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Call for submissions: Year’s Best YA speculative fiction

12pp-newpink-websmTwelfth Planet Press announces a new Year’s Best reprint series, the Year’s Best Young Adult Speculative Fiction.

Editors Alisa Krasnostein and Tehani Wessely are now reading internationally for the inaugural anthology, and are seeking Young Adult speculative fiction first published in 2013 for consideration.

Our goal is to uncover the best young adult short fiction of the year published in the anthologies dedicated to the form, the occasional special edition of a magazine, and individual pieces appearing in otherwise “adult” anthologies and magazines, and bring them together in one accessible collection. So many young readers are avidly reading speculative fiction in novel form; we want to introduce them to the delight that can be found in the short story as well.

What is YA? We define the Young Adult arena of speculative fiction as being multi-faceted. It’s not just about the age of the protagonist; it’s not just about the generally accepted “coming of age” story; it’s not just stories about young people and the (figurative or literal) journey they are on in life. We’re not afraid of stories that shine a dark light on human nature, if it is relevant to the YA theme being explored. We aren’t scared of things that go bump in the night. We want science fiction, fantasy, horror, and all of the subgenres associated with these. We want to explore diversity in all forms, because young people are diverse, and they want to see themselves and their friends in the stories they read. We consider Young Adult to be a subset of adult fiction rather than children’s fiction.

This is a REPRINT anthology. We are only reading material first published during the calendar year of 2013. Reprint submissions are welcome from anywhere in the world, in the English language (we are more than happy to consider translations of works appearing for the first time in 2013). We anticipate a publication date in the first half of 2014.

PUBLISHERS: You are welcome to send e-copy (in Word, PDF and/or Mobi format) or hard copy, at your discretion.

Electronic Submissions should be directed to:
twessely@twelfthplanetpress.com

Print Submissions should be directed to:
Tehani Wessely
PO Box 559
Kings Meadows TAS 7249
Australia

READERS: We appreciate your recommendations. Please use the subject header Year’s Best YA Recommendation and email twessely@twelfthplanetpress.com

If your publication appears on the Web only, please make us aware of it at the email address above.

WRITERS: Please ask your publisher to send copies of their publications. Please do not send your individual story or stories unless we request such from you.

Please post and/or pass this on to others.

DEADLINE for 2013 materials: November 30, 2013

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New Project! Year’s Best YA anthology…

You know me, hate the thought that I might get *shudder* BORED or something! Alisa Krasnostein at Twelfth Planet Press and I will be co-editing a new Year’s Best reprint anthology (due out in 2014), and it will be all YA stories! 

Twelfth Planet Press announces a new Year’s Best reprint series, the Year’s Best Young Adult Speculative Fiction.

Editors Alisa Krasnostein and Tehani Wessely are now reading internationally for the inaugural anthology, and are seeking Young Adult speculative fiction first published in 2013 for consideration.

Our goal is to uncover the best young adult short fiction of the year published in the anthologies dedicated to the form, the occasional special edition of a magazine, and individual pieces appearing in otherwise “adult” anthologies and magazines, and bring them together in one accessible collection. So many young readers are avidly reading speculative fiction in novel form; we want to introduce them to the delight that can be found in the short story as well.

What is YA? We define the Young Adult arena of speculative fiction as being multifaceted. It’s not just about the age of the protagonist; it’s not just about the generally accepted “coming of age” story; it’s not just stories about young people and the (figurative or literal) journey they are on in life. We’re not afraid of stories that shine a dark light on human nature, if it is relevant to the YA theme being explored. We aren’t scared of things that go bump in the night. We want science fiction, fantasy, horror, and all of the subgenres associated with these. We want to explore diversity in all forms, because young people are diverse, and they want to see themselves and their friends in the stories they read. We consider Young Adult to be a subset of adult fiction rather than children’s fiction.

This is a REPRINT anthology. We are only reading material first published during the calendar year of 2013. Reprint submissions are welcome from anywhere in the world, in the English language (we are more than happy to consider translations of works appearing for the first time in 2013). We anticipate a publication date in the first half of 2014.

PUBLISHERS: You are welcome to send e-copy (in Word, PDF and/or Mobi format) or hard copy, at your discretion.

Electronic Submissions should be directed to: twessely@twelfthplanetpress.com

Print Submissions should be directed to:
Tehani Wessely
PO Box 559
Kings Meadows TAS 7249
Australia

READERS: We appreciate your recommendations. Please use the subject header Year’s Best YA Recommendation and email twessely@twelfthplanetpress.com

If your publication appears on the Web only, please make us aware of it at the email address above.

WRITERS: Please ask your publisher to send copies of their publications. Please do not send your individual story or stories unless we request such from you.

Please post and/or pass this on to others.

DEADLINE for 2013 materials: November 30, 2013

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Very exciting news!

Thanks to the magic of Twitter, we knew almost as soon as it was announced that my good friend and colleague (in indie press) Alisa Krasnostein won the World (WORLD!!!) Fantasy Special Award – Non-professional in San Diego (presented at World Fantasy Con) for her work at Twelfth Planet Press. The World Fantasy Awards are annual, international awards given to authors and artists who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in the field of fantasy and are considered among the most prestigious in the speculative fiction genre.

I’m SO excited for Alisa – this backs up from the international award win Twelfth Planet Press had at the WSFA Small Press Award last year, with Tansy Rayner Roberts’ “Siren Beat”, and TPP is just going from strength to strength. Alisa works so hard for her press, producing beautiful, brilliant books and nurturing creative talent in Australia. Well done Alisa!!

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Woot! Twelfth Planet Press and Tansy win international award!

News just in from Washington! Siren Beat by Tansy Rayner Roberts, published by Twelfth Planet Press, has won the Washington Science Fiction Association Small Press Award for Short Fiction! This is very very cool, and is an awesome award that is juried in a blind reading process and then has the shortlist voted on by the membership – which means names don’t count at all! 

Congratulations to Alisa and Tansy on such a great achievement!

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The Aussiecon 4 round up

It transpired that I was so flat out for the entire six days that I didn’t get much time to update anything – Twitter, Facebook and LJ all suffered, but it was to good purpose – too busy selling books and catching up with people to social network online? I call that a win!

So now it’s a matter of trying to remember what happened when! Not easy with lack of sleep and a blurring of days happening… But I’ll give it a go.

Very busy days below the cut! With photos…

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