Speculative Fiction News 1/05/11

Posted by samuel on May 1, 2011 in Speculative Fiction News |

Welcome to the Speculative Fiction News for the week ending the 1/05/11. I’ve moved the bulletin to a new timeslot (Monday my time) so i don’t keep missing stuff that happens on Sunday on the opposite side of the globe.

Let’s start with Award news, as there were a few presented over the last week.


This year’s Arthur C. Clarke Award has been won by Lauren Beukes, for her book Zoo City. More info at SF Site News.

The winners of this year’s Tin Duck Awards (thanks, Science Fiction Awards).

The winners of this year’s Ditmar Awards (again, thanks, Science Fiction Awards).

Here are some other Australian awards that were presented at the Tin Duck / Ditmar ceremony.

Here are the Parsec Award Nominees.

The Seuin Award nominees (courtesy of Science Fiction Awards). These are a Japanese spec fic awards set.

The 2011 Hugo and Campbell Award Nominees (thanks, Locus).


New fiction up at the AE Canadian Science Fiction Review: Resolution, by Adam Callaway.

Fantasy Mag fiction this week: A Hunter’s Ode to His Bait, by Carrie Vaughn.

Want to read Fantasy Mag’s May fiction before it hits the website? Then go buy their May issue. Only $2.99. Do it!

Daily Science Fiction lineup for May.

New fiction at Lightspeed: Velvet Fields, by Anne McCaffrey.

Would you like to get all the May fiction from Lightspeed before it appears on the site? Then go and buy the May issue. Only $2.99. Well worth it.

Some free China Mieville fiction over at the Guardian: Covehithe.

Following on from that: Would you like to learn more about China Mieville and his new novel Embassytown? Then click this link to find out what he had to say to Fantasy Faction.

New fiction at PodCastle: Sinners, Saints, Dragons and Haints, in the City Under the Still Waters, by N.K. Jemisin.

Issue 30 of Crossed Genres is now out.


Would you like to know what’s going on inside the editor hat of Sean Wallace? Of course you do. Read his interview with Locus here.

And here’s an interview via Duotrope with Scott T. Barnes, editor of spec fic mag New Myths.


Tor.com continues to diversify. A few weeks ago they launched a romance site (Heroes and Heartbreakers). Now they’ve launched a Crime and Mystery site, called criminalelement.com. And yes, they are accepting submissions, and yes, they do pay a good rate.

A ton of markets have opened or reopened to subs. Apologies if i miss any below.

Machine of Death 2 is open for subs from May 1st to July 15th. Guidelines here. Payment is a flat $200, and the recommended story length is between 1,500 and 7,500 words.

Fantasy Mag has reopened to subs.

As has Abyss & Apex.

And Allegory.

Apex is back open.

The Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy Anthology, Chilling Tales: In words, alas, drown I, is open to subs. Remember, you can only submit here if you’re Canadian.

Crossed Genres has reopened.

So too has Fantastique Unfettered.

The Future Lovecraft Anthology has opened for subs.

Redstone Science Fiction is another that’s reopened for business.

The following have temporarily closed to subs:


The Drabbler

Shroud Magazine


And that just about does us for this week. Write hard and write well and we’ll see you next week at this time.

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