Congratulations to Kaaron Warren whose story “All Roll Over” from In Your Face has been shortlisted for the Australian Shadows Awards! Well done to all the finalists.
Super excited to discover yesterday that we have FOUR shortlistings for In Your Face in the 2016 Aurealis Awards! Huge congratulations to Thoraiya Dyer, Claire McKenna and Shauna O’Meara on their short story shortlistings in the Fantasy, Science Fiction and Young Adult categories, respectively, and to ALL the contributors, as the book itself is also shortlisted for Best Anthology!
We are in excellent company on the shortlists – well done to all the creators recognised this year, it’s a wonderful list.
Now that awards season is starting again, I thought I’d best put up our eligible 2016-published work for easy reference, should anyone like to nominate things 🙂
In Your Face edited by Tehani Wessely
Related Work / William Atheling Jr
The Rebirth of Rapunzel: a mythic biography of the maiden in the tower by Kate Forsyth
Tehani Croft & Marisol Dunham, for “Revisiting Pern: the great McCaffrey reread” review series.
Fan Publication (Related Work)
Kathleen Jennnings for the cover art of The Rebirth of Rapunzel
Tania Walker for the cover art of Bounty: a Mocklore collection
Novella / Novelette
- “Delta Void’s Day Off”, Tansy Rayner Roberts, in Bounty: A Mocklore Collection, FableCroft Publishing.
- “Queen of Courtesans”, Tansy Rayner Roberts, in Bounty: A Mocklore Collection, FableCroft Publishing.
- “A House in the Blue”, Jason Nahrung, in In Your Face, FableCroft Publishing.
- “A pain that must be suffered”, Jo Anderton, in In Your Face, FableCroft Publishing.
- “Accidents Happen”, Kirstyn McDermott, in In Your Face, FableCroft Publishing.
- “All Roll Over”, Kaaron Warren, in In Your Face, FableCroft Publishing.
- And Now Thou Art Cursed From the Eath”, David McDonald, in In Your Face, FableCroft Publishing.
- “Bodies of Evidence”, Alan Baxter, in In Your Face, FableCroft Publishing.
- “Cherries in Winter, Rivers in Spring”, Stephanie Lai, in In Your Face, FableCroft Publishing.
- Fert”, Marlee Jane Ward, in In Your Face, FableCroft Publishing.
- “Letters to Cleopatra”, in In Your Face, FableCroft Publishing.
- “Lust, Entrapment, and the Matter Transmitter: a Case Study”, Sean Williams, in In Your Face, FableCroft Publishing.
- “No Fat Chicks”, Cat Sparks, in In Your Face, FableCroft Publishing.
- “No one Here is Going to Save You”, Shauna O’Meara, in In Your Face, FableCroft Publishing.
- “The Autumn Dog Cannot Live to Spring”, Claire McKenna, in In Your Face, FableCroft Publishing.
- “The Lost Boys”, Craig Cormick, in In Your Face, FableCroft Publishing.
- “Tolerance”, Ian McHugh, in In Your Face, FableCroft Publishing.
- “Waters of Kati Thanda”, Dirk Flinthart, in In Your Face, FableCroft Publishing.
- “Where the Pelican Builds Her Nest”, Thoraiya Dyer, in In Your Face, FableCroft Publishing.
- “Zero Sum Game”, Darren Goosens, in In Your Face, FableCroft Publishing.
Remember, the more people who nominate amazing Australian work for the awards, the better the awards process works! Go! Read (the list is vast)! Nominate!
It was very exciting to find out last night that Cranky Ladies of History won the Fiction category at the 2016 ACT Writing and Publishing Awards, announced at a special event at the Gorman Arts Centre in Canberra. A huge thanks to contributor Barbara Robson who was kind enough to be our representative on the night, as neither Tehani nor Tansy could be there. It was wonderful that one of the authors could collect the award on behalf of us all!
We would like to thank the judges, the ACT Writers Centre and the awards supporter Dymocks Belconnen, ACT for this wonderful opportunity – we are so delighted to be the award recipients, amid excellent company. A huge shout out to the many awesome backers of the Pozible crowdfunding campaign back in 2014, who helped make the book possible, and to Arts Tasmania’s Crowbar grant, of which we were the inaugural recipients. Thank you to everyone who has read and reviewed the book – we love you all! And of course, thanks to Kathleen Jennings for the gorgeous cover and illustrations, Amanda Rainey for the beautiful design, and most especially to our amazing contributors, without whom this wonderful and important book could not exist.
We were delighted to see that Cranky Ladies of History took home the Ditmar Award for Best Collected Work last night at Contact 2016, and that Kathleen Jennings also got the gong for her beautiful artwork for the book! There was strong competition in every category, so this is a real pleasure.
We didn’t have as much success in the Aurealis Awards on Friday night, but wanted to congratulate both the winners and all the finalists in every category – it was a fabulous event.
In the Aurealis Awards, special mention to Dirk Flinthart, finalist for Best Collection for Striking Fire AND for Best Horror Novella with “Night Shift” from the collection, Joanne Anderton, shortlisted for Best Science Fiction Short Story with “2B”, and DK Mok, shortlisted for Best Fantasy Short Story with “Almost Days” (both stories being from Insert Title Here). It’s also super exciting to see Focus 2014: highlights of Australian short fiction on the Best Anthology list.
The complete shortlists are available on the Aurealis Awards website, and showcase some of the absolute best of Australian writing produced in 2015 – such an honour to be part of it!
For the Ditmars, it’s fantastic to see Joanne Anderton double up with “2B” on the Best Short Story ballot, alongside Deborah Biancotti’s creepy Cranky Ladies of History story “Look How Cold My Hands Are”. The Cranky Ladies anthology also made the Best Collected Work ballot, and Kathleen Jennings’ gorgeous cover and internals for the book are shortlisted for Best Artwork. Editor Tehani Wessely is also on the ballot for the William Atheling Jr Award for Criticism or Review for both the team efforts of “Squeeing Over Supergirl” (with David McDonald) and “Reviewing New Who” (with David McDonald and Tansy Rayner Roberts). If you were a member of Swancon last year, or of Contact 2016 this year, you are eligible to vote, so please do (for ANY of the fabulous work shortlisted!).
Congratulations to everyone appearing on these shortlists – it really shows the strength of Australian speculative fiction.
With the Ditmars now open for entry, I was reminded that it’s useful to post an eligible work post here for reference. If you are eligible to nominate work for the Ditmars, Hugos, Bram Stoker and all of those things, I encourage you to do so. The more people who nominate work they thought was award-worthy, the more diverse and interesting the final ballots are. If you loved something from FableCroft, we’d love you to nominate it, but please, just nominate anything you really enjoyed and be part of the process!
There is a great (if not entirely complete) list of work that is eligible for the Ditmars here – it’s well worth taking a look to remind yourself of other excellent Australian work produced in 2015.
FABLECROFT 2015 WORK
Kathleen Jennings is eligible for any professional artist award for her cover of Cranky Ladies of History and its internal illustrations.
Amanda Rainey designed the covers for Insert Title Here and Striking Fire.
Striking Fire by Dirk Flinthart
Insert Title Here edited by Tehani Wessely
Focus 2014: highlights of Australian short fiction edited by Tehani Wessely
Cranky Ladies of History edited by Tansy Rayner Roberts and Tehani Wessely
STORIES (with word count and author nationality)
|Author||Story Title||Publication||Word Count||Nationality|
|Joyce Chng||Charmed Life||Cranky Ladies of History||2161||Singapore|
|Liz Barr||Queenside||Cranky Ladies of History||2408||Australia|
|Dirk Flinthart||No Hard Feelings||Striking Fire||2499||Australia|
|Tamlyn Dreaver||Reflections||Insert Title Here||2860||Australia|
|Sara Larner||Living in the Light||Insert Title Here||3187||US|
|Tom Dullemond||The Final Voyage of Saint Brendan||Insert Title Here||3300||Australia|
|Sandra McDonald||Cora Crane and The Trouble with Me||Cranky Ladies of History||3394||US|
|LM Myles||Little Battles||Cranky Ladies of History||3487||UK|
|Caitlene Cooke||Circa||Insert Title Here||3500||Australia|
|David McDonald||Her face like lightning||Insert Title Here||3540||Australia|
|Stephanie Lai||The dragon, the terror, the sea||Cranky Ladies of History||3653||Australia|
|Kaaron Warren||Another week in the future||Cranky Ladies of History||3662||Australia|
|Alexis A. Hunter||Always Another Point||Insert Title Here||3680||US|
|Joanne Anderton||2B||Insert Title Here||3950||Australia|
|Dirk Flinthart||Tough||Striking Fire||4060||Australia|
|Dan Simpson||The Winter Stream||Insert Title Here||4358||Australia|
|Laura Lam||The Lioness||Cranky Ladies of History||4609||UK|
|Marissa Lingen & Alec Austin||Empty Monuments||Insert Title Here||4950||US|
|Dirk Flinthart||Faith||Striking Fire||4989||Australia|
|Dirk Flinthart||The First Martian||Striking Fire||5000||Australia|
|Amanda Pillar||Neter Nefer||Cranky Ladies of History||5335||Australia|
|Barbara Robson||Theodora||Cranky Ladies of History||5426||Australia|
|Juliet Marillier||Hallowed Ground||Cranky Ladies of History||5562||Australia|
|Nisi Shawl||A Beautiful Stream||Cranky Ladies of History||5658||US|
|Dirk Flinthart||A Friend in the Trade||Striking Fire||5700||Australia|
|Darren Goossens||One Who Knows||Insert Title Here||5800||Australia|
|Deborah Biancotti||Look How Cold My Hands Are||Cranky Ladies of History||5855||Australia|
|DK Mok||Almost Days||Insert Title Here||5885||Australia|
|Thoraiya Dyer||The Falcon Races||Insert Title Here||5963||Australia|
|Thoraiya Dyer||Vintana||Cranky Ladies of History||5992||Australia|
|Dirk Flinthart||Collateral Damage||Insert Title Here||6000||Australia|
|Garth Nix||The Company of Women||Cranky Ladies of History||6021||Australia|
|Marianne de Pierres||Salvatrix||Insert Title Here||6215||Australia|
|Havva Murat||The Pasha, the girl and the dagger||Cranky Ladies of History||6242||Australia|
|Dirk Flinthart||Granuaile||Cranky Ladies of History||6287||Australia|
|Alan Baxter||Beyond the Borders of All He Had Been Taught||Insert Title Here||6359||Australia|
|Foz Meadows||Bright Moon||Cranky Ladies of History||6501||Australia|
|Robert Hood||Footprints in Venom||Insert Title Here||7040||Australia|
|Sylvia Kelso||Due care and attention||Cranky Ladies of History||7044||Australia|
|Dan Rabarts||Oil and bone||Insert Title Here||7900||New Zealand|
|Kirstyn McDermott||Mary, Mary||Cranky Ladies of History||7925||Australia|
|Lisa Hannett||For So Great a Misdeed||Cranky Ladies of History||8008||Australia|
|Kathleen Jennings||The Last Case of Detective Charlemagne||Insert Title Here||8200||Australia|
|Matthew Morrison||Sins of meals past||Insert Title Here||8800||Australia|
|Ian Creasey||Ministry of Karma||Insert Title Here||10100||UK|
|Faith Mudge||Glorious||Cranky Ladies of History||10312||Australia|
|Stephanie Burgis Samphire||The art of deception||Insert Title Here||12400||UK|
|Dirk Flinthart||Night Shift||Striking Fire||31970||Australia|
In addition, there are a couple of works Tehani has been involved in that are eligible for non-fiction categories.
Letter to Tiptree edited by Alisa Krasnostein and Alex Pierce (Twelfth Planet Press)
Companion Piece: Women Celebrate the Humans, Aliens and Tin Dogs of Doctor Who edited by LM Myles and Liz Barr (Mad Norwegian Press)
“Collaboration is the Human Superpower” by Tehani Wessely, in Magpies vol. 30, no. 4
“Mouth on Legs” by Tehani Wessely, in Companion Piece, Mad Norwegian Press
Reviewing New Who series by David McDonald, Tansy Rayner Roberts and Tehani Wessely
Squeeing over Supergirl series by David McDonald and Tehani Wessely
Marisol Dunham and Tehani Wessely, for Revisiting Pern: the great McCaffrey Reread series
The Aurealis Awards shortlists were announced overnight, and we’re so delighted to see Phantazein appearing in the Best Anthology category, along with “Ghost of Hephaestus” by Charlotte Nash (from Phantazein) getting a nod on the Best Fantasy Short Story ballot! Congratulations Charlotte, and to all the nominees! Don’t forget you can get a free Phantazein chapbook which contains Charlotte’s story, and a coupon for a half price discount on the ebook, right here, for a limited time.
I’m also completely over the moon that my launch order of Cranky Ladies of History arrived yesterday! So many beautiful books (I may have overused my apostrophes on social media yesterday, such was my excitement) 🙂 But they are so very pretty, and I cannot wait for people to start getting their hands on these gorgeous things. We have sent out all the Pozible hardcover rewards now, as well as contributor copies, and we’d love you to tweet us a picture of yours when it arrives – tag it #mycrankyladies !
The Cranky Ladies giveaway ends in about 10 hours (I’m also just a little bit ecstatic to see the number of entries – at least double of any Goodreads giveaway we’ve ever done before) – enter now!
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.
Guardian by Jo Anderton
“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
“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
Focus 2013: highlights of Australian short fiction, Tehani Wessely (ed.)
Phantazein, Tehani Wessely (ed.)
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!
To celebrate the WSFA Small Press Award shortlisting of D.K. Mok’s wonderful story “Morning Star”, we’ve got a special offer on the anthology it first appeared in, One Small Step!
Save on the print anthology (included postage world-wide):
|Awards Special “One Small Step” (inc. postage worldwide)|
|Awards special $17.99 AUD|
Save on the ebook anthology:
Purchase on Smashwords and use the coupon EL65E to save a whopping 50% on the RRP!
Offers end October 13, 2014.