Finalist in the Australian Shadows Award

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.

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Finalists in the Aurealis Awards!

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.

 

FableCroft Eligibility Post

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 🙂

The Ditmar Awards are open for nominations right now – all fans may nominate! There is a pretty good list of eligible work here and the nomination form is here.

Anthology

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)

2016 Australian SF Snapshot project

Art

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.

Short Stories

  • “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!

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Cranky Ladies wins at the 2016 ACT Writing and Publishing Awards!

9780992553456It 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.

Congratulations to all the Awards winners!

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.

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Huge congratulations to all the Aurealis and Ditmar Awards finalists!

AA logoWe’re ecstatic to see several FableCroft mentions on the 2015 Aurealis Awards and 2016 Ditmar Awards (covering the same year of work…) shortlists.

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.

2015 Awards Eligible Work from FableCroft

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

ARTWORK

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.

COLLECTIONS

Striking Fire by Dirk Flinthart

ANTHOLOGIES

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.

Related Work 

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