Sunday, March 30, 2008

Congratulations to Kaleidotrope contributor Tracie McBride ("Contact," April 2007) for her win as Best New Talent in this year's Sir Julius Vogel Awards. The awards are given out each year at the New Zealand National Science Fiction Convention. Congratulations again to Tracie!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

The Science Fiction Poetry Association recently announced the nominees for the 2008 Rhysling Award. While sadly no poems directly from Kaleidotrope were nominated, I'm very happy to see a number of past contributors to the zine listed -- specifically Bruce Boston, Lyn C.A. Gardner, Marge Simon, Rachel Swirsky, Kristine Ong Muslim, Marcie Lynn Tentchoff. I'm looking forward to attending this year's Readercon, where the winners will be announced.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

More congratulations are in order. Stephen Graham Jones, whose story "Pistil, Stamen, Bloom" appears in the third issue of Kaleidotrope, has sold a new short story collection, The Ones That Almost Got Away to Prime Books!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

David McGillveray, whose story "The Sirens of Tinwa" appeared in the first issue of Kaleidotrope, writes to say:
[M]y first collection, "Celeraine", has just been published by Sam's Dot Publishing in trade paperback. It consists of three brand new long short stories and features dead civilisations, planetary minds, jailbreaks, out-of-control vegetation, generation ships and mind altering alien hallucinogens!
Check it out!

Meanwhile, Daniel Ausema has added his two "Living Stump" stories ("First Peeling" and "Stump Courtship," from the second and third issues, respectively) to Anthology Builder, where you can create your own personalized story collections and help support some great writers!