Carole Tyrrell’s story “The Rustling of Tiny Paws” will appear in Supernatural Tales #22. Congratulations Carole!
The editor, David Longhorn, is not giving too much away about the stories in this issue, but he does provide this intriguing tally:
Haunted Houses – 3
Young women in foggy graveyards – 1
Hard-boiled private eyes – 1
Gypsy flower sellers – 1
Badgers – 1
Vampires (non-sparkly variety) – 2
References to the song ‘American Pie’ – 1
References to the cartoon character Porky Pig – 1
Sara-Jayne Townsend‘s horror anthology, Soul Screams, gets a write up in the Kingston Guardian this week.
Elsewhere, William Mitchell belatedly owns up to a mention in the Wandsworth Guardian for his Writers of the Future win.
Congratulations to Terry! His story Big Dave’s In Love, won the Arc short fiction competition. The Arc quarterly magazine/ezine is “a new digital quarterly from the makers of New Scientist, exploring the future through the world of science fiction and intriguing, thought-provoking ideas”.
At the Arc blog, Arcfinity, they say:
“Big Dave’s In Love is a profound and very funny homage to Carlo Collodi’s wooden child Pinocchio, set in a hyper-animated, hyper-aware world.
It is a story about how intelligence emerges out of emotion. It is about pleasure, and trust. It is also, by some margin, one of more perfectly structured stories we’ve read this year.”
You can read an extract of the story at Arcfinity, or get it in full in Arc 1.2.
Sara-Jayne Townsend‘s collection of horror stories, Soul Screams, now has its own book trailer.
The anthology, published by Stumar Press, is now available to buy in e-Reader and print formats. You can take a sneak peek into Sara-Jayne’s spooky world here. Or for some behind-the-scenes info, visit Nerine Dorman’s blog for her interview with Sara-Jayne.
As mentioned elsewhere on this site, William Mitchell won first place in the Writers of the Future competition for the third quarter of 2011. He has written about his experience here.
The video of the award ceremony keynote speaker, Dr. J. Storrs Hall, can be found here. Will says there’s “pretty fascinating stuff in here for anyone considering near-future SF”.
You can see Will making his acceptance speech and talking about his winning story, Contact Authority, here. (The T Party gets a mention too, hoorah!)
There is a trailer for Writers of the Future Volume #28 which contains Will’s story here, and finally you can hear Contact Authority being read in a podcast from Starship Sofa.
Sit back and enjoy the future!
The T Party’s Rosanne Rabinowitz and local dark fantasy writer Julie Travis will appear at the Penzance Literary Festival on 25 July, 12.30pm. They’ll be reading from their work and talking about women, weird fiction and slipstream. Everyone welcome! For more information on the festival visit the fesitval website.
Congratulations to Gaie Sebold! Her debut fantasy novel Babylon Steel has been shortlisted for the Compton Crook Award. The award “is presented to the best first novel of the year written by a single author.”
The T Party’s own K. D. Grace is quoted in this article in the Guardian about erotic fiction moving into the mainstream after the success of EL James’s Fifty Shades of Grey.
William Mitchell has been given his third Honourable Mention in Ellen Datlow’s Best Horror of the Year (the online list of HMs which replaced the Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror publication).
The story was Jiang Shi, published in Something Wicked #14. You can read it in full here and an interview with Will about the writing of the story here.