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Reorganization at Penguin

Penguin Publishing Group is being significantly reorganized, with changes implemented by president Madeline McIntosh, who took over that newly formed division of Penguin Random House four months ago. These changes impact all the adult divisions.

Major changes include Brian Tart, president and publisher at Dutton, Gotham, and Avery, taking over at Viking as president and publisher. He replaces Clare Ferraro, president of Viking, Plume, and Hudson Street, who will leave the company at the end of the month.

With the Gotham and Hudson Street imprints slated to close after summer 2015, Gotham’s executive editor Charlie Conrad will move to Berkley, reporting to Susan Allison.

For more details on the extensive reorganization, see this article in Publishers Weekly.

2014 Philip K. Dick Award Nominees

The 2014 Philip K. Dick Award nominees have been announced:

  • Elysium, Jennifer Marie Brissett (Aqueduct Press)
  • The Bullet-Catcher’s Daughter, Rod Duncan (Angry Robot)
  • The Book of the Unnamed Midwife, Meg Elison (Sybaritic Press)
  • Memory of Water, Emmi Itäranta (Harper Voyager)
  • Maplecroft: The Borden Dispatches, Cherie Priest (Roc)
  • Reach for Infinity, Jonathan Strahan ed. (Solaris)

The award is presented annually to a distinguished work of science fiction originally published in paperback form in the United States.

The winner and any special citations will be announced on Friday, April 3, 2015 at Norwescon 38 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Seattle Airport, SeaTac, Washington.

For more, see www.philipkdickaward.org

 

Tor/Forge Promotions

Marco Palmieri and Melissa Frain have been promoted to senior editors at Tor/Forge, Miriam Weinberg has been promoted to editor, and Diana Pho has been promoted to associate editor.

Baen Fantasy Adventure Award Opens

The second annual Baen Fantasy Adventure Award has opened for submissions. The contest focuses on adventure fantasy short stories. Entries should not exceed 8,000 words. Submissions should be sent via e-mail to baenfantasyaward@baen.com. The submission deadline is midnight on April 1, 2015.

The grand prize includes publication on the Baen website, an engraved award, and an assortment of Baen books. The winner will be honored at the Writer’s Symposium at this year’s Gen Con, July 30 -August 2, 2015.

For more information, including eligibility requirements, see the Baen Books website.

Robert Conroy (1938-2014)

Author Robert Conroy, 76, died December 30, 2014. He was recently diagnosed with cancer of the thymus.

Conroy specialized in alternate history novels, and won a Sidewise Award for 1942 (2009), set during a version of WWII where the Japanese were more successful in their assault on Pearl Harbor. His first novel was 1901 (1995), and other books include Sidewise Award finalists 1862 (2006), 1945 (2007), Red Inferno: 1945 (2010), Castro’s Bomb (2011), Himmler’s War (2011), and 1920: America’s Greatest War (2013), plus North Reich (2012), Rising Sun (2012), and Liberty 1784: The Second War for Independence (2014). He has two more forthcoming: Germanica and 1882: Custer in Chains.

Correction to World Fantasy Judges

In our January 2015 issue we announced the 2015 World Fantasy Award judges, but mistakenly listed the names and addresses for the 2012 award judges, and provided details on the 2012 convention. We regret the error. Our previous post on this site was accurate.

The correct information is as follows:

The judges for the 2015 World Fantasy Awards have been empaneled. All forms of fantasy qualify; only living authors and editors are eligible; all books must have a 2014 publication date and all magazines a 2014 cover date.

To be considered for awards, all materials must be received by all five judges and the convention by June 1, 2015:

Gemma Files
313 Richmond St. East #768
Toronto, Ontario
M5A 4S7
Canada

Nina K. Hoffman
PO Box 10858
Eugene, OR
97440
USA

Bénédicte Lombardo
50, rue du Clos
77670 Saint Mammes
France

Bruce McAllister
528 E. Palmyra Avenue
Orange, CA
92866
USA

Robert Shearman
65 Telford Avenue
Streatham Hill
London SW2 4XL
United Kingdom

A copy should also go to:

Peter Dennis Pautz, President
World Fantasy Awards Association
PO Box 43
Mukilteo WA
98275-0043

Packages should be labeled “Promotional materials — not for sale or resale — no commercial value — World Fantasy Awards materials.” Winners will be announced at the 2015 World Fantasy Awards Banquet and Ceremony during the 41st World Fantasy Convention, November 5-8, 2015, at the Saratoga City Center and Saratoga Hilton, Saratoga Springs, NY. (Life Achievement nominees will not be released; the winner will be announced in advance of the banquet.)

All judges prefer hard copies but submissions may be emailed to Pautz for forwarding instead. Gemma Files & Bruce McAllister can accept PDFs, Nina K. Hoffman can accept .mobi, and Bénédicte Lombardo & Robert Shearman can accept both PDFs and .mobi.

Email electronic versions to sfexecsec@gmail.com.

See the World Fantasy 2015 registration page or the World Fantasy 2015 Facebook page for more.

2015 World Fantasy Website Opens

The 2015 World Fantasy Convention website is officially open, with information on the hotel, registration, and the convention itself. Steven Erikson and Chelsea Quinn Yarbro will be guests of honor, with Glen Cook and David Drake as special guests, and a tribute to the late Graham Joyce. The 2015 WFC will be held November 5-8 in Saratoga Springs NY.

2015 Hugo Base Competition

Sasquan, the 73rd Worldcon, August 19-23, 2015 in Spokane WA, opened the competition to design the base of the 2015 Hugo Award on December 18, 2014.

Designs should “have a theme that highlights either Spokane or the Northwest in general.” Proposals should be submitted to the Sasquan committee by February 1, 2015.

The winner will receive a full attending membership and will be invited to take part in the award’s unveiling. The winning base will be revealed at the opening ceremony of Sasquan.

For more information, see the official Sasquan website.
 

 

World Fantasy Judges Announced

The judges for the 2015 World Fantasy Awards have been empaneled. All forms of fantasy qualify; only living authors and editors are eligible; all books must have a 2014 publication date and all magazines a 2014 cover date.

To be considered for awards, all materials must be received by all five judges and the convention by June 1, 2015:

Gemma Files
313 Richmond St. East #768
Toronto, Ontario
M5A 4S7
Canada

Nina K. Hoffman
PO Box 10858
Eugene, OR
97440
USA

Bénédicte Lombardo
50, rue du Clos
77670 Saint Mammes
France

Bruce McAllister
528 E. Palmyra Avenue
Orange, CA
92866
USA

Robert Shearman
65 Telford Avenue
Streatham Hill
London SW2 4XL
United Kingdom

A copy should also go to:

Peter Dennis Pautz, President
World Fantasy Awards Association
PO Box 43
Mukilteo WA
98275-0043

Packages should be labeled “Promotional materials — not for sale or resale — no commercial value — World Fantasy Awards materials.” Winners will be announced at the 2015 World Fantasy Awards Banquet and Ceremony during the 41st World Fantasy Convention, November 5-8, 2015, at the Saratoga City Center and Saratoga Hilton, Saratoga Springs, NY. (Life Achievement nominees will not be released; the winner will be announced in advance of the banquet.)

All judges prefer hard copies but submissions may be emailed to Pautz for forwarding instead. Gemma Files & Bruce McAllister can accept PDFs, Nina K. Hoffman can accept Mobi, and Bénédicte Lombardo & Robert Shearman can accept both PDFs and .mobi.

Email electronic versions to sfexecsec@gmail.com.

See the World Fantasy 2015 registration page or the World Fantasy 2015 Facebook page for more.

Rocky Wood Scholarship

The Horror Writers Association has announced the formation of the Rocky Wood Memorial Scholarship, in honor of their president, who died earlier this month. The scholarship was proposed by HWA treasurer Leslie Klinger and will focus on non-fiction writers. Klinger will oversee implementation of the prize.

The HWA also announced that vice president Lisa Morton will take over as president to finish out the rest of Wood’s term. Nancy Holder will step in as vice president.

For details, see the HWA’s press release. 


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