CSFG members have been busy as usual – here’s the latest news. Congratulations in particular to everyone who picked up various awards and gongs! And here’s to a bountiful and successful writing year in 2016!
Alan Baxter has enjoyed a few publications in an end-of-year rush:
- “How Father Bryant Saw the Light” – Blurring the Line anthology (ed.
Marty Young, Cohesion Press, November 2015)
- “Reaching For Ruins” – Review of Australian Fiction (ed. Matthew Lamb,
16, Issue 3, November 2015)
- “Old Promise, New Blood” – Bloodlines anthology (ed. Amanda Pillar,
Ticonderoga Publications, Oct 2015)
Alan also has a heap of stuff coming out next year:
- “Under Calliope’s Skin” – SNAFU: Future Warfare anthology (ed. Geoff
Brown and A J Spedding, Cohesion Press, due Feb. 2016)
- “Served Cold” – Dreaming in the Dark anthology (ed. Jack Dann, PS
Publishing, due 2016) (Novelette)
- “Golden Fortune, Dragon Jade” – And Then… anthology (ed. Lindy Cameron,
Clan Destine Press, due mid-2016) (Novelette)
- “Crying Demon” – Suspended In Dusk 2 (ed. Simon Dewar, Books of the Dead
Press, due mid-2016
Darren Goossen’s “Every Useless Parameter” is coming out soon in Kaleidotrope,
Tim Napper’s short story “A Strange Loop”, which the CSFG critiquing group helped him to polish, will appear in the next next Interzone (#262 – Jan/Feb).
Kaaron Warren and Craig Cormick have serialised stories coming out over ten days during the Christmas & New Year period on the RiotAct website. This link takes you to Part One.
Elizabeth Dunk (the nom de plume of Nicole Murphy) has the third in her series of contemporary romances Much Ado About Love coming out on 5 January 2016.
Gillian Polack has sold her novel Secret Jewish Women’s Business, to Satalyte. Gillian describes it as “a very Australian feminist Jewish novel with magic and superpowers and bushfires”.
The Wheeler Centre has commissioned new CSFG member Nalini Haynes to write a piece on disability: “Eye and Prejudice: A vision for equity”
Chris Large recently interviewed Ann Leckie for Aurealis #86 (the current issue). He also spoke with Trudi Canavan about the release of her new novel Angel of Storms. That interview will appear early in 2016 when Aurealis goes global.
Gillian Polack study of the past decade or so will be going to press sometime in 2016. History and Fiction: Writers, their Research, Worlds and Stories. Several CSFG writers were interviewed in the early stages of this and are quoted.
Awards and Honours
Alan Baxter is going to be the Special Guest at Conflux 12 in October 2016.
Donna Maree Hanson is about to commence a PHD in Creative Writing at the University of Canberra; her topic will be Feminism in Popular Romance.
Nalini Haynes recently graduated with an Associate Degree in Professional Writing and Editing. Her grades were sufficiently high to attract an invitation to join the Golden Key International Honours Society.
Chris Large’s story “Future Me, Future Her” was highly recommended by the SciFi Film Festival and won a Dimension6 encouragement award at the ceremony.
C.H. (Celia) Pearce won the Marjorie Graber-McInnis Short Story Award for a speculative short story titled “Torvald’s Year”. The ACT Writers Centre will publish the story on their blog and in their magazine early next year.
Gillian Polack teaches creative writing course through Belconnen Community Service every Wednesday morning during term.
Gillian also has a number of courses available through the Australian National University Centre for Continuing Education:
- History for Writers
- Jewish Food
- Essay Writing
(These will all go on the Workshops and Courses page soon)