Saturday, July 10, 2010

Things of Beauty

The table of contents has just been announced for Dark Quest Books' forthcoming anthology Beauty Has Her Way, edited by Jennifer Brozek. The theme of the collection is women using all the means at their disposal to get what they want, and the rundown of stories is:

Sacrifices to the Moon by Paul D. Batteiger
Dunkle Froline by Ramsey Lundock
Tears of Blood by Joshua Palmatier
I, Theodora by Maurice Broaddus
Vengeance is Mine by Kenneth Mark Hoover

The Moko-Jumbie Girl by Chuck Wendig
Someone Else to Play With by Pete Kempshall
Daggers in Her Garters by Ed Greenwood
Men Do Nothing by Philomena Hill
Witch Fire by Erik Scott de Bie
Becoming by David A. Hill Jr.

Ride the Rebel Wind by Amanda Gannon
A Well-Embroidered Heart by Keffy R. M. Kehril
The Runner by KV Taylor
Trapped Star by Ann Wilkes
Her Eyes On by Kay T. Holt and Bart R. Leib

Personally I'm very pleased to be in another book with KV Taylor - if you count an upcoming, as-yet-unannounced volume this is the fourth time we've shared page space, and I've got to say she's a bit good.

More details as and when!

Monday, July 05, 2010

Ditmar Voting

So I've been looking into this Ditmar Award business and it seems that if you're "active in fandom" you're eligible to vote. If that sounds a little non-specific, anyone who's a paid-up member of the Australian Horror Writers Association is able to vote, so I assume that therefore means anyone who's a member of any similar organisations is also OK. Those who have attended conventions are also good to go. If anyone's in any doubt, there's a spot on the voting form where you can explain your eligibility, and then it's up to the board.

As you may remember, Shane Jiraiya Cummings - and latterly my co-editor Amanda Pillar - suggested me for Best New Talent, but apparently I can also be entered into Best Short Story (for Rights of Passage in Grants Pass and Just Us in Voices). The Grants Pass anthology is also good for Best Collected Work.

If you think you're eligible to vote and you'd like to check out the stories, shoot me your email address - the lovely people at Morrigan Books have OK'd free electronic copies of Grants Pass to Ditmar voters prior to the close of voting on July 23.

This concludes today's self-promotion activity (hey if I don't do it, who will?).