Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Complete results can be found here.
Next year's Canvention will be hosted by KeyCon 25 in Winnipeg, a four-day convention over the Victoria Day weekend.
Antronos knew nothing but the Desert. Full of sandstorms, hallucinogenic dust dreams and the strange undead, he would have gone insane if not for the magic of his mother that held the demons at bay. One day, his mother died.
The underground civilization of the Temlochti State did not readily accept Antronos the surface creature from the Desert. Enduring constant derision, Antronos sometimes managed to find work along the docks of the underground river that made life rich and easy for the tunnel dwellers. After saving a university professor from drowning, he was granted a studentship in medicine.
Unfortunately, his graduate supervisor's methodology is less than ethical, and he hates Antronos with a passion. Antronos is tricked into committing an act of murder. He is then blackmailed into doing Sen Vernus' dirty work as the old man grabs power: political power, psychic power, magical power, with the aim of taking over the minds and bodies of the most powerful and rich people in the state.
The Silver Birch Award is awarded in fiction, non-fiction and Express categories each May, based on ballots cast by Grade 3, 4, 5 and 6 students earlier in the same month. It's administered by the Ontario Library Association and run by teacher-librarians and teachers in schools and by children's librarians in public libraries.
Other nominees in the fiction category are Baboon by David Jones (Annick Press), Directed by Kaspar Snit by Cary Fagan (Tundra Books), Jakeman by Deborah Ellis (Fitzhenry & Whiteside), Never to be Told by Becky Citra (Orca Book Publishers), Odd Man Out by Sarah Ellis (Groundwood Books), Pigboy by Vicki Grant (Orca Book Publishers), Shadows on the Train by Melanie Jackson (Orca Book Publishers), Torrie and the Snake-Prince by K.V. Johansen (Annick Press) and The Vampire's Visit by David A. Poulsen (Key Porter Books).
The Golden Eagle Book Award is a literary award that is given annually to an Alberta writer whose book is selected by children in Grades 4 through 8 from schools in the southern Alberta communities of Claresholm, Nanton, Stavely, Granum, Fort Macleod, Pincher Creek and Lundbreck. The winning book will be announced in the spring.
Theme: As above.
Genre: SF or fantasy. No horror, please.
Simultaneous Submissions: No
Deadline: January 31, 2008
Rights: One-time anthology rights.
Send submissions as .doc or .rtf attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Payment: 1 cent per word, with a minimum of $10 and maximum of $40 + a contributor's copy. The payment will be upon publication.
Tuesday, October 09, 2007
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Tuesday, October 02, 2007
The other semi-finalists are The Smell of Paint by Sheryl McFarlane (Fitzhenry & Whiteside); Race to Eagle Mountain by S. M. Schofield (Wine Press Group); The Alchemist’s Dream by John Wilson (Key Porter Books); and Kristin’s Wilderness: A Braided Trail by Garrett Conover (Raven Productions).
A winner (gold medalist) and runner-up (silver medalist) will be announced in each category during the week of October 15-19, and remaining semifinalists will become bronze medallists.
A formal awards presentation will be held on Saturday, November 3, in conjunction with the 2007 Children's Humanities Festival in Chicago.
(Via Maggie L. Wood.)