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Books / Re: What are you currently reading..?
« on: November 24, 2015, 09:46:18 am »
M. John Harrison is an excellent writer. I haven't read Viriconium, but Things That Never Happen is a superb collection of stories and I enjoyed Light too.

Ask the Authors and Artists! / Re: Andrew Hook
« on: November 16, 2015, 09:48:54 am »
Since I last posted here several short stories have been published: "The Aniseed Gumball Kid" in Breakout (a Postscripts anthology from PS Publishing), "Us!" in Creeping Crawlers edited by Allen Ashley, "Vulvert" in Confingo magazine, "The First You & I" in Skylark Review, and "The Nomenclature of Fear" as a standalone short story chapbook from InShort Publishing in Australia.

I'm going to have to start writing more stories.

Books / Re: What are you currently reading..?
« on: November 04, 2015, 09:13:20 am »
Sounds good, George. I have that to read. I was on the panel of World Fantasy Award judges when her previous novel, "Who Fears Death", won. It was easily a unanimous judges' decision, so I'm looking forward to "Lagoon" (and anything which messes with the novel excites me!)

FantasyCon / Re: FantasyCon 2015
« on: October 26, 2015, 09:22:58 am »
Had a fantastic time at FantasyCon over the weekend. Other than the food issues I thought it was perfect. Many thanks to everyone involved in the organisation!

Ask the Authors and Artists! / Re: Andrew Hook
« on: October 15, 2015, 09:38:43 am »
Since I last posted here I've sold a short story, "The First You & I" to Skylark Review. Three shorts have also been published: "Blood For Your Mother" in Black Static #48, "Tiny Iris" in Slave Stories: Scenes From The Slave State (omniumn gatherum publications), and "Old Factory Memories" can be read online here at Axolotl magazine.

Nice cover. I read the blog. I would always check the cover with the author beforehand. In fact, part of the old Elastic Press contract (and now with my new Saḷ Press) is that the cover art has to be agreed by both publisher and author. Also, I always send an edited file to the author for a final once-over before publication. Not just to agree the contents, but also so another pair of eyes can check for any errors. Hope that helps :)

Introductions / Re: The Bedlam Trilogy
« on: October 07, 2015, 09:48:17 am »
Hi Miranda

That's actually my doppelganger. There's more than one Andrew Hook, unfortunately, although Amazon/Goodreads/Wiki often mix us up!

Introductions / Re: The Bedlam Trilogy
« on: October 05, 2015, 10:38:53 am »
Hi Miranda. Welcome to the BFS Forums!

Ask the Authors and Artists! / Re: Andrew Hook
« on: September 02, 2015, 10:33:38 am »
Since I last posted here I've sold the short stories "Vulvert" to Confingo, and "Old Factory Memories" to Axolotl. My short story, "The Nomenclature of Fear", will be published as a standalone chapbook by In Short Publishing. A short story, "Drowning In Air", was reprinted in Best British Horror 2015 (Salt) and another short, "Bothersome", has appeared in Darkest Minds.

Promote Your Projects / Re: saḷ press
« on: August 20, 2015, 10:09:57 am »
Cheers Djibril! I agree about your surrealism comment. I suppose I felt I should justify adding something on the BFS boards which might not be construed as fantasy - although in some respects, that's exactly what these poems are.

Meanwhile, first review (of sorts) is in. "One of the best poetry collections of 2015".

Promote Your Projects / Re: saḷ press
« on: August 19, 2015, 03:39:32 pm »
It's taken a little while, but the first release from Saḷ Press has now been published and we're taking orders for immediate dispatch.

Our first title is a poetry collection by Dalton Day titled "Actual Cloud".

“Reading Actual Cloud is like tracking a mysterious animal through a wood of fog and feeling. Its body keeps changing, gaining fur, finding sorrow, leaving antlers, then paw prints, then hoof prints behind. The path the language takes is simple, declarative, but also full of gaps and quick swerves. It's clear this poet finds pleasure in leading the way, and it's a joy to wander in pursuit.” -  Heather Christle, author of Heliopause and What is Amazing

The official publication date is October 1st. However, orders placed directly via the links below will be shipped same day - meaning you get your little animal paws on a copy over a month in advance!


If you do purchase a copy please consider sharing on social media and/or writing a review. This not only supports the writer but also a tiny independent press that wants to continue publishing beautiful voltaic voices.

And whilst I appreciate the content isn't SF/F/H I hope my connection with Saḷ Press and the knowledge of the work I did with Elastic Press will encourage all readers of quirky fiction to consider picking up a copy. It really does deserve a wide audience.

And don't forget, we're still reading for "A Galaxy Of Starfish: An Anthology Of Modern Surrealism". Submit to us!

Introductions / Re: Hello from Tanya
« on: July 22, 2015, 12:57:07 pm »
Tetsuo was my favourite movie of last year (not that it was released last year, but I saw it for the first time last year). It's nuts.

The avatar is the cover of my fourth collection of short stories, "Nitrospective", published by DogHorn Publishing a few years ago. As far as I can remember it was the artist's concept rather than mine. I guess it's supposed to reflect how my work often looks outward/inward simultaneously. Either way, I think it works as a cover :)

Alchemy Press / Re: Alchemy news
« on: July 22, 2015, 12:35:11 pm »
Congrats on the nominations Peter!

Introductions / Re: Hello from Tanya
« on: July 21, 2015, 10:23:48 am »
That's quite fascinating about Kakfa - I was unaware of that. It reminds me of "Tetsuo: The Iron Man". And thanks for the superglue tip ;)

Introductions / Re: Hello from Tanya
« on: July 20, 2015, 10:03:58 am »
Hello Tanya and welcome to the BFS boards. I have also never read Tolkein or Pratchett :)

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