The Sunburst Awards, in conjunction with Chizine have announced the addition of the short fiction award to the Sunburst Awards beginning in 2015. The Sunburst Awards will with with Chizine Press to identify stories eligible for consideration by the Sunburst Award jury. The first short story award winner will be announced in the fall of 2015 and will receive a prize of CAD $500 and a medallion which incorporates a specially designed Sunburst logo.
Managing Editor Helen Marshall has announced that after three years she is stepping down from her position at ChiZine. During her tenure, she co-founded the Aurora Award-nominated Chiaroscuro Reading Series and the Aurora Award-winning Toronto SpecFic Colloquium and oversaw the growth of the publisher from a print-on-demand to having world-wide distribution. Samantha Beiko will be taking over the duties as Managing Editor.
ChiZine Publications has announced a new imprint focusing on Young Adult fiction. ChiTeen will launch in the Spring of 2014 with The Unlikely But Totally True Adventures of Floating Boy and Anxiety Girl, by Paul Tremblay and Stephen Graham Jones. ChiTeen will offer the same dark and weird stories as the works ChiZine has previously published, but with subject matter more suited for a younger audience.
CZP has announced it will be relaunching their online speculative fiction ‘zine, The Chiaroscuro/ChiZine.com. The ‘zine began publishing in 1997 and in 2008, the publisher branched out to print as well. The April-June 2011 issue of the zine will be a massive issue with more than 200 short stories and poems by previous contributors including Elizabeth Bear, Bruce Boston, Gary Braunbeck, Mike Carey, Neil Gaiman, Jay Lake, Sarah Langan,Tim Lebbon, Stewart O’Nan, and Tom Piccirilli.
The Chiaroscuro Reading Series will sponsor the second Toronto SpecFic Colloquium on October 15 at the Toronto Underground Cinema, located at 186 Spadina Avenue. This year’s one-day event will focus on the theme Modern Mythologies and will feature Mike Carey. There will also be a round-table discussion on the state of the field.
In support of Claude Lalumière’s forthcoming The Door to Lost Pages, ChiZine is running a contest to provide names of imaginary books. Two winners will be selected, one by voters, one by Lalumière. The two grand-prize winners each get a free, signed, limited-edition hardcover copy of The Door to Lost Pages, and ten postcards featuring their winning entry. The contest is open from February 17 through March 15.
ChiZine Press has announced a review contest. To enter, review of ChiZine Press book and post a review on either Amazon or GoodReads. Send a copy of the review to ChiZine Press using the form on their webpage. Each review sent will enter the writer in a contest to win a free e-book.
ChiZine Publications and Rue Morgue are presenting a screening of the horror film Pontypool on December 3 at the Toronto Underground Cinema, 186 Spadina Ave in Toronto, Ontario. The film is based on the Bruce McDonald’s novel Pontypool Changes Everything, published by ECW and ChiZine. Following the film, there will be a question and answer session with screen writer Tony Burgess and actors Stephen McHattie and Lisa Houle.
ChiZine Publications has announced that it has signed a deal with The Literary Press Group of Canada (LPG). This deal means that all ChiZine titles will be available through Amazon and Chapters/Indigo. At the same time, ChiZine has announced that all of its titles available through its site with a 30% discount off the cover price with transactions handled via PayPal.