D M Cornish in Monster Deal

Australian author, D M (David) Cornish, has signed a large ‘six figures per book' deal across 6 territories for his debut trilogy, Monster Blood Tattoo.  The first book in the series is The Foundling, published in Australia by Omnibus.  David says he has spent 13 years developing his unique fantasy world, ‘the Half-continent'.

Conflux International Art Show – Call for Entries

Conflux has announced a  Call for Entries for the Conflux international art show, which will feature AUD $6000 (approx. US $4500 / UK £2520) in art show prizes for science fiction, fantasy, horror, surreal, astronomical, comics, manga and related art.

Prizes include one AUD $2000 (approx. US $1500 / UK £840) award for Best in Show, two AUD $1000 (approx. US $750 / UK £420) awards for Best International and Best Australian, and four AUD $500 (approx. US $375 / UK £210) awards for Best Student, Best Comic, Best Manga and Best Digital.

To enable the greatest participation by international artists, artwork will primarily be displayed as prints from digital format (printed by a professional art printer) or in a projected slide show. The show will also feature traditional media artwork.

The Conflux art show is attached to one of the largest science fiction conventions ever held in Australia. The show will run from 2-12 June 2006, including one-week prior to the Conflux convention, during which time it will be open to the general public at the National Museum of Australia (www.nma.gov.au), an outstanding venue with extensive experience in presenting major exhibitions. The show is being promoted widely and exhibiting artists will receive excellent exposure and opportunities to sell work.

Visit www.conflux.org.au/2006/artshow.shtml and download the art show rules, submission guidelines, and application form at your earliest opportunity. Please note that applications and images of artwork must be received by March 27 2006.

Email queries to the art show director at artshow@conflux.org.au.

Horrorscope – Call for Contributors

HorrorScope is a new Australian blog, started by Shane Jiraiya Cummings, that aims to be a source of news, reviews, and articles on horror and dark speculative fiction (publishing, movies, and television).

HorrorScope is currently looking for contributors to write reviews, track down news and interviews, and offer their opinion on all things related to Australian horror and dark speculative fiction.

So, if you think you can help out why don't you mosey on over to the OzHorrorScope site [http://www.ozhorrorscope.blogspot.com] for more information. If contributing's not your thing, make sure you head on over anyway and check it out.