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YA SF writing competition

Eunoia Publishing Ltd is a New Zealand publisher that have just acquired Steam Press Limited, NZ’s best publisher of speculative fiction.

To celebrate, Steam Press is running a SF writing competition.

The details and entry form can be found at 

 

Submissions now open for 2016 Science Fiction and Fantasy Short Story Award

in association with Au Contraire 3, New Zealand’s 37th National Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention

Judge:

Phillip Mann

Arthur C. Clarke-nominated author of the world-building classic The Disestablishment of Paradise.

Pre-judging by award-winning editing team, Dan Rabarts and Lee Murray.

Prize:

NZ$100, story publication, and a selection of print books

to be awarded at Au Contraire 3

Details:

  1. Entry is free, but entrants should be current members of SFFANZ, or registered to attend the 2016 national conference Au Contraire 3. A link to SFFANZ can be found here. A link to the Au Contraire 3 membership page can be found here.
  2. Submitted stories can address any theme providing it is speculative (science fiction, fantasy, horror or any sub-genre is acceptable), and should have a word count of 3000 words or less.
  3. Original stories only, no reprints or simultaneous submissions, please.
  4. Writers are welcome to submit more than one story.
  5. Standard formatting:  Ariel or Times New Roman, 12pt, 1.5 spaced, indenting for paragraphs, with the story title and numbering included as page header. Submissions are blind, so your name should only appear in your cover email and NOT on the manuscript.
  6. Stories for an adult audience are fine, but those with gratuitous sex, gore and violence are unlikely to be shortlisted.
  7. Please send your stories as a .doc or .rtf attachment to: ac2016storyaward@gmail.com with Submission: Your Story Title in the subject line. (Remember to ensure that your name or email address DO NOT appear on the manuscript).
  8. Competition closes at midnight 31 March 2016. Entries received after this date will not be read. All participants will be notified of the results by late April, 2016.

 

**Please note that entry to the award automatically assumes that the winning entrant will allow first print publication of their story by Au Contraire 3 in its Convention Programme to be distributed to convention members (all other rights to be retained by the author).

 

 

Nominations for the Sir Julius Vogel Awards 2014

Nominations for the 2014 Sir Julius Vogel awards will open on 1 November, 2013.  The awards recognise excellence in science fiction, fantasy, or horror works created by New Zealanders and New Zealand residents, and first published or released in the 2013 calendar year.

Anyone can make a nomination and it is free! To make a nomination please email sjv_awards@sffanz.org.nz. See the website for the categories and get busy reading NZ authors and watching NZ movies.  We have a list of New Zealand works that may be eligible for nomination here.

The rules and criteria for the Sir Julius Vogel Award can be found here.

Nomination FAQs can be found here.

If you would like to advise us of a work we have not listed, please contact listings@sffanz.org.nz.

Interview with Elspeth Cooper, plus giveaway

On Helen Lowe’s blog there is an interview with Elspeth Cooper, author of Songs of the Earth and Trinity Rising and finalist in the 2012 Gemmell Morningstar Award.  There is a giveaway of Elspeth’s books.

The interview is here.

A Memory Of Light

There are seven spokes on the wheel of time. The winners of the competition to receive a copy of A Memory Of Light (the last volume of the Wheel of Time series) are:

Belinda Whitehead
Kory Valley
Kieran Reilly

Congratulations to the winners. Enjoy your new book.

Win a copy of the last volume in the Wheel of Time series

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A Memory Of Light, the final volume in the Wheel Of Time series will be published on January 8th 2013. We have three copies to give away. To enter the competition to win a copy, just answer the question:

How many spokes does the wheel of time have?

Send your answers to: enquiries@sffanz.org.nz. All correct answers will go into a hat and the winners will be drawn and announced on January 8th 2013. All entries must be received on or before midnight on January 7th 2013.

“The Thing” DVD – Prizewinners

The names of the contestants were written on separate pieces of paper which were carefully folded and placed in the SFFANZ President’s black Akubra hat, the one with a lucky feather in the hatband. The Presidents wife picked three pieces of paper from the hat and read out the names of the winners. In the order drawn, the winners of the DVDs are:

Zara Baxter
John Howell
Kevin Maclean

Congratulations to the winners.