Nebula-nominated author Saladin Ahmed is offering “a limited number of one-on-one creative writing mentorships” which will be tailored to the individual’s needs. His mentorships cover not only the writing process, but also the strategy for publication and marketing of one’s work.
Pyr is launching a line of young adult novels after seeing the appeal of some of their titles with the young adult audience. The first novel in the new Pyr Young Adult line will be Lightbringer, the debut novel by K. D. McEntire. Other works scheduled for publication include Ian McDonald’s Planesrunner and Ari Marmell’s Thief’s Covenant.
The Mythopoeic Society has announced the nominees in its four categories. Two categories honor fantasy literature, one honors Inklings research, and the final category honors scholarship on authors in the Inklings tradition. The winners of this year’s awards will be announced during Mythcon XLII, to be held from July 15 -18, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature
- Under Heaven, by Guy Gavriel Kay
- Redemption in Indigo, by Karen Lord
- The Bards of Bone Plain, by Patricia A. McKillip
- A Cup of Normal, by Devon Monk
- Troubled Waters, by Sharon Shinn
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children’s Literature
- Incarceron and Sapphique, by Catherine Fisher
- I Shall Wear Midnight, by Terry Pratchett
- The Grimm Legacy, by Polly Shulman
- Toads and Diamonds, by Heather Tomlinson
- The Queen’s Thief series, consisting of The Thief, The Queen of Attolia, The King of Attolia, and A Conspiracy of Kings, by Megan Whalen Turner
Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies
- Middle-earth Minstrel: Essays on Music in Tolkien, edited by Bradford Lee Eden
- Tolkien on Fairy-stories: Expanded Edition, with Commentary and Notes, edited by by Verlyn Flieger and Douglas A. Anderson
- Arda Reconstructed: The Creation of the Published Silmarillion, by Douglas Charles Kane
- The Power of Tolkien’s Prose: Middle-earth’s Magical Style, by Steve Walker
- Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C.S. Lewis, by Michael Ward
Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Myth and Fantasy Studies
- Out of my Bone: The Letters of Joy Davidman, edited by Don W. King
- Cheek by Jowl, by Ursula K. Le Guin
- Rhetorics of Fantasy, by Farah Mendlesohn
- Metamorphoses of the Werewolf: A Literary Study from Antiquity through the Renaissance, by Leslie A. Sconduto
- The Victorian Press and the Fairy Tale, by Caroline Sumpter
Christopher Schelling, formerly of the Ralph Vicinanza Literary Agency, has opened a new agency, Selectric Artists. Schelling will continue to represent many of the clients he represented at Vicinanza and is looking to expand into additional media. The Selectric Agency will work with the recently formed Lotts Agency to cover foreign translation rights.
Chris Lotts, formerly of the Ralph Vicinanza Literary Agency, has opened a new agency, the Lotts Agency. Lotts will continue to represent many of the clients he represented at Vicinanza, but is not currently seeking new clients.
Following the death in September of agency founder Ralph Vicinanza and the departure of two agents on May 9, the Ralph Vicinanza Literary Agency has announced that it will be accepting no new clients and recommending that existing client seek new representation. The office is still open for processing any royalty payments that are received and the office staff and contact information remain in place.