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Speculative Literature Foundation Newsletter – No. 15

SLF Newsletter                                       No. 15                                    April 2005
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In This Issue:
2004 Fountain Award Winner
Website Additions
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* 2004 Fountain Award Winner:

The speculative Literature Foundation (SLF) is pleased to
announce the results of the second annual Fountain Award, which
carries a cash prize of $1000.  The winning story is “The Annals
of Eelin-Ok” by Jeffrey Ford, first published in THE FAERY REEL,
an anthology edited by Ellen Datlow. Ten other stories received
honorable mentions. Full details are available on the SLF web
site:

http://speculativeliterature.org/Awards/SLFFountainAward/2004.php

The Fountain Award is given to speculative short stories of
exceptional literary quality. The Award is judged by a select
jury, and is chosen from work nominated by magazine and anthology
editors for the year in question. The judges for the award this
year (for stories published in 2004) were Matthew Cheney, Gavin
Grant, Patricia McKillip, Vandana Singh, and Alison Smith.

Questions about this year’s awards may be directed to Karen
Meisner, Awards Administrator -
FountainAward@speculativeliterature.org

*New Website Additions:

READERS
MAGAZINES

Analog Science Fiction and Fact: www.analogsf.com
Stanley Schmidt, Editor, 475 Park Avenue South, 11th Floor, New
York, NY 10016. E-mail: analog@dellmagazines.com. Science fiction
stories and fact articles. Payment: 6-8c/wd for stories to 7500
wds; $450-600 for stories between 7500 and 10,000 wds; 5-6c/wd
for longer material. Articles: 6c/wd. Payment is on acceptance.

Black Gate: Adventures in Fantasy Literature: www.BlackGate.com
John O’Neill, Editor & Publisher. New Epoch Press, Inc., Att:
Submissions, 815 Oak Street, St. Charles, IL 60174. Electronic
submissions to submissions@blackgate.com. E-subs should be in
plain text pasted into the body of an e-mail. Adventure fantasy.
Payment: 3-6c/wd up to 6000 wds; $240-420 from 6000 to 14, 0 00
wds; 3c/wd for longer pieces and non-fiction. Pays on acceptance.
Also looking for art & comics.

Challenging Destiny: New Fantasy & Science Fiction:

http://challengingdestiny.com/

Dave Switzer, Editor & Publisher. A biannual print magazine of
SF&F fiction. Two of their stories have been honorable mentions
in The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror anthology and one reprinted
in The Best of the Rest. Price per issue: $7.50 Can/$6.50 US;
subscriptions: $24 Can/$20 US/$7 (USD) International.

Dark Regions: The Year’s Best Fantastic Fiction:  Joe Morey,
Editor, Dark Regions Press, 30 Canyon View Drive, Orinda, CA
94563. 2-4 issues per year. Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror.
Payment: 1-6c per wd. Copyrighted, revert s to author.

Dreams & Nightmares: David C. Kopaska-Merkel, Editor, 1300 Kicker
Road, Tuscaloosa, AL 35404. $12 for 6 issues. The longest
continually running magazine of speculative poetry.

Full Unit Hookup: Mark Rudolph, Editor, 622 W Cottom Ave., New
Albany, IN 47150-5011. A print magazine that publishes poetry,
fiction and essays, some speculative. The first issue contains an
essay on speculative poetry by Mark Rich.

Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet: Gavin Grant and Kelly Link,
Editors, Small Beer Press, Inc., 360 Atlantic Avenue, PMB #132,
Brooklyn, NY 11217. Experimental/slipstream/interstitial. Short
fiction and poetry.

The Magazine of Speculative Poetry: Roger Dutcher, Editor, P.O.
Box 564, Beloit, WI 53512. There are few magazines that
specialize in speculative poetry and this is one of
the best; the editor is knowledgeable and regularly publishes
outstanding work b y top writers in the field as well as
newcomers.

Mythic Delirium: www.mythicdelirium.com Mike Allen, Editor, 3514
Signal Hill Avenue NW, Roanoke, VA 24017-5148. Bi-annual journal
that publishes science fiction, fantasy, horror, surreal and
cross-genre poetry. [NB: the magazine is currently closed to
submissions due to overstock.]

other Magazine: http://www.othermag.org Charlie Anders and
Annalee Newitz, Editors, 584 Castro Street, #674, San Francisco,
CA 94114;. E-mail: editors@othermag.org. A literary/political
magazine that publishes some science fiction.

Snow Monkey: www.ravenapress.com Kathy Rantala and Christiel
Cottrell, Editors. A magazine that is both print and on-line.
Print submissions and subscriptions to the Editors at PO B ox 127,
Edmonds, WA 98020.

Talebones: http://www.talebones.com Patrick and Honna Swenson,
Editors. Dark fantasy fiction, non-fiction, poetry, interviews,
art. Semi-pro magazine that publishes many pro authors. Per
issue: $6 US/$8 Can/$11 Int. Subscriptions: $20/$28/$40.

READING DISCUSSION GROUPS

Chronicles Network: http://www.chronicles-network.net/
The UK’s biggest science fiction and fantasy site. Contains
resources for readers and writers.

ACADEMICS
COLLEGE / UNIVERSITY

Science Fiction and Film:

http://www.users.muohio.edu/erlichrd/350/

An introductory course created by Rich Erlich and his students.

A Course in Science Fiction:

http://www.users.muohio.edu/erlichrd/courseinsf/

A print SF course created by Rich Erlich.

EDITORS
BOOK PROMOTION

Apophenion’s Resourcery: http://www.ttpsoftware.com/resourcery/
A website intended to assist writers of Science Fiction and
Fantasy in making personal connections with those who have the
ability to support them in bringing their works to the attention
of potential readers.

WRITERS
PUBLISHERS

DNA Publications, Inc.: http://www.dnapublications.com/
Warren Lapine & Angela Kessler, Editors, PO Box 2988, Radford, VA
24143-2988; Tel: 540-763-2925; E-mail:info@dnapublications.com.
Poetry and fiction. Avg. press run 2M. Payment: 8-15%, plus
advance. Copyrights for author.

Etaoin Shrdlu Press: John Thiel, Editor, Fandom House, 30 N. 19th
St., Lafayette, IN 47904. Poetry, fiction, art, articles, photos,
criticism, reviews, letters, non-fiction. “Science fiction,
fantasy, and science only.” Avg. press run 100. Payment: none.

Tolling Bell Books:  www.tollingbellbooks.com
Lea Thomas, Editor, 5430 Jimmy Carter Blvd., Ste. 111, Norcross,
GA 30093. Tel: 866-881-4668; Fax: 770-448-0130; E-mail:
info@tollingbellbooks.com  “Do not call regarding manuscript
sub mission. See our website for genres accepted, submission
requirements, and/or how to email a query.” Avg. press
run: 1-1.5M. Reporting time: 3 months. Payment: varies. Does not
copyright for author. Subjects: Children, Youth, Fiction,
Mystery, Science Fiction.

Unnameable Press: http://www.unnameablepress.com
Jame A. Riley, Publisher, 1883 Cambria Ave. NW, Atlanta, GA; E-
mail: rileyworks@mindspring.com ; for additional information.
“…the premier publisher of dark fantasy, limited edition books
in the Southeastern U.S.” Has published Ray Bradbury, Michael
Bishop, Orson Scott Card, Charles L. Grant, Gene Wolfe, Jane
Yolen, etc.

Urban Legend Press: Mark McLaughlin, Editor & Publisher, PO Box
4737, Davenport, IA 52808. “Writers must query before submitting
book projects.” Avg. press run: 750-1M. 60-92 pages. Repo rting
time: 2-3 months. Payment: varies. Subjects: Arts, Dada, Fantasy,
Gay, Humor, Reviews, Science Fiction, Short Stories, Surrealism.

WRITER INFO / DISCUSSION AREAS

Apophenion’s Resourcery: http://www.ttpsoftware.com/resourcery/
A website intended to assist writers of Science Fiction and
Fantasy in making personal connections with those who have the
ability to support them in bringing their works to the attention
of potential readers.

Chronicles Network: http://www.chronicles-network.net/
The UK’s biggest science fiction and fantasy site. Contains
resources for readers and writers.

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