Its official, Hague Publishing is now an official sponsor of the City of Rockingham Short Fiction and Poetry Awards 2020. The sponsorship will include a one-on-one session with the Principal of Hague Publishing, as well as a $100 cash component.
Entries for the City of Rockingham Short Fiction and Poetry Awards 2020 open on Monday 7 September 2020 and close on Friday 23 October 2020. The theme for the 2020 Short Fiction and Poetry Award is ‘Connection’. This theme can be interpreted in any way the writer chooses. Further details are available here.
The awards are open to all Western Australian residents, and writers may enter into the following categories:
- New Writer
- Over 50s Writer
- Word. (Youth category)
All entries will be considered for the Open Category and local residents who enter will automatically be included for the Local Resident Award.
We had a wonderful experience at Swancon 2018 over Easter. Our first stall, and some amazing customers. Our thanks to Leonie Rogers who dropped by to help.
Preparing for the launch of the paperback version of Frontier Resistance at SwanCon this Easter weekend with the traditional Frontier treat of StarCat cookies. Tidemarks still need to be iced on.
Although the official launch won’t occur until SwanCon in April, the paperback version of ‘Frontier Resistance’ is now available for purchase on Amazon for $11.45 US. It will be available from our own bookshop for $21 AUS in a couple of weeks (this price includes free postage). In the meantime if you can’t wait head across to: Amazon.com
Across the Bridge of Ice by Ruth Fox will be released 31 January 2015, and can already be pre-ordered from the following stores:
and from our own store at: HaguePublishing
Across the Bridge of Ice is the sequel to The City of Silver Light of which has earned 4.5 out of 5 stars on Amazon.com and universal praise from those who have read it:
” … beautifully written with intriguing world building … ” Christina – Ensconced in YA
” I love … its delicious mix of genres; allegory, family story, fantasy, science fiction. … ” Readalot
“I heartily recommend this book at any reader who enjoys something a bit out of the general line.” Sally Odgers, Children’s and Teen Fiction Author
About the story
In ‘The City of Silver Light’, Keira Leichman spent the night lost in a wild snowstorm that struck Cassidy Heights. But what really happened that night? Not even Keira can be sure. What she does know is that she’s been having strange dreams since the accident, and now she’s stuck with a broken ankle and the possibility of never playing soccer again. Continue reading
Guest posts and interviews
Massive thanks to Roxanne Rhoads from Bewitching Book Tours for the work she and her bloggers put into the tour! Neither Janis nor I can recommend them too much. Thanks people. Continue reading
Leonie Rogers’ interview from Continuum will be shown Monday 29 September at 8pm on Channel 31 on ‘Behind the Words’. The show is being repeated Tuesday at 7:30am, and again on Sunday at 12am.
For those of us without access to this show (which includes a lot of us in Australia, and everyone outside it Australia) it will be available on Catch-Up TV from around the 5th of October at (http://www.c31.org.au).
Frontier Resistance, the much awaited sequel to Frontier Incursion is now available for pre-order from
Due for release on 3 October 2014 a sample is available here.
The Garsal have landed and Frontier has changed forever. Now Shanna and her friends must master their new gifts that will enable them to seek out the alien invaders before they enslave her world.
On the plateau the Council under Tamazine (the Senior Councillor) allies with the Starlyne race. Only united do the Scouts, their starcats, and the Starlyne have any chance of surviving, but Tamazine’s distrust of the alliance creates a fatal weakness.
Below, the Garsal plot. They need a new pool of human slaves to expand their empire, but first, they must locate the humans already on Frontier and subdue them. Time is running out for both invader and settler, and the outcome hangs in the balance.
On 9 August Amazon emailed a public letter to all of its authors stating its side in the ongoing dispute with Hachette.
Basically Amazon’s argument boiled down to:
- Large publishers had illegally colluded to overcharge for ebooks. They can and should be less expensive.
- Lowering e-book prices will help – not hurt – the reading culture, just like paperbacks did.
- Hachette should stop using their authors as leverage and accept one of Amazon’s offers to take them out of the middle.
In support of its argument Amazon went public with information on the offers it had made Hachette to take authors out of the middle, specifically: Continue reading
Just been told that our nomination of Frontier Incursion for the 2014 Barbara Jefferis Award has been accepted.
The Barbara Jefferis Award is offered for ‘the best novel written by an Australian author that depicts women and girls in a positive way or otherwise empowers the status of women and girls in society’.
Barbara Jefferis was a feminist, a founding member of the Australian Society of Authors, its first woman President and, in the words of Thomas Keneally, ‘a rare being amongst authors, being both a fine writer but also organisationally gifted. She was a professional and internationally published writer long before most of us dreamed of such things.’
The Award is paid from the Barbara Jefferis Literary Fund, which has been established as a result of a bequest from Barbara Jefferis’s husband, ABC film critic John Hinde, who died in 2006. The Australian Society of Authors is Trustee of the Fund.
In 2014 the Award is valued at $55,000, including a $50,000 prize for the winner. This year’s Award will be assessed by Margaret Barbalet, Georgia Blain and Dorothy Johnston.
Fingers crossed we make the short-listing.