T Party Takeover Fantasycon

Ok, I’m exaggerating a bit, but we’re making a strong showing at Fantasycon in Brighton this year with many of our members giving readings. Here’s our schedule:


In Bar Rogue:
3:00 pm – Helen Callaghan will be reading from her multiverse SF adventure Sleepwalker.

3:30 pm  – Tom Pollock will be reading from his forthcoming urban fantasy, The City’s Son, to be published by Jo Fletcher Books.

8:30 pm – Dave Gullen will be reading from his novel The Shopping Trip and also Beyond the Streets We Know.

In Room 134:

3:30 pm – Sarah Townsend will be reading from her forthcoming anthology Soul Screams, to be published by Stumar Press.

4:30 pm – Gary Couzens will be reading from his short stories.

In Room 134:
10:00 am – Julia Knight will be reading from her novel Ten Ruby Trick, published by Carina Press.

In Bar Rogue:
10:30 am – Gaie Sebold will be reading from her forthcoming fantasy novel, Babylon Steel, to be published by Solaris.

11:00 am – Rosanne Rabinowitz will be reading from her forthcoming literary fantasy novella, Helen’s Story, to be published by PS Publishing.

For more details: http://www.fantasycon2011.org/readings.htm

Sara-Jayne Townsend’s “Soul Screams”

An anthology of Sara-Jayne Townsend‘s short stories, Soul Screams, will be published by Stumar Press in early 2012.  The book will appear as an ebook and POD.  This new e-publishing company has been launched by Stuart Hughes and Mark West. Anyone who was submitting short stories to the small press in the 1990s, might remember that Stuart Hughes was editor of Peeping Tom magazine. Stumar Press is specializing in horror and dark fantasy, novels and anthologies.

Sara-Jayne says, “I am pleased to be able to announce that my next publishing project is in the pipeline. The collection will contain previously published short stories, as well as some unpublished ones.  They are all horror-themed, but much of my earlier work dealt with psychological horror rather than supernatural horror, and characters in very dark places.  It’s not going to be an uplifting read, put it that way.  Unlike my novels, my short stories rarely end happily. I am very excited about working on it.”

A Night at the Theatre

Insignificant Theatre present their 3rd night of monologues on the theme of revolution. Among the stories to be performed is our own Mr. David Gullen‘s story “The Show that Never Ends”, about the biggest ever corporate takeover.  Come along for a lively night of revolutionary story telling!

“Insignificant Theatre is proud to present the next installment of exciting original writing and talented actors.Come along to the Nell of  Old Drury pub in Covent Garden and join us for never-seen-before performances and a friendly drink.”

8:00PM – 10:00 PM Mon 3rd, Tue 4th, Wed 5th October

Tickets available on the door only £4

Reserve your tickets now at insignificanttheatre@gmail.com

Tom Pollock’s Debut Novel Sale

Tom Pollock has sold his novel The City’s Son to Jo Fletcher Books, a Quercus imprint.  Congratulations Tom! The book is the first in the urban fantasy trilogy The Skyscraper Throne and will be published by summer 2012.

The blurb says, “A  teen girl graffiti artist teams up with the ragged son of a goddess to save the streets and monsters of London from a god of demolition.” More details to follow nearer the time!