaid or Fan):
The Angriest Video Store Clerk in the World (Grant Watson)
- Best WA Artwork:
The Lost Thing (Shaun Tan)
Terry Dowling on Scifiction
"The Lagan Fishers", which earned Dowling US$0.20 for each of its 6500-or-so words, is now online for free at Ellen Datlow's SciFiction.
agog! Fantastic Fiction announced
New small press agog!
has announced agog! Fantastic Fiction, an anthology
of original fiction which seeks to “engage the imagination,
maintain a thrilling pace, and rocket the reader into
an astounding world of speculative imagination”, to be
launched at the National Convention in 2002.
Agog! Press, established recently by managing editor Cat Sparks and associate editor Robert Hood, is reading for the anthology between
April and October 2001. According to the Press Release, “Agog! Fantastic Fiction aims to bring together astounding, compulsively readable stories in the fantastic genres of SF, horror and general fantasy”.
The anthology is intended to be an annual publication, and is open to submissions under 10,000 words from Australian residents. More detail can be found on the press' website.