Things to keep me writing when I'm not writing other things
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:
Yesterday 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
Today 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.
Tomorrow 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.
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 thevoting formwhere 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?).