…that the nominations for the Sir Julius Vogel Awards for science fiction, fantasy, and horror books published in 2020 (such as The Wound of Words) opened some time ago, and will remain open until 8pm on the 31st of March NZT (or rather NZDT as we don’t come off until the Sunday following).
Pop across here if you’d like to make a nomination. In order to nominate, you must be “a natural person or body corporate” and “have read, viewed, or otherwise consumed the nominated work” (not in a Michel Lotito kind of way). Not to mention considering it worthy of the award.
The Ambition of a Potato is rapidly approaching its release to a ravening public (or at least, I hope they’re ravening), and I am happy to say that you can now help yourself to a serving. The sample is freely available here, in the usual variety of formats. Everyone is welcome to come back for seconds on the 31st of October!
In less joyful news, The Wound of Words has been eliminated from SPFBO6, though it did make the final three in its group of 30. In eliminating it, the judges said “The Wound of Words is unique and full of whimsical charm. Makarios has a knack for elegant lines and creating memorable characters. That said, some readers may find the stakes too low and the overall tone too light. ”