Call for Submissions: Nothing Without Us, Too

The cover of Nothing Without Us, an anthology of SFF by disabled authors

Submissions are now open for Nothing Without Us Too!
 
Editors Cait Gordon and Talia Johnson are seeking new speculative fiction from writers across the disability, and neurodiversity spectrums.
Preferred length is 500-3500 words.
This anthology will welcome writers across the disability, mental illness, developmental disabilities, neurodiversity, Blind, and d/Deaf spectrums. Those who manage what are known as “invisible” and “visible” disabilities and/or chronic conditions are also encouraged to submit.

“The lived experiences of those who are disabled, d/Deaf, Blind, Spoonie, neurodivergent, and/or of those who manage mental health are found across all demographics—such as race, culture, financial status, religion, gender, age, and/or sexual orientation. We want to read these stories because diversity is reality, and should be so, even in fantastical or other speculative fiction settings.

Regarding publishing experience, we welcome established, emerging, and brand-new authors! Don’t self-reject. If this is your first time submitting anywhere, that’s fantastic! Whoot!”

See full submission guidelines here:
 
https://nothingwithoutusanthology.wordpress.com/submission-guidelines/
 
This submission window will close on January 31, 2022.

Pirating Pups Cover Reveal!

The cover of Pirating Pups, the latest pet-adventure themed anthology from Tyche Books, was released today! A companion volume to last year’s “Swashbuckling Cats” anthology, “Pirating Pups” will be open to submissions from October 1 – November 30, 2021.

See the anthology’s Submission Guidelines page for more details: http://tychebooks.com/pirating-pups

 

Silvia Moreno-Garcia wins August Derleth Award

An author photo of Silvia Moreno-Garcia alongside the cover of her novel, Mexican Gothic

 

Heartiest Congratulations to SF Canada member Silvia Moreno-Garcia! She just won the British Fantasy Society’s August Derleth Award for Best Horror Novel. This year’s award-winner is Mexican Gothic, which spent an impressive 31 weeks on the Los Angeles Times best-sellers list in 2020.

The book is currently being developed into a limited television series for Hulu by Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos.

Featured Member: T.S. Beier

author headshot for T.S. Beier

 

SF Canada would like to welcome our newest member, T.S. Beier!

T.S. Beier is a science fiction aficionado. Her first published novel, What Branches Grow, is her love letter to the post-apocalyptic genre. It was the focus of her Graduate Certificate in Creative Writing at Humber College, and went on to become a Top Five Category Finalist in the 2020 Kindle Book Awards. Currently it is a contestant in Hugh Howey’s Self Published Science Fiction Competition.

 

She has a B.A. in English and Certificates in Publishing and Interior Decorating. Her latest novel, the space opera Escaping First Contact (part one of The Burnt Ship trilogy) was released on Kindle Unlimited/Amazon on September 21, 2021, and quickly shot up to the top ten listings for First Contact, Space Marine, and Alien Invasion sub-categories on Amazon CA.

 

Beier is also co-owner of Canadian indie publishing house Rising Action Publishing Co., which plans to release its first title in April 2022. Rising Action publishes thrillers and sci-fi/fantasy, and focuses on promoting women’s voices.

She is also a part-time writer for PostApocalypticMedia.com.

 

To follow her work and social media, see the following links:

https://www.risingactionpublishingco.com/

 

“In Veritas” Named Speculative Fiction Book of the Year

Our heartiest congratulations to SF Canada member C.J. Lavigne!
 
Her novel “In Veritas” was named the Speculative Fiction Book of the Year by the Alberta Book Publishers Association.
 
Read more about the other award-winners here: https://bookpublishers.ab.ca/programs/awards/
 
To read more about “In Veritas”, published by NeWest Press, see the book summary here: https://bookpublishers.ab.ca/titles/in-veritas/