I received some very exciting news this weekend. A short story of mine, Where Everybody Knows Your Name, has been accepted for publication in the upcoming 250th issue of AntipodeanSF.
Long time readers will know that I’ve published quite a few flash fiction pieces in AntipodeanSF over the years, so when Ion “Nuke” Newcombe put out the call to the community of writers that have previously published with him to do a special, longer short story for the 250th issue I knew I had to try to be a part of it.
I snuck my story submission in with a whole hour to spare before the 31 March deadline, and I got the great news back today that my story made the cut.
AntipodeanSF has been going since 1998 – that’s 21 years ago – and Nuke was a pioneer of the internet age, back when most of us couldn’t even spell internet. He has given so many authors their first writing credit over the years, and is an absolute stalwart of the Australian speculative fiction community.
Issue 250 is exciting stuff. There will be over 45 stories (see the end of this post for a list of just some of the titles), and Nuke will be producing the issue as an anthology as well as an online read, so you can actually read your favourite AntipodeanSF authors in print, if you so desire!
There are so many stories that Nuke will be leaving them up for 3 months on the website, with issue 251 not appearing until August 2019.
I’m very excited, and proud, to be a part of such a fantastic milestone for AntipodeanSF. If you get a chance to read it, I hope you enjoy my story.
As well as my story, the issue will include excellent work such as:
- 10 To The Six And The Natural Order Of Things by Shaun A. Saunders
- A Place Of My Own by Zebuline Carter
- A Rift Of No Return by Laurie Bell
- A Witch’s Place by Zena Shapter
- Between The Ticks by Lynda Young
- Beware! The Blab by Tony Owens
- Cassini Falling by Cat Sparks
- Cloned + Apocalypse by Eugen M. Bacon
- Colour by Jason Butterfield
- Dissonance by Jason Nahrung
- End of Days by Ray O’Brien
- Evidence Of A Dark Transformation by Phllip Berrie
- Frank’s Best Friend by Col Hellmuth
- Halloween Party by Kim Rose
- Hatch by Trent Jamieson
- In A Phobos Garden by Rick Kennett
- In Salt And Starlight by Pamela Jeffs
- Neanderthal by Edwina Harvey
- Off Planet by Tony Steven Williams
- Once Upon A Moonlit Clearing by Rebecca Fraser
- Pictures Of You by Ishmael A Soledad
- Possession by Lee Battersby
- Sandbox by Kevin J. Phyland
- Science Fiction by Jackie Hosking
- Serratoria by Chris Gladstone
- Sit Up And Beg by Michael T. Schaper
- Slower Than The Speed Of Light by Kris Ashton
- Soylent 7 by Shane Griffin
- Sparks by Martin Livings
- Special Delivery by Garry Dean
- The First Law Of Havoc by David Kernot
- The Forgotten Sea by Louise Zedda-Sampson
- The Optimist by Simon Brown
- The Past Begins by Jan Napier
- The Slow by Antoinette Rydyr
- Trespassing by Sue Clennell
- when Willie came home from the war hoorah hoorah by Bart Meehan