It’s been a while since this blog was updated, but exciting things are going on in the local spec fic scene, hopefully a herald of more to come.
Calls for submission!
A couple of open calls for local spec fic anthologies are ongoing.
First, there’s FISH EATS LION, an anthology edited by Jason Erik Lundberg. He’s looking for Singaporean speculative fiction stories between 2,000 – 5,000 words. Deadline: 30th April. Find out more about the anthology and guidelines here:
Then there’s The Ayam Curtain, an anthology of ultra short speculative fiction edited by Joyce Chng and JY Yang (aka yours truly). We are looking for very short stories of alternate Singapores, either 100-150 words, or 500-1000 words. Deadline: 31st May. Find out more about the anthology and guidelines here:
Both these anthologies will be published by Math Paper Press in the second half of 2012, so yes, if your stories are accepted, they will be out in a book! So go on, submit your stories, we want them!
Recently, The Steampowered Globe, a local steampunk antho published by Two Trees, has been getting some press in the form of an i09 review by the inimitable Jess Nevins, and a subsequent feature on BoingBoing.
I’m happy to announce that two of the stories from that antho — Ascension by Annabeth Leow and Captain Bells And The Sovereign State Of Discordia by JY Yang — will be included in Ann Vandermeer’s Steampunk Revolution anthology, alongside stories by SFF greats like Bruce Sterling, Lev Grossman, Cathrynne Valente, Lavie Tidhar, and many more. You can look at the complete TOC listed here. Truly humbling!
Steampunk Revolution comes out in Dec 2012, but if you can’t wait till then, you can always get The Steampowered Globe from Two Trees and read the stories beforehand. SG spec fic, f**k yeah!