According to the information on the Conjure website, nominations for this years’ Ditmar Awards have closed. The final ballot should be out on Monday 27 February, I think. The voting period is 27 February to 9 April, with the awards presented 15 April at Conjure.
Editor and critic Farah Mendlesohn has announced that she is to edit an original anthology, which she will publish herself through a political publisher.
Call for Stories
The British Government is attempting to pass a Bill which will make illegal â€œthe glorification of terrorismâ€. This week, the Bill passed its second reading in the House of Commons. It will return again to the Lords (who may vote it down, as they have already done twice) and then to the Commons. If it passes, it will become law sometime in the Spring.