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Archive for October, 2013

Gaiman Joins Bard Faculty

Neil Gaiman is joining the Bard College faculty as a Professor in the Arts for the Spring 2014 semester. His first course will be a writing workshop exploring “the history of the fantastic, approaches to fantasy fiction, and the meaning of fantasy today.” Details Gaiman’s appointment can be found here.

SMOFCon Scholarship Winners

Jenni Merrifield of Port Moody BC and Pablo M.A Vazquez III of Austin TX are this year’s recipients of the CanSMOF scholarship award. Each winner will receive $500 to be used to attend the SMOFCon 31 convention in Toronto, Canada beginning December 6, 2013.  For more, see the SMOFCon 31 convention website.

Heinlein Considered for Missouri Hall of Fame

Robert A. Heinlein is one of the ten candidates included in an internet poll to choose inductees for the Missouri Hall of Fame. Hall of Fame members are honored with a bust in the Missouri Capitol. The poll, run by the Missouri State House, can be found here.

New SF/F Imprint at Simon & Schuster

Simon & Schuster has announced a new imprint, not yet named, that will focus on science fiction, fantasy, and horror for “YA and above.” Justin Chandra is publisher, and Joe Monti (recently of Barry Goldblatt Literary Agency) has been hired as executive editor. Navah Wolfe of Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers has been promoted […]

Sims Wins Bard Fiction Prize

Debut author Bennett Sims’s zombie novel, A Questionable Shape (Two Dollar Radio), won the 2014 Bard Fiction Prize, given by Bard College “to encourage  and support promising young fiction writers.” The award includes a $30,000 cash prize and appointment as writer-in-residence at the college for one semester. For more on the Bard Fiction Prize, see the page at […]

GOH Alan Lee Will Not Attend WFC 2013

The 2013 WFC convention committee announced that artist guest of honor, Alan Lee, would not be in attendance at this year’s World Fantasy Convention in Brighton, England.  Lee’s absence is due to his work on the second Hobbit movie, The Desolation of Smaug.  The convention committee included the following statement from Lee: “Now that the […]

New HWA Scholarships

The Horror Writers Association (HWA) has announced two new annual scholarships, to be offered annually beginning in 2014. The Horror Writers Association Scholarship is open to all members of the organization, while the Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Scholarship is open to female members. Each scholarship will provide $2,500 for “approved writing education over the two years […]

National Book Award Finalists

The finalists for the prestigious National Book Awards have been announced. Tenth of December by George Saunders (Random House) is a finalist in the Fiction category, and Far Far Away by Tom McNeal (Random House) is a finalist in the Young People’s Literature category. Winners will be announced at a ceremony November 20, 2013. For more, see […]

Resurrection House Acquires Underland

Mark Teppo’s new publishing company Resurrection House has acquired Victoria Blake’s Underland Press. Underland will be a “distinct imprint” of Resurrection House, and “will cater more to titles that are not as readily categorized. Much like the existing Underland catalog, in fact. They may have a touch more noir in their fantasy, a bit more […]

WSFA Small Press Award Winner

The winner for the 2013 Washington Science Fiction Association Small Press Award for Short Fiction has been announced: “Good Hunting”, Ken Liu (Strange Horizons 10/12) “Bottled Spirits”,  Pamela K. Kinney (Buzzy Mag 6/12) “The Bookmaking Habits of Select Species”,  Ken Liu (Lightspeed 8/12) “Mornington Ride”, Jason Nahrung (Fablecroft) “Coca Xocolati”,  Lawrence M. Schoen (ReDeus: Divine Tales) “The […]


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