Win a Cranky Ladies hardcover!

CLOH cover smallThis Rafflecopter giveaway is open for ONE WEEK ONLY as we lead up to launching Cranky Ladies of History. You cannot buy the hardcover of the book – it was created as a reward for our Pozible campaign and has only very limited availability through competitions and giveaways, so don’t miss your chance to nab a copy!

 

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Win a Cranky Ladies of History calendar!

1800014_291919761007446_3196873582817157009_o We have just mailed out all the Cranky Ladies of History calendars (designed by Tansy!) that were part of some reward tiers of the Pozible campaign. However, we find ourselves with a couple of extras, so we decided to run a little competition to give them away! It’s pretty simple to enter – just use the RaffleCopter form below. Please feel free to share!

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Book Giveaway Competition: Stories, edited by Neil Gaiman and Al Sarrantonio

Last week I received the advance print copies of Worlds Next Door (and it looks beautiful!). This week, I finalised the lineup for Australis Imaginarium and am delighted to announce it!

“Once a Month, on a Sunday” by Ian McHugh
“Night Heron’s Curse” by Thoraiya Dyer
“Hunter of Darkness, Hunter of Light” by Michael Pryor
“A Pig’s Whisper” by Margo Lanagan
“Stealing Free” by Deborah Biancotti
“Suffer the Little Children” by  Rowena Cory Daniells
“Virgin Jackson” by Marianne de Pierres
“The Claws of Native Ghosts” by Lee Battersby
“The Jacaranda Wife” by Angela Slatter
“The Dark Under the Skin” by Dirk Strasser
“Red Ochre” by Lucy Sussex
“Passing the Bone” by Sean Williams

I’m sure you’ll agree it’s an intriguing and totally awesome lineup 🙂

To celebrate Australis Imaginarium being (almost) ready to go to print, we’re giving away another book!

This time, it’s an original anthology of imaginative short fiction edited by bestselling authors Neil Gaiman and Al Sarrantonio – Stories is pretty to look at and packed with awesome authors and their work.

Publisher’s Weekly says: “This collection of 27 never-before published stories from an impressive cast — Roddy Doyle, Joyce Carol Oates, and Stuart O’Nan, among others — sets out to shift genre paradigms. The overarching theme is fantastic fiction, or fiction of the imagination, with fantasy being used in the most broad-sweeping sense rather than signaling the familiar commercial staples of elves, ghouls, and robots.”

Interested? Want a chance to win? Here’s how! We’re celebrating Australian stories in Australis Imaginarium, so in the comments here, simply tell me your favourite Australian novel or short story (or both!) and why you love it. It doesn’t have to be speculative fiction, simply Australian in some way. And yes, it is somewhat ironic that I’m celebrating Australian fiction with the reward of a non-Australian book – I can if I wanna! 🙂

Open to all (happy to post internationally if needs be), winner to be chosen at random from eligible entries. Entries close Sunday July 18, 2010.