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Promote Your Projects / States of Independence event - Leicester
« on: March 12, 2015, 09:27:53 am »
Free event this Saturday 14th March in Leicester. I'll be attending as one half of Fur-Lined Ghettos. Come along and view our stall and those of a diverse number of indie publishers.

Specifically for those interested in genre at 11:00 on the programme:

Graham Joyce's Books
Graham was one of Leicester's best-known writers, who died in 2014. His work ranged from a book on being a goalkeeper (for the England writers' team) to his more usual speculative fiction. But was it horror, or magical realism, or just literature? Andy Hedgecock, fiction editor of Interzone magazine, talks about Graham's novels and about the writer himself.

Details here:

Promote Your Projects / salò press
« on: January 29, 2015, 09:13:13 am »
I'm throwing myself back into publishing :)

After six years running Elastic Press (2002-2006) picking up multiple awards along the way, and then co-editing Fur-Lined Ghettos magazine with my partner we've decided to expand on the concepts within the magazine and concentrate our efforts on a new independent publishing house dedicated to publishing surrealism and weird poetry.

Our first anthology - now open to submissions from writers/poets/artists/photographers - will be "A Galaxy of Starfish: An Anthology of Mordern Surrealism". Please check out the guidelines here:

We are also seeking poetry collections from established and new poets including alt-poetry | surrealism | automatism | cut-up | existentialism | experimentation | subtle beauty. Guidelines for these collections are here:

Hopefully you'll be excited about this as we are. Please feel free to share the news.

General Discussion / Autumn: Horror In The East 3
« on: October 27, 2014, 10:37:06 am »
I'm attending this FREE one day convention in Lowestoft, Suffolk next month. Not sure on the final line up, although David Moody, Adam Millard, and a few others have been confirmed. More information here:

General Discussion / Graham Joyce RIP
« on: September 10, 2014, 09:31:21 am »
Many of you may already have heard the sad news that Graham Joyce died yesterday.

There's piece in Locus (

So many good writers seem to be leaving us over a short space of time. Graham was an inspiration to me, and always supportive of both my writing and Elastic Press when I was publishing. A irreplaceable loss.

Promote Your Projects / Autumn In The East - November horror event
« on: September 16, 2013, 09:44:43 am »
I'll be attending here in November (weekend after World Fantasy):

Had a blast last year so if you're not too far away it's well worth attending.

Announcements and Suggestions / Vacancies
« on: September 06, 2013, 09:25:41 am »
Put me down for the Presidency; I'm in the mood for World Domination ;)

Promote Your Projects / punkPunk! submission guidelines
« on: June 10, 2013, 04:27:00 pm »
I'm editing an anthology of punk-inspired stories for DogHorn Publishing. Could be any genre.

See guidelines here:

General Discussion / Horror In The East - event this weekend
« on: November 01, 2012, 09:31:32 am »
I thought I'd mentioned this somewhere before but I can't find the thread.

I'll be appearing at a FREE event in Lowestoft, Suffolk, this weekend:

The main proceedings are on Saturday - from 10 til 4 I believe - with readings, panel discussions, and signings. The guests include Adam Baker, Ivan Bunn, Henry Baker, Simon Coleby, Joseph D'Lacey, Joseph Freeman, Andrew Hook, Paul S. Huggins, Iain McKinnon, Adam Millard, David Moody, Sean T Page and Conrad Williams. If you're remotely in the area, come along!

Promote Your Projects / Fur-Lined Ghettos open for submission
« on: January 28, 2012, 08:53:24 pm »
Decided this morning to launch a new magazine with my partner, Sophie. She's the main editor and I'm along for the ride. We're not specifically looking for genre, but are open to persuasion. Impress us!

Guidelines for Fur-Lined Ghettos here:

General Discussion / World Fantasy Award Nominees 2011
« on: July 29, 2011, 09:31:44 am »
From Locus:

The World Fantasy Awards Lifetime Achievement Winners for 2011 are Peter S. Beagle and Angélica Gorodischer. The awards are presented annually to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding service to the fantasy field.

The World Fantasy Awards nomination ballot has also been announced. Winners will be announced at this year’s World Fantasy Convention, to be held October 27-30, in San Diego CA. (Lifetime Achievement winners are announced in advance of the event).

Nominees are:

Best Novel

Zoo City, Lauren Beukes (Jacana South Africa; Angry Robot)
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit)
The Silent Land, Graham Joyce (Gollancz; Doubleday)
Under Heaven, Guy Gavriel Kay (Viking Canada; Roc; Harper Voyager UK)
Redemption In Indigo, Karen Lord (Small Beer)
Who Fears Death, Nnedi Okorafor (DAW)

Best Novella

Bone and Jewel Creatures, Elizabeth Bear (Subterranean)
The Broken Man, Michael Byers (PS)
“The Maiden Flight of McCauley’s Bellerophon”, Elizabeth Hand (Stories: All-New Tales)
The Thief of Broken Toys, Tim Lebbon (ChiZine Publications)
“The Mystery Knight”, George R.R. Martin (Warriors)
“The Lady Who Plucked Red Flowers beneath the Queen’s Window”, Rachel Swirsky (Subterranean Summer 2010)

Best Short Fiction

“Beautiful Men” , Christopher Fowler (Visitants: Stories of Fallen Angels and Heavenly Hosts)
“Booth’s Ghost”, Karen Joy Fowler (What I Didn’t See and Other Stories)
“Ponies”, Kij Johnson ( 11/17/10)
“Fossil-Figures”, Joyce Carol Oates (Stories: All-New Tales)
“Tu Sufrimiento Shall Protect Us”, Mercurio D. Rivera (Black Static 8-9/10)

Best Anthology

The Way of the Wizard, John Joseph Adams, ed. (Prime)
My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me, Kate Bernheimer, ed. (Penguin)
Haunted Legends, Ellen Datlow & Nick Mamatas, eds. (Tor)
Stories: All-New Tales, Neil Gaiman & Al Sarrantonio, eds. (Morrow; Headline Review)
Black Wings: New Tales of Lovecraftian Horror, S.T. Joshi, ed. (PS)
Swords & Dark Magic, Jonathan Strahan & Lou Anders, eds. (Eos)

Best Collection

What I Didn’t See and Other Stories, Karen Joy Fowler (Small Beer)
The Ammonite Violin & Others, Caitlín R. Kiernan (Subterranean)
Holiday, M. Rickert (Golden Gryphon)
Sourdough and Other Stories, Angela Slatter (Tartarus)
The Third Bear, Jeff VanderMeer (Tachyon)

Best Artist

Vincent Chong
Kinuko Y. Craft
Richard A. Kirk
John Picacio
Shaun Tan

Special Award, Professional

John Joseph Adams, for editing and anthologies
Lou Anders, for editing at Pyr
Marc Gascoigne, for Angry Robot
Stéphane Marsan & Alain Névant, for Bragelonne
Brett Alexander Savory & Sandra Kasturi, for ChiZine Publications

Special Award, Non-Professional

Stephen Jones, Michael Marshall Smith, & Amanda Foubister, for Brighton Shock!: The Souvenir Book Of The World Horror Convention 2010
Alisa Krasnostein, for Twelfth Planet Press
Matthew Kressel, for Sybil’s Garage and Senses Five Press
Charles Tan, for Bibliophile Stalker
Lavie Tidhar, for The World SF Blog

BFS Publications / New Horizons issue six
« on: April 18, 2010, 10:02:45 pm »
Just finalised the fiction line up for New Horizons #6, to be published in December 2010. Interview and artwork to be sorted later in the year.

Jetsam by Adrian Faulkner
Water Buried by Erik T. Johnson
The Smell of Milk in the Morning by Lori Barrett
Barker by Ian Sales
Incry by Joel Lane
Boxed In by Marc-Anthony Taylor
The Last Resort by Visha N. Sukdeo
The Brave Mole and the Snake by John Tait

BFS Publications / New Horizons Issue Five
« on: April 10, 2010, 09:24:34 pm »
The line up for New Horizons issue five has been finalised and will be going to print shortly. Here are the contents:

Upon Waking by Craig Hallam
A Room With A View by Frank Roger
Fracture by Terry Grimwood
Convention Soundbites – interviews by Andrew Hook
The Doctrine of Signatures by Douglas Thompson
Slow Planes by Allen Ashley
The Sound of Grey by Christopher J. Dwyer
Now As It Is Forever by Mark Finnemore

Cover art is by George Cotronis (

Other illustrations by Jethro Lentle (, Dean Harkness (, and Ally Thompson (

Ask the Authors and Artists! / Andrew Hook
« on: March 06, 2010, 04:06:13 pm »
First off, thanks for offering me some dedicated space.

Whilst I've been writing since 1988, my first short story was published in 1994. Since that date I've taken on many roles: author, publisher (Elastic Press, 2002-2008), editor (BFS New Horizons magazine, 2008-present), reviewer (Zine, The Fix, VideoVista), proofreader, typesetter, and some webdesign.

I've had over 70 short stories published in a variety of genres. I tend to think of myself as a slipstream author, whatever that means, precisely because it means whatever I want it to mean :)

Aside from magazine publications, these are my books:

"The Virtual Menagerie" - short story collection, Elastic Press, 2002 (short-listed for a BFS award)

"Moon Beaver" - novel, ENC Press, 2004.

"Beyond Each Blue Horizons" - short story collection, Crowswing Books, 2005 (short-listed for a BFS award)

"Residue" - short story collection - non genre - HalfCut Publications, 2006

"And God Created Zombies" - novella, NewCon Press, 2009

I consider myself a short story writer at heart, although have just written another couple of novellas which I'm trying to place at the moment.

And I have the following short stories forthcoming:

"Red Or White", The Bitten Word, NewCon Press
"The Cruekus Effect", Morpheus Tales
"Up", Catastrophia, PS Publishing
"Pansy Blade Cassandra Moko", Zahir
"Ennui", Art From Art anthology
"Your Golden Hands", PostScripts
"Deadtime", Crimespree

In the unlikely event there are any questions, feel free to shout them at me here :)

Oh, and I'm here on the web at

Promote Your Projects / Beyond Each Blue Horizon available again
« on: June 12, 2009, 09:04:25 am »
I'm pleased to announce that copies of my 2005 Crowswing Books collection, "Beyond Each Blue Horizon", which is no longer available from the publisher, can now be bought direct from my website.

I have both formats of the book available. The signed limited edition hardback with cover art by Richard Marchand (which was originally £20), and the signed limited edition slipcase version (originally £75!). Both versions are now priced at £10 plus p&p.

Graham Joyce was kind enough to write the following: "This collection of disturbing vignettes and cleverly fractured narratives is full of exciting language and seductive philosophical insight. Andrew Hook is a wonderfully original writer."

Here are some sample reviews:

"In Beyond Each Blue Horizon, Hook proves himself a master of slipstream. His stories range from the darkly apocalyptic to the hopefully visionary, some brilliant and none less than satisfactory." Dru Pagliassotti, The Harrow

"An honest, intense, immensely readable feast of good writing and startlingly original ideas and vivid characterisations that will stay with the reader for a long time after the book is closed. I tried to read it slowly, I couldn't. It pulled me in, intrigued me and wouldn't let go until I reached the last page." Terry Gates-Grimwood, Whispers of Wickedness

"The best way to read it is to treat yourself to at most one story a day, with other reading in between to resensitise your imagination for the broiling Hook is going to give you afresh each time." Djibril, The Future Fire

Treat yourselves  :D

BFS Publications / New Horizons Issue Four
« on: June 07, 2009, 02:32:34 pm »
Just completed the line up for New Horizons Issue Four.

The contents are as follows:

Into The Bright by J.M.Harris
The Un-Explorers by Matt Finucane
Frankenrabbits by John Tait
Two Nights In New Orleans by Philip Harris
Interview with someone to be announced
Life After Death by Mark Butler
The Last Chapter by Tom Knights

Am currently looking around for artwork. So far I've commissioned and received a piece by Peter Coleburn illustrating "The Un-Explorers". And I have an interview lined up - details to follow.

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