Category Archives: Publishing
Thought I’d share the guidelines to the new CSFG (Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild) anthology, to be published in April 2013:
Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild is delighted to announce:
Submissions for the next CSFG Publishing anthology, ‘next’, are welcome between 20 May and 15 October 2012.
Sequence. Succession. Cause and Effect. Show us what happened. next.
‘next’ will be edited by Simon Petrie and Rob Porteous. Stories may be any length up to 5,000 words. All approaches to the theme are welcome, as long as they are by nature speculative.
Payment will be a copy of the print version of the anthology plus $10 for stories under 1,500 words and $30 for all others based on published word count.
Submissions are encouraged from Australian writers of all levels of experience, with special encouragement given to CSFG members.
Multiple submissions (up to 3 per author) are OK; simultaneous submissions and reprints are not.
Submissions should be sent (as .rtf attachments only) to email@example.com
Please make sure that the following information is in the email proper:
Author’s name, as you would like it to be published
Name of Story
Other contact information
If you wish to contribute to the interior artwork, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Small Print: If your story is selected, we will be seeking assignment of First English Anthology Rights, First World Anthology Rights, and First Electronic Rights, for its publication in the English language. We’d like an exclusive licence to print, publish and sell your work (story or artwork) for one year from the date of first publication. We will use your work only in the print and e-book versions of the anthology and re-printings of it.
Visit the CSFG at csfg.wordpress.com
I’ve rounded up some lovely links over at the FableCroft website – people are talking about the book out and about and saying nice things!
I’ve had a tough time getting to work on FableCroft business this year, so making the most of this week to catch up on things. The first job was to do the pre-orders mailout of To Spin a Darker Stair – TICK! All those lovely people who pre-ordered copies now have them winging their way to eager hands 🙂
Next job was to fight with Paypal and the FableCroft website to create a new button for purchase – TICK! The FableCroft shop page now has To Spin a Darker Stair (and of course all the other books!) available for sale.
I also started work on the new TPP/FC newsletter (look for it in inboxes soon!) and finalised the reports for the Aurealis Awards. I’ll get stuff done yet!
I opened a parcel at work today, expecting it to be one of a zillion Fishpond books I’d ordered, and stared in some bewilderment at the cover of the gorgeous little book that came out – this was MY book, which is not printed yet! How did Fishpond get it?! And finally the penny dropped and I realised it was my proof copy of To Spin A Darker Stair! It’s a great conceit for me to call it MY book, because the credit for this beautiful little gift book belongs fully with the authors (Catherynne M Valente and Faith Mudge), the artist (Kathleen Jennings), and the designer (Amanda Rainey) – I did very little to make this book come to life. It is so pretty, and little and CUTE!
There’s only a few hours left to pre-order your copy of To Spin A Darker Stair, which will be released at Swancon at Easter. RRP will be $8.95, but I’ve had a limited pre-order special for just $7.95 (INCLUDING POSTAGE!). As a special bonus, all pre-orders go in the draw to win the very excellent new novel from Margo Lanagan, Sea Hearts. Pre-order here!