A big congratulations to SpecFicNZ member Claire Buckingham for gaining her very first short story publication earlier this month with the release of “Red Velvet and Absinthe;” more details on it can be seen HERE.
She also discovered recently that she had won the Dan Davin Award for the open section — apparently the first Southlander to do so. Tim Jones talks about it a bit on his blog HERE. Claire also has a ramble about the story and its inspirations on her writerly blog HERE.
We are so proud to see our members consistently show merit in the literary field of speculative fiction.