Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Weird Tales buys short story series from Holly Phillips

Weird Tales is buying a short story series from Holly Phillips. The series will begin with reprints of two "Emily Lake" stories that first appeared in On Spec, but, says Holly,"there's a third one already written and a bunch more to come."

Matt Hughes makes three-book deal for Henghis Hapthorn novels

Night Shade Books has offered Matt Hughes a three-book deal for a series of novels based on his character Henghis Hapthorn, "the Archonate's foremost freelance discriminator."

Monday, September 19, 2005

Nina Munteanu story now online at Another Realm

Nina Munteanu's short story "Neither Here Nor There" is currently online at Another Realm.

Friday, September 16, 2005

Sandra Kasturi wins Arc poetry prize

Sandra Kasturi has won the $1,000 top prize in the 10th annual Poem of the Year Contest, sponsored by Arc Poetry Magazine, with her poem "Old Men, Smoking."

Judge Mildred Tremblay said the piece "powerfully invokes strangeness," adding, "I could not resist this poem."

Sandra's entry was chosen from among more than 1,100 poems submitted by 413 entrants. The second prize of $750 went to Irene Livingston of Vancouver, B.C., and the third prize of $500 to Kamloops, B.C. Honourable mentions went to Rosemary Clewes, Pamela Porter and Diane Reid.

The winning poems. as well as the honourable mentions and six poems chosen from the 50 shortlisted poems by Arc’s editors, will be published in the Winter 2005 issue of the magazine.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Matt Hughes sells (again) to F&SF

Matt Hughes reports he has sold another Guth Bandar novelette to Gordon Van Gelder at The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction.

Interview with Cory Doctorow online

There's an interview with Cory Doctorow up at DoubleFiltered.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Ahmed A. Khan sells story to Dawn Sky

Ahmed A. Khan has sold his story "Synchronicity" to Dawn Sky for publication in January, 2006.

Monday, September 12, 2005

New Cory Doctorow novella being serialized on Salon

Cory Doctorow's novella Themepunks will be serialized on Salon over the next 10 weeks, with one segment running every Monday--starting today. Cory's first story published in Salon, "0wnz0red," received a Nebula Award nomination. "Anda's Game," his most recent, was chosen for inclusion in Best American Short Stories 2005.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Leslie Brown sells to two anthologies

Leslie Brown has sold a 10,000-word story, "The Transmigration Spell," to the anthology Beyond the Blackened Mirror: Tales of Dark Romance (Coyote Moon Publications) and a 1,000-word story to the anthology Thou Shalt Not (Dark Cloud Press), called "Mr. Rutherford’s Journal."

Richard Bartrop art on cover of Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine

Richard Bartrop is the cover artist for Issue 21 of Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine. It should be coming out sometime in November.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

SF Canadians at CascadiaCon


SF Canada members at CascadiaCon in Seattle, the 2005 North American Science Fiction Convention. The elevated gentleman is Derryl Murphy. The women, from left to right, are Lynda Williams, Jo Beverly, Donna McMahon (in front of Jo), Linda DeMeulemeester, Karen Abrahamson, Nina Munteanu, and Rhea Rose. Stephanie Bedwell-Grime was nowhere to be found when the pix were taken, and Suzanne Church had been there but left the day before.

Matt Hughes sells to Forbidden Planets anthology

Matt Hughes has sold a story to Pete Crowther for a by-invitation DAW anthology called Forbidden Planets, to be published next year to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the release of the classic movie Forbidden Planet.

Hugh Spencer story now on Shoestring Radio Theatre

At Shoestring Radio Theatre this week you can hear Hugh A. D. Spencer's story "21st Century
Scientific Romance" by clicking on the Listen Now link.

Derryl Murphy sells story to Thou Shalt Not...

Derryl Murphy has sold a 1,000-word short story, "Clink Clank," to the anthology Thou Shalt Not..., from Dark Cloud Press. The anthology is based around the Ten Commandments; Derryl picked honouring your mother and father...and the consequences of not doing so.