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Washington Post Expands SF Coverage

Ron Charles, fiction review editor for the Washington Post‘s book section, has announced a new monthly review column of SF/fantasy titles, to be written by SF author Nancy Hightower. The Post is also adding a monthly romance column. Charles said, “For years, I’ve hemmed and hawed about how to cover genre fiction more consistently… Of course, we’ll never […]

Best American SF & F

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has announced a new addition to their annual “Best American” anthology series: The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy. John Joseph Adams will serve as series editor, and Joe Hill will be guest editor for the first volume, collecting work published in 2014, to be published in October 2015. For more: www.johnjosephadams.com/best-american

SFWA Responds to Anti-Censorship Petition

SFWA President Steven Gould has responded to Dave Truesdale’s recently circulated petition opposing proposed changes to the Bulletin’s editorial structure, “SFWA President Endorses PC Bulletin Censorship”, subsequently signed by several prominent authors. Truesdale is a former editor of the Bulletin, though he is not currently a SFWA member. The editorial structure of the Bulletin is being revamped after some […]

Little, Brown UK Buys Constable & Robinson

Little, Brown UK has purchased Constable & Robinson, effective immediately. Constable & Robinson, with its eight trade imprints, will retain its name and will become its own division of Little, Brown Book Group. All contracts will be honored, and existing arrangements with authors, freelancers, distributors, and retailers will remain unchanged for now. Constable & Robinson […]

Open Road Buys E-Reads

Digital publisher Open Road Integrated Media has announced the acquisition of E-Reads, the e-book publisher run by literary agent Richard Curtis. E-Reads was founded in 1999 and is “the oldest independent digital publisher in the field,” with a catalog of about 1,200 mostly backlist SF/fantasy titles. The deal should close on April 1, 2014, after […]

Simon & Schuster’s New SF/F Imprint: Saga Press

Simon & Schuster has announced the name of their new science fiction and fantasy imprint, helmed by executive editor Joe Monti: Saga Press. “Taking our cue from the myth, SAGA PRESS is an all-inclusive fantasy and science fiction imprint publishing the best of speculative fiction from literary to commercial appeal, with a special emphasis on works that speak […]

New SF Imprint: Simon451

Simon & Schuster has announced the launch of a new adult SF/F imprint, Simon451. The imprint will publish both print and e-book formats, but will focus on e-book originals and digital-first publishing, and will also experiment with publishing short stories and serials, as well as reissuing backlist titles as e-books. Senior editor Sarah Knight will […]

SF Signal Hacked

SF Signal was hacked over the weekend, and is still experiencing some technical issues, though they should be resolved soon. The main problem was identified and fixed on Saturday, but  Google red-flagged the site as containing malware, so visitors may have seen a warning to that effect even after the problem was resolved. Editor John DeNardo […]

SF Site Suspends Regular Updates

SF Site will suspend their twice-monthly publication schedule due to a decline in advertising. They will still “continue to post reviews, columns and interviews from time to time… We will maintain the web site and the server, and we will continue to post material as it comes our way — just not as twice-monthly issues, as we […]

Electric Velocipede and Icarus Closing

John Klima of Electric Velocipede and Steve Berman of Icarus: The Magazine of Gay Speculative Fiction announced recently that their magazines are closing. Electric Velocipede‘s final issue is #27. In his editorial, Klima explains: I have outstanding debt from running Electric Velocipede—and since the magazine can’t even support itself, it doesn’t make sense to keep it going […]


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