Australian Spec Fic Carnival (via Scandinavia)

Ithas not been confirmed as to whether I am the first non-Australian host of the Australian Speculative Fiction Carnival but I am apparently the first from the northern hemisphere…

For those starting to get a little concerned by the Englishman gatecrashing the Australian spec fic community, I sympathise, for I know how it is to be with me day in day out too and it’s not fun (well not all the time anyway).

Loathe as I am to harp on about myself I feel it my duty to direct you to the new publishing company, Eneit Press, run by your very own

and myself. The company has many exciting projects on the go but most important just now is our baby, In Bad Dreams – Volume One, which hits Conflux 4, 29th September 2007.

Other stuff within this month of speculative fiction:

Snapshot began earlier than my caretaking duties but carried on into them too, and there were some jolly fine interviews in there, not least Karren Waaron, Robert Hood, Justine Larbalestier, Deborah Biancotti, Stephanie Campisi, Martin Livings, Ben Peek, etc., etc.

Kathryn Linge went all statistical, with the most prominent bloggers list.

Ben Payne gives us an insight into the delights of getting spec fic mags at your local newsagents.

Girlie Jones discusses the strange state of affairs when requesting review copies.

Glenda Larke points our way to a new site devoted to SFF awards…

Trent Jamieson is just a little too productive to not be jealous of…

Jennifer Fallon is far too successful for her own good!

Cassiphone has a thought, a question, an idea – get it? She also seems very impressed by that Margo Lanagan too…

Shiny! is out! Of course I got my copy!

Andrew Macrae lets us see a pretty darn fine cover of a very interesting sounding book!

Followed by Cat Sparks with another excellent cover from Nick Stahopolous!

Gillian Polack gives us the updated CSFG bibliography.

The Dozois YB Honourable Mentions list is offered by Girlie Jones

Hal Spacejock 4 looks to be well on its way!

Karen Miller is progressing and enjoying some reviews too!

Those ten minute tales by Martin Livings are certainly… erm… something…

Paul Haines was happy with the Orb 7 review over at Horrorscope, just before he got some not so great news. Get well soon Paul.

There’s also been lots of stuff about rejections too but you don’t want to read all that now do you?

You actually did want to read it, I’m shocked frankly! They do say that writers are masochists though.

About Mark S. Deniz

English teacher, writer, editor, publisher, reviewer and blogger. Founder of publishing company, Morrigan Books and imprint, Gilgamesh Press and editor-in-chief for review site, Beyond Fiction. Also cycles, plays floorball, listens to lots and lots of music, reads a ton of books and tries to fit in some TV, film and writing too. View all posts by Mark S. Deniz

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