To Tim Napper, who won first prize in the first quarter of the Writers of the Future contest (CSFG’s second WotF prize winner for 2014 and CSFG’s fifth prize winner overall. Here’s hoping he can become our second annual grand prize winner!)

To Cat Sparks, who’s collection The Bride Price won the Ditmar Awards for Best Collected Work and Best Short Story (for the title story).

To Zena Shapter, who won the Ditmar for Best New Talent.

To Gillian Polack, who is the winner of the 2014 Get Up-and-over Fan Fund (GUFF) ballot and will be funded to go to Loncon 2014.

Sales and Publications

Donna Hanson has sold her novel Dragon Wine to Momentum Books, who will be publishing it in two parts in 2014: Shatterwing and Skywatcher.

Nicole Murphy’s collection of erotic novellas, Release, is out from Escape Publishing (under her Elizabeth Dunk byline) and book one of Nicole’s new SF romance trilogy Loving the Prince, will be out in August, also from Escape.

Alan Baxter’s story “Upon a Distant Shore” was published in Dimension 6.


There’s a nice review of the Use Only As Directed anthology, edited by Simon Petrie (and his partner in crime Edwina Harvey) and featuring “The Blue Djinn’s Wish” by Leife Shallcross.