Monthly Archives: August 2011
Jodi Cleghorn won this year’s Kris Hembry Encouragement Award at the Aurealis Awards ceremony in May – yet another sign, if one was needed, that’s she’s becoming a force to be reckoned with in the Australian writing scene. She is one half of an indie publishing house
… the gorgeous and talented Kaaron Warren talks to the equally gorgeous and talented Margo Lanagan about story sparks, specifically the spark for one of my faves “The Goosle“. This is as creepy a version of “Hansel and Gretel” as I have ever hoped
You’ve got a few choices:
1. Be your own agent. You’ll need to be up on legalese and contract-speak, advances and rights, so think carefully whether you want to spent a lot of your energy on this side of the business.
2. Keep looking for an agent in a Pollyanna’ish attack of optimism. Don’t despair – the right agent may just come
The Entropy Pump (cool name) reviews The Girl with No Hands and Other Tales here.
Jildy Sauce reviews Sourdough and Other Stories here and kindly notices the mosaic nature of the book!
Over at O’Reilly Radar, Hugh McGuire talks about using WordPress as a book publishing platform.
6 Mistakes People Make In Their Cover Letters (FISH anthology edition)
When submitting a story to Dagan Books, authors often make one of several common errors, not in the story itself, but in the accompanying email. While these mistakes
To save me from the ignominy of talking to myself, Stephen Jones kindly asked me questions. Here’s the opening of “The Coffin-Maker’s Daughter”, which is my A Book of Horrors story.
The door is a rich red wood, heavily carved with
Lisa’s story “Gutted” recently appeared in one of my favourite magazines, the very lovely Shimmer. To go with the story, she wrote a blog post entitled Short Story Collections: Gathering Places for Infinite Worlds.
Imagine yourself at a party.
Not just any old party. There are no paper hats
The Hall of Lost Footsteps is available for pre-order from Ticonderoga Publications.
You know you want it.
… I must return to editing the PhD and incorporating feedback, I am taking the opportunity to cram in some reading for pleasure. So I have the last two gorgeous chapbooks from Simon Marshall-Jones’ Spectral Press, Nowhere Hall by Cate Gardner and Abolisher of Roses by Gary Fry. Got part-way through the latter on the bus ride home.
Stand-by for mini-reviews.