We’re delighted to announce the preliminary table of contents for the In Your Face anthology. There may still be some additions over the coming weeks, but the following are firm acceptances!
||Where The Pelican Builds Her Nest
|Tansy Rayner Roberts
||Letters to Cleopatra
||Cherries in Winter, Rivers in Spring
||Rain from a New God (reprint)
||No one Here is Going to Save You
||Lust, Entrapment, and the Matter Transmitter: a Case Study
|Marlee Jane Ward
||All Roll Over
||A pain that must be suffered
||A House in Blue
||Waters of Kati Thanda
||And Now Art Thou Cursed From the Earth
||Zero Sum Game
||The Lost Boys
||The Autumn Dog Cannot Live to Spring
||No Fat Chicks
||Home and Hearth (reprint)
||Bodies of Evidence
If you would like to learn more about the stories, check out the authors talking about their piece via our link round up here. And if you are keen to get your hands on the book, you can pre-order via the crowdfunding campaign, with the added bonus of helping the authors earn more for their work!
We’re very excited to share the cover design for Dirk Flinthart’s forthcoming short story collection, Striking Fire. Designer Amanda Rainey has done a gorgeous job with it (as usual!) and we’re so pleased with the result!
We can now also announce the final table of contents for the book, which will be launched on Saturday October 3, 2015, at Conflux in Canberra. It’s a cracker of a book!
the first martian (original to collection)
the flatmate from hell
the ballad of farther-on jones
eschaton and coda
faith (original to collection)
fortitude valley station, 2.15am
a friend in the trade (original to collection)
no hard feelings (original to collection)
the fletcher test
the last word
tough (original to collection)
one night stand
gaslight a go go
night shift (original to collection)
FableCroft is delighted to announce the contents of Focus 2014: highlights of Australian short fiction. The third installment of our annual Focus series collects an elite selection of work which has received acclaim via national and international Awards recognition.
St Dymphna’s School for Poison Girls by Angela Slatter
Wine, Women and Stars by Thoraiya Dyer
Vanilla by Dirk Flinthart
The Legend Trap by Sean Williams
The Seventh Relic by Cat Sparks
Death’s Door Café by Kaaron Warren
The Ghost of Hephaestus by Charlotte Nash
The Executioner Goes Home by Deborah Biancotti
Signature by Faith Mudge
Cookie Cutter Superhero by Tansy Rayner Roberts
Shadows of the Lonely Dead by Alan Baxter
Focus 2014 will be available in ebook on all platforms in September.
Our Pozible campaign backers had an advance preview of the table of contents for Cranky Ladies of History a few days ago, but now we are delighted to share it with the world! It seems like so long ago this idea came to life, and we still have a ways before the book itself is released, but right now we are SO excited to present to you the line up for the anthology (presented in approximately era-order):
||A little detail…
||Chinese empress who discovered silk
||Theodora, wife of the Byzantine Emperor, Justinian the first
||Wife of the Byzantine Emperor, Justinian the first
||“Hallgerðr Höskuldsdóttir / For So Great a Misdeed”
||“The Company of Women”
||Hildegard of Bingen
||German writer, composer, philosopher, Christian mystic, Benedictine abbess, visionary, and polymath
||Eleanor of Aquitaine
||French queen & mother of dynasty
||Central Asian warrior
||“The lioness and her prey”
||Jeanne de Clisson
||Mary Tudor (Mary I of England)
||Queen of England
||“Look How Cold My Hands Are”
||countess from the renowned Báthory family of nobility in the Kingdom of Hungary. She has been labelled the most prolific female serial killer in history
||“The gift of freedom”
||Queen of Umaill, chieftain of the Ó Máille clan sometimes known as “The Sea Queen of Connacht”
||Queen of England
||“The Pasha, the girl and the dagger: The story of Nora of Kelmendi”
||Nora of Kelmendi
||English writer, philosopher, and advocate of women’s rights.
||Queen Ranavalona I of Madagascar, also known as Ranavalona the Cruel
||Queen of Madagascar
||“The dragon, the terror, the sea”
||Lemhi Shoshone woman, who accompanied the Lewis and Clark Expedition, acting as an interpreter and guide, in their exploration of the Western United States
||“Another week in the future”
||Miss CH Spence
||Scottish-born Australian author, teacher, journalist, politician and leading suffragist.
||“Due care and attention”
||British-born Australian doctor
||“Cora Crane and The Trouble with Me”
||American businesswoman, nightclub and bordello owner, writer and journalist.
||“A Beautiful Stream”
||French novelist and performer
||“Oodgeroo is Not Yet Your Name”
||Australian poet, political activist, artist and educator.
Isn’t that AMAZING? Tansy and I are so chuffed to have such a marvellous bunch of stories to work on (and yes, we’re just a little bit smug that we have already read them 🙂 ). So, which cranky lady are YOU most keen for?
What is Phantazein, I hear you ask? Well, a funny thing happened on the way to the slush… While reading for the unthemed Insert Title Here, several stories emerged as working very well together, with a strong sense of unity between them. To include all these wonderful pieces in Insert Title Here would have unbalanced that book, but given I’m a boutique publisher and can do things as and when they take my fancy, I decided to create an entirely new project, just for them! I call this the “Faith Mudge effect”, because Faith’s stories have now been the catalyst of two entirely new projects sprung from slushpiles 🙂
The title, Phantazein, is both the root word of the word “fantasy” and has its own meaning of “to appear”, which I think is most apt!. The astonishing Kathleen Jennings has agreed to create a cover for the book, and I’m very excited about this project – I hope you will be too!
|Tansy Rayner Roberts
||The love letters of swans
||The village of no women
|Suzanne J. Willis
||Rag and bone heart
||A Cold Day
||How the Jungle Got Its Spirit Guardian
||The Ghost of Hephaestus
||The Seventh Relic
I’m still negotiating on another story for the book, so hopefully we will have more to add to that fantastic lineup, but I’m really looking forward to bringing this anthology to you at Conflux in October!
We’re delighted to announce the table of contents for the forthcoming FableCroft book Insert Title Here, an unthemed anthology of speculative fiction. We read more than 250 stories (over 1.2 million words) and have selected a fabulous lineup of stories from both established and emerging authors, which range from science fiction to fantasy to some truly dark horror, with some of the most unusual and engaging genre-bending stories I’ve ever read. It was really tough to select from the great slushpile, and Insert Title Here will be our biggest anthology yet – check out this amazing lineup!
||The Last Case of Detective Charlemagne
||Sins of meals past
||The Last Voyage of Saint Brendan
||The Winter Stream
||Beyond the Borders of All He Had Been Taught
||The Falcon Races
||Footprints in Venom
||Her face like lightning
|Marianne de Pierres
||Oil and bone
||Ministry of Karma
||The art of deception
|Marissa Lingen & Alec Austin
||Living in the Light
|Alexis A. Hunter
||Always Another Point
We’re aiming for release at Conflux in October (all going well) and I can’t wait to share this book with you!
So, you want to know what you’ll be getting in The Bone Chime Song and Other Stories by Joanne Anderton? Check out this TOC!
Introduction — Kaaron Warren
The Bone Chime Song
Mah Song (original to the collection)
Shadow of Drought
From the Dry Heart to the Sea
Always a Price
Out Hunting for Teeth
Flowers in the shadow of the Garden
A Memory Trapped in Light
Trail of Dead
Fence Lines (original to the collection)
Tied to the Waste
Look good? You can pre-order it here!