Tuesday, June 1, 2010

And in Earlier News

Vampire enthusiasts can read about the new Canadian vampire anthology, Evolve, (EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing), edited by award-winning Nancy Kilpatrick, at
http://www.vampires-evolve.com/index.html . The site also provides links to information on the contributors, including Mary Choo, Rhea Rose, Colleen Anderson and Sandra Wickham, whose short stories  appear in the collection.

David Glyn-Jones’ poem “The Picture” is included in the anthology, Celebrating Poets over 70, edited by Marianne Vespry and Ellen Ryan, to be published jointly by the McMaster Centre for Gerontological Studies and Tower Poetry Society, Hamilton, Ontario. They anticipate publication this spring or early summer.

Julie Downsbrough's poem "The Faerie Path in Winter" will appear in an upcoming issue of Crow Toes Quarterly, a children's literary magazine. Arise Foundation has accepted two of Julie's short stories, "No Chance" and "Chocolates for my Love" for publication in their Anger Book Project.

Eileen Kernaghan's SF short story "Carpe Diem" has been reprinted in a new anthology, The Aurora Awards-- Thirty Years of Canadian Science Fiction from Nanopress in Quebec.

Sandy Hunter had a short story "And the Coyotes Sang" named January winner of the month on the UK webzine Spinetinglers. Her story will appear in their annual anthology.

Kit St. Germain’s story “In the Bag” has sold to Abyss and Apex.

Barbara Wild’s “Poem for Allan”, which won first prize in the 2009 BWS “Lost and Found” writing contest, and another of Barbara’s poems, “Waiting for the New Hip”, have been accepted for an anthology, Celebrating Poets over 70, to be published jointly by the McMaster Centre for Gerontological Studies and Tower Poetry Society of Hamilton, Ontario.

Mary Choo's short story, "Killing Daniel," which appeared in the Paranormal Fiction issue of the anthology SNAFU, received an Honourable Mention on the complete online list for The Best Horror of the Year, Volume One, edited by Ellen Datlow. The list is posted on Ellen Datlow's Night Shade Books message board

Maureen Egan's poem "Loose: Political: Climate" will be published in Jones Av from Toronto; while her poem "Late December Epiphany " was the December 2009 winner in Other Voices "Monthlies" contest series. You can read it at the Other Voices site.

Julie H. Ferguson’s latest book, James Douglas: Father of British Columbia has just been released by Dundurn as part of their Quest Library Series. Written especially for 15 to 18 year olds, this is a story of high adventure set in pre-Confederation Canada. James Douglas's biography weaves through the heart of Canadian and Pacific Northwest history when BC was a wild land, Vancouver did not exist, and Victoria was a muddy village. Buy it at KidsBooks and online too. James Douglas has been chosen for inclusion in Books for Everybody, which distributed through all bookstores, on the BC Ferries, and as an insert in The Globe & Mail. You can read a review of Julie's book at Canadian Materials and visit her at
the beaconlit site. Julie has been accepted as a full member of the BC Association of Travel Writers. She has two articles published on TravelThruHistory.com – “The Birth of British Columbia: Douglas Day 2009” and “Finding the Real Paris.”

From Franci Louann, this special offer: “You make a pledge to my GOGO page and I'll gift you a probably original manuscript of my poems - you choose the theme (& I have poetic licence)...

John Joyce writes “Writing Raw” has published an account of my heroic cycle ride to Banff for Cystic Fibrosis.” As well, Triond has published his essay "And What Did You Do At Work Today?", and "Looking Down from a Ski Chair" appears in Wild Violet.

Mary Choo has received honourable mention for her story "Killing Daniel" in Best Horror of the Year Volume I, edited by Ellen Datlow,

Thistledown Press announces the publication of His Sweet Favour by Diane Tucker. His Sweet Favour explores the real-life drama of first love, peer pressure, failure and self-determination, and is a passionate exploration of friendship’s double-edged sword.

His Sweet Favour is so alive, you’ll swear that Favour, the budding actress narrator and heroine of this book, was an actual honey-haired girl who came of age and learned about love during her final year of high school in the 1980s.”You won’t be able to stop thinking about her (or the rest of the cast of characters in this highly readable, virtuoso performance of a sad and “sweet” story), and you’ll see — you’ll wish the book would never end.” — Russell Thornton, author of House Built of Rain. . YA Fiction/ 323 Pages / Available September 15 $16.95 CAD / 978-1-897235-64-5

Burnaby writer Diane Tucker grew up in southeast Vancouver, BC, where she appeared in various plays and musicals before deciding to be a writer. She has published two books of poetry: God on His Haunches (Nightwood Editions, 1996), which was short-listed for the 1997 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award, and Bright Scarves of Hours (Palimpsest Press, 2007). His Sweet Favour is her first novel. Visit her website at http://www.dianetucker.info/

Eileen Kernaghan's historical fantasy Wild Talent: a Novel of the Supernatural is shortlisted in the YA category for this year's Sunburst Award for Literature of the Fantastic.

Wattle and Daub Books announces Eileen's new poetry collection, Tales from the Holograph Woods: Speculative Poems . "Blake, Yeats, Thomas, Stevens and Plath – are echoed in her poems, as are the mythologies and philosophies to which she turns in her search for meaning not confined to the corners of present time and space." —Alexander M. Forbes, Canadian Literature.

$9.95 ISBN 978-0-9810658-2-3 Wattle and Daub Books, Grandview RPO, PO Box 78038, Vancouver BC V5N 5W1

Eileen launched Tales from the Holograph Woods at White Dwarf Books, on September 26.

Linda Demeulemeester’s The Secret of Grim Hill has been shortlisted for the British Columbia Young Readers' Choice Red Cedar Award (2009 – 2010), while Grim Hill: The Secret Deepens, the second book in the series, is nominated for a Silver Birch Award/

Maureen Egan’s publications for this year include: • Longshoreman's Lament (Ascent Aspirations, Spring 2009) • Space and Time, Continued (Room 32:2) • It sounds like (New Orphic Review, Fall 2009) • Jeopardy (New Orphic Review, Fall 2009) * Political Purpose -- an Oxymoron (New Orphic Review, Fall 2009) • Small Town Council Autonomy (New Orphic Review, Fall 2009) ; and her poem "Rough Manicure" has been accepted for dANDelion 35.1.

New member Margaret C. Law’s article “City Bus Tour” was published this September in Today’s Senior (Langley) . As well, Margaret has sold an article, “Aging” to a magazine in Nashville TN, while her article “Learning to Drive” is shortlisted for a contest in November.

Congratulations to Jean E. Hubbard, who writes, "After years of planning, I just had my poems and short stories published in book form. The title is Reflections."

Bernice Lever's 9th book of poems, Generation, is out this summer from Black Moss Press, Ontario. She is one of 90 poets in A Verse Map of Vancouver, and edited Douglas Aitken's Three Faces of Vancouver - First Nations, European and Asian. Bernice was a part of "Write on Bowen" writers' festival in mid-July and will be active in Surrey International Writers' Conference, Oct. 23-25. More on www.colourofwords.com.

Colleen Anderson has sold a short piece called “Best Sipped Slowly” to the Quantum Genre on the Planet of the Arts anthology. It will be coming out through Crossing Chaos.

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