Recent Reviews

Cranky Ladies cover ARCThanks to the always-on-top-of-things VentureAdlaxre, we have our first review of Cranky Ladies of History (due out March 8)! Absolutely delighted to see she loved it, with a comprehensive five-star review! Among other things, she says of various pieces: “…a gentle and beautiful piece of writing…”, “…rich in culture and a joy to read…”, “…a light touch yet with a depth of thought…”.

A short review of Jo Anderton’s Guardian by reader John on Goodreads has this great line: This is sci-fi done right.

Alex Pierce reviews One Small Step, saying: …a who’s who of established and emerging Australian writers, too, which is a total delight.

Over at Beyond the Dreamline, Faith calls Splashdance Silverdefinitely funny…a bouncy, airy charm.

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2014 Awards eligible works

It’s that time of year when nominations begin to open for Awards for 2014-published work. Below is a list of the work we have that is eligible, and the categories generally applicable, should you be interested in nominating.

Novel

Guardian by Jo Anderton

Novella/Novelette

“How the Jungle Got Its Spirit Guardian” by Vida Cruz, in Phantazein (Philippines) – 9000 words approx

“Sanction” by Dirk Flinthart – 8600 words approx

“The Ghost of Hephaestus” by Charlotte Nash, in Phantazein – 8000 words approx

Short Story

“A Cold Day” by Nicole Murphy, in Phantazein

“Bahamut” by Thoraiya Dyer, in Phantazein

“Kneaded” by S.G. Larner, in Phantazein

“Rag and Bone Heart” by Suzanne J. Willis, in Phantazein

“The Lady of Wild Things” by Jenny Blackford, in Phantazein

“The Love Letters of Swans” by Tansy Rayner Roberts, in Phantazein

“The Nameless Seamstress” by Gitte Christensen, in Phantazein

“The Seventh Relic” by Cat Sparks, in Phantazein

“The Village of No Women” by Rabia Gale, in Phantazein (US)

“Twelfth” by Faith Mudge, in Phantazein

Collected Work

Focus 2013: highlights of Australian short fiction, Tehani Wessely (ed.)

Phantazein, Tehani Wessely (ed.)

Artwork

Cover art, Kathleen Jennings, for Phantazein

Other work we have been involved in includes:

  • “Snapshot 2014”, Tsana Dolichva, Nick Evans, Stephanie Gunn, Kathryn Linge, Elanor Matton-Johnson, David McDonald, Helen Merrick, Jason Nahrung, Ben Payne, Alex Pierce, Tansy Rayner Roberts, Helen Stubbs, Katharine Stubbs, Tehani Wessely, Sean Wright.
  • Joanne Anderton, Alex Pierce and Tehani Wessely for the Eddings Reread review series.
  • David McDonald, Tansy Rayner Roberts and Tehani Wessely, for the Reviewing New Who series
  • Katharine Stubbs, Ventureadlaxre (Fan Writing)

You might also like to check out the Ditmar eligibility list for more amazing Australian work from 2014!