Tag Archives: short story

Baby Teeth – Bite-sized Tales of Terror launch

Baby Teeth – Bite-sized Tales of Terror, an anthology of short horror fiction edited by Dan Rabarts and Lee Murray and published by Paper Road Press is due for release this Wednesday.

The launch is at Quality Hotel on Cuba, from 5.30pm – All welcome!

TOC for Baby Teeth is as follows:

1 – Caterpillars by Debbie Cowens

2 – White by Grant Stone

3 – Burying Baby by Paul Mannering

4 – People Pleaser by Darusha Wehm

5 – Con Somma Passione  by Lee Murray

6 – Giant by Jack Newhouse

7 – Winter Feast by Elizabeth Gatens

8 – What’s the Story, Mother? by Lewis Morgan

9 – Blond Obsession by Jean Gilbert

10 – Simon Says by Matthew Sanborn Smith

11 – Tarantella Moon by Dan Rabarts

12 – Backyard Gardening by Jake Bible

13 – Because I Could… by Celine Murray

14 – End of the Rainbow by Jenni Sands

15 – Kiss your Mother by Alan Lindsay

16 – Practice makes Perfect by Sally McLennan

17 – Blood Sisters by Matt Cowens

18 – Windows by M. Darusha Wehm

19 – Dad’s Wisdom by Eileen Mueller

20 – Recession by Darian Smith

21 – Paper Butterfly  by Alan Lindsay

22 – The Skulkybunking Wurld Champyon Of The Hole Woorld by Paul Mannering

23 – Teach Your Children Well by Lee Murray

24 – The Character of 82 James St by Anna Caro

25 – Love Hurts by Jan Goldie

26 – Dark Night by Jenni Sands

27 – Friends by Alicia Ponder

28 – Shadowed Halls  by Michael J Parry

29 – If They Hadn’t Landed So Close by Matt Cowens

30 – All the Ghosts by Dan Rabarts

31 – The Boy with Anime Eyes by Kevin G. Maclean

32 – The Oracle of Karawa by Paul Mannering

33 – Lockdown by Piper Mejia

34 – The Birthday Present by Sally McLennan

35 – Peter and the Wolf by Lee Murray

36 – How They See You by Morgan Davie

37 – The Dead Way by JC Hart

All authors except Jake Bible and Matthew Sanborn Smith are New Zealand authors.

Short story competition

SpecFicNZ are holding a short story competition in conjunction with Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris, authors of the steampunk adventure Phoenix Rising and publishers of the fiction podcast ‘Tales from the Archives’.

Submissions will be open throughout January 2012.

The competition is open to all citizens and residents of New Zealand and has a monetary and publication prize. Further details about the competition can be found here.

Nameless: A Thornspell Short Story

Helen Lowe has written Nameless – a short story staring Rue, from the Thornspell world.  Read it here.

SF Ezine To Launch In New Zealand

A new paying ezine based in NZ will be launching Jan 1st, 2012. It’s called Comets and Criminals, and will be published in a quarterly
format, with an ebook available at the beginning of each quarter and
content from the book released for free on the website over the course
of the quarter.

Comets and Criminals will publish short fiction and poetry.
Science-fiction is at the top of its genre list; cross-genre work is
also encouraged. We pay 1c a word (US) for short fiction between
1,000-5,000 words, and $10 for flash fiction and poetry.

For more information visit the web site.

Free Short Story Workshop at ConText

Hands-on Critique: Whipping a Short Story into Shape

Ripley Patton is holding a 90 min workshop at ConText.  Participants will need to come with a finished short story in hand (or on laptop) to use in the various exercises.

Ripley will give the first three who sign up a free short story critique via e-mail before the con.  Email enquires@context.sf.org.nz to sign up.

There is a limit of 10 people for the workshop, so first in first served.

Workshop is being held Saturday 10-11.30am.

Tales for Canterbury now available for preorder

Tales for Canterbury – a collection of short fiction published to raise money to help those affected by the recent Canterbury Earthquake – is now available for preorder at Random Static.

Edited by local writers Cassie Hart and Anna Caro, the anthology is centred round the themes of survival, hope and future. It includes fiction by overseas and local writers, including Jeff Vandermeer, Tina Makereti, Neil Gaiman, Cat Connor and Sean Williams.

Due out mid April, the ebook version will be in .pdf, .epub and .mobi formats and is $12 direct from Random Static. The print version is priced at $24.95 and includes free shipping within NZ (international shipping also available) and comes with a free giftwrapping option. Anticipated release date for the print version is the end of April.

Shades of Sentience 2010 Steampunk Short Story Competiton

The competition is being run by the website Shades of Sentience.  The theme is steampunk, and the stories you weave will need to represent the height of steampunk – all that is daring and unique and sweepingly epic about it.  This will be the first step in a battle of the two great punk genres.  Next years competition theme will be cyberpunk.

When both comps are complete they will choose a selection of stories for the next anthology.  As yet unnamed, it will be a flip book with two covers – cyberpunk on one side, steampunk on the other.  So this year, represent steampunk with everything you’ve got, because next year it’ll be cyberpunks turn.

The competition is only open to residents of Australia and New Zealand.

Closes 31st December 2010

Entry fee is $5.

1st Prize $200

2nd Prize $100

3rd Prize $50

More information can be found here.