So this happened …

Memories of Fish from Interzone 270, published by TTA Press, has made the shortlist for the short story section of the Norma K Hemming Awards. I’ll find out the result in June at the Continuum Convention in Melbourne 🙂

The Norma K Hemming Award is “given to mark excellence in the exploration of themes of race, gender, sexuality, class or disability in a speculative fiction work (e.g. science fiction, fantasy, horror) by Australian citizens and/or residents, and first published during the eligibility period.”

Thank you to the judges and convenors. I’m really proud to be on this list with such awesome writers.

I’m also really pleased with how often this little story keeps popping up. Not too shabby for a tale I wrote during two flights and a Melbourne Airport stop-over.

S.

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Some FanArt – The Baby Eaters by Ian McHugh

This is artwork inspired by The Baby Eaters by Ian McHugh appearing in the current edition of Clarkesworld. I mostly drew this because the story has good visuals and I felt a lack of creature/alien art in my life.

Enjoy.

Island Green Makes the List

In great news, my short story Island Green from Ticonderoga Publishing’s Ecopunk! anthology has made the Best Novella shortlist of both the Aurealis and Ditmar Awards.

Thank you to the judges and convenors and those who voted for me.

Thanks to Ticonderoga and editors Liz Grzyb and Cat Sparks for the chance to be part of this amazing project. Ecopunk! is excellent reading and tells science fiction stories of a positive future.

S.

Murder for Fun and Profit

Felicity Banks

After tossing around ideas and a lot of, “Wouldn’t it be cool if….”, it’s really happening.

Murder in the Mail is a story told through letters, objects, and artworks physically posted to the reader over the course of eight weeks.

The reader is a character in the story, invited to guess the identity of the killer each week. The Murder in the Mail forums are a place where readers can compare clues and insights, helping (or hampering) one another. Everything, including the art, contains clues to be unravelled.

The first story in the series is A Bloody Birthday.

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(Like the logo? It’s by Publisher Obscura author Annabelle Lee.)

A group of art students gather at a birthday party where the guest of honour is murdered. One of them is the killer.

You ask the group of friends to write letters to you, talking openly about what happened, and sharing art…

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Art For Lackington’s Magazine 15

Artwork I created for Evelyn Deshane’s story Her Cactus Heart in Lackington’s Magazine.

The story is about two girls secretly falling in love in a post-apocalyptic wasteland dominated by wild cacti and the bones of the dead. There are purple winged insects that may or may not be spying upon a budding young friendship.

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Shauna O’Meara