“The Touch of the Taniwha” by Tracie McBride (Fish) is

“The Touch of the Taniwha” by Tracie McBride is a finalist for the 2013 Aurealis Awards, in the category of “Best Fantasy Short Fiction”. The Aurealis Awards are Australia’s premier speculative fiction awards.

Fish was edited by Carrie Cuinn and KV Taylor, and published in 2013. You can learn more about the anthology here, and read Tracie’s author interview here.

The ceremony will take place April 5, 2014 in Canberra, and we wish Tracie the best of luck!

NEW ANTHOLOGY: Bibliotheca Fantastica opens for submissions Dec 15, 2011

We are pleased to announce that we will be publishing a new anthology for 2012, edited by Don Pizarro! With an original cover by Art Director Galen Dara, and a commitment to bringing the same kind of diversity and originality that you’ve come to expect from our publications, we are sure this anthology will be wonderful. Wouldn’t you like to be a part of it? Details are below:

Bibliotheca Fantastica

What we want: Stories having to do with lost, rare, weird, or imaginary books, or any aspect of book history or book culture, past, present, future, or uchronic. Any genre. Although the fantastical is not essential per se, stories should evoke a sense of the fantastic, the unknown, the weird, wonder, terror, mystery, pulp, and/or adventure, etc.

Originals only, no reprints. No simultaneous submissions. Prose fiction only (no poetry). Accepting stories of up to 10,000 words in length. We will accept two submissions per author.

Do not describe the story in your cover letter. Please put the word count on the first page of your submission. Please format italics in italics (no underline).

We will accept submissions from December 15, 2011, at noon EST, to midnight EST on March 31, 2012. We are taking submissions through an automated system that will not allow you to submit before December 15, but the link to do so will appear here: http://daganbooks.submishmash.com/submit

Dagan Books is paying 2 cents per word for each accepted story, plus contributor copies. Bibliotheca Fantastica will be available in both print and ebook, and is scheduled to be published Fall 2012.

Our First Novel Acquisition! Dark Depths by Wendy N. Wagner, 2012

We are so very happy to announce that Dagan Books will be publishing its first novel next year. DARK DEPTHS is a fantasy novel by Wendy N. Wagner, and will be heavily illustrated by Galen Dara. More news, interviews, and sneak peaks will be unveiled as we get closer to the release date.

About Wendy N. Wagner:

Ms. Wagner’s poetry and short fiction has appeared in Abyss & ApexBeneath Ceaseless SkiesCrossed Genres, and the anthologies Rigor AmortisThe Way of the Wizard, and The Beast Within 2. She is the Assistant Editor of Fantasy Magazine.

You can learn more about Wendy at http://www.winniewoohoo.com. Or catch her on Twitter: @wnwagner.