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Defying Doomsday Update!

Defying Doomsday Update!


Posted By on Jan 26, 2016

We have now read and responded to all Defying Doomsday submissions! As soon as we make a few final touches, we’ll be ready to announce our table of contents. Overall, we received 177 stories for our theme: Apocalypse-survival fiction with a focus on disabled and chronically-ill characters. Of those stories, the vast majority were by US authors (just over 50%), with Australian authors coming in second at 21%. The gender...

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Success!

Success!


Posted By on May 1, 2015

We are very excited to announce that the Defying Doomsday campaign has successfully finished. 271 amazing supporters raised $13,760 to make an anthology of apocalypse-survival fiction with a focus on disabled and chronically-ill characters. The anthology will be released in mid 2016 by Twelfth Planet Press. We already have some authors lined up, including John Chu, Corinne Duyvis, Janet Edwards, and Seanan McGuire. But, thanks to our...

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John Chu recently wrote a great blog post about why the stories that will be told in Defying Doomsday are important. Here is a snippet: “Normally, this is where I write about why we need this anthology. I’m not a big fan, though, of the idea of some anthology themes need to be justified while others we simply accept. I mean… I can point out that we are used to reading disabled characters where their disability is their sole...

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We are very excited to announce that Robert Hoge will be writing the introduction to Defying Doomsday! About Robert Hoge: Robert Hoge has worked as a journalist, a speechwriter, a science communicator for the CSIRO and a political advisor to the former Queensland Premier and Deputy Premier. He has had numerous short stories, articles, interviews and other works published in Australia and overseas. He also enjoys photography, and is...

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We have already acquired some fantastic stories for Defying Doomsday and today we’re shining the spotlight on author Corinne Duyvis! About Corinne Duyvis: A lifelong Amsterdammer, Corinne Duyvis spends her days writing speculative young adult and middle grade novels. She enjoys brutal martial arts and gets her geek on whenever possible. Otherbound, her YA fantasy debut, released from Amulet Books/ABRAMS in the summer of 2014....

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