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Promote Your Projects / Re: Parallel Universe Publications
« Last post by David A. Riley on November 07, 2017, 08:15:51 AM »
Ebook versions of two previously published books from PUP are now available to order via amazon, etc.
These are:

Standing on the Threshold of Madness - a collection of weird poems by Benjamin Blake £2.76 $3.65

Nightscape - a collection of stories by Eric Ian Steele £2.76 $3.65

If you're interested, these are the figures I've been able to find:

2004: ?
2005: ?
2006: ?
2007: ?
2008: 45
2009: 90
2010: 148
2011: ?
2012: 80
2013: 103
2014: 84
2015: 96
2016: 110
2017: 117

I've got AGM minutes for 2007 and 2011 but neither gave the number of entries.
Promote Your Projects / Re: TFF Reviews
« Last post by Djibril on November 05, 2017, 04:54:26 PM »
Valeria Vitale reviews Malcolm Devlin’s weird short story collection You Will Grow Into Them from Unsung Stories, and celebrates that the “weirdness” that populates Devlin’s stories is the kind that she enjoys the most: “not necessarily the gory and horrific but more the sinister, the ambiguous, the eerie, the unexplained and the inexplicable.”

Sounds like an excellent collection!
Hi “Rolnikov”,
Thanks for your good wishes. I’m not going to publicly single out any stories in particular but, yes, I am glad to say that the winning quality has been very high.
I am being quite solipsistic: the figures I refer to relate only to my tenure as judge – since March 2012. Six rounds of the competition and counting. Cheers.
Ask the Authors and Artists! / Another sale to F&SF
« Last post by hapthorn on November 01, 2017, 02:44:33 PM »
I’ve sold another Dying Earthish Archonate tale to The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. It’s called “The Prevaricator” and should run sometime next year. It won’t be part of a series, as will be apparent to anyone who reads it all the way to the end.  It's my thirty-third sale to F&SF.

In the next few days, I’ll prepare my emailed newsletter for November and send it out. If you’re not on the mailing list and would like to be, you can sign up via Instafreebie and also receive a free ebook version of Paroxysm, a thriller written by my crime writing alter ego, Matt Hughes. Here’s a link:

A reminder: I’ve now got a Patreon account and am grateful to the 32 people who have signed up to support my work by making a monthly contribution. If you’d like to join the crowd, here’s where to go:
Congratulations to all of them. Look forward to reading them in BFS Horizons - the quality of the past winners you've chosen has been consistently high!

I don't have figures for the earliest years, but I think the record number of entries was 148 in 2010.
Promote Your Projects / SFERICS 2017 Anthology
« Last post by GeoffNelder on October 26, 2017, 05:26:09 PM »
The new Sferics anthology is out edited by the mathematical and engineering genius Rosie Oliver. I have a cunning story in there - Angular Size - possibly the only story in the world (yeah right) with that as its title and main theme. Other contributors are Mike Hardwicke, Gareth Lewis, Amanda Kear, J S Rogers, and Andy Bigwood (Cover Design)

Dead cheap on Kindle and paperback

Rosie will be selling some at BristolCon this saturday. I'll be there too flogging ARIA trilogy and Xaghra's Revenge. Hope to see some of you there.

It has once again been my privilege and pleasure to judge the competition. This year I received a record-breaking crop of entries with 117 eligible stories submitted for consideration. I read every story thoroughly and silently. I read a large percentage of the stories twice, three times or more. After much deliberation, I can now announce that the three winners are:
First place: “Revive” by Richard Salazar
Second place: “Sacrament” by Charlotte Platt
Third place: “Labyrinth of the Sun” by Matt Colborn
I have also awarded a fourth place as highly commended: “The Beast” by James Ellis
The top three stories win prizes and all four of the above stories will appear in a future issue of “BFS Horizons”.
Thank you for your patience during the judging process.
Promote Your Projects / Re: The Future Fire
« Last post by Djibril on October 24, 2017, 08:52:28 PM »
This week we've been posting mini-interviews on Fakebooc with all the authors and artists who contributed to TFF #42. These will keep coming every couple of days for a while yet, but the people we've interviewed so far include:

I'll try to remember to post updates here, but follow or keep an eye on the TFF page if you want to be sure not to miss anything.
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