Loose-leaf Links #62


Loose-leaf Links is a feature where I gather together the interesting bits and pieces on sci-fi, fantasy and romance I’ve come across and share them with you over tea. Today’s tea is Blueberry and Almond from the Tea Centre. While the blueberry flavouring comes through clearly, there’s a disappointing lack of almond.

Awards News

The winners of the 2017 Nebula Awards were announced over the weekend.

Community and Conventions

Alisa Krasnostein has undertaken an informal audit of Australian SFF convention Codes of Conduct and their enforcement and has released some results.

The Tiptree Award is currently running an online auction to raise funds for the award. Bids close 16 June.

The Romantic Times Book Reviews is closing its doors.

On Equity

Locus Magazine is sponsoring memberships for PoC looking to attend the Locus Awards weekend.

Feminism in India has a wonderful interview with Hugo-nominated editor Mimi Mondal.

Christina at Books and Tea interviews Kelsi Morris on myths, monsters and fighting marginalisation.

Laura Goodin takes a look at agency and empathy in relation to Harriet the Spy.

For Writers

A reminder that the Superheroes Beyond conference has a call out for papers. The conference takes place in Melbourne from 30 November until 2 December. The proposal deadline is 25 May.

SFWA released their market report for May.

Writers looking for tools to set word count goals may find Pacemaker useful.

Lynn O’Connacht takes a look at four core traits of plotted slice-of-life fiction.

Lisa Fleetwood calls for a self-published writers festival in Australia.

For Readers

A new space opera trilogy is coming from James S.A. Corey.

After many years of being out of print, Joanna Russ’s books are finally being published digitally. You can check out an excerpt on The Book Smugglers website.

Amanda Bridgeman reveals the cover for the seventh book in her military sci-fi series Aurora.

Over at Lady Business, forestofglory hosts an excellent roundtable on short fiction reading habits.