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).
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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.
Aurealis Award-winner, Margo Lanagan, has sold a YA novel and story collection to Rosalind Price at Allen & Unwin (Australia).
Former ad-man John Flanagan has had the first book in his YA RANGER'S APPRENTICE series, The Ruins of Gorlan, published by Penguin in the US. The Sydney-sider wrote the first book in the RANGER'S APPRENTICE series to encourage his 12-year-old son to enjoy reading, and then went on to write three further volumes.
Aurealis Award-winning author, Sean Williams, has sold his Astropolis trilogy, a "pan-galactic gothic space adventure" to Ginjer Buchanan at Berkley (US) via agent Richard Curtis.
Multi-award winning Australian science fiction writer, Damien Broderick, has been appointed fiction editor of Cosmos magazine. Some of the biggest names in SF have been commissioned by Broderick to write short fiction for Cosmos, which will be paying some of the highest rates for original science fiction in the world. For further details see www.cosmosmagazine.com.
Come and talk to the Aurealis and Chimaera Publications team in the dealers' room at the Continuum 3 convention in Melbourne, Australia on 15-17 July. Richard Harland will at our table at various times to sign your copy of The Black Crusade.
The Guests of Honour for Continuum 3 will be Neil Gaiman, Poppy Z Brite, Robin Hobb and Richard Harland. Continuum 3 Speculative Fiction and Pop Culture Convention is at Hilton on the Park Hotel and Convention Centre, 198 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne.
Richard Harland's award-winning The Black Crusade, published by Chimaera Publications, will be anti-launched by Jack Dann at Continuum 3: the Speculative Fiction and Pop Culture Convention on Friday evening 15 July, 8.00pm, at the Hilton on the Park Hotel and Convention Centre, 198 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne.
The Anti-Launch will be followed by the Friday Night Get to Know Everyone Social Event (AKA The Cocktail Party) which is the best way to meet people at the convention.
The Guests of Honour for Continuum 3 will be Neil Gaiman, Poppy Z Brite, Robin Hobb and Richard Harland. For more details see www.continuum.org.au.
Richard Harland experienced outstanding success in the Aurealis Awards announced earlier this year. He won the 2004 Fantasy Short Story Aurealis Award for "Catabolic Magic" (published in Aurealis #32), a joint award shared with Louise Katz for "Weavers of the Twilight". His novel, "The Black Crusade", also won the Horror Novel category, and was awarded the inaugural Golden Aurealis Award for Best Novel in any of the categories.
"The Black Crusade" is published by Chimaera Publications, and can be ordered from this website.
IMPORTANT! The Aurealis submission guidelines have been updated – and we now accept email submissions! You can read the new submission guidelines here.