Monthly Archives: January 2012

Double Book Launch

Anyone going to be in Tassie on Thursday 2nd of Feb? We’re pleased to spread the news that Margo Lanagan will now be joining us on February 2nd for a launch of her new book, Sea Hearts. Margo and Tansy … Continue reading

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Raring to ROR…

As some of you might know our ROR writing group gets together every 12 – 18 months to critique our books in progress. Back in 2001 at the first ROR we read Margo Lanagan’s Black Juice anthology and wept over … Continue reading

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Is that a door opening or are you just pleased to see me?

Back in March 2011, Angry Robot Books, a UK-based publisher that generally only accepts agented submissions, held their first Open Submission Month, an experiment to see whether there were any unrepresented gems floating around the submitosphere that might be of … Continue reading

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The Terry Pratchett First Novel Award 2012

Calling all unpublished writers… THE TERRY PRATCHETT ANYWHERE BUT HERE, ANYWHEN BUT NOW FIRST NOVEL AWARD ‘Sir Terry Pratchett had this to say: Anywhere but here, anywhen but now. Which means we are after stories set on Earth, although it … Continue reading

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