Te Kōrero Ahi Kā – a showcase


In April 2018, SpecFicNZ launched its newest anthology titled, Te Kōrero Ahi Kā, which means to speak of the home fires burning, and is a statement about how we as creators of speculative fiction and art make our mark, shining our light on the literary landscape. This anthology showcases the best work from members of the SpecFicNZ organisation of writers, poets, artists, and creatives.

The anthology had no set theme and short story, poetry, cover art by uor members was included in the ebook and print editions. Speculative fiction includes all genres of fantasy, horror, and science-fiction. | Read More...

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Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror now open to submissions

Talie Helene and Liz Gryzb are now reading for their ongoing Year’s Best series, and we encourage our members to submit. This will be the seventh volume of the award-winning annual series collecting the best fantasy and horror stories from the Antipodes.

The deadline for submissions is 1 July 2017.

Liz says:

“Talie and I are now reading for the Ticonderoga Publications’ 2016 Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror anthology. The submissions guidelines are found at the link below. While we read widely, if you’d like to make extra-sure we’ve considered your story for inclusion, please send us a copy. | Read More...

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More Human Than Human: Call for Reprints

Neil Clarke, editor of Clarkesworld Magazine, is currently looking for reprints for a new science fiction anthology.

More Human Than Human is a reprint anthology focused on the theme of androids, replicants, and other artificial humanoids that will be published by Night Shade Books in trade paperback, ebook, and (maybe) audio editions in late 2017.

Neil is looking for:

  • Previously published science fiction stories between 3000 and 25000 words in length.
  • Stories must include androids, replicants, etc. as a major character or plot element.
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    SNAFU Judgement Day – Submissions opening soon

    The end of the world as we know it. Edited by Amanda J Spedding and Geoff Brown.

    What we want: Invading space aliens, demonic invasion as in Doom, DNA-grafted dinosaurs taking over the planet, manmade viral infections that nearly wipe out humanity, or artificial intelligence like in Terminator… anything you can think of that would bring about the end of the world. And SOLDIERS!
    Tell us about what happens during the worst of the fall of humanity or afterwards.
    No zombies. That’s already taken care of.
    Full action. Nothing less.
    Hoo-rah! |

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    Anthology – Wish Upon a Southern Star – Call for Submissions

    Anthology Calls for Submissions

    Wish Upon a Southern Star will be an anthology of radical retellings of fairy tales for young Wish Upon a Southern Staradult readers. Although those of us living in the South Pacific couldn’t be further removed from the European woods of Grimms’ fairy tales, we, like the rest of the world, are immersed in fairy tale lore — so let’s have fun with it! This is a chance for writers of the South Pacific to shine — contributing authors should be from New Zealand, Australia, or a South Pacific island. | Read More...

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