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May. 2nd, 2011


Using email to tell a story

Power Seller, an email format story by Natalie J E Potts has been published by The Flash Fiction Offensive. This looks at the trials of selling on-line.

May. 14th, 2010


Worlds Next Door

Matt Chrulew and Bren MacDibble were published in the Speculative Fiction collection, Worlds Next Door by Fablecroft Publishing:

Worlds Next Door has 25 fantastic stories for primary school aged children. A website is in development to provide teachers' notes so the collection can be used in the classroom.

Mar. 22nd, 2010


Solace & Grief Launched

For the past month, Foz Meadows has been launching, signing, and generally exposing her speculative fiction novel, Solace and Grief.

You can keep up with her at her Shattersnipe Blog.

Dec. 8th, 2009


Aurealis Awards 2009 Finalists

The following SuperNOVArians have made the shorlists for this year's Aurealis Awards.

Paul Haines has been nominated for:
  • Best Collection - Slice of Life (The Mayne Press)
  • Best Horror Short Story - "Slice Of Life - A Spot of Liver" (Slice Of Life, The Mayne Press)
  • Best Horror Short Story - "Wives" (X6, Coeur De Lion)

Keith Stevenson has been nominated for:
  • Best Anthology - Keith Stevenson (Editor), X6, Coeur De Lion

Full Awards Shortlist Here.

Nov. 20th, 2009


Australian Dark Fantasy & Horror 4

Brimstone Press have announced the contents of the latest Year's Best.

The following were good enough to secure a berth:

  • "Her Collection of Intimacy" by Paul Haines
  • "Painlessness" by Kirstyn McDermott
  • "The Casting Out" by Miranda Siemienowicz
See HorrorScope for all the details.

Oct. 21st, 2009


Supernovans in Short Story Podcast

Keith Stevenson's slick short fiction podcast, Terra Incognita Speculative Fiction, has featured two more Supernova writers. The September episode included Brendan Duffy reading "Louder Echo" and the current episode has Miranda Siemienowicz reading "Aleph Mem Tav". Search through the archived episodes to find stories by Adam Browne and Paul Haines. The podcast is also available free through iTunes.

Oct. 19th, 2009


News: Paul Haines' Halloween Signing

Award-winning genre author Paul Haines will be appearing at Dymocks Southland this Halloween, signing copies of his new collection, Slice of Life.

100% of all money raised from sales of the collection during the event - that's the full $19.95 rrp per book - will go directly to the Paul Haines cancer fund, which assists Paul and his family in alleviating the financial burden of Paul's ongoing fight against cancer.

Venue: Dymocks Southland, Shop 3067, Westfield Shopping Centre, 1239 Nepean Hwy, Cheltenham, Vic.
Date: Saturday 31st October
Time: 11am -12 noon.
Free event (but do please buy a copy of Paul's book!); no registration necessary.
Tel: 03-9584-1245 for enquiries (ask for Chuck)

So, if you don't already own a copy of Slice of Life - or even if you do - please do come along on the day and show your support for one of our own.

Oct. 6th, 2009


Miranda Wrote the Best Horror in 2009!

Congratulations to Miranda Siemienowicz for getting her short story "Dress Circle" into Ellen Datlow's anthology Best Horror of the Year - 2009.

Best Horror of the Year 1
edited by Ellen Datlow
October 2009
TP - 350 pages - $15.95

Table of Contents:
Cargo -- E. Michael Lewis
If Angels Fight -- Richard Bowes
The Clay Party -- Steve Duffy
Penguins of the Apocalypse -- William Browning Spencer
Esmeralda -- Glen Hirshberg
The Hodag -- Trent Hergenrader
Very Low-Flying Aircraft -- Nicholas Royle
When the Gentlemen Go -- Margaret Ronald
The Lagerstatte -- Laird Barron
Harry and the Monkey -- Euan Harvey
Dress Circle -- Miranda Siemienowicz
The Rising River -- Daniel Kaysen
Sweeney Among the Straight Razors -- JoSelle Vanderhooft
Loup-garou -- R.B. Russell
Girl in Pieces -- Graham Edwards
It Washed Up -- Joe R. Lansdale
The Thirteenth Hell -- Mike Allen
The Goosle -- Margo Lanagan
Beach Head -- Daniel LeMoal
The Man From the Peak -- Adam Golaski
The Narrows -- Simon Bestwick

Oct. 5th, 2009


Honorable Mentions for Best Horror

Four SuperNOVArians have made Ellen Datlow's Honorable Mention List for Best Horror of 2009:

  • Adam Browne, “The Final Writings of Baron Sir Heinrich Proteus von Z…”Aurealis 40

  • Paul Haines, “Taniwha, Swim with Me,” Midnight Echo 1 AND “The Festival of Colour,” GUD 2 (well done Paul for the double!)

  • Kirstyn McDermott, “Painlessness,” GUD 2

  • Bren MacDibble, “Being Bella Wang,” Shiny 4

May. 27th, 2009


Novel News

Kirstyn McDermott has just been signed by Pan Macmillan to publish her first two novels under the Picador imprint, with the first to be released in early 2010 and the second approximately 12 months later. The unrelated novels are both dark fantasy tales with contemporary urban Australian settings. More information soon!

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