Monthly Archives: June 2011

The de-lovely Jason Nahrung reviews …

Lisa L Hannett’s Bluegrass Symphony and the news is awesomely good :mrgreen: *snoopy dancing*

A sample:

Bluegrass Symphony is the debut collection from Lisa Hannett, a purpose-written suite of stories (with
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Manuscript Development Programs – now open

Queensland Writers Centre’s 2 manuscript development programs are open for applications:

The QWC/Hachette Australia Manuscript Development Program is open for emerging writers of young adult fiction, fiction, and non-fiction. Applications close Thursday 21 July 2011.

The Allen & Unwin Manuscript
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Food for thought over at the Huff

So, ifwe make our fat speculative fiction novels turgid and overwritten and barely readable, do we all get literary prizes and leave our ‘ghetto’?

Admittedly, I’ve not read the book as yet – it’s on the bedside table – but Ruth’s comments provide food for thought.

The Creative Writing MFA is the singularly most devastating occurrence to hit literature in the
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The Spectral Drive-by: Simon Marshall-Jones

Simon Marshall-Jones, he of the rambling tattooed head, is an editor, publisher, artist, blogger and writer. Not content with this list, he is also a reviewer for Beyond Fiction and BookGeeks. He started Spectral Press not so long ago,
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Bluegrass Symphony’s first review – Snoopy Dancing is in order!

Publishers Weekly, no less, has reviewed Lisa L. Hannett’s first collection, the beautiful Bluegrass Symphony, out via the good graces of Ticonderoga Publications:

Australian author Hannett’s first collection shows off her fondness for lush imagery, unsettling concepts, indirect
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Mid-season break and we all feel a little bit like this

From the lovely Bob over at Liff.

Selling Fiction is Not For Wimps – Jay Lake’s advice for newbies

Great guest post from Jay Lake over at Shimmer:

Jay Lake here, happily guest-blogging for Shimmer on the subject of selling fiction for new writers. This post recaps a number things I’ve said before along the way, with a focus on the basics of aspiration and breaking in. I hope it proves helpful to you.

The Internet is
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Some lovely info …

… about the making of the Sourdough cover lives here.

The Two Pearls Drive-by: Alison Goodman

Voted by her peers as girl most likely to be the first female doctor – or a meerkat impersonator – Alison Goodman is also, as luck would have it, an extraordinarily talented writer. She taught me one of
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World Fantasy Con 2013

I just got my early bird membership.

So now I have to go.

To Brighton.

In winter.