Monday, November 28, 2016

Endeavour Winner

Congratulations to Fairwood alum Brenda Cooper for winning this
year's Endeavour Award for her novel, Edge of Dark -- which was also a finalist for the Philip K. Dick Award earlier this year.

Other finalists for the Endeavour, awarded to a novel or single-author collection by a Pacific Northwest writer, were:
  • Tracker, by C.J. Cherryh (Daw)
  • Irona 700, by Dave Duncan (Open Road)
  •  Silver on the Road, by Laura Anne Gilman (Saga)
  • The Price of Valor, by Django Wexler (Roc)

Check out Brenda's Edge of Dark along with the sequel, Spear of Light, also from Pyr and released this past summer!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Countdown: Final Weeks

Get your manuscripts ready for the writers' workshop at Norwescon 40 next April!  We're counting down to our submissions deadline at midnight on Sunday, Dec. 4.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to have your fantasy, science fiction and horror short stories and novel excerpts critiqued by professional writers and editors.  You'll find our guidelines here.

The clock is ticking!  We hope to see you and your work at Norwescon!

Friday, September 9, 2016

2017 Norwescon Workshop Guidelines Now Available

We are pleased to announce that the guidelines for the Writers' Workshop at Norwescon 40 in April, 2017 are now available!  If you've participated in the workshop since 2014, or inquired about the workshop within the last two years, you should have received a copy of the guidelines in your email.  If not, visit the Norwescon website.

We've made some changes this year, so be sure to read our guidelines thoroughly.  The two main changes to keep in mind: Our maximum length for short fiction now is 8,000 words, and we now accept manuscripts in .docx format along with .rtf, .doc and .txt formats (but please, no PDFs!).

Submissions are now open, with this year's deadline December 4. Now's a great time to finish that story you've been working on or draft a synopsis for your novel.

We're looking forward to seeing you and your best work next April!

Night Terrors' Reading, Signing

Join Fairwood alum John Pitts, writing as J.A. Pitts, for a reading and signing on Sept. 10 of his latest book, Night Terrors, book four in the adventures of Seattle blacksmith and dragon slayer Sarah Beauhall.

Details: Saturday, Sept. 10
                  2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
                  Crossroads Barnes & Noble

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Rhiannon Held's New Book, Reading

Rhiannon Held's been productive, with four novels in her well-reviewed Silver series released in the last few years. Now she's set her sights on new horizons. Her latest novel, Hound and Key, is an urban fantasy set in outside the world of Silver. She'll be reading and signing at University Bookstore on Wednesday, September 7 at 7pm.

 Key has lived her entire life in captivity, forced to use her magic to kill the enemies of Ariadne, an ageless woman with powerful magic of her own. Key knows she and Ariadne are both members of the Hand of the Gods, five souls reborn through the ages, but Key remembers none of her past lives. She chafes against Ariadne's control, and longs to escape to lead a life of her own. 

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Out Now: The Ultra Big Sleep

If you enjoyed The Ultra Thin Man, check out the new sequel from author Patrick Swenson: The Ultra Big Sleep, due out next week. Patrick, along with Django Wexler (The Guns of Empire), will be reading at the University Bookstore at 7pm on August 9.