My editor at HarperEos, the wonderful classy and stylish Diana Gill, just blogged about reading The New Space Opera. I’m delighted she liked it at much as Gardner and I did, and can’t wait to see it get out into the world. Keep your eyes out for a chance to win a special sneek peek copy.
I edit THE BEST SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY OF THE YEAR anthology series for Night Shade Books. The first volume in the series will be published in March 2007, and the second should appear in March 2008.
I am currently reading for the 2007 volume of THE BEST SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY, and am looking for stories from all branches of science fiction and fantasy: space opera to cyberpunk, fairy tales to the slipstream, or anything else that might qualify. If in doubt, please send it. Please note: This is a reprint anthology, so I am only reading material published between 1 January and 31 December 2007.
I work on a fairly tight deadline, and need to see work as early as possible. With that in mind, the submission deadline for this yearâ€™s book is 1 October 2007. Anything sent after this deadline will reach me too late. If a magazine, anthology, or collection you are in or you edit is coming out before 31 December 2007 you can send galleys or manuscripts so that I can consider the stories in time. No email submissions unless previously discussed (and I’d rather not get PDFs if possible). I strongly suggest that authors check with their publishers that they are sending review copies out to me, as I donâ€™t have the resources to follow-up every publisher to get material.
When sending material please put YEARâ€™S BEST on the envelope.
PO Box 544
Mt Lawley WA 6929
I am also happy to receive recommendations or information on publications via email. The contact address is jstrahan (at) iinet (dot) net (dot) au.
NOTE TO PUBLISHERS
I am eager to see and be able to consider the work you are publishing. If you are producing a magazine, a chapbook, a collection or anthology with any original stories in it please let me know. While I do not accept email submissions as a rule, I am happy to talk to publishers about making exceptions where necessary. The important thing, for me, is to make sure that I get to consider the best science fiction and fantasy published during 2007.
* I do not need to receive manuscripts from authors of stories from venues that itâ€™s likely I already receive regularly (I get Asimovâ€™s, Analog, F&SF, Interzone, Realms of Fantasy, Postscripts etc, but not many of the smaller ‘zines and publications).
** If you are publishing online, you need only email me (jstrahan (at) iinet (dot) net (dot) au) to let me know. I don’t require print-outs of online publications.
*** Please do not send an SASE. This is not a submission per se, and I’m not able to return manuscripts or respond directly to stories sent to me.
I delivered the first volume of my The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year anthology series to Jason and Jeremy at Night Shade the other day. I’m really happy with the book, and can’t wait to see it when it hits the shelves next March. Since all of the permissions are in place, I thought I’d let you all see the final table of contents:
- How To Talk To Girls At Parties, Neil Gaiman
- El Regalo, Peter S. Beagle
- I, Row-Boat, Cory Doctorow
- In The House Of The Seven Librarians, Ellen Klages
- Another Word For Map Is Faith, Christopher Rowe
- Under Hell, Over Heaven, Margo Lanagan
- Incarnation Day, Walter Jon Williams
- The Night Whiskey, Jeffrey Ford
- A Siege Of Cranes, Benjamin Rosenbaum
- Halfway House, Frances Hardinge
- The Bible Repairman, Tim Powers
- Yellow Card Man, Paolo Bacigalupi
- Pol Potâ€™s Beautiful Daughter (Fantasy), Geoff Ryman
- The American Dead, Jay Lake
- The Cartesian Theater, Robert Charles Wilson
- Journey Into The Kingdom, M Rickert
- Eight Episodes, Robert Reed
- The Wizards Of Perfil, Kelly Link
- The Saffron Gatherers, Elizabeth Hand
- D.A., Connie Willis
- Femaville 29, Paul Di Filippo
- Sob In The Silence, Gene Wolfe
- The House Beyond Your Sky, Benjamin Rosenbaum
- The Djinnâ€™s Wife, Ian McDonald
You can, should you be so inclined, pre-order the book at Amazon.com and other reputable dealers.