Win the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy!

To celebrate the publication of the final installment of Laini Taylor‘s Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy, we have ALL THREE BOOKS to give away! Many thanks to our friends at The Realm (Hachette NZ) for donating Daughter of Smoke and BoneDays of Blood and Starlight, and a review copy of Dreams of Gods and Monsters.

To enter, just email us at specficnz(at)gmail(dot)com with ‘Daughter of Smoke and Bone’ in the subject line, and your delivery address in the message body. A winner will be chosen at random on 6 May 2014. You must be a current member of SpecFicNZ to enter. Join today! | Read More...

Read More
Awards In the News SpecFicNZ 

SpecFicNZ Members Sweep SJV Awards!

We are thrilled to announce that SpecFicNZ members took home all the fiction awards at the Sir Julius Vogel Awards this past weekend, plus Dan Rabarts won Best New Talent and Helen Lowe took home the special award for Services To Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror! Congratulations to all the winners.smFront-v5

The full list of winners, via SFFANZ, is below:

Best Novel: Heartwood by Freya Robertson, Angry Robot

Best Youth NovelRaven Flight by Juliet Marillier, Pan Macmillan

Best Novella: “Cave Fever” by Lee Murray in Regeneration, Random Static | Read More...

Read More

Awards! Free books! Awards!

‘Tis the season for spec fic book awards around the world. Here’s our round-up of this year’s shortlists:

Science Fiction and Fantasy Association of New Zealand: Sir Julius Vogel Awards, featuring the work of many SpecFicNZ members – congratulations to you all!

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America: Nebula Awards, including the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy shortlist, featuring When We Wake by New Zealander Karen Healey | Read More...

Read More

Weekly Email Updates

We’ve heard that many people prefer to receive our news by email, so now members will receive weekly updates by email. These are a digest of posts on the SpecFicNZ website: news, new releases by members, details about entering our giveaways and contests.

If you don’t want to receive the digest and prefer to check the site or subscribe by RSS, feel free to click the “Unsubscribe” link at the bottom of the email.

Read More

Win the Parasol Protectorate series!

The Easter hols are coming up, and with them (hopefully) plenty of time to curl up with a good book – or, better still, a series of good books!

Our special Easter giveaway comprises ALL FIVE of Gail Carriger’s paranormal steampunk Parasol Protectorate series. (The books are all used and in good condition.)

2014-04-12 16.11.33

To enter, just email us at specficnz(at)gmail(dot)com by Wednesday 16 April 2014 with ‘Parasol Protectorate’ in the subject line and your delivery address in the body of the email. P&P free only within New Zealand. This competition is open to SpecFicNZ members, their friends & family, and members of the public. Come one, come all! And while you’re here, why not consider joining? | Read More...

Read More
SpecFicNZ 

Do you have news? Let us know!

Image: “Yesterdays news” by (Mick Baker)rooster via Flickr

Members can now post their writing and publishing related news directly on the website, to automatically appear in the “Member News” listing on the front page.

Just go to the Member Discussion area of the site, and write an update about your exciting news. Just ensure you include the hashtag #news and it will appear in the listing.

The kinds of things to post here are:

  • new releases
  • award nominations
  • writing contest wins
  • | Read More...

    Read More

    Win a beautiful notebook!

    Mmm, stationery…

    AudreyEagleNotebooks

    We know you love stationery as much as we do! Celebrating the beautiful colours of the season, our next autumn giveaway comprises three notebooks decorated with the botanical art of Dunedin legend Audrey Eagle. Many thanks to our friends at Te Papa Press for donating these notebooks, which are soft-cover, A5 and lined.

    To enter, just email us at specficnz(at)gmail(dot)com with either Powhiwhi, Harakeke or Kowhai in the subject line, and your delivery address in the message body. Three winners will be chosen at random on 9 April 2014. You must be a current member of SpecFicNZ to enter. Join today! | Read More...

    Read More

    Call for Submissions 2014 – Best Horror of the Year volume 7

    Editor Ellen Datlow is currently calling for submissions for the seventh volume of the anthology series Best Horror of the Year (Night Shade Books), which will include all material published in 2014.

    Here’s what she says on her Facebook page:

    This is for 2014 only 
    This is for 2014 only 
    This is for 2014 only 
    (because some people can’t read -not that repeating this will help, but one can only try).

    I am editing the anthology series Best Horror of the Year (Night Shade Books) and am currently reading for the seventh volume, which will include all material published in 2014. Reprints only. | Read More...

    Read More