This is a really long blog, so if you just want to read about the fundraiser, skip down down down.
I’m stoked to be able to share the press release for the new Anthology Winds of Change! Here ’tis, below.
CSFG Publishing is proud to announce the contents of its ninth anthology, Winds of Change, a flurry of fresh fantasy, science fiction and horror, to be launched at Conflux on Friday, 30 September 2011 in Canberra.
From the first roiling dust clouds, Winds of Change draws the reader in with tales of darkness and horror, of wonder and hope. Twenty four authors demonstrate the vitality and diversity of the current Australian speculative fiction scene. Editor Elizabeth Fitzgerald has put together a thought-provoking anthology that you’ll want to read in a single sitting, but which will also reward a second, more leisurely visit.
Winds of Change includes stories by popular speculative fiction authors Nicole Murphy (Dream of Asarlai series), Alan Baxter (Realmshift, MageSign) and Queensland author Helen Stubbs, as well as showcasing a range of new Australian talent. The table of contents is attached.
Based in Canberra, CSFG aims to assist science fiction, fantasy, horror writers and illustrators Australia-wide to develop their craft through workshops, critiquing and sharing news and experiences. CSFG publications can be obtained through select bookshops.
Table of Contents.
Winds of Change
Edited by Elizabeth Fitzgerald
Stories and authors:
Wraiths by Jason Nahrung
Gravity Express by Naomi Mondello
Time Capsule by Tsana Dolichva
The Tether of Time by Leife Shallcross
Trigger by Zena Shapter
Babel by Robin Shortt
Saint Olivia’s Light by Carol Ryles
In Need of Assistance by Chris Andrews
After the Bombs by Adam Tucker
The Horns of Elfland by Crisetta MacLeod
Time Spent by David Coleman
Soul of the Machine by Maxine McArthur
Dream Shadow by Alan Baxter
Giant by Annelise Roberts
Evolution Baby by Lesley Boland
The Princess by Valerie Y.L. Toh
Children of the Ashes by Greg Mellor
By Watcher’s Pool by James Goodrum
Turning the Blood by Donna Maree Hanson
Watching by Nicole R Murphy
The Stormchilds by Helen Stubbs
The Fool by Jane Virgo
Dragonfly by Cat Sheely
Stone-singer by Joanna Fay
On a different topic, my writing group, Prana Writers, is doing a fundraiser.
Prana Writers are really excited to be embarking on the Book In A Day challenge on 14th August! On that day our team will plan, plot, write, illustrate, edit, print and bind an 8000 word book, all to raise funds for the Queensland Royal Children’s Hospital.
We’re the only group currently registered in Queensland, so we hope to raise as much as possible for the kids. We’re all parents, so this cause is close to our hearts, and every few dollars helps. It will be fingers down, laptop screens up! But I reckon we can do it.
At 8am on 14th August the team will be emailed a random setting, two human characters, a non-human character, an issue and five random words. The 8000 word story must be written using these, then emailed to the judges by 8pm the same day.
All funds Prana Writers raise, and a copy of the complete book, will be donated to the Queensland Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation.
To sponsor this cause, donations can be made online by credit card and it’s tax deductable.
Just select our hospital – Royal Children’s Hospital Qld and the group, Prana Writers.
Thanks for reading and have a great day!