Te Kōrero Ahi Kā – a showcase

SPECFICNZ ANNOUNCES A NEW ANTHOLOGY OF SPECULATIVE FICTION

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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NZ Book Council – Genre Sales Data Gathering

Book-Council-logo-web-620x350-620x350On Tuesday 21 June, Paul Mannering and Lee Murray visited Stephanie Soper and Catriona Ferguson of the New Zealand Book Council. The meeting was convened to discuss a recent article in Booksellers website (9 June, 2016) which said the Book Council would be sampling New Zealand print book sales on behalf of Creative New Zealand:

“As part of the New Zealand Book Council’s funding contract with Creative New Zealand we are collecting data on the readership and sales of NZ books within New Zealand. It is anticipated that this information will support Creative New Zealand’s decision making processes around where best to prioritise their resources for literature in the future.” | Read More...

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