Ghost Hand nominated for Cybil Award
We are thrilled to see that Ghost Hand, by Ripley Patton, was recently nominated for the Cybil Award in the Speculative Fiction YA category.
Dan Rabarts wins short story contest
Dan Rabarts’ short story ‘Children of the Tide’ won first place in the Australian Horror Writers Association / Melbourne Zombie Convention Short Story Contest for 2013. The story will appear in Midnight Echo magazine, the official publication of the Australian Horror Writers Association.
Kiwi steampunk anthology ‘Ministry Protocol’ now available
This is a new anthology of steampunk short stories, set in the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences universe created by SpecFicNZ member Philippa Ballantine and Tee Morris. It includes a story from Dan Rabarts “Where the River Shines”, a quintessentially Kiwi entry. It’s available from Amazon Kindle and Kobo.
Fat Zombie, “an anthology of unexpected survivor stories from the apocalypse”, is now open for submissions. Submissions close on 30 November 2013. Paying US$25 per story accepted.